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International Paper Plans to Add Fluff Pulp Capability
Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 13 December 2006 - International Paper today announced plans to add fluff pulp capability to its Riegelwood, North Carolina, pulp and paper mill. The mill expects to begin fluff pulp production in the second half of 2007. Upon completion of the project, the mill will be able to produce 500,000 tons annually of fluff and/or market pulp, as customers' needs require.

In addition to pulp, the mill will continue to make coated board, which is used to make end products such as paper cups and plates, greeting cards, magazine covers, calendars, lottery tickets, and fast food packaging.

Fluff pulp is an absorbent fiber product made primarily from southern pine It is used by consumer products companies in the production of diapers, adult incontinence products, and feminine care products.

Headquartered in the United States, International Paper has been a leader in the forest products industry for more than 100 years. The company is currently transforming its operations to focus on its global uncoated papers and packaging businesses, which operate and serve customers in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, as well as xpedx, an extensive North American merchant distribution system. International Paper is committed to environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and has a long-standing policy of using no wood from endangered forests. To learn more, visit www.internationalpaper.com.


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