GORHAM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gorham Paper and Tissue announced their success in fully commercializing a portfolio of barrier packaging papers. The offering is used in Food Service and Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) applications with stringent functionality requirements including oil and grease resistance, wet strength, printability and surface smoothness for foil or film laminations and wax or poly coatings.
“With changing market dynamics, we see tremendous opportunity for us to become a core suppler to this technically demanding market.”
“Our machines are built for niche specialty end uses like barrier packaging papers. For the past six months our product development team has been collaborating with leading packaging converters and end-users to refine product formulations, increase run frequencies and optimize our machine efficiency,” said Brian McAlary, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With changing market dynamics, we see tremendous opportunity for us to become a core suppler to this technically demanding market.”
Engineered to provide the technical functionality and aesthetic properties needed for the retail environment, the Gorham line of specialty packaging papers are available in a basis weight range from 18 lb. – 140 lb. and with fiber options including bleached, unbleached (natural) or colored. Targeted Food Service and QSR applications include wraps, pouches, bags, liners, boxes and packets.
Product Manager Wayne Nablo added, “Innovation and product development are central to our company. Our customers are finding our speed to market, the quality of our products and our willingness to collaborate on custom-engineered papers refreshing. We have some exciting initiatives in our product development pipeline to share with the market over the next few months. Our manufacturing flexibility leads the market.”
Outside the Food Service and QSR markets, Gorham makes a variety of highly-engineered application-based specialty papers, including target paper, flame retardant, stick paper and numerous base papers for corrugating, laminating and waxing. All papers are available with fiber certification to SFI or FSC standards. Non-food based papers are available with up to 100% post-consumer content.
About Gorham Paper and Tissue
Gorham targets niche technical markets with broad portfolio of custom-engineered products including high-quality Specialty Packaging, Converting and Printing Papers, Tissue and Towel. Using scale and leanness as an advantage, the company challenges industry convention in the areas of manufacturing flexibility, product development lead times and its go-to-market strategy.
In May 2010, 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
For more information, visit www.gorhampt.com or contact Brian McAlary, VP of Sales and Marketing at 207.273.9428.