An environmental first from NOR Paper, Top Art paper was introduced to the South African printing industry at a function at Melrose Arch on July 14th. Top Art, exclusive to NOR Paper, a division of Bytes Document Solutions, is a triple-coated wood-free art paper manufactured from cellulose pulp that has been treated to obtain a high level of whiteness. NOR Paper MD Raymond Blake says South African companies are becoming increasingly environmentally aware, and demand for green-friendly paper is steadily growing.
“Just five years ago, environmentally conscious paper mills had to charge a hefty premium of up to 20 per cent for their recycled papers. Now, with demand for greener paper on the increase, the premium has dropped to 7 -10 per cent. Corporates in South Africa are becoming more environmentally aware, and through Top Art we’re able to meet their needs, providing a paper that is eco-friendly and yet meets the highest quality standards in terms of whiteness, gloss and runability,” says Blake.