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TIPCO is TRUST INTERNATIONAL PAPER CORPORATION. Its name is the embodiment of the ideals and working philosophy guiding the Company's business conduct. The name reflects the foundation on which the working relationship between the Company and those it is dealing with built  TRUST.


The TIPCO mill is located on a 37-hectare lot in Bo. Bundagul, Mabalacat, Pampanga with the construction and installation of the first paper machine (PM1) starting in July 1987. TIPCO formally inaugurated the millsite and PM1 on December 13, 1988 and started full commercial operations in August 1989.


In 1993, the Company started the construction of a second paper production line (PM2) with the capacity of 350 metric tons per day through the purchase of a second-hand paper machine (PM2) from Canada. Full commercial operations of PM2 started in May 1995.


In 1995, with the vision of achieving global competitiveness, TIPCO ventured into a third paper machine (PM3) acquiring a second hand J-Former machine from Canada with a capacity to 350 metric tons per day. The J-Former, a twin-wire paper machine, was the first of its kind installed in the country. Compared to the usual less efficient conventional fourdrinier type, the machine has advanced J-formation and sheet stability, the qualities required for copy paper, 4-color printing and high-speed printing. PM3 was officially declared on commercial operations in January 1998.


From its simple beginnings as a producer of newsprint paper with a 125MT capacity per day, TIPCO has grown to a formidable manufacturer of newsprint and printing and writing paper with a capacity of 750MT per day, becoming the dominant Philippine paper maker and an active exporter to the Asian paper market.