Standridge Color Establishes Technology Partnership with Smart Planet Technologies, Inc.

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Standridge Color Corporation, a producer of color concentrates, compounds, and additives for the plastics industry, has formed a strategic partnership with Smart Planet Technologies, Inc., (“Smart Planet”), a packaging materials technology company focused on environmental composite materials for the packaging industry. Smart Planet products include “EarthBoard®”, “EarthCoating™”, “EarthLiner™”, “EarthDisplay™” and “StoneFlex™”.

Standridge Color Corporation, a producer of color concentrates, compounds, and additives for the plastics industry, has formed a strategic partnership with Smart Planet Technologies, Inc., (“Smart Planet”), a packaging materials technology company focused on environmental composite materials for the packaging industry. Smart Planet products include “EarthBoard®”, “EarthCoating™”, “EarthLiner™”, “EarthDisplay™” and “StoneFlex™”.

The partnership builds upon a series of major breakthroughs in formulation development and successful commercialization of mineralized coatings for the paper and packaging industries. The mineralized coatings provide an environmentally advantageous alternative to traditional plastic coatings on fiberboards. With facilities in North America, Asia, and Europe, Standridge Color is able to meet the global needs of coatings in the commercialization of these innovative composite materials for Smart Planet Technologies and its licensees.

The environmentally-driven technology is based upon the advantages of incorporating minerals in a variety of resin blends for extrusion-coating, which can improve print performance in recycled fiberboards, and improve barrier performance, while reducing the polymer content found in traditional 100% polyethylene and polypropylene coatings.

“For the past year and a half, we’ve developed a strategic partnership with Smart Planet”, says Bob Standridge of Standridge Color. “We are thrilled to announce this exclusive product line of EarthCoatings which provide unique high filled / highly dispersed compounds for the coatings industry. We are particularly excited about our R&D developments with Smart Planet and providing a more environmentally friendly product that can also offer cost benefits. We’re starting to see more commercial applications being launched and expect 2012 to be a particularly big year for this new product line.

Will Lorenzi of Smart Planet Technologies says, “The strategic partnership in R&D with Standridge Color has led to global availability of innovative mineralized coatings that set new standards for performance and environmental advantages across many types of packaging materials.”

About Standridge Color Corporation
Standridge Color Corporation (http://www.StandridgeColor.com) is a leader in providing services to the Thermoplastics processing industry by offering a single source for standard colors, custom colors, custom compounds, additive concentrates, custom resins and special dispersions with an expansive range of support and technical expertise.

About Smart Planet Technologies, Inc.
Smart Planet Technologies (http://www.SmartPlanetTech.com) is a materials R&D company focused on innovations that conserve precious natural resources while providing high quality, environmental alternatives to a wide variety of rigid, flexible and corrugated packaging materials and applications. Products based upon the innovations are available through authorized licensees of Smart Planet Technologies.

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