Monadnock Paper Mills is expanding its alternative fiber offerings with a new grade of “tree-free” bright white premium board. The new Monadnock Hemp Envi Performance Board is composed of 30 percent hemp fiber and 70 percent post-consumer waste (PCW) recycled fiber.

The new board is crafted in the United States and is Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC® C018866). Monadnock said it was developed with “a continued focus on both performance and sustainability.

This latest addition to Monadnock’s Envi Performance Board portfolio, a premium alternative to commodity board, was designed to address the needs of brands as they look to meet the challenges of more sustainable packaging.

“Hemp is an exceptionally strong agricultural fiber that has been used in papermaking for centuries, so who better than our 200-year old company to reimagine its use for the needs of 21st-century brands,” explained Julie Brannen, Director, Sustainability Solutions, at Monadnock.

Available uncoated, single (C1S) or two-side (C2S) coated, Hemp Envi can be used for a wide range of lifestyle and luxury packaging applications, including cosmetics, fragrances, wine and spirits, fashion accessories, health and wellness, jewelry and watches, and tech and entertainment, nutraceuticals, CBD and cannabis.

Hemp Envi is engineered to deliver high print fidelity, exceptional folding characteristics with full ink coverage, and provides an excellent stage for embossing and foil-stamping,” claims Monadnock. The 18 pt. board is available in 28X40 sheets for immediate delivery. Custom calipers and weights are available by request.