Sappi Casting and Release Announces New Line of Textured Casting Papers for Solvent-Free Systems: Ultracast Viva

Sappi, a producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving pulp, launched Ultracast Viva, a textured release paper line made specifically for high-fidelity PVC, PU, semi-PU and solvent-free casting systems. This product reportedly embodies Sappi’s forward-looking sustainability practices to align with global goals for environmentally-friendly manufacturing. 

Regulations are going into effect that limit or eliminate solvent-based casting systems in China and the European Union to reduce chemical waste and pollution. As a result, many of the world’s leading textile and fashion brands have formed the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program to implement changes to their value chains that align with the ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL). As these changes continue to be adopted, Sappi has proactively created premium high-fidelity casting paper compatible with solvent-free systems. Ultracast Viva also offers performance improvements, particularly with regards to reduced curl, increased reusability and easier handling with expanded no temperature limits for PVC, semi-PU and 100 percent PU including aqueous PU chemistry.

“Sappi is wholeheartedly committed to sustainability, so the launch of Ultracast Viva is a natural next step as we pursue ways to improve environmentally sustainable manufacturing through innovation,” said Mark Hittie, director of release strategy, Sappi Casting and Release. “We continue to evolve our business to meet global demands and this product line is the perfect example. We’re proud that Sappi sets the standard for high-fidelity textures with a reduced environmental impact.”

For more information, visit: www.sappi.com.

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