International Paper improves Rey Text and Graphics grades

International Paper has announced significant quality improvements to its Rey Text and Graphics range, part of its eco-friendly range of Rey Papers.

The range has been improved with a new bright white shade of 170 CIE, together with the addition of a smoother surface, all of which will add significantly to the consistent high quality reproduction performance of the Rey grades.

The Rey range is produced at International Paper's Saillat mill in France, which is one of the world's best performing sites in terms of CO2 emissions. Since 1990, Saillat has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 78%.

The Saillat mill uses thinning from certified forests or those that are in the process of becoming certified, with its main forestry supplies located within just 150km of the mill, reducing any transport related environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions.

Saillat also recovers by-products from the furniture and framing industries which represents 27% of its wood supply. In terms of energy efficiencies and performance, some 88% of Saillat's energy requirements are met by the on-site production of green energy (biomass).

The Rey Text and Graphics range is PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) endorsed, which means that the wood used to make the paper is from sustainably managed forests.

The Rey range is also EU Ecolabel accredited, which is the official European eco-certification. This label is awarded only after strict assessment of a product's impact on the environment - throughout its life cycle from raw material through to distribution.

Available in both cut sizes, folio sheets and reels, The Rey Text and Graphics range is available in a range of grammages from 80gsm to 160gsm.

Commenting on the recent product improvements, Mike Robertson, International Paper's Country Manager UK stated, "Our Saillat mill has always had a reputation for producing high quality products and our quality improvements on Rey Text & Graphics will clearly help our partners grow their sales over the coming months."

For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com/uk or contact Mike Robertson - mike.robertson@ipaper.com