Paper has smaller environmental footprint than traditional offset papers, company says
MONTREAL: Resolute Forest Products has unveiled its Align family of high brightness, environmentally responsible papers that can be used as alternatives to chemical pulp coated and uncoated freesheet in most commercial printing applications. Typical freesheet papers are designed for brightness and use more trees and chemicals than are needed for most print applications. Align papers are made with up to 50 percent less wood fibre and have a smaller environmental footprint than traditional offset papers, including some containing recycled content. Resolute said that by delivering higher opacity and bulk at a lower basis weight than traditional freesheet, Align also helps reduce paper, postage and transportation costs.
“For several years, Resolute has seen growing demand for high-quality, eco-conscious papers that can reduce print costs,” said Richard Garneau, President and CEO. “With our Align papers, customers can reduce fiber consumption and save money without sacrificing quality in their printed products.”
Because Align grades use less wood than freesheet, fewer trees are required, said Resolute. As well, the company said its higher bulk and opacity at a lower basis weight allows customers get good printability at a lower cost. Based on their needs, clients can either pay less for paper, pay less for postage, or print and mail more at the same cost.