Gorham Paper and Tissue Adds 25% Wet Strength and Color to Packaging Papers

Enhanced Offering Targets Quick Serve Restaurant Applications

GORHAM, N.H.--()--Gorham announces expanded capability to make packaging papers with up to 25% wet strength, color and grease resistance, adding innovative functionality for demanding Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and food applications.

“Gorham thrives on customization. A new customer experienced a supply chain disruption and quickly needed a colored, grease resistant paper with high wet strength for a carry-out food application. We knew we could do it,” said Wayne Nablo, Product Manager. “The expectations for food packaging are great as the paper that holds your burger or fries must stay intact and look good while you eat. We worked side-by-side with the customer to engineer a colored paper to support their brand imaging objectives with high levels of wet strength and grease resistance for durability. We hit a home run in a matter of weeks.”

Gorham recently announced its food packaging offering which includes bleached and unbleached paper with basis weight options ranging from 18 lb. - 133 lb. that incorporates grease resistance, wet strength and the ability to add color. The products are ideal for a range of Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) and other food packaging including wraps, pouches, bags and liners. The company makes various bases used for waxing, coatings and laminations. All products are FDA compliant for direct food contact and available with certification to SFI, FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody standards.

Nablo added, “We are filling a void in the food packaging market with our unique ability to achieve wet strength with color and grease resistance. In this competitive market, brand owners are looking for an edge. Our specialized capability and product development focus drive market innovation. We are confident our announcement will impact the next generation of food packaging.”

About Gorham Paper and Tissue

Gorham targets niche technical markets with a broad portfolio of custom-engineered Specialty Packaging, Converting, Engineered and Printing Papers in addition to Tissue and Towel. Using scale and leanness as an advantage, the company challenges industry convention with its manufacturing flexibility, product development lead times and go-to-market strategy.

In May 2011, the Gorham facility was acquired with support from investment funds managed by Patriarch Partners, LLC (Patriarch). Patriarch is a private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry sectors with revenues in excess of $8 billion.

Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch focuses on the acquisition and invigoration of undervalued iconic American brands where time, capital and sound strategy can rescue a business and restore its value, creating and preserving jobs in America. Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned business in America with companies in its platform providing employment to more than 120,000 persons.

For more information, visit www.gorhampt.com or contact Wayne Nablo, Product Manager at 207.730.0098.

Contacts

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Gorham Paper & Tissue
Pam Miller, 203-829-4757
Director of Marketing
Pam.miller@gorhampat.com

Release Summary

Gorham Paper Adds New Capability to Packaging Paper Line - Colors, Wet Strength and Grease Resistance. Company targets Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and food applications.

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Contacts

Media:
Gorham Paper & Tissue
Pam Miller, 203-829-4757
Director of Marketing
Pam.miller@gorhampat.com