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Smurfit Kappa launches its advanced digital printing substrate - DigiFlute 2000

Smurfit Kappa Cor-Trade will be exhibiting its digital printing substrates, bespoke packaging and high-tech printing techniques at this year’s Sign and Digital UK exhibition.

 With 35 sites in the United Kingdom and across 32 countries worldwide, Smurfit Kappa is the market leader in manufacturing paper-based boards and packaging.

At the show Smurfit Kappa will be launching its specialist digital packaging board, DigiFlute 2000 that has been formulated specifically to deliver a superior print finish for the digital sector. DigiFlute 2000 will create new opportunities for digital and screen printers. This coated mid-flute is lighter, more efficient and more durable than any other board with outstanding printability making it ideal for transit, retail and POS packaging. DigiFlute 2000’s print surface is designed for modern printing techniques, and its lighter physical weight delivers significant machine line efficiency, environmental benefits and savings, providing less wastage and significant carbon reduction through the logistics chain.

Mark Richards, Sales Director Smurfit Kappa Sheetfeeding comments: “Being involved in Sign and Digital UK for the first time is really exciting, we see the market for digital printing as being an ideal fit with our Norboard high-quality corrugated boards. We believe that DigiFlute 2000 will transform printing as we know it. The components that we have used to create the coated board have many benefits that allow for greater design capability and reduced wastage, including savings from toners and water-based inks. The product is something that we are very proud of and have high expectations for in the coming year.”

 Smurfit Kappa will be on stand E62, at Sign and Digital UK, which runs from 29 April – 1 May 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.



Notes to editors

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with  around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries and with a sales revenue of €7.9 bn in 2013.

Innovation, service and pro-activity towards customers, using sustainable resources, is our primary focus. This focus is enhanced through us being an integrated producer, with our packaging plants sourcing the major part of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

We are the European leader in paper-based packaging, operating in 21 countries selling products including corrugated, containerboard, bag-in-box, solidboard and solidboard packaging. We have a growing base in Eastern Europe in many of these product areas. We also have a key position in other product/market segments including graphicboard, MG paper and sack paper.

We are the only large scale pan regional player in the Americas, operating in 11 countries in total in North, Central and South America.

Smurfit Kappa UK

Smurfit Kappa UK is one of the country's leading manufacturers of paper-based packaging, providing innovative solutions in all sizes, shapes, finishes and strengths.

The Smurfit Kappa network of facilities offers an integrated packaging solution to all products and market sectors, delivering innovative and cost effective packaging solutions.

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For all press enquiries contact:

Emma Osborne

MK Marketing Group Ltd Tel: 01603 488668   Fax: 01603 488648

For further information contact:

Mark Richards

Sales and Marketing Director

Smurfit Kappa Cor-Trade   Mobile:  +44 (0)7931 598 416




Smurfit Kappa launches its advanced digital printing substrate - DigiFlute 2000