James Cropper sets to wow at Paperworld 2018

British master papermaker James Cropper is set to present its most timeless premium papers, with black and white taking centre stage, at this year’s Paperworld exhibition in Frankfurt.

British master papermaker James Cropper is set to present its most timeless premium papers, with black and white taking centre stage, at this year’s Paperworld exhibition in Frankfurt.

The company – which is known for supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading brands – will also introduce its revolutionary CupCycling™ technology and showcase its food contact-approved Dolcelicious range to attendees.

First presented at last year’s show, Dolcelicious is a collection of papers available in 11 colours, including soft pastels Lemon Drizzle, Summer Coulis and Kiwi Fizz and metallics in Honey gold and Silver Spoon, ideal for packaging and print.

Internationally renowned for colour quality and consistency, James Cropper is able to create virtually any shade of paper – from the purest of whites to the deepest of blacks. On display along with Liquorice, Black Lentil and Elderflower White from the Dolcelicious range will be our deepest Black, a premium non-carbon paper with high rub resistance; Bowston Black, a solid dyed paper and board product made from 100 per cent reworked fibre; Porcelain, a smooth white graphic board; and TacCard, a high-quality bright white board suited for packaging of premium products.

Andy Smith, Export Director at James Cropper, said: “We want to truly demonstrate our colour capabilities across the spectrum, but with a particular focus on the creative potential of black and white shades. Black is dark and challenging, but can be the most powerful of shades, and white is a key element of any palette, projecting purity and clarity.

“Our skill and craftsmanship, which has been handed down through generations, combined with modern technology, enables us to create truly exceptional papers that will add character to designs and ultimately elevate a brand’s identity.”

As part of the company’s commitment to sustainable papermaking, James Cropper will present CupCycling™ – the world’s first recycling process dedicated to upcycling used take-away coffee cups. It is estimated that 2.5 billion paper cups are used in the UK each year and until recently these were unable to be recycled due to their polyethylene lining. The pioneering CupCycling™ facility possesses the technology to separate the two components, rescue the paper fibre and turn it into beautiful papers.

Andy added: “The fibre used to create takeaway cups is very high quality and seeing this go to waste on such a huge scale is what inspired us to develop the technology. What we’re left with is material that’s virtually indistinguishable from fresh fibre and can therefore be used to create premium paper products.”

“CupCycling is enabling brands to work with us towards a world that’s less wasteful and become part of a movement that has the potential to revolutionise paper cup recycling and the paper industry as a whole.”

In September 2017, James Cropper announced that it is now upcycling disposable coffee cups collected from Selfridges’ Oxford Street headquarters and stores, with the resulting paper being used to create the retailer’s iconic yellow shopping bags – a completely closed-loop recycling solution.  

Visit James Cropper in Hall 3.0 Stand C36.