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Mohawk Acquires SMART Papers Premium Uncoated Writing, Text and Cover Brands

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Cohoes, NY – Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. announced today it has purchased the premium uncoated writing, text and cover brands from SMART Papers of Hamilton, Ohio. The purchase includes the Carnival, Passport, Genesis, Synergy, Pegasus, Magna Carta, Solutions, Feltweave, Nekoosa, Proterra, Skytone, and SMART Brights brands and will make Mohawk the largest supplier of premium papers in North America.

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.

SMART Papers will continue to manufacture Kromekote and Knightkote brands in its Hamilton, Ohio facility and will also continue to sell to strategic accounts worldwide, including specialty converters, original equipment manufacturers, label manufacturers, laminators, gift and box wrap printers, and greeting card companies.




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