Supremex Inc
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Supremex Inc

September 17, 2008 16:09 ET

Supremex Adds Degradable Bubble Mailers to Enviro-LogiX™ Program

Bubble Liner made from 100% Degradable Polyethylene Paper Outer made from FSC-certified Natural Kraft Containing at Least 50% Post-Consumer Fiber

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - Supremex(TSX:SXP.UN), Canada's leading provider of envelopes and related products announced today the addition of a complete line-up of environmentally friendly bubble mailers to its Enviro-logiX™ Program. The mailer's polyethylene bubble liner (as well as the polyethylene coating on the paper) will be made from a modified polyethylene substrate, thereby rendering the product as degradable in a landfill setting. In the presence of heat, UV light and/or mechanical stress or a combination thereof, the bubble liner will ultimately degrade into carbon dioxide, water and biomass, leaving no toxic residues in the environment. Additionally, the outer paper layer will be made from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, unbleached, Natural Kraft paper with at least 50% post-consumer content.

"Over the last several months, we've been developing and launching a complete offering of environmentally friendly envelopes and mailers. We're delighted with the positive initial response that we've received to the degradable bubble mailer product in the marketplace and are very excited to roll it out," stated company CEO, Gilles Cyr. "We have purposefully specified an unbleached natural kraft paper to lessen the impact on the environment caused by the bleaching process used in the traditional golden kraft production. Furthermore, being Forest Stewardship Council certified, consumers will have confidence that this mailer has been made with paper derived from well-managed forests and other controlled sources", added Supremex Marketing Manager, Daron Rosenbusch.

This product represents "the most significant change to the traditional bubble mailer as we know it - a 100% totally degradable bubble mailer", according to John Starr, Vice President of Toronto based Covertech Fabricating (www.covertechfab.com), and Supremex converting partner in this initiative.

About Supremex

Supremex is Canada's largest manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of stock and custom envelopes and related products. Supremex is the only national envelope manufacturer in Canada, with facilities across seven provinces and employs approximately 800 people. This nationwide presence enables it to manufacture products tailored to the specifications of major national customers such as leading Canadian corporations, national resellers and governmental entities, as well as paper merchants and process and solutions providers. The company recycles more than twenty million pounds of paper annually which is successfully diverted from landfill.

About Covertech Fabricating

Established in 1990 as a cut and sew converter of woven polyethylene, Covertech has grown rapidly into a full scale, broad-based manufacturer of a wide variety of plastic related products. Covertech now produces a range of covering products including Pool Covers such as: Solar Blankets, Winter Covers, Spa Covers and Safety Covers as well as protective covers for the Agricultural, Construction, Turf Management and Landfill Management industries. A second division has expanded to the packaging field where Covertech manufactures a range of protective packaging products including Bubble Roll Stock, Bubble Pouches, Anti-Static Bubble, Adhesive and Co-Adhesive Bubble and Bubble Mailers as well as specialty laminated products where Bubble or Foam are laminated to aluminum foil, kraft paper, polyethylene or other specified materials.

About Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The FSC is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The FSC was founded in 1993 in Toronto, Canada by representatives from environmental groups, the timber industry, the forestry profession, Aboriginal organizations, and community forestry groups from 25 countries. Since inception, the organization's membership has grown to comprise more than 550 members from 67 countries (as of 2004).

Contact Information

  • Supremex Inc.
    Stephane Lavigne, CA
    Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
    514-595-0555