Ferruccio Gilberti, owner, Gruppo Cordenons, and Philippe Virey, export director, Gruppo Cordenons, along with other top officials from both Gruppo and Sona attended the event. Luca Berlen, area manager, export, for Gruppo Cordenons, made a detailed presentation on Stardream 2.0 and Leatherlike, as well as on the Italian fine paper manufacturer.
Established in 1966, Sona has one of the biggest product portfolios in its category, including super premium fine papers from Gruppo Cordenons.
“We created our vision to be at the forefront of a revolution that dipped with ideas and imagination. As a merchant of premium fine papers, we retain the title of pioneers in the industry and want to revolutionise the graphic communication industry,” said Sanjay Suneja, managing director, Sona Papers, adding that the launch of Stardream 2.0 and the recent launch of Leatherlike papers are also steps towards that direction.
Meanwhile, Sona has recently launched its ‘Togo’ brand of pre-cut papers for digital machines to keep pace with digital print revolution. “We are also coming up with our advance technology-enabled warehouse measuring 30,000-sq/ft in Delhi-NCR to improve our customer service. Recently, we have also floated our new customer connect number. New catalogues, product specific direct mailers, breakfast meet, new and improved customer care number are some of the customer connect initiatives that we have take recently,” Suneja added.
Luca Berlen, during his presentation said for almost two decades, Stardream has been the company’s most iconic paper. “Now it’s the time for a further important extension with new range Stardream 2.0, providing new solutions to the needs of creators for packaging and printed communication,” he said.
This additional range comes to enhance the quality of Gruppo Cordenons’ offer of metallic papers with outstanding pearlescent and shimmering effects that change depending on exposure to light. Stardream 2.0 has a higher bulk and also shines with its eco-friendly feature — 40% PCW-certified fibres.
Leatherlike, on the other hand, is a paper that resembles real leather. It is inspired by the fashion sector and is dedicated to luxury printing and packaging. On the surface the leather-like designs are highly visible, giving both a distinctive style and a unique tactile experience.
Berlen said this highly innovative paper is the perfect ecological alternative to the use of real leather and PU, PVC-coated material. It features four embossing designs; three colours; three grammages and 100% FSC-certified paper which are fully recyclable.
Gruppo Cordenons is headed by Ferruccio Gilberti and the manufacturing sites, which boast ancient traditions, are located in the North East of Italy, in Cordenons and Scurelle. Under Gilberti leadership, since 1984, Cordenons paper mill has been completely renovated and continues to focused on the production of special and high quality paper.
The first documented evidence of the Cordenons paper mill dates back to 1630; in the same period the ‘Cartera de Cordenon’ was mentioned as official paper supplier of the Senate (Dogi) of the Venetian Republic.
The two paper mills based in Italy are equipped with three paper machines, two off-line coater machines equipped with inline computerised control system, three rewinders, five cutters, six embossing machines and two automatic packers.