Holmen UNIQ is a super-calendered paper, suitable for heatset and gravure printing. Just as good for catalogues and direct mail as for magazines. With great printability and runnability, Holmen UNIQ is an effective and reliable paper. It challenges traditional SC-papers with its cost-effectiveness. When gloss is a key for your product, Holmen UNIQ Extra will give you that extra edge. With the clean and smooth surface of the Holmen UNIQ products, you get a printed product that really shines.
Buy less, get more
Holmen UNIQ and Holmen UNIQ Extra are produced from wood fibres that are used for the first time. This gives them a strong advantage compared to paper based on recovered fibre: the higher bulk. Thanks to the bulky properties, the paper is more voluminous and weighs less while remaining the qualities that come from thickness. The paper can be used in a lower grammage, and it's available from 37 gsm. It still lives up to the same quality aspects when it comes to opacity as well as image and colour reproduction.
Choose Holmen UNIQ or Holmen UNIQ Extra instead of a standard SC-paper. Your products can become up to 16 percent lighter but with the same thickness. Just imagine what that does to your distribution costs. With higher bulk you can buy fewer tonnes. You will still get the same print surface. Or you can buy the same amount of paper as before and add more pages or more copies.
Calendering is a process where the paper is pressed between two hot rollers under high pressure with added steam. The process is not unlike ironing a shirt. It is used for changing the properties of the paper surface and give it more gloss. The process is mechanical and the paper is uncoated.
SC-paper, super-calendered paper, has undergone extra calendering, to increase the smoothness and further improve the printing properties. A super-calendered paper always includes an amount of filler (pigment) in the paper-making recipe. What is it then that is so unique about Holmen UNIQ? The secret is in the primary ingredient, the strength and elasticity of the fresh fibre. It enables you to go for a very low grammage paper if you like. Super-light, even and smooth is the result.
A climate smart paper choice
Holmen Paper operates according to globally recognized standards and Holmen UNIQ is available with FSC®(FSC ID FSC-C020071), PEFC™/05-33-134 and EU Ecolabel certification. The production of Holmen UNIQ has a low impact on the environment. The wood fibre used is 100 percent traceable, originating from sustainably managed Swedish forests. This means that you can rest assured that the raw materials come from a clean and reliable source.
For more information, please check out our carbon footprint. It's calculated per tonne paper, in accordance with the CEPI framework of ten toes. The footprint also shows how the products bind carbon dioxide.
All of our products have carbon footprint calculations according to the ten toes by CEPI. They also have paper profiles showing emissions and energy use per tonne of paper produced.
Paper Profile is a voluntary environmental product declaration scheme developed and provided by leading paper producers. This single-page declaration gives essential information regarding the composition of the product, key environmental parameters, environmental management and wood procurement.
Carbon footprint is defined as the total emissions caused by an individual, event, organisation, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Holmen Paper calculates the carbon footprint of our graphical paper products according to the ten toes of the framework set up by CEPI.
EU Ecolabel -is the official ecolabel of the European Union. The ecolabelling criteria are drawn up by responsible bodies in the Member States. To achieve certification, the products are assessed from a life cycle perspective from raw material to waste. The products have to meet strict environmental, functional and quality requirements. These requirements are tightened on a continuous basis.