Verso Introduces GlazeBag™ NK and GlazeWrap NK Families of Lightweight Natural Kraft Machine Glazed Papers for Foodservice and Flexible Packaging

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, today announced the introduction of its GlazeBag™ NK and GlazeWrap NK products, joining its NK Series of lightweight, machine-glazed natural kraft papers manufactured using unbleached virgin fiber. These products offer a natural look and feel with excellent performance for food service, industrial and flexible packaging applications.

"Our focus is on creating high-performance, unbleached natural kraft papers for demanding converting processes," said Mike Weinhold, Verso President of Graphic Papers. "With its oil and grease resistance, low porosity for moisture holdout, and consistency in extrusion laminating and waxing, our NK Series is a great complement to our trusted portfolio of lightweight bleached foodservice and flexible packaging papers."

GlazeBag™ NK is a multipurpose natural kraft paper designed to perform in a wide range of standard and premium retail bag applications requiring a natural look and feel. With basis weights (3000 sq. ft.) ranging from 20 lb. to 40 lb., GlazeBag™ NK provides outstanding stiffness for structural integrity and high-speed converting performance as well as excellent printability for food service bags, concession bags and other lightweight, unbleached bag applications.

GlazeWrap NK, with basis weights (3000 sq. ft.) ranging from 15 lb. to 40 lb.,  is a multipurpose natural kraft paper designed for a variety of converting and packaging applications. Smooth and uniform for good laminated appearance, GlazeWrap NK is the perfect choice for foil and film laminated products ranging from premium food pouches and wraps, to construction and industrial packaging applications. 

"The NK Series, including GlazeBag™ NK and GlazeWrap NK, is produced at Verso's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine," said Ed Buehler, Vice President and General Manager of Verso's Specialty Papers business. "These product offerings join the mill's growing portfolio of established specialty papers designed for a wide variety of foodservice, label, release liner and packaging applications. We also produce a full line of bleached machine glazed papers, including GlazeBag™ and GlazeWrap, at the Androscoggin Mill."

For additional information on GlazeBag™ NK, GlazeWrap NK or any other products in Verso's NK Series of lightweight natural kraft machine glazed papers, visit versoco.com/specialtypapers or email specialtypapers@versoco.com.

About Verso

Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. The leading North American producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at versoco.com.

Source: Verso Corporation & PRNewswire