Profile: International Paper Co (IP.N)
22 May 2015
International Paper Company (International Paper), incorporated on June 23, 1941, is a paper and packaging company, with markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. As of September 30, 2014, The Company operates in three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers and Consumer Packaging. As of December 31, 2013, the Company operated 25 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 181 converting and packaging plants, 18 recycling plants and three bag facilities in the United States. Production facilities at December 31, 2013 in Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Latin America and South America included 16 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 72 converting and packaging plants and two recycling plants. It distributes printing, packaging, graphic arts, maintenance and industrial products through over 81 distribution branches in the United States and 17 distribution branches located in Mexico and Asia. As of December 31, 2013, it owned or managed approximately332,000 acres of forestland in Brazil and had, through licenses and forest management agreements, harvesting rights on government-owned forestlands in Russia.
International Paper is a manufacturer of containerboard in the United States. As of December 31, 2013, the Company’s production capacity is about 13 million tons annually. The Company’s products include linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft. As of December 31, 2013, about 80% of its production is converted domestically into corrugated boxes and other packaging by its 172 United States container plants. It recycles approximately one million tons of old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed and white paper through its 20 recycling plants. In Europe and Middle East Asia, its operations include three recycled fiber containerboard mills in Morocco and Turkey and 28 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 produces a range of printing and writing papers. Printing Papers segment’s products include uncoated and coated papers, uncoated bristols and pulp. 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. Uncoated papers also include a variety of 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 five million tons annually. 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 1.7 million tons.
International Paper is the producer of solid bleached sulfate board with annual production capacity of about 1.6 million tons in the United States. The Company’s coated paperboard business produces high quality 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, 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 United States capacity is about 371,000 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. 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