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NewPage Michigan Mill to Manufacture Papers for Pressure Sensitive Label Industry
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA 28 July 2010/PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation today announced that its No. 3 paper machine at its Escanaba, Michigan, mill will manufacture release liner and general purpose label papers for North American and international pressure sensitive markets.

"Based on customer feedback, market growth, and our long history of serving the pressure sensitive industry, we determined that Escanaba's No. 3 paper machine is an excellent manufacturing platform for meeting the stringent performance requirements of this market," said Ed Buehler, general manager for specialty papers. "This product line expansion creates more facestock and release liner options for label converters, and uniquely positions NewPage with the most comprehensive offering of pressure sensitive papers in North America."

The Escanaba mill's No. 3 paper machine has a 262 inch trim. The Escanaba mill is a fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility, and has an annual capacity of 845,000 tons on three paper machines, producing label facestock and release liner, high-end commercial printing, catalog, magazine and book grades. The Escanaba mill is third-party certified to three chain-of-custody systems, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with USD 3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended 31 December 2009. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint, and specialty papers. NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the United States, and in Nova Scotia, Canada. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 4.4 million tons of paper, including approximately 3.2 million tons of coated paper, approximately 1.0 million tons of uncoated paper, and approximately 200,000 tons of specialty paper.  For more information, visit www.NewPageCorp.com.


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