Local company produces paper for World Cup cups

Yupo Corporation America’s World Cup trophy is about 6 inches tall – and has been in the hands of millions of soccer fans reveling in Brazil. The souvenirs that fans are drinking out of at World Cup venues are sheathed in synthetic paper that was specially developed and manufactured by Chesapeake-based Yupo. They’ve been so popular that 450,000 extra cups had to be ­ordered after vendors sold out of the first 6 million that were made, said Bill Hewitt, marketing manager for Yupo, whose … [Read more...]

YUPO Recognized as a ‘Natural Choice’ for Pantone, LLC

Yupo mixes with the ‘authority on color’ to create a durable display envelope. Pantone, LLC’s most recent project was to create display sleeves and envelopes for its FASHION + HOME Cotton products. The paper had to be durable, keep sharp edges and could not affect the color swatches displayed in the sleeves. As with other projects, YUPO’s bright white and legendary durability fit the bill to a tee, but Pantone went on to commend YUPO for its ‘green’ initiatives. “We... feel good about … [Read more...]

YUPO Names 2014 Wally Award Winners

HOW Design Conference Attendees Select Winners in Three Categories for 11th Annual Design Competition (CHESAPEAKE, VA— June 10, 2014) -- Yupo Corporation America, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic paper and presenter of the Wally Awards, has announced the winners of the 11th annual design competition. Best Design entry – Clampitt Paper, Dallas: in-store promotions Best Package entry – Mrs. Prindable’s Natural Caramel Best Artist entry – Julie Armstrong – Original … [Read more...]

xpedx Expands Digital Portfolio with PoliPrint and YUPOBlue Synthetic Papers

xpedx has announced the broadening of its digital papers portfolio with the addition of two new synthetic papers, PoliPrint Xerographic Polyester Paper and YUPOBlue for HP Indigo. Both are now available nationwide from the xpedx network of distribution centers. “xpedx has offered durable synthetic papers to our customers for many years, and we are further expanding our commitment with digital synthetics to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Rick Burdick, vice president-sales, … [Read more...]

YUPO Names 2013 Wally Award Winners

HOW Design Conference Attendees Select Winners in 3 Categories for 10th Annual Design Competition CHESAPEAKE, VA (July 2013) – YUPO Corporation America, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic paper and presenter of the Wally Awards, has announced the winners of the tenth annual design competition. Best Design Entry – Immedia Corporate Brochure, Jessica Roberts, Immedia – Minneapolis, MN Best Package Entry – Children’s Health Investment Program Toolkit by C.H.I.P. at Chesapeake … [Read more...]