MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Aug. 11 /CNW/ -- NewPage Corporation announced today
that Anthem(R), a No.3 coated paper, is now third-party chain-of-custody
certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) and Programme for
the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Anthem, an 88 bright, blue-white coated paper, is used in sheetfed
commercial printing applications for communications such as brochures,
manuals, flyers, product catalogs and direct mail.
"Now with SFI and PEFC third-party chain-of-custody certification, Anthem
offers its customers confidence and peace of mind knowing that they are using
a product that is manufactured in North America with chain-of-custody
certified wood fiber. The No. 3 coated sheetfed product category is
particularly vulnerable to global sources of supply that may have questionable
sustainability and environmental practices. We are proud to include Anthem in
our extensive offering of third-party certified, environmentally sound
products," said Steve DeVoe, general manager for sheetfed and caliper papers.
"We applaud NewPage for SFI chain-of-custody certification of the Anthem
gradeline. This is further testament of the tremendous growth and continued
progress of SFI standards and the support and commitment of our valued
partners like NewPage," stated Kathy Abusow, SFI President and CEO.
"Chain-of-custody" is the traceable path logs take from the forest,
through the pulp manufacturing process, to the paper mill, all the way through
to the certified product sold to an end user. Compliance with SFI and PEFC
standards means that NewPage is established and engaged in "best practices" to
protect forests with exceptional conservation value, harvest using best
management practices (BMP), protect streams, lakes and other bodies of water
and promote efficient use of forestry resources while avoiding biodiversity
"hotspots" and major tropical wilderness areas. Chain-of-custody must be in
place at all steps along the supply chain in order for an Anthem printed label
or package to carry an SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody label.
As of August 11, 2008, Anthem originating from NewPage warehouses is SFI
and PEFC certified and will include the appropriate documentation.
About NewPage Corporation
Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest
coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with
$4.7 billion in pro forma net sales for the year ended December 31, 2007. The
company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes
coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty
papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing,
magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging
applications and direct mail advertising.
NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan,
Minnesota, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin. These mills currently have a total
annual production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tons of paper,
including approximately 3.3 million tons of coated paper, approximately
900,000 tons of uncoated paper and approximately 300,000 tons of specialty
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) program is a comprehensive
system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by
professional foresters, conservationists and scientists, among others that
combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term
protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes
is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that promotes
sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
PEFC endorses the certification system of SFI.
For further information:
For further information: Shawn Hall, NewPage Corporation, (937)
242-9373, Web Site: http://www.newpagecorp.com