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Neenah Paper and Hemlock Printers To Promote Environment

Press release from the issuing company

ROSWELL, Ga. (June 10, 2004) — To promote the use of recycled papers, Neenah Paper announces a partnership with Hemlock Printers of Burnaby, British Columbia, which has recently received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). As a result of this partnership, Hemlock Printers will help promote Neenah Paper’s recycled ENVIRONMENTBrand as apreferred line of products.  “Sustainability is a highly important topic,” said Dick Kouwenhoven, president of Hemlock Printers. “Many clients are looking for a proven method to reduce their footprint on the environment, such as using recycled papers. And, of course, FSC-certification plays a major role in that.” Chain-of-custodycertification applies to companies that produce or trade forest products, including printers and paper manufacturers. It assures that the companies’ products — such as the ENVIRONMENT Brand from Neenah Paper — come from well-managed forests, according to FSC’s internationally recognized standards.  Neenah Paper also receivedchain-of-custodycertification in 2003 for this brand of papers, which applies to the colors White and Ultra Bright White. FSC-certified paper must contain a minimum of 17.5 percent FSC content and 82.5 percent post consumer content.  “American businesses have latched onto a growing environmental trend — and for good reason,” says Gerry Rector, senior product development manager, Neenah Paper. “By using recycled papers, they’re helping to conserve resources such as trees, water and energy, and limit the production of greenhouse gases. What is even better is that this can now be easily accomplished while using papers that are economically priced and are available in a variety of color options.”