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Sappi releases new paper line for solvent-free casting systems


May 4, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Sappi has launched a new textured release paper line made specifically for high-fidelity PVC, PU, semi-PU and solvent-free casting systems.

Regulations are going into effect that limit or eliminate solvent-based casting systems in China and the European Union to reduce chemical waste and pollution.

As a result, many of the world’s textile and fashion brands have formed the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program to implement changes to their value chains that align with the ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL).

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As these changes continue to be adopted, Sappi has created Ultracast Viva, a high-fidelity casting paper compatible with solvent-free systems.

Ultracast Viva, produced out of the company’s Westbrook Mill in Maine, also offers reduced curl, increased reusability and easier handling with expanded no-temperature limits for PVC, semi-PU and 100 per cent PU including aqueous PU chemistry.

Customers can choose from over 150 textures, which are available for all coated fabric manufacturers and brand owners to browse on the Sappi Release Textures App.