Classic Columns® Papers are Now Entirely FSC® Certified

Neenah Paper Continues to Grow Its FSC Certified Offering

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Sept. 2, 2010) - Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) is pleased to add another one of its premium brands to its FSC Certified papers portfolio. The complete selection of CLASSIC COLUMNS® Papers, in all colors and finishes, are now FSC Certified. This is a brand known for its bold colors and unique textures: the traditional soft, watermarked linear finish and the embossed XL patterned with wider, more defined lines. It is an extraordinary communication medium that provides both visual and tactile appeal.

FSC Certified Papers ensures that papers meet the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) standards for responsible forest management and responsible use of forest resources. Along with being completely FSC Certified, CLASSIC COLUMNS Writing, Text, and Cover are made Carbon Neutral Plus*, with CO2 emissions offset through retirement of CCX Carbon Financial Instruments and sequestration from Neenah's rainforest reforestation project in Costa Rica. The color palette consists of 19 colors and 12 appealing duplex color combinations. The selection includes 13 recycled options that are Green Seal(TM) Certified, manufactured with a minimum of 30 percent post consumer fiber, two of which are 100 percent post consumer fiber. All Neenah Paper Writing and Text weights are laser and inkjet guaranteed, and several colors are available with the Neenah Digital universal digital finish in digital sizes.

"CLASSIC COLUMNS has long been a favorite for both designers and printers, it can elevate the simplest design," says Kathy Kemps, brand manager for Neenah Paper. "Now that all items are FSC certified, we're giving our customers both a beautiful and responsible choice."

About Neenah Paper

For over 100 years, Neenah Paper has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium and specialty papers. Neenah brings state-of-the-art technology to its signature brands, CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, STARWHITE®, NEENAH® and SUNDANCE®, as well as a host of other fine paper products preferred by graphic designers and printers. Neenah also has an exclusive partnership agreement with Crane & Company to manufacture, market and distribute Crane's fine business paper brands: CRANE'S CREST®, CRANE'S BOND®, CRANE'S LETTRA®, CRANE'S PALETTE(TM) and CRANE'S® Choice Papers. Neenah's award-winning and versatile digital papers round out its comprehensive portfolio. Neenah's sustainability commitment is reflected through the Neenah Green initiative, which includes mill-based solutions for minimizing environmental impact. A proud consumer of Green Energy, Neenah Paper is also a U.S. EPA Green Power Partner, and manufactures many brands carrying the Green-e, Green Seal and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications (FSC-C011397). For more information, visit or call (800) 558-5061. Follow Neenah Paper on Twitter: @neenahpaper; become a fan on Facebook,; and visit its blog, Against the Grain, at

Through its Carbon Neutral Plus designation, Neenah has moved beyond making operational changes to reduce carbon emissions, and enhanced its commitment with tangible, accountable projects that directly impact the sustainability and biodiversity of the world. The Neenah Reforestation Project in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the company's most recent Plus initiatives.

Jamie Saunders
Neenah Paper, Inc.

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