Riverwood International Commercializes New Product For Corrugated Packaging Applications

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Riverwood International, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverwood International Corporation
 announced today the commercialization of KrafKote(R) containerboard, a new
 clay coated product for use in a broad range of post print packaging
 applications.
     The product has recently completed successful introduction in the produce
 market for use in waxed box applications.  Fred Rossi, Plant Manager of the
 Willamette plant in Griffin, GA has been instrumental in working with
 Riverwood to develop this innovative containerboard product.  According to
 Rossi, "We have used KrafKote(R) top liner as an alternative to coating on the
 corrugator and have had very good success with it."
     Riverwood Product Manager, Carroll Clark, stated that "the KrafKote(R)
 product will be offered in 42#, 57# and 69# weights with the expectation of
 expanding to lower weights at a later date.  The product is designed to meet
 the growing demand for higher graphic performance in the specialty packaging
 market segments such as displays and non-waxed produce applications," Clark
 said.
     Riverwood International is a global paperboard, packaging, and packaging
 machinery company headquartered in Atlanta with annual sales of more than
 $1 billion and approximately 4000 employees worldwide.
 
 

SOURCE Riverwood International, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverwood International Corporation
 announced today the commercialization of KrafKote(R) containerboard, a new
 clay coated product for use in a broad range of post print packaging
 applications.
     The product has recently completed successful introduction in the produce
 market for use in waxed box applications.  Fred Rossi, Plant Manager of the
 Willamette plant in Griffin, GA has been instrumental in working with
 Riverwood to develop this innovative containerboard product.  According to
 Rossi, "We have used KrafKote(R) top liner as an alternative to coating on the
 corrugator and have had very good success with it."
     Riverwood Product Manager, Carroll Clark, stated that "the KrafKote(R)
 product will be offered in 42#, 57# and 69# weights with the expectation of
 expanding to lower weights at a later date.  The product is designed to meet
 the growing demand for higher graphic performance in the specialty packaging
 market segments such as displays and non-waxed produce applications," Clark
 said.
     Riverwood International is a global paperboard, packaging, and packaging
 machinery company headquartered in Atlanta with annual sales of more than
 $1 billion and approximately 4000 employees worldwide.
 
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