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IP's Riegelwood Mill to Add Fluff Pulp Capability

Dec. 13, 2006 - International Paper today announced plans to add fluff pulp capability to its Riegelwood, North Carolina pulp and paper mill.

IP expects to begin fluff pulp production at the mill in the second half of 2007.

When the pulp grade project is complete, the Riegelwood mill will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tons per year of fluff and/or market pulp, IP said.

In addition to pulp, the mill will continue to make coated board, IP added

“We are pleased to be able to meet our customers’ needs to grow in the absorbent products market,” said Jean-Michel Ribieras, vice president and general manager for International Paper’s converting papers and pulp business.

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

SOURCE: International Paper




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