The International Paper Company is an American pulp and paper company, the largest such company in the world. It has approximately 56,000 employees, and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

The company was incorporated January 31, 1898, upon the merger of 17 pulp and paper mills in the northeastern United States.

The company produces printer and copier paper, envelopes, corrugated packaging and pulp.

Given the nature of their products, paper plants are highly flammable. Therefore, International Paper Company frequently used asbestos insulation in its walls, floors, and roofs as a protective measure. Asbestos insulation was also used on pipes and boilers throughout International Paper plants. This material intended to protect people turned out to severely damage their health.

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