Australian Paper

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Australian Paper
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1895
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Products Reflex copy paper, Tudor envelopes, Tudor and Olympic stationery products, Postspeed, Saxton, Australian Copy Paper
Number of employees
Approximately 1,300

Australian Paper is the only Australian manufacturer of office, printing and packaging papers. Australian Paper directly employs 1,294 people and manufactures more than 600,000 tonnes of paper annually for Australia, New Zealand and export markets.[1] It has two manufacturing facilities: the Maryvale Mill (Latrobe Valley, Victoria) and the Preston manufacturing facility (Preston, Victoria).[2]

Australian Paper was purchased from Paperlinx by Japan-based Nippon Paper Group in June 2009.[3]

In February 2015 Australian Paper announced the closure of the Shoalhaven Paper Mill in Nowra, NSW.[4] The mill closed in July 2015.[5]

In April 2015 Australian Paper opened a new A$90 million paper recycling plant at the Maryvale Mill. The plant can process up to 80,000 tonnes of wastepaper a year.[6][7]

Environmental impact[edit]

Australian Paper has a contract with the Victorian Government for the period 1996-2030 of buying wood at a 1996 fixed price on the logs. This includes mountain ash timber, deemed by scientists to be of high conservation value.[8] In August 2011 Australian Paper withdrew from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, in order to be able to use wood from old-growth forest logging by VicForests, but remained under the certification of the Australian Forestry Standard. Their previous auditor SmartWood was suspended in September 2011 as result of an FSC internal audit.[9] Later the company announced that its FSC certification has been retained for all products except Reflex paper.[10] As of 2013, the Reflex 100% recycled paper is FSC certified.[11]

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  3. ^ "Nippon Paper snaps up Australian Paper". 2013 Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Australian Paper announces closure of Shoalhaven plant" (PDF). Australian Paper. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shoalhaven Paper Mill produces last reel after 58 years". ABC News. 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Major boost for Australian-made recycled paper" (PDF). Australian Paper. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Aus Paper opens Maryvale recycled mill". ProPrint. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  8. ^ Nicole Steinke: "The Story of Paper", ABC, 25 March 2013
  9. ^ Ben Butler: "Ratings body suspends green ticks after paper stoush", 12 September 2011
  10. ^ Nolan Giles: "Australian Paper: we retained FSC but opted out for Reflex", 5 September 2011
  11. ^ FSC: "FSC Certified Products", retrieved 30 August 2013

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