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Tuesday, 15 April 2003
Kimberly-Clark’s Neenah Paper Division Gains FSC-Certification

Neenah Paper, a sector of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and a leading manufacturer of premium uncoated writing, text and cover papers, has received chain-of-custody certification from SmartWood for two colors of paper of their Environment® Brand. The certified papers, Environment® Brand White and Ultra Bright White, will feature the FSC trademark on their packaging. The Environment® Papers also meet EPA recommendations for post consumer recycled content.

Neenah Paper is the leading manufacturer of premium uncoated writing, text and cover papers marketed under the CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, NEENAH®, UV/ULTRA® II, and other fine brand names. Neenah Paper was founded in 1873 in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Neenah Mill holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating mill within Kimberly-Clark, their parent company. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of personal care, consumer tissue, away-from-home and professional health care products. The company's global brands include KLEENEX, KOTEX, HUGGIES, PULL-UPS, DEPEND and SCOTT.

"FSC accredits and monitors forestry certifiers and has significant support from environmental organizations around the world, " said Gerry Rector, senior product development manager for Neenah Paper. "We decided to pursue FSC certification both to support sound forest stewardship practices and to provide more choices for our customers."

In addition to the new FSC-certified paper in the Environment® Brand, Neenah Paper offers paper with 100 percent post consumer content in two colors—PC 100 White and PC 100 Natural, as well as paper that is manufactured with an alternative fiber source—50 percent sugar cane in two colors, Tortilla and Mesa White. The 13 other colors in the Environment® Papers are made of 100 percent recycled content, of which 30 percent is post consumer. For more information, visit their website at