Ball & Doggett partners with global leader, Sappi, to distribute their innovative and sustainable barrier papers.

As Australia's leading distributor of printable materials and consumables, this partnership bolsters Ball & Doggett’s ever-expanding product offering—their first in the flexibles space—and solidifies their ongoing commitment in bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the local market.

Sappi is a market and innovation producer of functional papers with integrated barrier functionality and excellent heat-sealing properties. These papers for flexible packaging come with integrated barriers against oxygen, water vapour, grease, aroma and mineral oil.

“Thanks to the integrated barriers, there is no need to apply special coatings or laminations. This innovative paper responds to market demand for alternatives to foils and plastic,” the company said.  

“This fantastic partnership between Ball & Doggett and Sappi signals our further expansion into the flexibles market as we continue to diversify our product offering and present sustainable alternatives where fit for purpose,” says Lou Tsoukalas, National Manger – Flexible Packaging, Ball & Doggett. “This is an exciting space in the Labels & Packaging division of our business, and is experiencing sustained growth stemming from continuous product innovation.”

”The partnership will be a huge benefit for customers needing a quick turnaround as new business opportunities are created for Barrier Papers.  Having stock available from Ball & Doggett’s warehouses in Australia, will bring a more efficient and timely process to what is a long lead-time out of our European manufacturing base” says Craig Brown, Managing Director, Sappi Australasia. We have found that new business can be a long and expensive process from concept, to trials to orders and having stock on the floor will help smooth that out.

This partnership grants Ball & Doggett distribution of three of Sappi’s paper-based packaging grades – produced from largely renewable sources. Offering a paper-based packaging solution with integrated heat-sealing function, and two high-barrier paper-based packaging solutions to replace multi-layer barrier films, providing greater value and sustainable options to support our customers and brand owners.

Ball & Doggett is the destination for sustainable packaging.

For further information on this announcement or product specifics, please contact:
Lou Tsoukalas
National Manager – Flexible Packaging
0447 892 340
Ball & Doggett