"Demand is growing for lightweight printing papers, and we're excited to be able to offer the lightest option available to our customers around the world," said Paul Whyatt, president of NORPAC. "Our ultra-lightweight newsprint is also a great choice for the environment because it consumes fewer resources and has a reduced carbon footprint. And it's the right choice for publishers and printers who are looking to reduce cost while maintaining the same high-quality standards they have come to expect from NORPAC."
The move to offer lighter weight newsprint demonstrates NORPAC's continued effort to innovate its portfolio of products to better serve customers. This product offering follows the company's launch of Norbrite 92, the only 92 bright groundwood sheet on the market.
About North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC)
NORPAC is a joint venture between Weyerhaeuser Company and Nippon Paper Industries. The facility began operations in 1979 in Longview, Washington. NORPAC produces newsprint and high brightness publication papers. The facility operates three machines that manufacture more than 750,000 tons annually and is the largest newsprint and uncoated groundwood printing papers facility in North America.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards.
We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2013, our continuing operations generated $7.3 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,000 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.