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6400 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38197

United States

Phone: 901-419-9000


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, 2015, the company operated 24 pulp, paper and packaging mills; 169 converting and packaging plants; 16 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, 2015, the company owned or managed approximately 335,000 acres of forestland in Brazil and had, through licenses and forest management agreements, harvesting rights on government-owned forestlands in Russia. Segments The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. Industrial Packaging This segment manufactures containerboard in the United States. The company’s U.S. production capacity is approximately 13 million tons annually. The company’s products include linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft. Approximately 80% of the company’s production is converted domestically into corrugated boxes and other packaging by its 165 U.S. container plants. Additionally, the company recycles approximately 1 million tons of old corrugated containers and mixed and white paper through its 18 recycling plants. In EMEA, the company’s operations include 2 recycled fiber containerboard mills in Morocco and Turkey, and 26 container plants in France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, and Turkey. In Brazil, the company’s operations include three containerboard mills and four box plants. In Asia, the company’s operations include 16 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 This segment produces printing and writing papers worldwide. 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 the company’s 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 335,000 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 worldwide. The company’s facilities have annual dried pulp capacity of approximately 1.8 million tons. Consumer Packaging This segment produces solid bleached sulfate board worldwide with annual U.S. production capacity of approximately 1.2 million tons. The company’s coated paperboard business produces coated paperboard for various packaging and foodservice end uses. The company’s Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brands are used in packaging applications for everyday products, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products. The company’s Foodservice business produces cups, lids, food containers and plates through three domestic plants and four international facilities. Ilim Holding S.A. (Ilim) The company and 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 3.4 million tons. Ilim has harvesting rights on timberland and forest areas exceeding 14.8 million acres (6.0 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 cost to the company of its research and development operations was $27 million in 2015. History International Paper Company was founded in 1898. The company, a New York corporation, was incorporated in 1941.


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