Lecta releases New Metalvac E LWS Metallized Paper

lectametalvac-inLecta, a European-based leader in the global paper industry with North American offices in New York, has extended its range of metallized papers with a new wet-strength grade for non-returnable containers. Metalvac E LWS is a light, wet-strength, metallized paper for glue-applied labeling of non-returnable and plastic containers – such as PET bottles for water and beverages, and single-use glass bottles for water and beer. The technical properties of this new product allow it to withstand the cool, moist conditions the container undergoes during the labelling process, as well as subsequent conservation in ice buckets and refrigerators.

Metalvac E LWS is friction and tear resistant and has excellent lay-flat properties, providing optimal results on the high-speed bottling line. It’s available in 63 and 70 g/m² in smooth and embossed finished (linen, brushed and pinhead). The paper is suitable for offset, flexo and letterpress printing, both conventional and UV, and rotogravure – and is available with PEFC and FSC certifications upon request. Metalvac is Lecta’s range of 100% recyclable, high-vacuum metallized papers for high-quality labels and flexible packaging. All of Lecta’s metallized papers are manufactured according to ISO 9001 quality standards, ISO 14001 and EMAS environmental management standards, ISO 50001 energy management standards, and OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety standards.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.