Lighten Up On Paper Stock
Greenville, South Carolina-based Bowater, a leading producer of coated and specialty papers and newsprint, recently introduced its new Freesheet Hybrid category of products, which combine the strength and brightness required in freesheet applications with the improved opacity and bulk of mechanical furnishes.
Compared to traditional uncoated freesheet, the main product, BowHybrid, uses up to 40 percent less wood fiber—a clear environmental benefit. BowHybrid is ideal for typical printing applications, such as direct mail, books, order forms, owner’s manuals, inserts/flyers, envelopes, maps and many other general commercial printing applications.
Even at lighter basis weights, the paper maintains high opacity and strength, so users can benefit from postal and yield savings without sacrificing print quality. Reducing basis weight allows for:
• Savings on paper costs
• Reduction in the amount of paper required for a print job
• Reduction in energy per ton used in manufacturing
• Reduction in water per ton used in manufacturing
• Reduction in the fuel cost used to transport rolls
• Reduction in handling costs for extra rolls
• Reduction in the wood fiber required
The product is available in a vellum finish, mostly used for coldset applications, as well as a smooth finish, mostly used for heatset applications. The coated paper offers a smooth surface for higher print resolution and ink mileage. In addition, the strong sheet can withstand demanding converting and finishing operations, and the mechanical furnish provides increased bulk and opacity .
For more information, call (866) 478-9434 or visit www.freesheethybrid.com.