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New Astrolite PC 100 Portfolio Swatchbook

May 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of swatchbooks our suite of Astrolite PC 100 papers — the newest portfolio offering of luxurious and sustainable fine text and cover papers crafted with 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) recycled materials.

The Astrolite PC 100 swatchbook features technical data, print demonstrations, environmental impact information, and stars the full slate of its three separate PCW product lines: Astrolite PC 100 Smooth, Astrolite PC 100 Digital+, and Astrolite PC 100 Velvet C2S.

“Seeing — and touching — is believing,” said Julie Brannen, Director, Sustainability Solutions Fine Printing & Packaging Substrates, Monadnock Paper Mills. “The goal for our Astrolite PC 100 swatchbooks is to unlock the creative potential of graphic designers, creatives, brand owners, marketers, and commercial printers as they experience the material’s brightness, durability, and tactility.”

Like all Monadnock papers, Astrolite PC 100 is FSC® Certified (FSC C018866), manufactured carbon-neutral (VERs), and made with 100% renewable Green-e certified wind-powered electricity (RECs) under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

“These new lines are designed to luxuriously support sustainably-minded brands, particularly for high-end retail and corporate marketing communications among a range of desirable end-use applications,” said Brannen.

Ideal applications include annual reports, CSR reports, fashion lookbooks, catalogs, product brochures, newsletters, presentation kits, portfolios, pocket folders, and premium packaging.

Astrolite PC 100 Smooth is an uncoated, bright white paper engineered for use on offset and dry toner presses. It is available in weights from 70 lb. text to 130 lb. DT Cover.

Astrolite PC 100 Digital+ is a uncoated, HP Indigo Certified paper that is bright white and available in weights from 80 lb. Text to 130 lb. DT Cover.

Astrolite PC 100 Velvet C2S is the only premium coated 100% PCW recycled sheet made in the U.S. Coated on both sides, the HP Indigo Certified material is also offset lithography and dry-toner optimized; it is available in weights from 80 lb. Text to 150 lb. single-ply cover.

 

Interested parties can visit www.mpm.com/astrolitepc100 to learn more and request an Astrolite PC 100 swatcbbook or call 800.221.2159 for complete pricing and stocking information.

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Specifying PCW recycled content paper made carbon neutral with 100% renewable electricity results in the following impact reductions:

8,483

Pounds of solid waste
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.4 garbage trucks of waste
92,683,125

million BTUs of energy
not consumed

Equivalent to: powering 2 homes for a year
831,600

Pounds of wood saved

Equivalent to: 388 trees still standing
258,754

Net pounds of GHG CO2
not produced

Equivalent to: 4 cars
not driven for a year
1,338,060

Gallons of wastewater
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.27 Olympic swimming pools of water
150,708

Pounds of carbon emissions
not produced*

Equivalent to: Emissions produced by 15.8 barrels of oil
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