NewPage Unveils OmniPoint™ A New Heavyweight Wet Strength Label Paper For Food And Beverage Applications

Aug 28, 2012, 10:00 ET from NewPage Corporation

STEVENS POINT, Wis., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation (NewPage) today announced the introduction of OmniPoint™, a new 60 lb. (89 gsm) heavyweight wet strength label paper designed for large glass and plastic containers used in food, beverage and condiment applications. 

With specific expertise and technological capabilities in manufacturing wet strength label papers for the food and beverage market, the product development team at NewPage set its sights on developing a new heavyweight label paper that maintains a premium appearance, and consistently performs well in all aspects of production; from label printing, to die cutting and high speed label application.

"We worked closely with our customers to develop a heavyweight label paper solution that meets their needs for consistent quality, durability and label converting performance, while allowing them to deliver the best possible label graphics for their food and beverage brand owner customers," said David Diekelman, executive director of Sales and Marketing for specialty papers. "OmniPoint achieves these critical objectives."

OmniPoint is available with third-party chain-of-custody certifications to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) (BV-COC-953662), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™).

OmniPoint joins the broader range of label papers from NewPage which includes DuraPoint™, ProPoint™, LithoPoint™ and EcoPoint™ product brands. In addition, NewPage manufactures specialty papers used in flexible packaging, technical and pressure-sensitive labeling applications.

For more information or product samples, visit the NewPage booth #1539 at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Illinois, September 11 – 13, 2012, email, or call 888-557-3565.

About NewPage

NewPage is the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.5 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million tons of paper.

The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated, specialty, supercalendered and uncoated papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners.  To learn more about NewPage, visit

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