Monadnock to Partner with Smart Planet Technologies

 

BENNINGTON, NH | Monadnock Paper Mills has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Technologies, Newport Beach, CA, for use of its extruded EarthCoating technology for adhesive beverage labels in North America. Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging materials technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry.

“We are pleased to be expanding our Envi Portfolio of products through our partnership with Smart Planet Technologies,” says Richard Verney, chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “As consumers become more eco-conscious with a continued push to reduce plastic in packaged goods, and while brand owners look for improved performance in labels, the timing is perfect for this new extension to the Envi line.”

EarthCoating, when used as a plastic lamination replacement, is said to provide a unique option for demanding wet label applications. Company says cost-effective EarthCoating minerals enhance fiber bonding strength and surface tack with p-s and other adhesives used in beverage labeling.

Chris Tilton, chief technology officer of Smart Planet, says, “Monadnock is a leader providing of premium, cost-effective, and environmentally advanced products to the label converting industry. Their innovative culture is very exciting, and we look forward to a long-term technology partnership.”

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