The Navigator Company introduces new packaging paper brand

Packaging paper reels at a paper mill.
With The Navigator Company another graphic paper producer
is entering the packaging paper segment.
12 Nov 2021 − 

MF kraft paper and kraftliner will be produced at the Setúbal mill and sold under the gKraft brand.

Portugal's pulp and paper company The Navigator Company (TNC) has officially introduced a new packaging paper business on 1 November. With this the company took another step in its diversification strategy following the entrance into the tissue paper business in 2015.

The Navigator Company reportedly developed a series of new products for the packaging sector. "In view of the vast range of products in the packaging business, Navigator plans at this stage to offer solutions for the flexible packaging (MF papers) segment, paper for bags and kraftliner for the production of corrugated cardboard boxes, and so expand its offers in the sector by 2022", the company announced. The new packaging paper brand gKraft was officially launched on 1 November..

According to TNC, the PM 1 and PM 3 machines at the Setúbal mill will ensure supply of MF kraft paper and kraftliner on a flexible regime, with PM 1 already fully dedicated to the production of white and brown packaging paper.

The new business was in line with the company's goal of "creating sustainable value and contributing to the reduction of plastics usage through its substitution for sustainable materials", the Navigator Company explained.

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