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K-C Professional Makes Investment To Increase Recycled Fiber Content Capabilities

October 5, 2010

Investment will enable mill to increase recycled fiber in Kleenex and Scott brands.

Kimberly-Clark Professional has made a multimillion dollar investment to boost the recycled fiber capabilities of its Loudon, Tenn., facility. The investment will enable the mill to increase the amount of recycled fiber in a range of Kleenex and Scott brand towel products.

“As part of our Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program, our goal is to make our products as environmentally sustainable as possible, while still maintaining the high level of product performance for which our products are known,” said Andy Clement, director of the Hand Hygiene and Tissue business for Kimberly-Clark Professional.“This is consistent with the large recycled fiber investment we made in our Mobile, Ala., facility in 2007 and just one of many hand hygiene and tissue investments we plan on making in the future.”

The capital improvements will bring the Loudon facility up to the same recycled fiber capacity of other state-of-the-art Kimberly-Clark Professional production facilities and enable Kimberly-Clark Professional to increase the recycled fiber content of some of its towel products to up to 100 percent.Project construction was completed in July 2010 and production is currently ramping up.

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