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Rayonier Advanced Materials announces new development of Envirosmart food service bag grades at its newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, ON

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Rayonier Advanced Materials announces new development of Envirosmart food service bag grades at its newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, ON

September 15, 2020 - 09:15
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MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) today announced a new development from its Kapuskasing newsprint mill: “Envirosmart.” The Envirosmart Food Service Bag grades joins RYAM’s newsprint family and positions the company to support the rapidly evolving Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry.

RYAM manufactures many high purity and high-performance products and is well known for its culture of innovation and engineering. The Company’s upgrade of a newsprint machine for safe, sustainable food packaging reflects its continued ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions and diversify its product offerings.

“This is the right product at the right time,” said Martin Lavoie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Many converters, printers and brand owners want to offer a sustainable food service bag without sacrificing strength, runnability and printability. Envirosmart is that product. It combines the natural look and feel end-users want, with the durability that packagers need.”

“Envirosmart” is 100% sourced from recovered wood and manufactured in North America. It delivers consistent printability and converting runnability. Available in rolls, as well as being FDA-compliant, it is a sustainable food service bag option for flat or pinch bottom bags serving the QSR market.

RYAM’s FSC (C017431) certified product demonstrates the Company’s longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. “Envirosmart” is renewable, recyclable, compostable and clean.

The addition of “Envirosmart” allows for greater product diversification and expansion into new markets, specifically the quick service restaurant industry while still delivering our current newsprint product to all customers.

About the Newsprint division

Since the 1930s, Kapuskasing/Spruce Falls has produced high quality newsprint. While the facility has changed ownership over the years, its commitment to quality and reliability remain cultural cornerstones. As a part of RYAM, the Kapuskasing facility has embraced innovation and adaptability to better serve its customers throughout North America and across the globe. Not only is the Kapuskasing facility a leader in quality, it is a leader in environmental stewardship, an area in which it has been widely recognized.

About Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in filters, food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial applications. The Company also manufactures products for lumber, paper, and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs just over 4,000 people and generates approximately US$1.8 billion of revenues.