International Paper Launches Sustainable, Innovative Corrugated Dividers to Support COVID-19 De-Escalation in Europe, Middle East & Africa

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Brussels, Belgium – June 25, 2020 - International Paper, a leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, is excited to announce the launch of its innovative Space Divider series as some countries around the world lift COVID-related restrictions.

The corrugated separators come in many different shapes and forms, enabling businesses, restaurants, schools and public administration offices to meet social distancing requirements to keep people safe and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. Printable in full color, the separators can also serve to reinforce messages of care or applicable safety procedures in a visually appealing and memorable manner.

“Our corrugated space dividers are enjoying already great popularity in the region”, said Eric Chartrain, Vice President & General Manager of International Paper’s corrugated packaging in Europe, Middle East &Africa (EMEA). “The product gives customers more options to return safely and efficiently to the new normal of their business operations while at the same time contributing to the circular economy with an environmentally-friendly solution.”

Free-standing Corrugated Separator
The free standing corrugated separator is especially suitable for businesses operating production and assembly lines that require employees working closely to each other, for example in the food processing, fruit & vegetables, pharmaceuticals, hygiene and e-commerce sectors. It allows employees to carry out their jobs normally while being physically separated and maintaining a safe distance. Easy to assemble, it can be moved freely as needed while not requiring any additional support. This model is also suitable for use in hospitals and restaurants, as well as for any business dealing with waiting queues and limited space.

Desk Partition
The modular desk divider meets the special requirements of offices and education bodies. It can be easily adapted to any workplace or desk featuring two pre-cut openings enabling hassle-free passing of computer cables and free vision for the user towards for example white boards.

Unlike similar products using alternative materials, International Paper’s Space Dividers are made from renewable resources and can be fully recycled when disposed of. As dividers need frequent replacement for hygiene reasons, the product offers an excellent solution for environmentallyconscious businesses.

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, and Russia. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

In Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of office papers and fiber-based packaging. We are a leading supplier of high-quality cutsize papers, coated and uncoated paperboard and corrugated containers for a wide range of applications, and employ approximately 10,000 people. Net sales for International Paper in EMEA were approximately $3.1 billion in 2019.

Source: International Paper