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British master papermaker James Cropper has added another trophy to its award cabinet following its win of the prestigious Green Award at Luxe Pack New York.

The company won the award at the exhibition for its support of the Burneside Community Energy (BCE) project, a social initiative that saw the installation of a 250KW Solar PV Array on the roof of James Cropper’s mill in the village of Burneside in the Lake District.

The multi-award winning project, which launched in December 2015, generates clean, green electricity, and enables residents of the village – many of whom are also employees – to benefit from investment in renewable energy.

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James Cropper recently won in the same category for this project at Luxe Pack’s Shanghai edition. This time, James Cropper was selected as a winner by an esteemed panel of judges comprising senior packaging consultants from brands including Elizabeth Arden, Bacardi and Estee Lauder, as well as the editor-in-chief of Beauty Packaging.

Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have picked up the Green Award again for a project so close to our hearts. The installation generates 200,000 kWh of renewable electricity per year, which is enough to offset the energy requirements of our specialist laminating and technical coating facility, or the equivalent of powering 50 UK homes. It’s also been calculated that the initiative will reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 1.91 million kilograms over the next two decades.”

As well as the positive impact on the environment, the BCE scheme delivers a five per cent annual dividend to investors, and an additional £50,000 for a community fund to deliver projects of social and environmental benefit to Burneside over a 20-year period.  The scheme has been widely praised as a sustainable, eco-friendly solution that benefits the local parish and demonstrates James Cropper’s long-term commitment to supporting sustainable initiatives in the community.

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Luxe Pack is the premier exhibition for creative and innovative packaging and this year marked its 15th show in New York, which took place on 10 and 11 May at Pier 92 in the city. The event played host to over 250 leading global packaging manufacturers and suppliers within the beauty, fragrance, wine and spirit, and gourmet food markets.

Susan added: “We’ve been loyal exhibitors at Luxe Pack for many years now and have witnessed more and more brands and suppliers plough investment into sustainability initiatives as green credentials become increasingly important to consumers. At James Cropper, we’ve always strived to innovate in this arena, and to be recognised within the packaging industry for this commitment means a great deal indeed.”

James Cropper was also recently highly commended at Insider Media’s 2017 Made in the North West Awards in the Green / Sustainable Manufacturer category.

For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

About James Cropper

James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

About James Cropper 3D Products

With James Cropper 3D Products, James Cropper plc has created the next generation of sustainable moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product has a clear focus on quality and is design-engineered to suit all packaging needs. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. All packaging products are recyclable and made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres.

For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com , www.jc3dp.com and www.tfpglobal.com.

Published in European News

British master papermaker James Cropper has scooped this year’s Green Award at Luxe Pack Shanghai for its support of the Burneside Community Energy (BCE) project.

The project is a social initiative, which has seen the installation of a 250KW Solar PV Array on the roof of Cropper’s Burneside mill to generate clean, green electricity, and enables residents – many of whom are also employees – in the parish local to the business’ headquarters to benefit from investment in renewable energy.

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The multi-award winning project, which launched in December 2015, has been praised as a sustainable eco-friendly solution, while James Cropper was commended for its commitment to green energy and the local community.

The installation generates 200,000 kWh of renewable electricity per annum – enough to offset the energy requirements of James Cropper’s specialist laminating and technical coating facility, or the equivalent of powering 50 UK homes.

Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, presented the scheme to a panel of industry experts, including British sustainability advisor, Charlie Mathews and Damien Parenteau, vice president of purchasing and development from Chanel.

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Susan said: “We’re thrilled that the Burneside Community Energy Scheme has been recognised by Luxe Pack. It’s just one of many green initiatives that we’re proud to be involved in. There is an enormous appetite for sustainability in the industry at the moment, from manufacturers like us to end clients and everyone in between. We’ve made a strong commitment to proactively innovate in this area, from ensuring our pulp supply is FSC® regulated to installing the a unique reclaimed fibre plant with the capability of recycling paper cups at our mill in 2013.” 

As well as the positive impact on the environment, the scheme delivers a five per cent annual dividend to investors, and an additional £50,000 for a community fund to deliver projects of social and environmental benefit to Burneside over a 20-year period. 

Julie Tomlinson, part of the James Cropper sustainability team, commented: “With BCE we set out to generate greener energy in a way that doesn’t compromise the special ecology or superb landscape of Burneside and Cumbria and the project also rewards the parish and its investors with ethical energy and financial benefits. It really is terrific to see that our efforts are paying off already. It’s estimated that the initiative will reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 1.91 million kilograms over the next two decades.

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“The scheme will create an invaluable amount of environmental and social benefit for the community, ranging from help and advice for those in fuel poverty and support for young people and the school, to provision of community services and conservation and wildlife enhancement. It’s helping to create a positive, sustainable legacy for future generations in Burneside, while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.”

The scheme profits will be generated through the Government’s feed-in tariff and from the sale of electricity to James Cropper PLC, as part of the manufacturer’s long-term commitment to supporting the community of Burneside and reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.  

Luxe Pack, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year, also acknowledged James Cropper as a loyal exhibitor since its inception at a special reception and award ceremony.

James Cropper has also recently been shortlisted for Insider Media’s Made in the Northwest Awards in its Green Manufacturer / Sustainable Manufacturer Award category.

For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

Published in European News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:53

James Cropper brings tailor made to the big apple

British master papermaker James Cropper is ramping up its presence across the pond with the launch of its Tailor Made service at this year’s Luxe Pack New York exhibition.

Attendees at the event, which takes place on 10 and 11 May 2017, will be able to delve further into the company’s Tailor Made service, which has been launched to allow brands to develop unique, custom-made paper solutions for brand presentation and packaging.

Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, said: “We’ve always focused on creating personalised solutions for brands but now, with Tailor Made, we’re taking our bespoke service to a new level – and we’re sure it will be well received in a city as stylish as New York. With a wealth of experience in the world of premium and luxury, we’re very aware of how important it is for luxury brands to stand out and express their individuality through their packaging, and we’re here to work closely with them to facilitate that.”

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The Tailor Made service offers a wide range of bespoke solutions, with clients able to choose everything from the individual fibres used to make paper to the ways they’re engineered, coloured, embossed and converted. For example, beautiful shades of unusual and tactile paper finishes can be developed for a sophisticated impression.

Retailers looking to boost their environmental credentials are expected to be impressed with James Cropper’s policy of all fresh fibre being sourced from sustainably managed forests, as well as its use of ingredients such as coffee cup fibre or post-consumer waste.

James Cropper has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family from its historic home in the English Lake District, and is renowned globally for its expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

Ivan Iannetta, packaging industry expert and USA sales manager at James Cropper, said: “The Tailor Made service allows clients to focus on their vision and let their imaginations run wild, enabling them to tell their story through paper and packaging. We bring these ideas to life, using the experience, tools and expertise we’ve developed over almost two centuries.

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“Our rich papermaking know-how and capability, combined with an innovative approach and superior craftsmanship, mean that the creative possibilities of such a versatile product are virtually endless. The result is a truly custom-made and sustainable paper that perfectly complements and elevates a brand’s offering.

“James Cropper takes great pride in producing papers with a difference, unique to each brand. Combining our world-leading skills in colour-matching and post-production capabilities – such as embossing, laminating and coating – enables us to create papers for an extensive range of retail applications across presentation boxes, retail display, luxurious packaging and beautiful bags.”

Vincent Villeger, a creative consultant for the luxury packaging sector, said: “Uncoated, coloured papers provide an understated, warm and tactile feel, also allowing for maximum contrast against metallic foils. I consider them an essential component of brand consistency, and an integral part of the luxury packaging experience, which is why I try to use them whenever the project allows.

“Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to develop many bespoke shades – a real treat for any designer – and in order to justify the decision to develop a bespoke paper, the results must be nothing short of perfectly accurate and consistent. James Cropper understands this and, thanks to the dedication of their teams and their collaborative approach, they have always been able to deliver to my high standards.”

To find out more about the ‘Tailor Made’ service, visit James Cropper at Stand B116.

About James Cropper

James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

About James Cropper 3D Products

With James Cropper 3D Products, James Cropper plc has created the next generation of sustainable moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product has a clear focus on quality and is design-engineered to suit all packaging needs. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. All packaging products are recyclable and made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres.

For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com , www.jc3dp.com and www.tfpglobal.com.

Published in North American News

British master papermaker James Cropper has expanded its offering in China with the launch of a new paper, Genuine UK Black, which will be showcased at LuxePack Shanghai on 12 and 13 April 2017.

The non-carbon, deep black paper, which has been designed especially for the Chinese market, has a very high rub resistance and the colour is bleed-fast. It is also FSC certified, and with 40 per cent of its composition being post-consumer waste, makes it an environmentally conscious choice.

Genuine UK Black is the latest in a sequence of paper innovations by internationally renowned James Cropper, who have been perfecting the art of papermaking in their English Lake District location for six generations.

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Maurice Tsang, regional manager for Asia at James Cropper, said: “With Genuine UK Black, we’ve harnessed technology, science and skill to create a unique black paper with a strong environmental pedigree. Matching dyes, pigments and fibres, we’ve created a paper that, being non-carbon, lends itself perfectly to creative work incorporating metallic foil printing.”

The new paper is suitable for a range of applications, including luxury goods, packaging, printing, advertising brochures and annual reports, and is available locally from the new James Cropper warehouse in Shenzen (Guangdong).

James Cropper has also launched to the Chinese market its existing Carvetian Suede range of papers, which mimics the luxurious look and feel of suede in paper form.

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Maurice added: “We’re delighted to be bringing to market both a brand new product in Genuine UK Black and what’s already become a popular choice among luxury packaging designers, Carvetian Suede. We’ve been making exceptional quality papers at our mill in Great Britain for over 170 years and are excited to be growing our presence in China with these new launches that are serviced by our team in China – we can’t wait to see how they’re received.”

James Cropper will be showcasing these products – along with its first range of food contact-approved papers, Dolcelicious, and its Tailor Made service offering bespoke papers in customer-specified colours, weights, textures and finishes – at the creative packaging exhibition LuxePack Shanghai.

James Cropper will be at stand E12.

For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com. For more information about Genuine UK Black, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About James Cropper

James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

About James Cropper 3D Products

With James Cropper 3D Products, James Cropper plc has created the next generation of sustainable moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product has a clear focus on quality and is design-engineered to suit all packaging needs. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. All packaging products are recyclable and made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres.

For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com , www.jc3dp.com and www.tfpglobal.com.

Published in Asian News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:39

Lib Dem leader visits leading manufacturing firm

South Lakeland MP Tim Farron recently visited Cumbria-based manufacturing firm James Cropper PLC to hear about the latest developments at the company and discuss the challenges facing the industry.

Tim met with the CEO and group finance director of the company, and heard how James Cropper PLC continues to grow and develop, taking on more staff and expanding into new areas, in addition to their traditional paper business. Also on the agenda was the need for a British industrial strategy that supports the manufacturing industry, as well as the challenges that are faced post-Brexit.

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Tim said: “It was fantastic to visit James Cropper once again and to hear about the exciting developments at the company, particularly as the firm expands into new markets. As the largest private sector employer in our area, the company’s success is good news for all of us.

“James Cropper is a shining example of the best of British manufacturing, complementing their traditional paper business with the latest technology and innovation, and creating skilled local jobs and apprenticeships. As a country, it is vital that we support businesses and develop the skill base required so that other firms can follow James Cropper’s example. I will also continue to push the government to ensure that any post-Brexit deal does not harm the ability of businesses like James Cropper to trade with the EU.”

Phil Wild, CEO at James Cropper, said: “The paper manufacturing industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years, so the need to innovate, develop and improve is more important than ever. Our people sit at the heart of these initiatives.

“Continued investment into research and development in technology, whether that’s in technology, equipment, product development or materials, is crucial for us to maintain and expand our foothold in the industry. We sell our products all over the world to sectors ranging from luxury goods to aerospace. Our customers demand information on the environmental impact and sustainability of our processes and on working practices.This is an increasingly important objective for businesses as they strive to reduce their impact on the environment. In the papermaking arm of the business, our unique coffee-cup reclaimed fibre plant has enabled us to become an unrivalled driving force in eco-friendly innovation in our sector.  In our Technical Fibre Products (TFP) business, new products have been introduced to provide super lightweight solutions for aerospace composite bodies; and the newest division 3D Products (3DP), provides sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging using highly engineered, brightly coloured moulded fibres.”

Isabelle Maddock, finance director at James Cropper, adds: “The global market continues to be essential for growth and development, with about 50 per cent of our products being exported. Post-Brexit, there is some concern about how it will affect industry in the UK. Britain offers a huge pool of knowledge and skills supporting innovation, therefore we would strongly oppose the introduction of tariffs as they restrict trade and ultimately have a detrimental effect on innovation, which is driven by the reinvestment of profits. That said, our global business model has proven to be robust and the group is well placed to face the challenges of Brexit.”

About James Cropper

James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

About James Cropper 3D Products

James Cropper 3D Products answers a global demand for sustainable packaging with the next generation of moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product is design-engineered and has a clear focus on quality. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. 3D Products are made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres and are recyclable with paper.

About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP),manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com  www.jc3dp.com and www.tfpglobal.com.

Published in European News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:35

James Cropper makes trio of appointments

British master papermaker James Cropper has made a number of appointments across senior roles within the company. 

2017 02 02 093456Steve Adams, who was appointed as managing director of the company’s paper business in September 2016, has now commenced his post.

He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience and has a strong commercial and business leadership background. Formerly working for 3M across Europe, his roles included business director for display and graphics and, most recently, business director for electronics and energy.

Steve said: “I’m excited to join James Cropper at a time when the business is flourishing and looking to grow and develop in new areas. The company has a fantastic reputation in the paper manufacturing arena and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and skills to help it build and further cement its position.” 

2017 02 02 093516Alison Daniels has joined James Cropper as marketing director, and will oversee the marketing strategy of the paper manufacturing arm of the business. She joins the company after 15 years’ marketing experience with Bayer Crop Science UK.

Completing the trio, Ivan Iannetta, a paper and packaging industry expert, has been appointed as sales manager for the east coast of the USA to provide local client support and promote the company’s offering in the region.

Phil Wild, CEO at James Cropper, said: “The paper manufacturing industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years, so the need to innovate, develop and improve is more important than ever. Our people sit at the heart of these initiatives.

“2017 is set to be another exciting year for James Cropper with the roll out of our latest paper range, Dolcelicious – a food contact approved paper – and our Tailor Made paper service across global markets.”

“We’re confident that our latest recruits bring with them the necessary skills and experience that will help us in our continued quest to be at the forefront of our industry, whether it’s technical development, enhanced marketing strategies or increased sales.”

For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com

Published in European News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:31

James Cropper gears up for Paperworld

British master papermaker James Cropper is making the final preparations for its appearance at Paperworld 2017, with plans to promote a number of its products and services.

Some of the highlights showcased at the exhibition – which takes place from 28 to 31 January in Frankfurt – will be the company’s new Tailor Made service, its new range of food contact-approved papers and its Kendal Manilla collection.

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Tailor Made was launched to allow brands to work with James Cropper to develop unique, custom-made paper solutions for brand presentation and packaging. The extensive variables available through the service range from the individual fibres used to make paper to the ways they’re engineered, coloured, embossed and converted.

Andy Smith, director of export sales at James Cropper, said: “We’ve always worked with brands to create personalised solutions for them but now, with Tailor Made, we’re taking this service to the next level.

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“It’s absolutely vital for brands to stand out, and a lot of that comes down to expressing their individuality through the materials they use – whether that be the use of post-consumer waste in production to champion sustainability, or using unique shades of soft-touch papers to evoke sophistication.”

Meanwhile, Dolcelicious – a range of premium food contact-approved papers – has been developed to help food and drink brands elevate the packaging experience and is suitable for contact with dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs. The range is available in 11 eye-catching colours, including Lemon Drizzle, Liquorice, Silver Spoon and Kiwi Fizz.

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Norbert Spiegel, sales manager for the DACH region, adds: “With the launch of the Dolcelicious collection, we have another string to our bow. We’re now able to widen our service to German brands in the food and drink industry, allowing them to benefit from the range’s diverse colours and textures – from subtle and natural to glamorous and bold.”

In addition, James Cropper will feature Kendal Manilla, the papermaker’s range of high-quality boards established as a benchmark for outstanding performance within the filing and stationery markets.

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Norbert added: “Kendal Manilla is one of our core ranges of papers and has been a go-to product for business folders and files for many years. With its versatility and wide range of weights and colours, we’re looking forward to bringing this stationery stalwart to Paperworld.”

For more information about Dolcelicious or to request a sample, visit www.dolcelicious.com. For more information about Tailor Made, Kendal Manilla or the James Cropper brand, visit www.jamescropper.com.

Published in European News

British master papermaker James Cropper is set to take a bite of the food packaging industry by unveiling its first ever food contact-approved range of papers at this year’s Luxe Pack exhibition in Monaco.

The luxurious range, named Dolcelicious, is designed to elevate the packaging experience for premium food brands and is suitable for contact with dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs. The range is available in 11 eye-catching colours, including Lemon Drizzle, Liquorice, Silver Spoon and Kiwi Fizz.

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Richard Burnett, market development manager at James Cropper, said: “We’ve been working with a variety of brands within the food industry for some time and realised there is a growing demand for high-quality coloured papers in this sector. Whether it’s a high-end chocolatier or a speciality tea and coffee brand, there’s a huge amount of competition to stand out in the market with a unique packaging solution. That’s why we developed Dolcelicious.

“We’re hugely excited to launch such a groundbreaking range and couldn’t think of a more fitting place to do so than Luxe Pack.”

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The range has been designed to suit a variety of styles, from organic, subtle and natural to glamorous, rich and bold. Attendees of the show will be able to browse the many options presented by Dolcelicious, while experts will be on hand to provide individual consultations.

James Cropper will also be showcasing its new ‘Tailor Made’ service at the exhibition. The service allows brands to work with the company’s paper experts to develop innovative, custom-made packaging products that complement their style and strengthen the customer experience.

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Susan Wilson, global packaging director at James Cropper, said: “Creating personalised solutions to brands’ paper requirements has always been at our core but now, with Tailor Made, we’re taking our bespoke service to a new level. Being fully immersed in the world of premium and luxury, we know how important it is for brands operating in that sector to express their individuality through their packaging, and we’re here to work closely with them to facilitate that.

“From the way the paper’s engineered, through to how it’s coloured, converted and embossed, we draw on our 170 years of paper-making expertise to create truly bespoke packaging that allows brands to tell their story through paper.”

James Cropper will be at Stand DB9.

For more information about Dolcelicious or to request a sample, visit www.dolcelicious.com. For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

Published in European News

With 170 years of British master papermaking experience, James Cropper is set to launch its innovative solutions to photographic display at this year’s Photokina – the leading international trade fair for imaging.

The bespoke paper manufacturer will introduce its Wall Ready Media range at the event, which takes place in Cologne from 20 to 25 September 2016.

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The collection aims to provide high-quality, ready-to-hang photographic prints through the use of its photoboards and is targeted at the photo retail market, as well as the sign and display industry. The boards are available in a wide range of sizes and finishes, including matt, gloss and satin, allowing businesses to make significant time and cost savings, while still achieving razor-sharp quality.

Geoff Leech, Art, Framing & Inkjet Director at James Cropper, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our innovative approach at James Cropper, but also recognise that with innovation must come quality and it’s vital that we don’t lose sight of this as we continue to advance.

“Wall Ready Media is the perfect example of a product that’s derived from this methodology and we expect it will be a real game changer for the industry.”

In addition, James Cropper will showcase Khora, the papermaker’s range of photo quality print-ready inkjet boards which enable photographers, labs and retailers to create box canvases within minutes of printing without the need for glue, tape or staples.

Geoff continued: “From the camera to the wall in 10 minutes, Khora brings a new level of efficiency to professionals by providing the quick assembly that customers demand. As the market continues to grow, it’s a product with the capability to make a significant difference to users’ operations.”

The multi-award-winning paper manufacturer, which celebrated its landmark 170 year anniversary last year, prides itself on its premium and uncoated papermaking, which is unrivalled in quality, versatility, sustainability and service.

James Cropper will be at stand D16 in hall 3.1.

For more information, visit www.cropper.com or www.photokina.com

About James Cropper
James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.
A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

About James Cropper 3D Products
James Cropper 3D Products answers a global demand for sustainable packaging with the next generation of moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product is design-engineered and has a clear focus on quality. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. 3D Products are made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres and are recyclable with paper.

About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)
As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

Published in European News
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 14:35

James Cropper helps fashion a sustainable future

British master papermaker James Cropper has teamed up with long-standing client Selfridges for a dramatic art installation to promote sustainability in the fashion industry.

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The large-scale sculpture, unveiled in all its glory to shoppers on 27 February, depicts two hands made from thousands of coloured paper cubes and is on show at the Exchange Square Manchester store of the luxury retailer – for whose signature yellow shopping bags James Cropper provides the paper.

The ‘hands of industry’ installation is a tribute to the concept of artisan craft mastered over generations. It was created by Lancashire artist Sam Robins, of studio Flow Creation, in partnership with the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and was crafted entirely from a selection of James Cropper papers, made using reclaimed fibre from disposable paper cups.

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The reclaimed fibre facility at James Cropper, which was opened by HM The Queen in 2013, uses a method that separates the paper from the plastic coating and currently processes the equivalent of 10 million paper cups per week from the off-cuts of paper cup manufacturers. The company has invested significantly in its plant and technology, to both develop its range of recycled materials and to ensure its own production methods are as sustainable as possible.

Susan Wilson, luxury packaging director at James Cropper, said: “Fashions may come and go, but a sense of style is forever. Similarly, we believe sustainability is more than a passing trend. This installation is about championing creativity with longevity – supported by the right mix of innovative and authentic production methods that respect the environment.”

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The project comes as part of Selfridges’ dedication to sustainability in the fashion industry, through which it is encouraging its employees, partners and customers to buy responsibly and advocate sustainable products. With this art installation, the store is taking inspiration from the idea of ‘northern heritage’, focusing on northern companies that have a long history of manufacturing, have sustainable credentials and create products made using time honoured skills and production methods.

James Cropper has been making distinct, custom-made paper products from its base in the English Lake District since 1845 – working with many of the world’s leading art galleries, designers and luxury brands – and is a proud sponsor of other artists and exhibitions, including events at NYCxDesign, YSL at The Bowes and the ‘Paper Bar’ at London’s ICA for Thomas Pink’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

ABOUT JAMES CROPPER & TECHNICAL FIBRE PRODUCTS (TFP):

James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

As well as paper products, James Cropper PLC also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors. For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com  and www.tfpglobal.com.

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