Move strengthens customer support

PG Paper and Antalis partner on Ultima GC1 availability

Ultima GC1 is an FSC-certified paperboard
Ultima GC1 is an FSC-certified blue-white premium paperboard

PG Paper has revealed that Ultima GC1 is now available from Antalis, streamlining the distribution of Ultima GC1 in the UK and Ireland, strengthening customer support and expediting how orders are fulfilled and delivered.

Ultima GC1 is a blue-white premium paperboard said to offer numerous benefits, such as high stiffness and a smooth top surface. It is FSC certified, ensuring that it is made from pulp from sustainably managed forests.

Made with a high percentage of SBS pulp, Ultima GC1 is coated on both sides, with a double coating on the top side and a single coating on the reverse, “ensuring exceptional quality and performance”.

Lyndsey James-Williams, commercial director at Greenock, Scotland-headquartered PG Paper, said: “PG Paper is looking forward to working with Antalis, leveraging our deep knowledge and understanding of the cartonboard market. We are excited for customers to benefit from a high-quality product and excellent level of service.”

Simon Levy, who is overseeing UK sales at PG Paper, added: “We are excited to support the distribution of a high-quality, sustainable product that will provide customers with a premium packaging choice.”

Antalis said the product offers “superb runnability” and is suitable for litho and high-speed printing machines with multicolour printing.

Steve Chappell, graphical board development manager at Antalis, added: “Ultima GC1 offers excellent quality and performance at competitive prices, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of applications such as premium packaging of personal care products and pharmaceuticals, greeting cards, book covers, tags and much more.

“The material delivers impressive results for various print and finishing processes, including digital print and cold foiling. Ultima GC1 is a reliable paperboard that can enhance a product's presentation.”

Antalis’ offering includes next-day delivery in the UK and Ireland for bulk or packet-wrapped Ultima GC1 in popular weights and sizes.

Separately, PG Paper has been named among the 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards.

Now in their second year, the awards celebrate the international sales success of small to medium-sized businesses across the UK.

Recognised in the Retail & Consumer Goods category, PG Paper has experienced exponential growth and is now one of Scotland’s largest trading companies, operating in over 60 countries with multiple global offices.

Exporting plays a pivotal role in the growth and success of the business, with 95% of its sales being made overseas.

Dr Poonam Gupta OBE, CEO of PG Paper, said: “We're honoured and thrilled to receive this award, which recognises our 20-year commitment to exporting. It's fantastic to see our growth and trade strategy acknowledged.

“Moving forward, we’re focused on expanding our export agreements, retaining loyal partners, and attracting new customers in existing and new markets to ensure our business’s future success and achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

Winning businesses receive an invitation to an evening Parliamentary Reception and receive a year’s free membership with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT). They will also win a digital badge, physical certificate, and trophy, and be promoted across DBT channels, including individual profiles to share their export success.