Appleton Coated Offers Five Green Power Utopia Options Using Green-e® Certified Energy Sources

Combined Locks, Wis. - Appleton Coated has transitioned its renewable electricity purchasing to renewable energy credits (RECS) from Green-e® certified energy sources. Now, Green Power is a standard offer in five grades of the Utopia® brand of coated printing papers: Utopia Premium, Utopia One (sheets and web), U1X:Green (sheets and web), Utopia Two (sheets) and U2:XG (sheets and web). Effective Oct. 3, 2011, these five grades feature Green-e certified Green Power.

"One hundred percent of the electricity used to manufacture these products is matched with RECS from Green-e certified energy sources - primarily wind. Purchasing Utopia papers with Green Power increases support for building clean, efficient, wind-powered facilities and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Demonstrating this forward-thinking commitment to the environment by choosing Green Power Utopia requires no additional effort or cost," says Ferkó Goldinger, advertising and promotion manager.

Customers also may specify Green Power for Appleton Coated's papers that do not include this as standard. Those choosing this option will be charged a small additional cost and will be provided with a certificate of purchase plus the Green Power logo, if requested.

Learn more about Appleton Coated's environmental focus and features in the "Utopia Green Zone." This online resource presents an easy, interactive format to compare up to four product choices and calculate the environmental savings.

Appleton Coated offers the most comprehensive line-up of premium, coated papers available today marketed under the Utopia brand. From the elegance of Premium to hardworking Utopia Three, the Utopia family of coated papers offers six ways to ignite a passion for paper and the environment. The Curious Collection of fine papers are manufactured by Arjowiggins, headquartered in Paris, France, and distributed exclusively in North America by Appleton Coated. Appleton Coated is headquartered in Combined Locks, Wisconsin.

Appleton Coated's media contact: Heather West, 612-724-8760,

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