Pulp and Paper
Pulp and paper is a big part of what we do at Visy. We're proud of all the paper we produce, in particular our recycled paper. That's because, when we say it's recycled, we mean it. Our recycled paper even includes approximately 98% post-consumer waste.
We have eight paper machines across Australia, and they're used to produce recycled corrugated and kraft paper for the packaging and building industries.
In FY2012-13, our machines produced over 1.3m tonnes of paper, including over 748,000 tonnes of 100% recycled fibre test liner, coated liner and plasterboard liner; and over 631,000 tonnes of unbleached kraft paper. That's a lot of paper, and a whole lot of recycling!
Using 100% recycled content paper and kraft liner, Visy produces high-quality, coated sheets for use in a wide range of applications.
With its bright, smooth surface, our unique coated paper helps achieve exceptional print results from flexographic and offset lithographic printing. Coated products are available in a range of grades and are suitable for:
- Light-weight laminating
- Paperback book covers
- Plasterboard liners
- Corrugated and folding cardboard boxes
- Wax boxes
Our coating machine offers flexibility not only in coating surfaces, but also in board callipers and weights, with a product range of Visycoat papers from 130gsm to 400gsm. This machine also allows us to produce a variety of functional coatings:
- Water resistant
- Grease barrier
- Linerless meat boxes
We also provide a laminating service, which involves heavy weight boards being given a PE film. This gives customers absolute water/humidity resistance for special packaging applications.
Visy has produced plasterboard liner since 1996 and supplies to gypsum board manufacturers in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and the USA. Our plasterboard liner has been successfully converted in over 36 gypsum board plants around the world.
Visy produces plasterboard liners for face, back, coloured and cove applications as well as clay coated liners for specialty ceiling and wall applications. These liners range from 220gsm to 150gsm.
Our de-inking facility removes ink and other impurities from recycled magazines, office paper and newsprint, which results in plasterboard liner with an ivory or buff finish as well as white liner grades.
Visy supplies a wide range of recycled, kraft and specialty papers to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Specialty papers include coloured, laminated (poly) and lightweight grades.
We also offer customers an additional service - converting our paper products into stationary, core and tube, and general packaging, including protective packaging.
Visy is a leading producer and exporter of paper products. Of the paper produced in 2009-10, nearly 750,000 tonnes was exported to Asia, the Middle East, the US, Europe and South Africa.
Our export product range includes:
- Recycled medium test-liner and white top-liner
- Kraft linerboard
- Plasterboard liner
- Core board