From paper labels for canned goods and food packaging to dissolving pulp that goes into disinfectant wipes and hospital gowns, the opportunities we have to support our communities are more important now than ever before.
Many years ago, we committed to diversify our business so that we could more easily work through situations such as this. We are confident that Sappi North America will continue to be a strong, innovative manufacturer in the U.S. both during and beyond this crisis.
As a result of an increase in customer and stakeholder inquiries, we have created this resource to address common questions about how Sappi North America has responded and will continue to respond to COVID-19. As we continue to navigate this situation, we will update this page.
All our sites have strict and extensive protocols to minimise the risk of exposure, including:
We deem our businesses as essential, and to date, states such as Maine, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, that have restricted the operation of many businesses, have exempted the pulp and paper industry. Quebec has also deemed our Matane operation as essential.
We have four manufacturing sites in North America with multiple machines. The majority of our paper, packaging and dissolving pulp products are qualified across multiple platforms. In addition, Sappi North America is part of a larger global network with multiple production facilities in both Europe and North America, giving us the ability to carousel grades between production sites, if needed.
If you have further questions about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact us or your local Sappi sales manager.