Appleton Marks 50 Years of Producing Carbonless Paper
In 1954, Appleton, Appleton, Wis., (formerly Appleton Coated Paper Company) helped introduce the first carbonless paper, NCR PAPER brand, to the market. The product was simply promoted as a new paper product that eliminates carbon paper.
The NCR PAPER brand has been continuously manufactured by Appleton since then, and has long been the leading brand of carbonless paper. It revolutionized the forms industry by eliminating the mess and bother of carbon interleaves.
"The invention of carbonless paper used new technology that literally changed the way business information was processed," said Albert Selker, Appleton's marketing director. "What started as a niche product soon transformed the business forms industry. Fifty years later, carbonless paper continues to play an important role in communicating business information."
The late Barry Green was a scientist and inventor who developed the microencapsulation process used to create carbonless paper. Carbonless paper is used to make multipart business forms, invoices and credit card receipts. It is available in roll and sheet grades.
NCR PAPER is a registered trademark licensed to Appleton.