Pisgah Forest, NC Facility

The Pisgah Forest facility is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Western North Carolina. Built in 1939 it was the first facility built to manufacture cigarette papers in the United States. During the last six decades, the facility has gained recognition as one of the finest producers of tobacco and other lightweight specialty papers in the world.

One of the unique features of this facility is its primary raw material - flax straw, a byproduct of the linseed farming industry of North Dakota and Canada. This unique fiber generates a lightweight paper that is ideal for tobacco products. In addition, the facility purchases wood pulp and recycled fiber to produce lightweight and ultra-lightweight alkaline papers offering excellent durability and printability.

Lightweight specialty papers manufactured at the facility include those used to produce Bibles, hymnals, dictionaries, reference works, trade books, catalogues and financial, medical and pharmaceutical publications. The facility's daily production capacity is 300 tons.


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