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1998 Annual Report

PRODUCTION STATISTICS

Business

CORRUGATED CONTAINERS AND CONTAINERBOARD

    Industry Position

    • Largest supplier of corrugated containers
    • Industry's most complete line of graphic capabilities
    • Major domestic export supplier of containerboard

    Facilities

    • Approximately 120 corrugated container plants in North America
    • Marketing and Technical Center (MTC) in Westmont, Illinois
    • See paper and paperboard mills below
    • More than 30 plants in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America

    Highlights

    • Capable of producing 92 billion square feet of corrugated containers and specialty products
    • Capable of converting 6 million tons of containerboard
    • More than 1 million tons of linerboard medium and kraft paper sold to global markets and affiliates

FOLDING CARTONS AND BOXBOARD MILLS

    Industry Position

    • Nation's largest supplier of folding cartons and clay-coated, recycled boxboard
    • Provider of broadest range of support services in the industry

    Facilities

    • 19 folding carton plants
    • 4 clay-coated, recycled boxboard mills

    Highlights

    • Produced 630,000 tons of clay-coated board and uncoated recycled boxboard in 1998
    • Sold 536,000 tons of folding cartons in 1998

SPECIALTY PACKAGING

    Industry Position

    • Leading producer of paper tubes and cores
    • One of the largest contract packagers and suppliers of labels for decorative packaging applications in the U.S.
    • Industry leader in litho and heat-transfer labels, flexible films, and contract packaging

    Facilities

    • 3 uncoated, recycled boxboard mills
    • 17 tube and core plants
    • 3 partition plants
    • 10 consumer-packaging manufacturing facilities

    Highlights

    • 129,000 tons of recycled boxboard produced in 1998
    • 138,000 tons converted to industrial products in 1998

BAG PACKAGING AND KRAFT PAPER

    Industry Position

    • Industry's largest manufacturer of multiwall industrial and consumer bags
    • Leading industry manufacturer of flexible, intermediate bulk containers

    Facilities

    • 13 bag plants in the U.S.
    • Technical and Graphics Center in Cantonment, Florida
    • Bag Packaging Equipment Group in Salt Lake City, Utah
    • See paperboard, paper, and pulp mills below

    Highlights

    • 245,000 tons of kraft paper converted in 1998
    • 1.1 billion multiwall bags produced in 1998
    • More than 1 million tons of kraft paper, linerboard, and medium sold to global markets and affiliates

RECYCLED FIBER

    Industry Position

    • Largest reclamation business in the industry

    Facilities

    • 32 U.S. collection centers
    • 12 U.S. brokerage offices
    • 1 brokerage office in Shanghai, China

    Highlights

    • 5.6 million tons of paper collected in 1998
    • Approximately 45 percent of paper collected used by Smurfit-Stone mills
    • Major fiber supplier to Asia, Europe, and Latin America

PAPERBOARD, PAPER, AND PULP MILLS

    Industry Position

    • World's largest producer of containerboard
    • Nation's leading producer of recycled medium
    • Industry's largest producer of MIST-WITE® II

    Facilities

    • Major producer of hardwood pulp
    • 4 linerboard mills
    • 9 medium mills
    • 1 bag-paper and linerboard mill
    • 1 mottled white machine at Brewton, Alabama mill
    • Majority owner of semi-chemical mill in Groveton, N.H.
    • 1 bleached pulp and linerboard mill
    • 1 bleached pulp mill

    Highlights

    • 4.3 million tons of linerboard capacity
    • 1.7 million tons of corrugating medium capacity
    • 192,000 tons of solid bleached sulfate capacity
    • 520,000 tons of bleached hardwood pulp production statistics

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