IP launches European Championship football promotion for its flagship color laser paper Pro-Design, all customers who place a Pro-Design order during May, June will be entered into contest

LEXINGTON, Kentucky , June 7, 2012 (press release) – International Paper, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, has announced the launch of a European Championship football promotion on PRO-DESIGN, International Paper’s flagship colour laser paper from its Saillat Mill.

The promotion will see all customers who place an order for PRO-DESIGN during May and June receiving the opportunity to win some superb official European Football Championship footballs and National Team Shirts.

International Paper is staging the prize promotion in conjunction with PRO-DESIGN’s two UK national merchant distributors, The Paper Company (PaperCo) and Premier Beswick. Customers within the Republic of Ireland will also have the chance to win via merchant Realt Paper.

PRO-DESIGN is produced at International Paper’s Saillat mill in France, which is one of the world’s best performing sites in terms of CO2 emissions. Since 1990, Saillat has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 78%.

The Saillat mill uses thinning from certified forests or those that are in the process of becoming certified, with its main forestry supplies located within just 150km of the mill, reducing any transport related environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions.

Saillat also recovers by-products from the furniture and framing industries which represents 27% of its wood supply. In terms of energy efficiencies and performance, some 88% of Saillat's energy requirements are met by the on-site production of green energy (biomass).

PRO-DESIGN is International Paper’s colour laser range for professional laser printing, used by graphic reproduction houses, digital printers and copy centres. Its significant features include improved high whiteness 168 CIE quality. This provides sharper contrasts for excellent reproduction, whilst other features include better sheet formation, smooth surface, optimal stiffness for jam-free runnability and ISO 9706 providing an anti-ageing guarantee.

PRO-DESIGN’s outstanding environmental credentials, such as its environmentally friendly manufacturing process and accreditations to both PEFC and EU Ecolabel certifications, provide an environmental guarantee and endorsement of the product’s high sustainable standards.

The European Football Championships 2012 are being held in both Poland and Ukraine, and kicks off in Warsaw on 8th June and concludes with the Final in Kyiv on 1st July, 2012.

For more information and samples of PRO-DESIGN, please contact Mike Robertson, International Paper’s UK & Ireland Country Manager at mike.robertson@ipaper.com

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