IP to relaunch its Duo Copy range of office paper available with FSC accreditation

BRUSSELS , August 23, 2011 (press release) – International Paper, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, has announced that its Duo Copy range of paper is being re-launched from the end of September and will now be available with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.

The Duo Copy range is manufactured at International Paper’s Luiz Antonio mill in Brazil, using virgin wood fibre sourced from sustainable forests. International Paper’s paper mills are the best in class in terms of environmental performance.

The Duo Copy paper is the leading office paper brand from International Paper and is part of a family of papers, which include Duo Office and Duo Laser. As a further endorsement of their environmental performance, both Duo Office and Duo Laser are Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Certified ranges and are produced at International Paper’s Saillat mill in France.

Duo Copy paper is a consistent and reliable grade capable of delivering crisp images and strong colours. Available in weight 80gsm and sizes A3 and A4, Duo Copy provides excellent value for money and is ideal for high volume applications. Its consistent and reliable quality makes it suitable for drafts, copies, archives and memos or similar office documents.

Duo Copy will be stocked and distributed by leading national paper merchant group, PaperCo, which has 8 local and specialist operating divisions trading through 20 service and distribution centres strategically located throughout the UK. PaperCo is part of the PaperlinX group of merchants, whose operations extend throughout Europe, Australasia, North America, South Africa and the Far East.

The Duo Copy paper range along with Duo Office and Duo Laser all carry ColorLok® Technology branding, which help end-users unlock the true power of their papers, providing print-outs with bolder blacks, more vivid colours and faster drying times.

Mike Robertson, International Paper’s Country Manager UK stated, “Duo Copy has a very long history in the UK Office Papers market and by giving this grade the FSC Certification we are confident that we will help our distributor Paperco and their customers help meet the demand in the UK for FSC Certified products“”

For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com/uk or contact Mike Robertson @ mike.robertson@ipaper.com


About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs about 59,500 people in more than 24 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2010 net sales were more than $25 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit www.internationalpaper.com.

In Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of office papers and paper-based packaging. The company is a leading supplier of high-quality cutsize papers, coated and uncoated paperboard board and corrugated containers for a wide range of applications. International Paper in EMEA had net sales of $2.8 billion in 2010 and employs approximately 9,100 people.

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