Hansol Paper will offer new barrier-coated paperboard

Company forms license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies to use EarthCoating resin.

October 13, 2015
RTGE Staff

Korean paper manufacturer Hansol Paper reports it has entered license agreement with U.S.-based Smart Planet Technologies through which Hansol will offer barrier-coated paperboards using Smart Planet’s EarthCoating technology, applied to its duplex board.

The EarthCoating mineralized barrier resins are designed as high performance coatings containing less plastic than traditional low-density polyethylene (LDPE) coatings. The resins are heat-sealable, engineered for recyclability, compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements for use in contact with food and provide an excellent print surface, Hansol says.

Sang-Hun Lee, CEO of Hansol Paper, says, “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.”

Hansol reports that it plans to continue expanding its offering of eco-friendly solutions including high-performance coated duplex board for their markets. The company says it will offer duplex board products specific to various end-use applications and using different formulas of the barrier at a later date.

Hansol Paper is a subsidiary of the Hansol Group. Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company.