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Bowater Offers New Freesheet Hybrid Papers

July 7, 2006 - Bowater announced the availability of BowHybrid FS, the first product in its new family of freesheet hybrid papers.

According to Bowater, the new product blends bleached kraft pulp with bleached mechanical pulp to provide high strength, hefty bulk and high opacity at light basis weights.

BowHybrid FS is also lightly coated to enhance overall printability and reduce ink dot gain when compared to traditional uncoated freesheet products, Bowater said.

At a basis weight around 42.5-lb., BowHybrid FS has the thickness and feel of a 50-lb. uncoated freesheet using 42% less wood fiber, Bowater added.

SOURCE: Bowater Inc.




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