Gorham Paper and Tissue Adds 25% Wet Strength and Color to Packaging Papers

Gorham Paper and Tissue has expanded its capability to make packaging papers with up to 25% wet strength, color and grease resistance. The mill is located in Gorham, New Hampshire.

Feb. 14, 2013 (Press Release) - Gorham Paper and Tissue announces expanded capability to make packaging papers with up to 25% wet strength, color and grease resistance, adding innovative functionality for demanding Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and food applications.

“Gorham thrives on customization. A new customer experienced a supply chain disruption and quickly needed a colored, grease resistant paper with high wet strength for a carry-out food application. We knew we could do it,” said Wayne Nablo, Product Manager.

“The expectations for food packaging are great as the paper that holds your burger or fries must stay intact and look good while you eat. We worked side-by-side with the customer to engineer a colored paper to support their brand imaging objectives with high levels of wet strength and grease resistance for durability. We hit a home run in a matter of weeks.”

Gorham recently announced its food packaging offering which includes bleached and unbleached paper with basis weight options ranging from 18 lb. - 133 lb. that incorporates grease resistance, wet strength and the ability to add color. The products are ideal for a range of Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) and other food packaging including wraps, pouches, bags and liners. The company makes various bases used for waxing, coatings and laminations. All products are FDA compliant for direct food contact and available with certification to SFI, FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody standards.

Nablo added, “We are filling a void in the food packaging market with our unique ability to achieve wet strength with color and grease resistance. In this competitive market, brand owners are looking for an edge. Our specialized capability and product development focus drive market innovation. We are confident our announcement will impact the next generation of food packaging.”

The Gorham paper mill (Gorham, New Hampshire, USA) is a non-integrated facility that produced a wide range of uncoated free sheet grades for printing applications as well as a small but growing specialty applications market, and a wet crepe towel grade for the ‘away-from-home’ segment. For more information visit: www.gorhampt.com

SOURCE: Gorham Paper and Tissue