OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (News release) -- ND Paper is introducing a new offering of bleached and natural kraft bag paper products manufactured at its Rumford, Maine mill. Ideal for multi-wall bags, retail bags, and converting applications, these papers range from 40 lb. to 80 lb. (3,000 ft2 basis) and are produced from 100% virgin fiber, with options for post-consumer waste content.
"Combined with our 100% recycled packaging grades from our recently rebuilt B25 machine in Biron, Wisconsin, ND Paper is now able to offer a wide range of options to converters and brand owners," says Matt Stapleton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our kraft and recycled grades are designed to meet demanding print, converting, and sustainability requirements for a multitude of end use applications." All ND Paper packaging products are available with FSC, SFI, and PEFC chain of custody certification. These new offerings are yet another example of how ND Paper is investing to be sustainable now and for the next 100 years.
The fully-integrated Rumford Mill produces bleached and unbleached paper grades across three paper production lines with approximately 585,000 tons of annual capacity. In support of ND Paper's strategy to continue expansion into new, growing markets, recent capital work has been completed to further develop the platform's capability. "We are excited for the opportunity to provide compelling product solutions for our packaging customers," commented Randy Chicoine, Vice President and General Manager of Maine Operations. "Our recent capital improvements enhance the flexibility of our machines to respond to the changing demands of the marketplace."