Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers Announce Alliance
Two world-class paper manufacturers have announced a first-of-its-kind partnership. The alliance between Mohawk, Cohoes, New York, and Arjowiggins Creative Papers, with manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia, became effective May 12. Through an exclusive arrangement, the two will share best-in-class manufacturing capabilities, facilities, technologies, sales and marketing resources and expertise. The two brands previously acted as competitors.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mohawk will have exclusive rights to manufacture Arjowiggins Creative Papers luxury packaging products, Delos and Butterfly, as well as rights to license, market and distribute these and other select Arjowiggins Creative Papers luxury packaging products to design, packaging and print professionals in North America. Likewise, Arjowiggins Creative Papers will have exclusive rights to manufacture Mohawk Superfine with i-Tone®, as well as rights to license, market and distribute the product through selected merchants. It will share unique capabilities and paper manufacturing equipment with Mohawk, including a twin wire machine capable of sophisticated processes resulting in ultra-heavy weight papers with variable finishes.