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Newsgrafik #119995
 09.05.2018

Announcing Monadnock Archival Products  (Company news)

Cotton and Wood-Fiber options for Printing, Packaging and Protection

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, introduces Monadnock Archival line of cotton and high alpha fiber papers and boards for printing, presentation and preservation of fine artworks, photographs and important documents.

-Archival Facing & Backing Papers
-Archival Mat & Mounting Boards
-Archival Liner Board & Mediums
-Coated Fine Art Inkjet/Giclee Papers
-Archival File Folder
-Fine Printing and Envelope Papers

Monadnock combines its fine printing and technical/specialty expertise to create high performance papers that meet ANSI longevity standards. These superior quality papers are groundwood-free, alkaline pH and lightfast (per Standard and Color Photo Activity Tests). Monadnock’s archival art and conservation papers and boards/solids meet ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials) standards.

Monadnock had the tremendous honor of custom engineering museum-quality cotton printing papers for the renowned Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible and the limited edition Prince of Wales High Grove Florilegium.

“We are dedicated to creating uncompromisingly beautiful and functional museum-quality papers for art and conservation,” said Paul Ciccone, Vice President of Research and Development for Monadnock. “We also produce a range of cotton stocks for industrial applications such as saturating bases, cushion stocks, medical blotters and barrier papers.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #119853
 24.04.2018

Announcing Envi 96 Label From Monadnock  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, introduces Envi 96 Label. Envi 96 Label is a high performance, brilliant white, Forest Stewardship Council Certified, wet strength label stock ideal for beverage and other consumer packaged goods labeling applications.

Envi 96 Label is engineered to withstand the rigors of print and post-press processes, through the bottling line, onto the shelf or cooler, and finally into an ice bucket. Envi 96 is suitable for embossing, foil stamping and intricate die cutting and the brilliant white surface will make labels pop on a crowded store shelf.

“In response to demand from our customers, we created this brilliant white, high-performance label stock,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “We are pleased to offer yet another sustainable option from our EnviPortfolio of label substrates.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #119785
 16.04.2018

Announcing New Envi Wall Art  (Company news)

A 100 Percent Wood-Fiber Alternative to Canvas Gallery Wrap

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, introduces Envi Wall Art™. Envi Wall Art is a beautiful, matte canvas-embossed substrate designed for on-demand printing of fine art, photography, residential and commercial décor, and point-of-purchase signage. Envi Wall Art provides a unique new revenue stream for photo labs, on-line custom decor portals and front-gate photographic print service providers (PSPs).

Envi Wall Art, when properly scored, die-cut and folded, looks just like a quality canvas gallery wrap, without the fuss of a wood frame construction. It is UV flatbed inkjet printable. It scores, die-cuts cleanly, and folds easily to create beautiful, sturdy, dimensional artwork.

This canvas-like replacement for conventional gallery wrap may be printed, scored, die-cut and shipped flat, saving time and money in assembly and mailing. The consumer can fold and hang their new artwork on the wall in less than a minute. All the PSP needs is a UV flatbed printer, scoring and die-cutting equipment.

“Envi Wall Art is a great addition to our EnviPortfolio® of printing substrates,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “We are pleased to offer such a unique product to the printing industry.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #119601
 23.03.2018

Announcing Ultrahide® Blockout Poster  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, introduces Ultrahide® Blockout Poster. Ultrahide is a high-performance, Forest Stewardship Council Certified, 100 percent opaque blockout poster stock ideal for indoor retail, hospitality and event signage.

Ultrahide is engineered for superior performance in varying moisture conditions. The bright white, coated printing surface is optimized for excellent photographic reproduction using offset, screen, latex inkjet, and UV inkjet printing equipment. The single-ply construction makes the product more stable and more economical than pasted alternatives on the market.

“Ultrahide is a great companion to the Ultraform™ Backlit Poster and FR Poster options in our EnviPortfolio® of printing substrates,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “We are pleased to offer brands a better option for all their blockout applications.”

Ultrahide is offered in 8.5 point and 10.5 point calipers.
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #118572
 20.11.2017

MPM: Announcing New Senior Technical Sales Manager  (Company news)

Dawn Soucek (photo) has joined the Sales and Marketing team of Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. as a Senior Technical Sales Manager. Dawn is a proven business development professional with extensive experience in technical/specialty papermaking.

For over 11 years, Dawn was responsible for developments in specialty barriers and packaging at Verso Specialty Papers. Dawn excels in building customer relationships and assessing complex requirements across a broad range of markets and applications.

“Dawn will represent Monadnock from her home base in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. We are looking forward to growing our presence in the mid-west region of the United States where there are significant growth opportunities for Monadnock’s technical/specialty papers,” said Brendan Lesch, vice president of sales and marketing at Monadnock. “Dawn’s background in packaging, chemistry and applied sciences will help us accelerate the development and customization of new products.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #118372
 27.10.2017

Kona Paper - Beautiful papers and boards made from reclaimed coffee bean bags ...  (Company news)

...- closing the loop in the coffee supply chain

Kona Paper is made with fiber derived from burlap coffee bean bags that have already served a useful life. The used packaging is being diverted from landfills and turned into innovative new paper and board products.

Up to 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
Closing a loop in the coffee supply chain, we’re diverting packaging materials from the waste stream and turning them into beautiful performance papers for a broad range of applications.

Natural Aesthetic
The roasted shades and variegated fibers impart a beautiful and natural aesthetic that is smooth to the touch and pleasing to the eye.

Specifying Kona Papers from Monadnock demonstrates responsible sourcing and a commitment to the reduction of waste to landfill.
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #117844
 28.08.2017

Monadnock Paper Mills Appoints Lee Corson as Director of Supply Chain Logistics  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced that Lee Corson (photo) has joined the company as Director of Supply Chain Logistics. In this role he is responsible for the efficient and effective logistics strategy of the mill guided by its third-party certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Mr. Corson joins Monadnock from Schweitzer-Mauduit International where he led their U.S. purchasing operations. Previously he held positions with Wausau Mosinee Paper Corporation and James River Paper in a broad spectrum of roles including Procurement, Production Planning, Information Technology, Customer Service and Accounting.

Corson holds an M.B.A. in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce College, Concord, New Hampshire and a B.S. in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting from University of Maine, Orono.

“Lee is an excellent addition to our team,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “His extensive knowledge of procurement practices and business systems within the paper industry will prove invaluable to our success as we approach our 200th year of operation.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #116229
 22.02.2017

MPM: Welcoming Dr. Fuushern Wuu – Veteran Paper Scientist  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced that Dr. Fuushern Wuu (photo) has joined the company as Senior Product Manager in its R&D, Technical Services Department.

Wuu is the author of several patents and has extensive experience with wet-end paper chemistry and specialty coatings. His previous roles include a five-year tenure with SAPPI North America, Inc. as an associate research fellow and ten years with Stora Enso as a senior research engineer. Dr. Wuu holds a Ph.D. in Paper Science and Engineering from State University of New York, Syracuse. His undergraduate B.S. degree is in Forest Products from National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan.

“Due to its size and collaborative spirit Monadnock is able to engineer a diverse range of products in technical and specialty markets,” said Dr. Wuu. “It is that innovative approach to product development that attracted me to the company, and I look forward to applying my own technical expertise and working with the team to create products that lead the market in innovation and quality.”

Monadnock provides a diverse range of technical/specialty products for a wide variety of uses, including high internal bond abrasive backing, tape system components, durable book coverings, sterilizable medical packaging, vacuum filter bag media and polymer-reinforced strippable wall coverings.

“As the paper industry evolves, Monadnock’s future success depends on commercializing products now in development,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “With Fuushern’s strong technical education and broad industry experience he is well suited to help us develop and customize new products.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #113147
 16.03.2016

Monadnock Paper Mills: Announcing New VP Human Resources  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced that William Peterson (photo) has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources. He will be stepping in as Joe Fletcher retires after 23 years of service and many positive contributions to Monadnock.

Mr. Peterson has had a long and distinguished career in human resources within and outside of the paper industry. He has worked for Boise Cascade, Mead Westvaco, Twin Rivers Paper, and most recently Lincoln Paper and Tissue.

“I am pleased to appoint someone of Bill’s caliber to our executive leadership team,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “His breadth of experience in talent acquisition, health and safety, workforce strategy and team building will serve us well.”

Mr. Peterson earned his B.S. degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations at Syracuse University.
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #112385
 29.12.2015

Envi Portfolio to Include Indoor/Outdoor Print Media Solution  (Company news)

Monadnock Envi® Ultraform Backlit Poster provides a durable, weather resistant, dimensionally stable print media for brand owners interested in more sustainable advertising

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, today announced the newest product in their Envi Portfolio line, Envi Ultraform Backlit Poster. Envi Ultraform is an innovation in print media for outdoor and indoor applications such as bus shelters and backlit and other retail and entertainment signage that is Forest Stewardship Council certified, contains 10 percent post-consumer waste recycled fiber and maintains superior formation for uncompromising print results. Best of all, it’s recyclable in the mixed waste paper bin.

Recent data shows that design firms have reported a five percent increase in the use of sustainable materials based on consumer feedback and demand (retailenvironments.org, Retail Environments, September 2015 issue, page 23). Envi Backlit answers that need by providing an FSC®-certified, renewable alternative to rigid polystyrene. Further, the product is a print-ready poster stock optimized for UV or Latex inkjet, offset and screen-printing. In addition to improving a brand’s environmental footprint, the product provides exceptional surface uniformity, smoothness and brightness and is resistant to harsh environmental conditions.

“As consumers become more environmentally-conscious, Monadnock is constantly looking to develop solutions that brands can leverage to improve their environmental profile,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “This innovation in indoor and outdoor advertising 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.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #112310
 18.12.2015

Monadnock's 2015 Sustainability Progress  (Company news)

Company Entering 10th year of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification


Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.
, manufacturer of technical specialty and premium printing and packaging papers, shared highlights from its 2015 efforts to reduce environmental impacts, including the results of two recent third-party audits.

Monadnock has achieved re-certification for compliance with ISO14001:2004, the leading international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). SGS Group, a leader in third-party registration, recently completed a comprehensive independent audit of Monadnock’s Bennington, New Hampshire facility. Monadnock successfully met the ISO14001 EMS requirements and demonstrated the processes to maintain that system and its commitment to continuous improvement.

Further, Monadnock recently achieved re-certification for compliance with Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody standards. Rainforest Alliance completed their third-party independent audit and found that Monadnock satisfied the requirements for tracking and documenting FSC fiber from suppliers, through its production facility and delivery to its customers.

Additional highlights from the past year include the following:
• Impact reduction projects in 2015 yielding an estimated reduction of 620,000 kWh of electricity through LED light retrofitting and manufacturing equipment efficiency improvements.
• An estimated increase of 750,000 kWh in renewable energy generation will be realized in 2016 from its on-site, low-impact, hydroelectric generation facilities as a result of turbine upgrades and the installation of automated flow controls.
• Continued commitment to EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership with 85% of its contracted carriers adhering to SmartWay principles.
• Now an Environmental Paper Network Power User (papercalculator.org). Supporting the EPN ensures that its Paper Calculator continues to operate as a free resource that is transparent, independent, and communicates the benefits of environmentally preferable paper choices.
• Expanded the EnviPortfolio® offering of products to replace PVC, styrene and other plastics with renewable fiber-based alternatives.

“It is rewarding to once again receive third-party validation of our hard work and environmental impact reductions,” said Monadnock Chairman and CEO Richard Verney. “There is always more work to be done. We are committed to sustainable innovation and remaining ahead of this curve.”

The ongoing success of Monadnock’s sustainability initiatives is a company-wide effort fully supported by Monadnock’s executive management and spearheaded by the “Green Team”. Comprised of members from across all functional areas of the company, the team identifies opportunities for environmental impact reductions and shares the results across the company to promote transparency and awareness.
(Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.)

Newsgrafik #110689
 06.07.2015

Introducing the Next Generation in Wet Label Protection  (Company news)

Monadnock Envi Enhanced Barrier Beverage Labels

Leveraging EarthCoating® Technology, Monadnock Now Offers Enhanced Label Offering for Beer and Wine Brands

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM), a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced an innovation in high performance beverage labels. Monadnock Envi® Enhanced Barrier (EB) Label with EarthCoating® is now available in a 100 percent post-consumer-waste fiber, bright white, smooth stock and a virgin fiber, bright white, vellum stock. The next generation in wet label protection, these drop-in replacements for BOPP (Bi-Oriented Polypropylene) film laminated labels offer superior 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. 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. These properties translate into beautiful results, even after spending hours in an ice bucket.

“We have expanded our Envi EB label line offering beverage brands the option of tactile vellum virgin fiber or smooth 100 percent recycled fiber,” said 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.”

“Customers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, so the ability for brands to offer labels with less plastic holds enormous appeal,” said 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.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #108228
 11.11.2014

Brendan Lesch appointed to head global sales and marketing efforts  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced that Brendan Lesch (photo) has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, he will continue to raise awareness of Mondnock’s product offerings and develop and nurture client-focused partnerships as the company continues to evolve to meet market needs.

Mr. Lesch joins Monadnock from FutureMark Paper Company, where he was fully responsible for global sales and marketing efforts, with a specific focus on environmental initiatives. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Myllykoski North America, where he developed and implemented sales, marketing, customer service, and logistics strategies, and a lean and efficient operational infrastructure. Mr. Lesch holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

"We are pleased to welcome Brendan to Monadnock’s executive management team,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “He brings a stellar track record of developing, implementing and executing sales growth strategies and consistently improving the performance of the sales organizations that he has managed. He knows what it takes to bring an organization to the next level and will bring that experience to our worldwide sales and marketing teams."

"I am honored to join a company that has been long recognized for its focus on sustainability and commitment to developing innovative products,” said Lesch. “I look forward to helping raise awareness of Monadnock’s diverse range of products, from technical and specialty papers to premium printing and packaging papers for leading brands worldwide."
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #107887
 09.10.2014

Monadnock Announces New Manager of Environmental Services  (Company news)

Company reinforces a “top down” commitment to environmental sustainability

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging and printing markets, announced that Brian Maloy (photo) has joined the company as Manager of Environmental Services. In this role, he will be dedicated to the environmental health of the company and surrounding community.

Mr. Maloy joins Monadnock from FiberMark North America, Inc., where he served as Environmental Health and Safety Manager and was fully responsible for the company’s regulatory programs at the Brattleboro Vermont facility. Prior to this, he served as Environmental Manager at Seaman Paper Company. Mr. Maloy holds an A.S. in Environmental Sciences from Berkshire Community College and B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“I am delighted to appoint someone of Brian’s calibre to this role,” said Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock. “While we are committed to sustainable innovation and remaining ahead of this curve, there is always more work to be done. His experience will help push our sustainable and environmentally-conscious business practices to the next level.”

Monadnock has adopted numerous sustainability practices that that benefit the company and surrounding community. For example, Monadnock made the decision to implement ISO 14001 in 2004, an international series of standards related to environmental management -- something no other paper company of its size had done. On the supply side, the company gets 50 percent of its energy from its own low-impact, run-of-river dams on the neighboring Contoocook River, and has repowered one of the facilities to increase output by 20 percent. The company also voluntarily greens up 100 percent of its electrical consumption with renewable energy certificates.

“I am excited to join a company that has been long recognized for its focus on sustainability and commitment to comprehensive energy and environmental leadership programs,” said Maloy. “Monadnock’s environmental stewardship extends far beyond the innovative products it makes into its day-to-day business practices and is also demonstrated in its commitment to the local community.”
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

Newsgrafik #105224
 29.01.2014

Monadnock Sustainability Progress Report  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills, Progress Reportfamily owned manufacturer of technical/specialty, premium printing and packaging papers, released its first Sustainability Progress Report, which highlights the company’s progress in reducing environmental impacts. Sustainability goals are guided by Monadnock’s commitment to continuous improvement and are formalized under third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standards.
“A family-run company for nearly 200 years, we have always taken corporate social responsibility seriously and believe in holding ourselves accountable,” said Richard Verney, chairman and chief executive officer, Monadnock Paper Mills. “That responsibility is represented in the value we place on our dedicated employees and in the high-quality products we deliver to our customers. We are proud to say that while reducing environmental impacts we continue to experience growth in new markets and defy papermaking consolidation that is occurring worldwide.”

Monadnock Paper Mills has worked diligently to exceed aggressive impact reduction goals for the last 40 years. The company tracks impact reductions in a number of areas, including electricity consumption, CO2 equivalent emissions, water usage and solid waste, among others. Key milestones include:
-In the past 15 years, Monadnock has reduced its water consumption by 55 percent through the installation of water recycling equipment, utilizing valve restrictors and instituting other projects identified by the company’s water conservation team.
-In 2013, Monadnock made a significant commitment to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions and energy impacts relative to production – now making all of its paper 100 percent carbon neutral (Verified Emission Reductions) using 100 percent renewable electricity (Green-e certified wind power Renewable Energy Certificates).
-In 2013, Monadnock made improvements to flashboards and a hydroelectric turbine in its generating facilities – expecting to increase on-site hydropower generation by 400,000 kwH per year.
-One hundred percent of Monadnock’s electricity is derived from clean, renewable sources.

“We leave no stone unturned when seeking new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts to not just meet, but exceed our goals,” said Michelle Hamm, environmental manager, Monadnock Paper Mills. “One example is the waste water that is discharged from our own purification facilities. It exceeds the state’s stringent standards for water quality and is actually cleaner than the river water into which it is eventually released.”
The ongoing success of Monadnock’s sustainability initiatives is a company-wide effort. In 2012 the “Green Team” was established, which is comprised of members from across all functional areas of the company. The team identifies opportunities for environmental impact reductions and shares the results across the company to promote transparency and awareness.
(MPM Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)

 

Monadnock Is Now an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner  (Company news)

Monadnock Paper Mills‚ Inc. announced that it is now an EPA SmartWay® Transport Partner.
SmartWay is a U.S. EPA program designed to address a variety of environmental issues and impacts associated with transportation‚ such as greenhouse gas emissions‚ fuel consumption‚ criteria pollutants (NOx and PM) and overall costs associated with over-the-ground transport.
The goal the EPA has set for reductions in environmental impacts by 2012 equates to the equivalent removal of 12 million cars from the nation’s highways. This voluntary public-private initiative will help significantly improve the environment and reduce transport operating costs.
Partner enrollment requirements for shippers include measuring current shipments via SmartWay carriers and committing to ship 50% of all goods via SmartWay carriers. They also require improving facility transportation within three years and creating an overall action plan with annual reports submitted to the EPA.
“Going into the program‚ we are happy to report that Monadnock already meets the goals set forth by the EPA‚” says Chris Benincasa‚ vice president, Supply Chain for Monadnock. “Further reducing emissions and supporting those carriers that do so as well are in tune with our corporate objectives and are good for business overall.”
The SmartWay logo will be displayed on corporate literature as a sign of Monadnock’s continuing commitment to environmental stewardship‚ one more step to reduce the company’s environmental footprint. (Monadnock Paper Mills Inc.)