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Georgia-Pacific Professional Announces New SofPull™ Tissue Dispenser


New Washroom Product Simplifies Tissue Dispensing

Atlanta, GA, June 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The SofPull™ Centerpull Tissue Dispenser is putting a new spin on
one-at-a-time dispensing. The latest design from Georgia-Pacific Professional, this unique innovation is the first of its kind in the United States and makes it easy to get the right amount of tissue with one pull—reducing waste, overhead costs and promoting wellness through increased hygiene.

The SofPull dispensing system features a completely enclosed roll, with sheet-by-sheet feeding of tissue pulled from a small opening in the front and leaving a minimal amount of tissue exposed. This contemporary design helps improve on the traditional pull-style of tissue dispensers because it allows for no-fuss, one-at-a-time dispensing. Since the tissues are previously untouched, the tissue is more hygienic and helps reduce the chance of cross-contamination. Users also pull one tissue at a time, which has proven to help reduce usage.

“SofPull is the first single dispensing, center pull system in the U.S. and is a premier innovation in the tissue category because of its efficient design,” said Nick Trainer, vice president and general manager – Georgia-Pacific Professional’s tissue and soap category. “The dispenser’s ability to help eliminate cross-contamination while also helping to reduce costs for the facility represents the next step in Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to quality products that are better for the user, customer and environment.”

The SofPull dispenser is part of Georgia-Pacific Professional’s Green by Design™ Program for environmental sustainability. The system has 60 percent less packaging waste per case than Georgia-Pacific Professional’s jumbo bath tissue. It also has been well received in test markets because it eliminates over-spinning and minimizes roll replacement. The tissue used in this dispenser is a soft, two-ply product that meets EPA standards for recycled content. Further, there is no outer carton or inner wrapping, which helps conserve paper use. The system is available in Splash Blue or Translucent Smoke and is designed to fit in stalls with single, side-by-side or stacked configurations.

For more information about SofPull and other efficient, hygienic Georgia-Professional solutions, please visit www.gppro.com or call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647).

About Green by Design™ Products
Since the 1930s, Georgia-Pacific Professional and its predecessors have pioneered systems that reduce waste. Georgia-Pacific Professional produces 200 away-from-home products containing 95 to 100 percent recycled fiber and 40 products that help companies earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Georgia-Pacific Professional works closely with its affiliated recycling company, Harmon Associates, which facilitates the brokerage of six million tons of recovered paper each year.

In 2007, Georgia-Pacific Professional began labeling the environmental benefits of its products using the Green by Design designation. Green by Design-marked products follow the EPA’s 3 R program of reduce, reuse and recycle. Georgia-Pacific Professional labels the packaging for its Green by Design qualified products with seals that designate which of the 3 R’s the product satisfies and how the particular product satisfies the relevant environmental criteria.

About Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock® and Brawny Industrial™. For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at http://www.gppro.com.

Experience GP Professional. Experience better.

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Georgia-Pacific Professional
Ebony Brooks
(919) 844-2749
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www.gppro.com

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