OAKLAND, CA, May 26, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -After remaining relatively flat for the past 15 years, the US corrugated box industry is "in a growth mode again," former International Paper (IP) Sr VP Bill Hoel told the recent Fibre Box Association (FBA) annual meeting in San Francisco. One reason for this growth is e-commerce, which presents both a "tremendous opportunity" and also a major challenge for the industry, according to a panel discussion.Read more
DETROIT, May 23, 2017 (Business Wire) -American Forest Foundation (AFF), International Paper, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and 3M Company announced today the formation of the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative a joint initiative in the Coastal Carolinas Plain to educate and engage family woodland owners in sustainable forestry, forest certification, the enhancement of habitat for at-risk species, and the conservation of bottomland hardwood forests.Read more
FRENCHTOWN, MT, May 9, 2017 (Local News) -Back in the day you could smell Missoula before you could see it. Remember the infamous rotten eggs smell and smoggy air? That came from the pulp mill as well as area lumber mills. Nowadays the lumber mills are all long gone and the paper/pulp mill is not so long gone. However, the paper/pulp mill continues to fog up the environment but it’s a bit out of site and smell. It’s now in the ground and in the water.Read more
TICONDEROGA, NY, April 27, 2017 (Local News) -International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill is offline from April 24 to May 10, but mill officials say it’s a normal maintenance shutdown.
Mill Communications Manager Donna Wadsworth said all employees are working during the down time.
“The outage is pretty standard,” she said. “Two weeks, (and) no major projects. No layoffs; everybody working.”Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, April 20, 2017 (Press Release) -International Paper is proud of its longevity and local presence in the Texas border region. As an exhibitor at this week’s Viva Fresh Produce Expo International Paper will tout its Texas heritage of more than 60 years of operating in South Texas. The Viva Fresh Expo serves as a premier venue for International Paper to highlight its proven corrugated packaging solutions ideal for the agricultural industry. These solutions include wax and wax alternative, water resistant boxes; bulk packaging; and high graphic, retail display packaging.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2017 (Marketwired) -The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and International Paper (IP) today announced that IP has renewed its five-year commitment while increasing its overall contribution to $10 million to the Forestland Stewards Initiative, one of the most effective public-private forest conservation partnerships in the United States. In the first four years of the initial five-year commitment, the partnership has funded 44 projects that have restored, enhanced or protected more than 190,000 acres of forest habitat.Read more
PENSACOLA, FL, April 5, 2017 (Pensacola News Journal ) -As International Paper's Cantonment mill resumed full operations this week, the company has released more details about the Jan. 22 explosion.
Spokeswoman Janice Holmes said Tuesday that the mill experienced a power failure the day before the explosion because of an electrical fault in the power distribution system. The power failure forced the mill out of operation, which caused gas to build up in an on-site pulp digester. That is what officials believe ultimately caused the explosion.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Jan. 26, 2017 (Press Release) -Forty years ago, International Paper first exhibited at International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Today, International Paper remains committed to the protein industry by partnering with customers to provide innovative packaging solutions that continue to realize savings.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 25, 2017 (Press Release) -The European Parliament’s powerful environment, public health and food safety committee voted yesterday, 24 January, to reject proposals allowing EU countries to introduce national bans or other discriminatory restrictions on so-called “single use” packaging.Read more