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RockTenn Aurora Mill Gains FSC Certification

May 6, 2009 - RockTenn said that its Specialty Paperboard Products mill in Aurora, IL has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification. This certification provides third-party validation of the mill’s sustainable fiber sourcing practices.

“For decades, the Aurora mill has been an environmentally responsible manufacturer, producing products made from 100% recycled paperboard. In addition to our regular Red Label® grades, we also produce a Red Label product made from 100% post-consumer recycled content,” said Dick Steed, executive vice president, Specialty Paperboard Products division. “FSC certification gives our customers assurance that the products we supply meet stringent environmental standards.”

In operation since 1909, the RockTenn Aurora mill is a leading North American producer and converter of 100% recycled uncoated specialty paperboard. RockTenn Binders Board is a high-density solid 100% recycled paperboard that is highly resistant to bending and has a high degree of surface smoothness ideally suited for reference and scientific annuals; premium trade books; elementary, high school and college textbooks and library rebinding.

RockTenn is a member of the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100), the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvements (NCASI).

SOURCE: RockTenn




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