Fraser Papers' NH paper mill gains FSC certification

Feb 9, 2007 - Fraser Papers said that its paper mill located in Gorham, New Hampshire has received certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Certification under the FSC is given by an independent auditor who verifies adherence to FSC standards. The FSC standards for forestry, pulp and paper production are a world standard for ensuring forest management is environmentally sound and sustainable, Fraser Papers explained.

"The FSC Certification is another milestone for Fraser Papers," said Matt Nightingale, Director of Marketing for Fraser Papers. "This certification demonstrates our overall commitment for ensuring that environmental standards are met from forest to finished paper. Our New Hampshire operations are also ISO 14001 certified for environmental management, as well as our Madawaska, Maine paper operations and our Thurso, Quebec and Edmundston, New Brunswick pulp operations."

Fraser Papers Inc. is also registered for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) as it applies to wood procurement at the Edmundston, New Brunswick pulp operations. The company's sawmills in Juniper and Plaster Rock, New Brunswick; and Ashland and Masardis, Maine were the first lumber mills in the world to be SFI certified in 2002.

The Gorham mill has four paper machines producing specialty printing and other freesheet papers, and one machine producing industrial towel products. The mill has a production capacity of 190,000 tons per year and produces grades that include recycled fibre.

Fraser Papers is an integrated specialty paper company which produces a broad range of specialty packaging and printing papers. The company has operations in New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec.

SOURCE: Fraser Papers

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