Profile: International Paper Co (IP.N)
25 Nov 2015
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, at December 31, 2014, the Company operated 25 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 177 converting and packaging plants, 18 recycling plants and three bag facilities. Production facilities at December 31, 2014 in Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Latin America and South America included 16 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 69 converting and packaging plants, and two recycling plants. The Company operates a printing and packaging products distribution business principally through 12 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.
International Paper is the manufacturer of containerboard in the United States. The Company’s production capacity is over 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 the United States container plants. Additionally, it recycles approximately one million tons of old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed and white paper through its 20 recycling plants. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), its operations include three 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. Its container plants are supported by regional design centers, which offer total packaging solutions and supply chain initiatives. Its production capacity is about 13 million tons annually.
International Paper is the producer of printing and writing papers. The products in this 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 variety of grades that are converted by its customers into envelopes, tablets, business forms and file folders. Its 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 pulp 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 around the world. International Paper facilities have annual dried pulp capacity of about 1.8 million tons.
International Paper is the producer of solid bleached sulfate board with annual the United States production capacity of about 1.6 million tons. The segment’s coated paperboard business produces coated paperboard for a variety 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, computer software and tobacco products. Its 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. Its foodservice business produces cups, lids, food containers and plates through three domestic plants and four international facilities.
International Paper Co
6400 Poplar Ave
MEMPHIS TN 38197-0100