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Sappi North America receives global award for sustainability

October 5, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Sappi North America’s Ultracast Viva (UC Viva) has been named the product of the year in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honour the people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

“Our team is thrilled to receive the prestigious Business Intelligence Group Product of the Year award,” said Mark Hittie, director of release business strategy, Sappi North America. “We designed Ultracast Viva to set a sustainability standard that all other casting and release papers aspire to, and this achievement is a testament to the success of that goal. We look forward to Ultracast Viva’s continued impact in the casting and release market.”

UC Viva showcases how products developed for solvent-free systems can be reliable and high functioning. Using a proprietary process, UC Viva brings to market performance improvements that are compatible with green chemistry systems.


“We are proud to reward and recognize Sappi North America for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer at Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world.”

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