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Brussels, Belgium, – 2nd July, 2013 – International Paper, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, has announced that it has agreed an extended cooperation with Warren Board Sales Ltd., a leading UK and Irish market independent cartonboard and graphical board stockist.

The partnership will see Leicestershire-based Warren Board stock and distribute various International Paper manufactured cartonboard products sourced from their European and US manufacturing facilities. Brands such as Everest® (SBS), Carolina® (SBS), Arktika (GC1) and Alaska (GC2) will be available for sale through Warren Board, with future developments of speciality boards likely.

Having worked extensively with International Paper’s SBS brand Everest® in the past, this latest arrangement will see Warren Board stock and distribute Carolina® C1S and C2S grades.

Carolina® C1S and C2S, are one and two-sided coated solid bleached sulphate boards, suitable for printing applications such as greetings cards, book covers, direct marketing materials, brochures, catalogues, annual reports and all kinds of luxury packaging. Carolina® is produced by International Paper in the US.

Carolina® is an excellent choice, with exceptional brightness and whiteness values, making the printed products that it is used for truly stand out with a top-range, high-quality look.

In addition, Warren Board will also distribute the high quality folding boxboard products of Arktika and Alaska, produced at International Paper’s Polish mill in Kwidzyn with focus on the Pharmaceutical, Confectionery and Cosmetics segments.

International Paper’s Commercial Director for Coated Paperboard & Recycled Specialities, Michael Krüger, stated, “This cooperation will offer customers access to a range of coated board qualities produced to the highest environmental standards by a truly global manufacturer which will meet the majority of print and converting applications today.”
He continued, “International Paper has been working with Warren Board for approximately 15 years, and the strengthening of this partnership will help International Paper develop its coated board presence in the UK and Irish graphical and converting sectors and provide a more comprehensive service and value proposition to these markets.”

Commenting on the announcement, Warren Board Sales Ltd. Managing Director, Kieran Ferguson, stated, “Having enjoyed an excellent relationship with International Paper for many years, I am delighted to extend our partnership even further with the addition of these high quality carton and graphical board products. We look forward to establishing these new ranges in the UK and Irish markets in much the same way we have with International Paper’s packaging grade, Everest. International Paper’s world class manufacturing capabilities combined with Warren Board’s renowned service will provide for a much better choice in the graphical and converting sectors.”


For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com or, for further information on Warren Board, visit www.warrenboard.co.uk, or call 0116 232 4102 or email: sales@warrenboard.co.uk


About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2012 were $28 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit www.internationalpaper.com.

In Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of office papers and paper-based packaging. The company is a leading supplier of high-quality cutsize papers, coated and uncoated paperboard and corrugated containers for a wide range of applications. International Paper in EMEA had net sales of approximately $3 billion in 2012 and employs approximately 9,100 people.



About Warren Board

Warren Board Sales Ltd is the UK’s leading, independent cartonboard and graphical board stockist. Established in 1978 and operating from a 100,000 square foot warehouse in Glenfield Leicestershire, the company employs 30 staff and has sales in excess of 20,000 tonnes per annum with a £17.5 million turnover.


As an independent company Warren Board is able to offer a broad range of quality products from the world’s leading manufacturers; products for use in carton converting, commercial and graphical print, point of sale, beer mat board and rigid boxes. The company’s customer base ranges from carton convertors, paper merchants and commercial and general printers throughout the UK and Europe.
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