January 2016

Smart Planet Technologies Announces Availability of EarthBoard

Newport Beach, CA  – January 22, 2016 Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. announced the market availability of EarthBoard®, containing Hansol Paper’s Hi-Q SC and Hi-Q SI recycled paperboard base stock. EarthBoard is a waterproof, grease proof, bright white sheet designed for consumer and food packaging applications. EarthBoard delivers a brilliant, unique white appearance and high performance barrier properties that optimize performance and cosmetic appeal for many types of consumer folding carton packaging.  EarthBoard is a comprised of EarthCoating®, a mineralized barrier coating, applied to recycled content papers and paperboards.

The EarthCoating line of mineralized resins are innovative, high performance coatings.  EarthCoating resins are heat-sealable, engineered for recyclability, FDA compliant for food contact, and provide an excellent print surface.

Mr. Sang-Hun Lee, CEO of Hansol Paper: “Since the declaration of Hansol Environmental Charter in 1993, Hansol Paper has taken the lead in adoption and early settlement of a green management framework.   Consistent with our Vision 2020 master plan, Hansol looks to expand development of eco-friendly product lines.”  Offering EarthCoating, Hansol plans to continue expanding its offering of more eco-friendly solutions including high-performance coated duplex board for their markets.

About Hansol Paper
Hansol Paper is the largest subsidiary of the Hansol Group. The company was spun from the Samsung family in 1991. Having operated for over 50 years, Hansol Paper is Korea’s largest paper manufacturing company with annual revenues over USD 2 billion and total assets of USD 3 billion as of Dec 2013. Hansol Paper has made strategic plant and equipment investments and recently has become one of the top 3 thermal paper manufacturers with a global outreach.

Annually, Hansol Paper is producing approximately 2.3 million tons of Printing & Writing Paper, Duplex Board, Container Board, Specialty Paper, Thermal Paper and specialty technical paper grades.

Hansol Paper has strategically grown to become a leading, global paper manufacturer. Hansol Paper exports more than 50% of its products to world-wide markets. Its mid-term goal is to generate sales revenue of USD 3 billion by 2016 through differentiated, value-added products and services.

About Smart Planet Technologies
Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry. Its innovative technologies are engineered to conserve precious natural resources and provide high quality, environmental alternatives across a wide variety of packaging applications. EarthCoating is a registered trademark of Smart Planet Technologies. For more information, please visit their website at www.SmartPlanetTech.com