Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and Federal and State Officials invite the media to attend a press event to mark the inauguration of a commercial-scale lignin separation plant - the first U.S. facility of its type in more than 25 years.
|Who:||The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture|
|The Honorable G.K. Butterfield, United States House of Representatives|
|John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Domtar Corporation|
|Michael Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, Domtar Corporation|
|Dennis Askew, Vice-President and Mill Manager, Domtar Corporation|
|What:||Tour of the lignin separation plant, presentations on the commercial applications of lignin from Federal officials and Domtar leaders, and panel discussion with industry experts and customers|
|When:||Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET|
||Domtar Plymouth Mill
Plymouth, NC 27962
From the security checkpoint, all visitors will be directed to the training center
|Why:||The production of Domtar's BioChoice™ lignin marks a big win for sustainability, providing a bio-based alternative to the use of petroleum and other fossil fuels across a wide range of applications. This includes adhesives, agricultural chemicals, carbon products, coatings, dispersants, fuels and fuel additives, natural binders, resins and thermoplastics.|
|Lignin is a fundamental building block of wood fiber historically underutilized in the pulp manufacturing process. With rising energy prices, the economics of petroleum-based substrates in the making of consumer goods are shifting. This provides tremendous business opportunities for plant-based materials.|
|The press event will help explain the technology and its market applications, as well as the potential to secure jobs in rural communities by leveraging an abundant, underused renewable material.|
Interested media are required to contact Stefan Nowicki, Manager, Communications and Government Relations, Domtar Corporation, at 803-802-8099 x68099, to confirm attendance no later than June 4 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please bring official press passes and picture I.D to facilitate access to the site.
SOURCE Domtar Corporation