Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging, and facility supplies throughout North America, has signed an agreement to distribute the “EarthBoard” and “EarthCoating” lines of environmentally-driven packaging solutions throughout North America. Their products are based upon the research and intellectual property of Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. The broad based availability of these innovative solutions will assist companies to affordably achieve their packaging sustainability targets.
“Our partnership with Smart Planet Technologies will enable us to expand our offering with sustainable products across many of our customer segments,” said Ed Farley, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Unisource.
“With the distribution and design reach of Unisource, consumer product companies across North America now have new packaging solutions available to achieve sustainability goals that may have been elusive with existing technology. Unisource leads the marketplace in providing greener solutions for its customers and our planet,” said Will Lorenzi, President of Smart Planet Technologies, Inc.
EarthBoard’s natural mineral content can greatly improve whiteness, printability and performance of recycled fiberboards. EarthCoating reduces the use of plastic contaminants often found in folding carton and corrugated boxes that require barrier properties such as food packaging. Less use of plastic in coatings leads to better recyclability of fiberboard packaging.