International Paper’s new colours and weights


International Paper, has underlined its commitment to the tinted papers product sector with the announcement of the launch of nine new shades in its Rey Adagio range, and also the addition of additional weights, all of which will be produced at its Saillat mill.


The nine new shades that will be added to the Rey Adagio product range include; bonbon, sky, pistachio, sand, leaf green, spring green, cinnamon, lavender and pumpkin. The addition of these new shades will increase the colour range available from 25 to 34, with additional weights also being added in SRA2 size of 160, 180 and 220gsm.


The release of the nine new shades and additional weights underlines International Paper's continuing commitment to the tinted paper sector, following the switch of production from Inverurie to Saillat. Tints are produced at Saillat, International Paper's best in class European mill and an outstanding environmental production facility, Saillat is one of the world's best performing sites in terms of CO2 emissions. Since 1990, Saillat has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 78% (significantly better than the paper industry average of -27%). At the same time the Saillat mill, which was built in 1894, also uses thinning from certified forests or those that are in the process of becoming certified, with its main forestry supplies located within just 150km of the mill, reducing any transport related environmental impacts that may occur.


The production of Rey Adagio tinted papers also further highlights the environmental importance and performance of the Saillat production site, as Saillat also recovers the resources from the furniture and framing industries which they cannot use for its wood supply. In terms of energy efficiencies and performance, some 85% of Saillat's energy requirements are met by the on site production of green energy (biomass) due to its combined heat and power plant. Again this is significantly better than the paper industry average of 53%, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).


As a further endorsement of its environmental performance, Rey Adagio is also PEFC certified, which guarantees that a product is made from sustainably managed forests.


For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com