Printera visits  Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Graz

Sappi Gratkorn is an integrated mill situated on both sides of the river Mur near Graz, Austria. The entire paper mill has been designed to make superior quality paper at top productivity levels; the highest standards of engineering have been allied to excellence in personnel qualifications.

In this ultra-modern mill every detail plays its role and the people at Gratkorn pay attention to every detail, which forms the essence of manufacturing excellence.

Gratkorn Mill was one of the first paper and pulp mills to get the following certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and EMAS.

Sappi is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno™, Quatro™, Royal™, Galerie™, GalerieArt™ and Jaz™ ranges. Algro®, Fusion®, Leine® and Parade® are the brands for speciality labelling, top liners, packaging paper and board. Sappi Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp and paper-based solutions to its direct and indirect customer bases across more than 100 countries, therewith they are the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp.

Over the years, Sappi Specialised Cellulose has maintained its reputation as a world leading supplier of dissolving wood pulp by constantly investing in the best technology available to improve the quality of its products for customers worldwide.

Sappi by numbers 

  • the world’s leading producer of high-quality coated fine paper. Sappi employs almost 1800 people (5,300 are active in Europe) with manufacturing plants on three continents, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world.
  • has 14 sales offices in Europe employing 260 local sales persons and 20 highly-qualified technical experts to support customers in over 160 countries on issues from colour management to paper choice.
  • has a paper production capacity of 5.6 million tons per year worldwide.
  • has a paper pulp production capacity of 2.5 million tons per year
  • in Europe, paper production capacity is 3.54 million tons per year and paper pulp capacity is 1.17 million tonsper year.
  • the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp with production capacity of 34 million tons per year.

Did you know…

Magno is the world’s favourite coated fine paper, trusted by printers and designers for over two decades.

Sappi Gratkorn Mill Austria has been producing paper for more than four centuries. Sappi totally revolutionised the mill with the building of the largest and most advanced coated fine paper production line in the world. Gratkorn has an annual capacity of one million tons of triple-coated fine paper on just two paper machines and 250,000 tons of totally chlorine free (TCF) chemical pulp. After extension of Gratkorn’s sheeting plant it now has an annual sheet finishing capacity of 860.000 tons.

Gratkorn Mill has an integrated pulp plant, using locally harvested wood from sustainable forest (70% sawmill waste, 30% thinnings) and employing peroxide bleaching technology. Coating materials too are prepared on site.

The coating process at Gratkorn Mill is specifically designed to provide paper with a visually outstanding surface and superb printing properties. Such fine multi-coated paper is available in gloss, silk and matt qualities. The range of paper span from 90 to 250g/m² and is complemented by board weight grades manufactured at the sister mill in Maastricht (The Netherlands).

Coated paper from Gratkorn Mill is used mainly in high gloss advertising for brochures and leaflets as well as for art catalogues, books, magazines, annual reports, calendars etc. Such paper is the preferred choice where highest print quality and outstanding colour reproduction is needed and where best results are expected in die cutting, embossing, dispersion-, oil based- resp. UV-varnishing or laminating.

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