NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, announced that its world-class No. 3 paper machine at its Escanaba, Mich., mill will manufacture release liner and general purpose label papers for North American and international pressure-sensitive markets.
“Based on customer feedback, market growth, and our long history of serving the pressure sensitive industry, we determined that Escanaba’s No. 3 paper machine is an excellent manufacturing platform for meeting the stringent performance requirements of this market,” says Ed Buehler, general manager for specialty papers. “This product line expansion creates more facestock and release liner options for label converters, and uniquely positions NewPage with the most comprehensive offering of pressure-sensitive papers in North America.”
The Escanaba mill’s No. 3 paper machine has a 262-inch trim. The mill is a fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility, and has an annual capacity of 845,000 tons on three paper machines, producing label facestock and release liner and other products. The Escanaba mill is third-party certified to three chain-of-custody systems: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.