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Appleton Coated Debuts USA Made Heavyweight Premium Covers – Completes Transition to All USA Made Products


Combined Locks, Wis. (Sept 22, 2016) – Appleton Coated is now offering its 130 and 150 lb heavyweight Utopia Premium Silk covers as domestically-made products.

Ann Whalen, Appleton Coated’s senior vice president marketing and customer services, explains, “We have been making all basis weights and finishes of Premium – except the 130 and 150 lb – at our mill since 2009. The ability to offer Utopia Premium Silk 130 and 150 cover completes our transition away from imported products. Our entire paper portfolio, both coated and uncoated, is now made in the USA at our mill in Combined Locks, Wisconsin.”

Howard Kirby, Appleton Coated’s senior commercial product manager, adds, “Utopia Premium is the only triple-coated paper manufactured at this high quality level made in the USA.” Kirby continues, “Since 1994, we have invested over $500 million in manufacturing capabilities in our mill to make the finest coated and uncoated papers. Utopia Premium is the pinnacle of coated papermaking in the USA. Our coating facilities are the newest for printing papers in North America and were purpose built to make the best coated paper you can buy.”

All Utopia Premium products are 100% guaranteed for performance on press, acid-free, enhanced elemental chlorine-free and pH neutral. Utopia Premium is Forest Stewardship Council® certified (FSC® C007796) and manufactured with Green-e® certified Green Power – both features standard, no upcharge. The Green Power designation means that 100% of the electricity used to manufacture these products is matched with renewable energy credits (RECs) from Green-e certified energy sources, primarily wind.

About Appleton Coated
Appleton Coated is a manufacturer and distributor of coated, uncoated, specialty and technical papers sold under the Ethos®, Utopia®, and other brand names. The company’s products are used in high-end commercial printing, textbook publishing, label papers, transactional printing and a variety of specialty and custom applications. Selling through a chain of highly respected paper distributors, the company serves corporations, publishers, printers, converters, and graphic designers in North America. Since 1889, Appleton Coated has been headquartered in Combined Locks, Wisconsin. Learn more about Appleton Coated at


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