Antalis introduces new uncoated 100% recycled paper

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Antalis has started to distribute a new uncoated 100%-recycled paper and board manufactured by Mondi to the UK market.

The paper merchant said Nautilus Uncoated “is a paper with true recycled aesthetics – its look (flecks) and feel (roughness) clearly distinguish it from a virgin uncoated grade”.

In stock and ready to order now, the product is manufactured at Mondi Neusiedler in Austria. It is available in two grades, Nautilus SuperWhite and Nautilus Classic, in a wide range of paper and board weights and cut and folio sheet sizes. It will be exclusively distributed by Antalis in the UK.

Nautilus SuperWhite is a premium ecological paper with “excellent whiteness”. Containing 100% post-consumer recycled paper, it has a high environmental profile with FSC recycled, EU Ecolabel certification and a CO2-neutral option.

Nautilus Classic, meanwhile, is said to combine the authentic recycled paper shade with the stringent Blue Angel environmental profile.

SuperWhite is a direct replacement for Cocoon while Classic has been brought in as an alternative to Cyclus, though is a slightly whiter sheet than that grade according to Antalis. Both Cocoon and Cyclus were produced by Arjowiggins’ Bessé-sur-Braye mill in France, which closed earlier this year.

Nautilus Uncoated is part of Antalis’ carbon programme, with a carbon-balanced option available for a small, additional cost that enables users to offset the unavoidable carbon emission of their paper use.

Antalis head of channel for papers Susana Marambio said: “We have taken the decision to source and stock this grade following customer feedback and the identified need for a consistent uncoated recycled grade in cut and folio sizes.

“[This range] will give customers a reliable option for when a 100%-recycled grade is required. It is part of our portfolio of eco-responsible options for customers, giving the choice of fresh fibre, recycled and carbon balanced options to meet their individual preferences and client requirements.”

Print channel marketing manager Mike Bennett added: “We are certainly seeing increased engagement and interest in greener, more sustainable products and services. Brands are keen to demonstrate their ethical CSR policies and are now showing a keen interest in using recycled grades for their printed materials.

“We are seeing more interest across our product offering, for example, point-of-sale in the retail arena or companies looking to evaluate their packaging processes to be more efficient and therefore greener.”

Antalis said pricing for Nautilus Uncoated “varies depending on a number of factors”.

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