Profile: International Paper Co (IP.N)
23 Feb 2017
International Paper Company (International Paper), incorporated on June 23, 1941, is a paper and packaging company with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Company operates in three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers and Consumer Packaging. In the United States, the Company has operated over 20 pulp, paper and packaging mills, approximately 170 converting and packaging plants, approximately 20 recycling plants and approximately three bag facilities. Production facilities in Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Latin America and South America include approximately 20 pulp, paper and packaging mills, approximately 70 converting and packaging plants, and approximately two recycling plants. The Company operates a printing and packaging products distribution business primarily through over 10 branches in Asia. 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.
The Company is a manufacturer of containerboard in the United States. The Company's products include linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft. Approximately 80% of its production is converted domestically into corrugated boxes and other packaging by its approximately 170 United States container plants. Additionally, it recycles approximately one million tons of old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed and white paper through its approximately 20 recycling plants. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), its operations include approximately two recycled fiber containerboard mills in Morocco and Turkey and approximately 30 container plants in France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Turkey. In Brazil, its operations include approximately three containerboard mills and approximately four box plants. In Asia, its operations include approximately 20 container plants in China and additional container plants in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Its container plants are supported by regional design centers, which offer total packaging solutions and supply chain initiatives. The Company's production capacity is over 13 million tons.
The Company is a producer of printing and writing papers. The products in Printing Papers segment include uncoated papers and pulp. Its uncoated papers engage in the business of producing 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. Its uncoated papers also produce a range of grades that are converted by its customers into envelopes, tablets, business forms and file folders. The Company's 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' uncoated paper production capacity is approximately four million tons.
The Company's pulp product is used in the manufacture of printing, writing and specialty papers, towel and tissue products and filtration products. Its pulp is also converted into products, such as diapers and sanitary napkins. Its 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 across the world. The Company's facilities' dried pulp capacity is approximately 1.8 million tons.
The Company is a producer of solid bleached sulfate board with the United States production capacity of approximately 1.2 million tons. The Company's coated paperboard business produces coated paperboard for a range of packaging and commercial printing end uses. Its Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brands are used in packaging applications for everyday products, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products. Its foodservice business produces cups, lids, food containers and plates through approximately three domestic plants and approximately four international facilities.
International Paper Co
6400 Poplar Ave
MEMPHIS TN 38197-0100
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- BRIEF-International Paper reports Q4 earnings per share $0.53
- U.S. packaging group Westrock puts dispensers unit up for sale - sources
- BRIEF-International Paper reports Q3 adjusted operating EPS of $0.91
- BRIEF-International Paper CFO Carol Roberts to retire, Glenn Landau to become CFO
- BRIEF-International Paper says annual cash div up by 5 pct to $1.85 per share