International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In the United States, as of December 31, 2014, the company operated 25 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 177 converting and packaging plants, 18 recycling plants and 3 bag facilities. The company operates a printing and packaging products distribution business principally through 12 branches in Asia. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned or managed approximately 334,000 acres of forestland in Brazil, and had through licenses and forest management agreements, harvesting rights on government-owned forestlands in Russia. Segments The company’s businesses are separated into three segments: Industrial Packaging; Printing Papers; and Consumer Packaging. Industrial Packaging The company manufactures containerboard in the United States. Its production capacity is approximately 13 million tons annually. The company’s products include linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft. About 80% of its production is converted domestically into corrugated boxes and other packaging by its 168 U.S. container plants. Additionally, the company recycles approximately 1 million tons of old corrugated containers and mixed and white paper through its 20 recycling plants. In EMEA, its operations include 3 recycled fiber containerboard mills in Morocco and Turkey; and 27 container plants in France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Turkey. In Brazil, its operations include three containerboard mills and four box plants. In Asia, its operations include 17 container plants in China and additional container plants in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The company’s container plants are supported by regional design centers, which offer total packaging solutions and supply chain initiatives. Printing Papers The company produces printing and writing papers. Products in this segment include uncoated papers and pulp. Uncoated Papers: This business produces papers for use in copiers, desktop and laser printers and digital imaging. End use applications include advertising and promotional materials, such as brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports and direct mail. The company also produces various grades that are converted by its customers into envelopes, tablets, business forms and file folders. Uncoated papers are sold under private label and International Paper brand names that include Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy. The mills producing uncoated papers are located in the United States, France, Poland, Russia, Brazil and India. The mills have uncoated paper production capacity of approximately 4 million tons annually. Brazilian operations function through International Paper do Brasil, Ltda, which owns or manages approximately 334,000 acres of forestlands in Brazil. Pulp: Pulp is used in the manufacture of printing, writing and specialty papers, towel and tissue products and filtration products. Pulp is also converted into products, such as diapers and sanitary napkins. Pulp products include fluff, and southern softwood pulp, as well as southern and birch hardwood paper pulps. These products are produced in the United States, France, Poland, Russia, and Brazil and are sold around the world. International Paper facilities have annual dried pulp capacity of approximately 1.8 million tons. Consumer Packaging The company produces solid bleached sulfate board with annual U.S. production capacity of approximately 1.6 million tons. The company’s coated paperboard business produces coated paperboard for various packaging and commercial printing end uses. The company’s Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brands are used in packaging applications for everyday products, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software and tobacco products. The company’s Carolina brand is used in commercial printing end uses, such as greeting cards, paperback book covers, lottery tickets, direct mail and point-of-purchase advertising. The company’s U.S. capacity is supplemented by approximately 352,000 tons of capacity at its mills producing coated board in Poland and Russia and by its International Paper & Sun Cartonboard Co., Ltd. joint venture in China which has annual capacity of 1.4 million tons. The company’s Foodservice business produces cups, lids, food containers and plates through three domestic plants and four international facilities. Ilim Holding S.A. In 2007, International Paper and Ilim Holding S.A. (Ilim) completed a 50:50 joint venture to operate a pulp and paper business located in Russia. Ilim’s facilities include three paper mills located in Bratsk, Ust-Ilimsk, and Koryazhma, Russia, with combined total pulp and paper capacity of approximately 3.2 million tons. Ilim has exclusive harvesting rights on timberland and forest areas exceeding 14.1 million acres (5.7 million hectares). Marketing and Distribution The company sells packaging products, paper products and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers and paper distributors. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses included $16 million in 2014. Significant Events In 2014, the company acquired the remaining 25% of shares of Orsa International Paper Embalangens S.A. (Orsa IP) from its joint venture partner, Jari Celulose, Papel e Embalagens S.A. (Jari), a Grupo Orsa company. History International Paper Company was founded in 1898.
international paper co
(INP:German Stock Exchange)
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38197
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