Nine Sappi International Printers of the Year for 2006 Announced
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Area: Hook, United Kingdom
Entry title: Nokia 3250 Box
Printed on: Hello Silk 150g/m2
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Area: Milan, Italy
Entry title: Alice 2006
Printed on: Hello Gloss 250g/m2 and Hello Silk 250g/m2
More about the Sappi Printers of the Year competition
The Sappi Printers of the Year competition was first started in South Africa, Sappi’s home country, 28 years ago. Since then, the group has expanded into a truly global company, with global shareholders, assets and brands. Today the competition comprises four regional competitions and the international awards. The regional competitions occur in Sappi’s African, European, North American and Trading (comprising Central and South America, Asia and Australasia) regions.
During the first stage of the competition gold, silver and bronze awards are made in each category in each of the four regions. Regional gold award winners are then invited to a spectacular awards ceremony in one of the world’s great cities, where the final international awards are made.
More about Sappi
Sappi is the world’s largest producer of coated fine paper that has a multitude of end-uses ranging from glossy magazines and catalogues to books, direct mail and general commercial print. The company’s customers are primarily merchants, publishers and printers.
Coated fine paper represents approximately two-thirds of Sappi’s total sales. Sappi also has significant businesses in pulp, coated speciality paper, packaging grades and uncoated fine paper. Sappi Forest Products, the pulp, packaging and newsprint business based in South Africa, is the world’s largest producer of chemical cellulose. Chemical cellulose is used primarily in the manufacture of viscose fibre, household and pharmaceutical products.
Sappi is a global company with over 15,000 employees. The group has production facilities (in nine countries, on four continents and customers in over 100 countries worldwide) able to produce five million tons of paper and 3.5 million tons of pulp per year.