Boise Achieves Milestone. Completes Start-Up of Paper Machine Upgrade for Pressure Sensitive Papers



    
    Wallula, Washington, mill meets operating targets with pressure sensitive
    papers
    

    BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 16 /CNW/ -- Boise Paper, a business unit of Boise
Cascade, LLC, announced today that the company has completed the start-up
phase of its $80 million capital investment to expand Boise's production of
pressure sensitive paper.
    "We are now achieving our operating and quality targets for the
production of coated label and release products while continuing to meet
targets on existing uncoated free sheet products," said Alexander Toeldte,
executive vice president, Paper, Packaging & Newsprint. "We are excited about
the results we are seeing from the technology we invested in and are
enthusiastic about the opportunities to expand our market presence."
    The project added new capability to the existing 250" #3 paper machine in
Wallula, Washington, with state-of-the-art equipment that increases the
company's pressure sensitive capacity by 200,000 tons. The proprietary
technology provides Boise with the ability to produce coated one-side (C1S)
face stocks and release liners while continuing to produce a range of uncoated
products. This flexibility is critical given the value of managing pressure
sensitive production growth as supply and demand dictates.
    Toeldte said, "Our objective is to be the global leader in the market for
pressure sensitive papers, which are driven largely by packaging demand."  The
increase in capacity and new product development enables Boise to serve the
growing global demand, particularly release liners used in label applications.
    Boise Paper's Label, Release & Specialty Papers business is a leading
supplier of pressure sensitive release liners, face stocks, and related
specialty papers. Boise provides customers with the highest level of value
through greater focus, a leading breadth of product solutions, and insights
through business and technical collaboration. Visit
http://www.boiselabelrelease.com/.
    
    About Boise Cascade
    
    Boise, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, manufactures engineered wood
products, plywood, lumber, and particleboard and distributes a broad line of
building materials, including wood products manufactured by the company. Boise
also manufactures a wide range of specialty and premium products, including
imaging papers for the office and home and papers for pressure sensitive
applications, as well as printing and converting papers, containerboard and
corrugated boxes, newsprint, and market pulp. Visit Boise's website at
http://www.bc.com.
    
    Forward-Looking Statements
    
    This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are based
on management's current expectations about the company's recent investment in
pressure sensitive papers. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties. Global economic conditions, changes in customer preferences and
expectations, labor disruptions, the cost and availability of raw materials,
machine performance, and other factors, could cause actual outcomes and
results to differ materially from our current expectations. For a complete
discussion of other risks and uncertainties that may affect this project, as
well as the company's other businesses, please refer to our filings with the
SEC.




For further information:

For further information: Rob McNutt of Boise Cascade, +1-208-384-7023
Web Site: http://www.bc.com                 
http://www.boiselabelrelease.com

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