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K-C Professional Boosts Recycled Fiber Content in Paper Towels Made at Loudon, Tenn.

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

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, enabling an increase in recycled fiber content for some of its towel products of up to 100%. Project construction was completed in July 2010 and production is currently ramping up.

"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."

Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of the largest manufacturers of washroom products in the world, serving commercial institutional facilities such as office buildings, hotels, schools, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants and other public buildings.