Wausau Paper Extends Its Environmentally Preferable EcoSelect(TM) Specialty Products Line

A Natural-Fiber-Based Alternative for Professional Bakery


MOSINEE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 4, 2007–Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) today announced an expansion of its Specialty Products line of EcoSelect(TM) environmentally preferable papers with the introduction of new natural-fiber-based ProRedi(R) Professional Baking Papers.

Wausau’s co-branded ProRedi(R) and EcoSelect(TM) natural-fiber baking pan liner papers are designed for demanding commercial bakery, foodservice, restaurant, deli, or home use. These papers are FDA-compliant, kosher-certified, and available in both bulk and sheeted packaging.

“This introduction today demonstrates once again the commitment of our businesses to serve the growing number of niche markets demanding environmentally responsible and sustainable paper products – – markets which are both consistent with our business objectives and our history of environmental stewardship,” commented Thomas J. Howatt, Wausau Paper president and chief executive officer. “We are committed to continuous product innovation and delivering new value-added products that meet the evolving needs of our customers and the markets we serve.”

EcoSelect(TM) papers are supported by environmentally responsible manufacturing and renewable energy. Up to 50 percent of the energy required to create the exclusive natural-fiber, chlorine free pulp is renewable, generated from bio-fuels and hydro electric power within Wausau’s facilities. Documented sustainable forestry practices, energy conservation, wise water use and waste reduction programs also support EcoSelect(TM) products.

Wausau Paper Specialty Products offers a broad range of environmentally responsible specialty papers designed for high performance technical and packaging applications in the food service, personal care, consumer products, metal, and glass industries. For more information on the complete range of Wausau Paper Specialty Products, please contact Marketing Communications at 1-866-507-4689 or e-mail your inquires to Jim Cauley at jcauley@wausaupaper.com.

About Wausau Paper:

Wausau Paper, with record revenues of $1.2 billion in fiscal 2006, produces and markets fine printing and writing papers, technical specialty papers, and “away-from-home” towel and tissue products. To learn more about Wausau Paper visit: www.wausaupaper.com.

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