Double A to Build New Paper Machine

Amphur Bangpakong, Chachoengsao, Thailand, 22 March 2012 -- To meet increased global demand for Double A copy paper brand, a new paper mill (Paper Mill 3 or PM3) will be added to Double A's Prachinburi mill in Thailand. The new paper mill, with an annual capacity of 250,000 tons of paper, will be the first in Asia to run on 100% short fiber pulp from Double A Paper-Tree, sustaining the recognized unique qualities of Double A paper from customers all over the world and building the sustainable source of income to farmers.

Double A's new paper mill will begin operations in the third quarter of 2012. The new paper mill is ideal for Double A's unique paper from farmed trees (PFFT) pulp, which produces high quality paper for two-sided use, improved paper formation and paper with reduced roughness for both top and bottom.

Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A senior executive vice president, revealed that the capacity expansion is to sustain the growing global demand for Double A paper, especially in new markets in African and Eastern European countries where Double A's quality is gaining much recognition from consumers.