Gorham Appoints Commercial Paper Agents as Exclusive European Distributor

Targets International Growth of Specialty Packaging Papers

Gorham, New Hampshire, UNITED STATES

Gorham, NH, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Gorham Paper and Tissue announces the appointment of Commercial Paper Agents (CPA) as its exclusive distribution partner in Europe for its specialty packaging products. 

Targeting European packaging converters and end users, CPA will focus on selling Optix(TM), a comprehensive line of specialty papers for food packaging engineered with grease resistance, wet strength and other functional properties.

"We are pleased to partner with Tom Radtke and the CPA team.  They bring a tremendous amount of experience and insight about the needs of the European market," said Brian McAlary, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gorham.  "The response to our packaging papers domestically has been phenomenal.  With the guidance of CPA, we anticipate the same reception in Europe."   

CPA was recently launched by paper industry veteran, Tom Radtke.  Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, CPA is centrally located to service Central, Eastern and Western Europe.  The CPA team has a network of highly trained technical and sales professionals in place targeting markets that require specialty papers.

"With decades of experience, we know the packaging segment.  Given the recent market dynamics, our customers are looking for new sources of high quality technical papers," added Tom Radtke.  "We look forward to introducing the Gorham products to customers in Europe." 

Optix is offered in bleached and natural options in 30 -- 90 g/m2 (18-55 lb., 24 x 36/500) with grease resistance and wet strength.  The line is ideal for a range of Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) and other food packaging including wraps, pouches, bags and liners.  Gorham also makes various bases used for waxing, coatings and laminations.  All products are FDA compliant for direct and indirect food contact and meet ISEGA and BRC/IoP standards.  SFI, FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody fiber certification is available upon request.  


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