International Paper Co is a New York corporation, incorporated in 1941 as the successor to the New York Corporation of the same name organized in 1898. The Company is a paper and packaging company with markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It operates approximately 24 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 169 converting and packaging plants, 16 recycling plants and three bag facilities. The Company's businesses are separated into three segments namely Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. International Paper segment is a manufacturer of containerboard in the United States. Its products include linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft. The International Paper segment produces printing and writing papers. Products in this segment include uncoated papers and pulp. It produces papers for use in copiers, desktop and laser printers and digital imaging. End use applications include advertising and promotional materials such as brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports and direct mail. Uncoated papers are sold under private label and International Paper brand names. Industrial Packaging products are closely correlated with non-durable industrial goods production, as well as with demand for processed foods, poultry, meat and agricultural products. The Company's products compete with similar products produced by other forest products companies. It also competes, in some instances, with companies in other industries and against substitutes for wood and wood-fiber products. Its trademarks include Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy. The Company's operations are subject to U.S. and non-U.S. laws and regulations relating to the environment, health and safety.
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