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Domtar Earns FSC Certification at Four U.S. Mills

April 22, 2009 - Domtar today said that it has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification at four more of its paper mills — its coated groundwood mill in Columbus, Mississippi, and uncoated freesheet mills in Hawesville, Kentucky; Kingsport, Tennessee; and Marlboro (Bennettsville), South Carolina are now FSC-certified.

The number of FSC-certified Domtar sites now exceeds 40 in North America, and includes 11 paper mills, three market pulp mills, 14 off-site converting operations, and regional replenishment centers.

Chain-of-Custody certification is a rigorous tracking system that identifies the origin of fiber used in certified products under FSC. Domtar said.

"The addition of these four paper operations to our FSC-certified network will enable us to expand our Domtar EarthChoiceŽ line of environmentally and socially responsible paper products and bring us closer to our customers across North America," said Lewis Fix, Senior Director, Business Development at Domtar.

Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp.

SOURCE: Domtar Corp.




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