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NORPAC — the North Pacific Paper Company — is an independent paper company based in Washington State. From its world-class manufacturing facility, NORPAC delivers a broad range of high-quality papers to customers across the United States and around the world. NORPAC makes high-quality and environmentally conscious copy paper and printing and publishing stock.

Innovation and experience

The NORPAC team has been serving  customers with innovative paper products and service for more than 35 years. NORPAC’s state-of-the-art mill in Longview, Washington, produces more than 750,000 tons of paper annually — enough to stretch a sheet 30 feet wide from Seattle to Miami each day. The mill’s newest products include cost-effective and environmentally conscious copy papers for homes and offices.

Leading quality and service

Originally formed in 1979 as a joint venture between Japan’s Nippon Paper Industries and Weyerhaeuser, NORPAC has been rated in independent surveys as among the leaders in product and print quality, technical and customer service, and delivery performance. As the most significant West Coast producer of its primary paper grades, the mill can quickly and efficiently meet the needs of discriminating customers across the nation and around the world.

Advanced technology

NORPAC paper is made on three world-class paper machines using thermo-mechanical pulp (TMP) for its uncoated mechanical grades and Kraft pulp for its newest Orca grades. In addition, the mill operates an advanced de-inking facility that processes old newspapers, magazines and sorted office papers into high-quality recycled fiber for paper grades that include post-consumer waste. Sophisticated systems in the shipping warehouse and waste recovery operations contribute to the quality and environmental performance NORPAC customers demand.

For 35 years, NORPAC has been jointly owned by Japanese and U.S. companies. This joint venture history has created a unique operation that today combines the best of both cultures: flexibility, responsiveness and innovation with precision, consistency and continuous improvement.


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