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IFP announces purchase of Cartulinas N.A. Inc. and appointment as new North American sales and logistics agent for Cartulinas CMPC

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Cartulinas CMPC S.A. (Cartulinas) and International Forest Products LLC (IFP) are pleased to announce that IFP has been appointed the exclusive sales and logistics agent for Cartulinas CMPC paperboard products sold in the USA and Canada. As part of this agreement, Paul Blackman will be joining IFP as Vice President – Paperboard.

Mr. Blackman has worked with Cartulinas for the past twelve years and was instrumental in introducing CMPC’s folding boxboard products into the North American market. IFP has worked with CMPC since 2003, having developed a marketing and logistics plan to introduce CMPC’s eucalyptus pulp into the North American market. As one of North America’s largest shipper of pulp, paper and lumber products, IFP will work to increase Cartulinas’ market presence in North America.

“We look forward to having Paul Blackman continue to be the face of our North American sales effort while adding the logistics expertise of IFP” said Cristian Cerda, Director of Sales of Cartulinas CMPC S.A.

Daniel Kraft, IFP’s President and Chief Executive Officer added, “We are pleased to include Paul and CMPC’s paperboard in our North American product portfolio. We have had great success with CMPC’s pulp and look forward to working with the mill and Paul to build on the successes of the past twelve years.”