Monadnock Paper's entire line of printing and packaging papers receives FSC certification

BENNINGTON, N.H. , January 7, 2009 (press release) – Monadnock Paper Mills announced today that its entire line-up of Graphic Arts Printing and Packaging Papers and Boards is now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified.

"We're very pleased that Monadnock is able to make FSC-Certified paper products available across our entire portfolio of Graphic Arts and Packaging offerings," said Richard Verney, chairman of Monadnock. "In addition products that are Manufactured Carbon Neutral with 100 percent Renewable Electricity, designers and brand owners can now select papers certified by the most comprehensive chain-of-custody system for sustainable forestry in the world," added Verney.

What's Inside
Products in the new sample book include Monadnock's FSC fine printing grades Astrolite(R), Astrolite PC 100(R), Dulcet(R) and Caress(R); as well as Duraprint, Durascent and Envi packaging papers and boards.

Astrolite is a brilliant white uncoated paper with superior formation and surface uniformity for excellent printability. Offered in a smooth, toothy vellum, and a luxuriously tactile ultra-smooth silk finish, it has high opacity to minimize show-through and dimensional stability to assure consistent registration and on-press performance.

Astrolite PC 100 is made in a smooth finish with a minimum of fibers, flecks and blemishes. It is one of the cleanest, brightest and smoothest 100 percent recycled printing papers made. FSC Certification assures that 100 percent post-consumer recycled fiber is used to make this paper.

Dulcet is an elegant neutral white premium paper that is color-balanced for highly accurate color reproduction, particularly in flesh tones. Dulcet was designed for excellent printability and meets ANSI standards for longevity.

Caress is a sophisticated mellow white paper with an exquisite surface and superior formation. The muted tone of Caress adds richness and warmth to colors and accentuates sepia tones, lending a humanizing effect to portraiture.

Duraprint 7 is a durable cover stock perfect for turned-edge applications. Brand owners and converters now have a strong yet pliable cover material that prints beautifully and holds up to the rigors of demanding folding applications.

Durascent scent blotter stocks, created to address the needs of leading scent developers and brand-owners in the fragrance, personal care, in-home and ambient air control markets for paper stocks that retain and impart accurate scent, are specially formulated to enhance scent absorption, retention, fidelity and "throw."

The Envi line includes recycled 18 pt. folding boxboard, recycled shopping bag stock, recycled thermal tag and ticket stocks and recycled label stock for wine labels and similar applications.

About the Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international nonprofit organization, founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. It is composed of an alliance of environmental and social groups, forestry professionals and indigenous peoples' organizations from around the world. To date, the strict standards of the FSC have been applied in over 57 countries throughout the world.

Please contact the FSC websites for further information:
International: http://www.fsc.org
United States: http://www.fscus.org


(SW-COC-001160 (C) 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. manufactures premium Graphic Arts Printing, Packaging and high-performance Technical/Specialty Papers. All Monadnock printing and packaging papers are made using 100% Renewable Electricity and are Manufactured Carbon Neutral. All Monadnock papers are manufactured under the strict requirements of ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2000 Environmental and Quality Management Systems. Monadnock is an FSC-Certified paper mill (SW-COC-001160). The FSC label ensures responsible use of forest resources.

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