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Kavalan Partners with Europapier-Group to Bring PVC-Free Alternatives to Multiple New Territories

As European growth continues, Kavalan announces a new distribution partnership with Europapier Group, a leading Austrian and Central Eastern European supplier to the graphical industry. Europapier will be offering the full range of Kavalan PVC-free solutions across Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. This partnership with Europapier will provide areas of the European market not previously served with accessible sustainable options and drive further adoption of non-harmful PVC alternatives worldwide.  
Europapier has been a staple within the European market since 1971, establishing its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Since then, it has expanded to more than 11 countries providing first class solutions to customers in the Graphical and Office business. The business is further developing its environmental strategy, with the aim to provide its customers with sustainable products that don’t compromise on cost or quality.  


Michael Hicker, Commercial Director Austria, Europapier comments, “Taking the correct steps toward a sustainable future is immensely important for us as a company and all the countries we represent. Not only do we want to provide more sustainable alternatives to customers, but we also want to be able to educate them on the importance of using them. We found Kavalan’s ethos to be perfectly aligned with ours. Enhancing our sustainable offering is a key priority for us, and we view providing PVC-free products to our customers as an essential step towards a greener future.” 
Rob Karpenko, European Sales Director, Kavalan, adds, “I’ve known the team at Europapier for most of my working life and it’s a genuine pleasure working with them; their structured approach perfectly complements the Kavalan brand ethos and will optimise all the detailed information we openly make available around our manufacturing and end-of-life cycles. This new partnership presents a unique opportunity to get Kavalan to some of the most interesting countries in Europe.   
“Knowing how important it is to get the Kavalan brand offer correct at launch, the Europapier team conducted extensive customer research into the market opportunity and adapted our offer to also include narrower 1.6mtr rolls in addition to the regular super-wide formats. This promises to be the start of a great partnership!” 


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