Mohawk Fine Papers Has Purchased the SMART Papers Premium Uncoated Writing, Text and Cover Brands

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Mohawk will also become the exclusive marketer of SMART’s Kromekote and Knightkote brands to traditional paper distribution companies and graphic designers worldwide.

The companies are working together to smoothly transition manufacturing and sales of all uncoated products within the next 30 days.

According to Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr., Mohawk’s chairman and CEO, “Mohawk’s acquisition of the SMART Papers franchise is a strategic opportunity for Mohawk and its merchant customers. We are committed to developing the writing, text and cover franchise and expanding on SMART’s strong commitment to the digital market. These opportunities, coupled with such legendary brands as Kromekote, Carnival, and Nekoosa will allow us to offer the strongest premium paper franchise in the world. In addition, because of efficiencies gained over the past decade, we will quickly incorporate these tons into our system and continue to provide world-class quality and customer service.”

Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. manufactures premium printing, writing and digital paper. Signature grades include Strathmore(R), Mohawk Superfine(TM), Beckett Concept(R), Beckett Expression(R), BriteHue(R), Via(R), Mohawk Color Copy(R), Mohawk Digital Papers and proprietary Inxwell(R) products, Navajo(R), and Options(R). Mohawk engineers its papers to provide optimal performance for sheetfed, web and digital printing.

Uses for Mohawk papers include corporate reports, corporate identity systems, high-end brochures, packaging and everyday communication for businesses of all sizes and types. Mohawk digital papers are also used in on-demand photo books, personalized direct mail and custom packaging. Mohawk offers reams and envelopes through its ecommerce site at Strathmore.com.

A certified woman-owned business enterprise and leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first U.S. paper mill to offset 100% of its electricity with renewable windpower and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Also offered are recycled papers certified by Green Seal and papers certified to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance. FSC certification ensures responsible use of forest resources.

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SOURCE Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.

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