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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


Hansol Paper announces license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies

EarthCoating an eco-friendly innovation in Hansol Paper’s coated Duplex Board products

 SEOUL, Korea – Oct. 1, 2015  Hansol Paper announced today it has entered license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies.  Under the agreement, Hansol Paper plans to offer barrier-coated paperboards using EarthCoatingTM technology, a mineralized barrier coating applied to its Duplex Board materials.

The EarthCoating mineralized resins are innovative, high performance coatings, which contain less plastic than traditional low-density polyethylene 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.

At a later date, Hansol Paper plans to announce commercial availability of its Duplex Board product lines specific to end-use applications using various formulas of EarthCoating barriers.

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 manufacturer’s 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


Monadnock Launches New Wet Label Protection Product Using EarthCoating

Monadnock’s Envi Enhanced Barrier (EB) Label with EarthCoating is an enhanced offering for beer and wine brands.

Monadnock Paper Mills, a provider of high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, has released its Envi Enhanced Barrier (EB) Label with EarthCoating. The product is available in a 100% post-consumer-waste fiber, bright white, smooth stock and a virgin fiber, bright white, vellum stock. These drop-in replacements for BOPP (Bi-Oriented Polypropylene) film laminated labels offer improved aesthetics, performance and sustainability for products that are subject to high-moisture conditions, such as white wines and craft beers.
Monadnock entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for use of its extruded EarthCoating technology for adhesive beverage labels in North America in December 2014.

“We have expanded our Envi EB)label line offering beverage brands the option of tactile vellum virgin fiber or smooth 100% recycled fiber,” says Tim Boyd, market segment manager at Monadnock. “Both of these high-performance Envi Label Stocks will retain their beauty, integrity and brightness during the converting and bottling process and after hours immersed in an ice bucket.”

With this coating, the high performance labels contain less plastic and adhesive while offering improved opacity, brightness and wet-strength when compared to traditional BOPP film laminated labels.

“Customers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, so the ability for brands to offer labels with less plastic holds enormous appeal,” adds Richard Verney, chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “This innovation aligns well with our plastic-replacement strategy and complements our Envi Portfolio of substrates, which provides brands with sustainable options that do not require a compromise in performance or aesthetics.”

To learn more, visit mpm.com


How2Recycle Label Welcomes Smart Planet Technologies

INNOVATOR IN PACKAGING MATERIALS JOINS OVER 40 MEMBER COMPANIES

Smart Planet Technologies, a packaging technology company with innovations in packaging materials engineered for recyclability, has joined the growing How2Recycle Label program.

Smart Planet Technologies and its clients will use the label on select paperboard packaging made using EarthCoating® technology. EarthCoating is a mineralized resin that functions as a barrier coating for various paperboard packaging types. In addition, Smart Planet Technologies will be an advocate for the How2Recycle program among its clients as well as a partner in industry efforts to increase both understanding of access as well as technical recyclability of all types of paperboard packaging.

“We appreciate Smart Planet’s support to encourage the use of the How2Recycle Label,” says Anne Bedarf, senior manager of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “As a new SPC and How2Recycle member, Smart Planet Technologies brings additional focus to SPC work in the area of packaging recyclability.”

“Smart Planet Technologies is delighted to partner with GreenBlue and to support the use of the How2Recycle Label in the packaging industry,” says Will Lorenzi, President of Smart Planet Technologies. “It is important to provide package recycling information and instructions to the consumer. It is also important to consider recyclability in the design of the package.”

ABOUT THE HOW2RECYCLE LABEL AND GREENBLUE

The How2Recycle Label is a project of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition®,a membership-based group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions. GreenBlue® is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society. For more information follow us on Twitter @How2Recycle or go to our website at How2Recycle.info.

ABOUT SMART PLANET TECHNOLOGIES

Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry. Our 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 our website at www.SmartPlanetTech.com

CONTACT

GreenBlue
Anne Elsea
Anne.elsea@greenblue.org
434.202.4847

Smart Planet Technologies
Todd Gasparik
Todd@SmartPlanetTech.com
49-610-7063


Smart Planet Technologies announces the reCUP™, the first commercially available paper cup engineered for recyclability

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A new solution to solve the problem of paper cups being sent to landfills

April 22, 2015 –  Newport Beach, CA –  Smart Planet Technologies, Inc., a leader in the engineering of innovative barrier coatings that address sustainability challenges in packaging, announce the commercial availability of the reCUP™, the first commercially available paper cup engineered for recyclability.

Unlike traditional paper cups, produced from polyethylene-coated paper cup stock, which are difficult for recyclers to process, the reCUP™ leverages EarthCoating• barrier technology and may be processed through existing paper recycling streams without any need for special handling or additional equipment.

The reCUP™ is a recyclable paper cup that can be reclaimed and turned into recycled paperboard. Industry adoption of the reCUP™ has the potential to avoid sending over 50 billion paper cups worth of valuable paperboard to U.S. landfills each year. This alone, can potentially solve two-thirds of the one-million ton fiber shortfall projected by the recycled paper industry for the year 2020.

For more information, please visit our website at SmartPlanetTech.com/reCUP™.

To place orders for the reCUP™, or for licensing opportunities to manufacture or sell, contact Smart Planet Technologies.

About Smart Planet Technologies:
Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry.  Our 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 our website at www.SmartPlanetTech.com


Smart Planet Technologies announces engineering breakthrough in compostable coatings with EarthCoating Compostable

The development of a high-performance compostable and recyclable barrier coating to replace traditional polyethylene coatings

March 31, 2015 – Newport Beach CA – Smart Planet Technologies, Inc., a leader in engineering of innovative barrier coatings that address sustainability challenges in packaging, announce a breakthrough in engineering with EarthCoating Compostable, a mineralized compostable resin for extrusion-coating onto paperboards.

Traditionally, food service packaging such as hot/cold cups, ice cream containers, frozen food cartons and food trays, are coated with 100% polyethylene and similar materials for barrier properties to moisture, oils, grease and fatty acids. Paperboards with these legacy coatings are poor candidates for recycling and generally destined for a landfill. Compostable resin coatings, which can be composted in industrial composting facilities, have risen recently as a sustainable option to traditional polyethylene coatings. However, adoption has been limited because of increased cost, inferior barrier performance, production challenges, and limited availability of municipal composting facilities. Further, these coatings have failed to address the need for recyclability.

EarthCoating Compostable is a mineralized compostable resin formulation, using minerals to displace 35% of the plastic content, with the mineral blend engineered to alter the performance and behavior of the resin to achieve marked improvements that address the challenges with compostable resins. As with other formulations of EarthCoating, the mineral content allows for successful processing of the coated paperboard in paper recycling streams.

EarthCoating Compostable has the following advantages over traditional compostable resin coatings:

• EarthCoating Compostable contains 40% minerals, which lowers cost and reduces polymer content.

• EarthCoating Compostable has excellent machinability. The mineral content improves production line speeds and allows for lower coatweights than traditional compostable resins.

• The barrier performance of EarthCoating Compostable is comparable to that of polyethylene at equivalent coatweights.

• EarthCoating Compostable is heat sealable, making it suitable for formed cup applications.

• EarthCoating Compostable is engineered for recyclability in paper recycling streams.

Paperboards with EarthCoating Compostable technology offer a compostable and recyclable option for the approximately 1.3 million tons of 100% polyethylene-coated paper cup and folding carton material produced annually in the US.

Commercial availability of EarthCoating Compostable is planned to be announced in the near future.

About Smart Planet Technologies:

Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry. Our 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 our website at www.SmartPlanetTech.com