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NISSAN USES RECYCLED PAPER FOR OWNERS' & SERVICE MANUALS

 NISSAN USES RECYCLED PAPER FOR OWNERS' & SERVICE MANUALS
 DETROIT, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- There will be something in the glove


boxes of the all-new Nissan Quest minivans and Altima sedans that's unique in the industry.
 Beginning with Jobs 1 of the Avon Lake, Ohio-built Quest and the Smyrna, Tenn.-built Altima, owners' manuals will be printed using recycled paper and recyclable ink.
 The decision to use recycled paper in the manuals is further evidence of Nissan's commitment to making and selling environmentally responsible vehicles, said Yasuyuki Kiyota, staff vice president, operations coordination, of Nissan North America, Inc.
 "There are many high-tech, environmentally responsible features for both of these U.S.-built vehicles," he said. "Using recycled paper for owners' manuals follows our overall environmental aim.
 "We've heard of no other automaker using recycled paper in their manuals," he added.
 In addition to the owner's manuals, Nissan also will print service manuals for the two vehicles using the same blend of recycled and new paper. Service manuals are about 1,000 pages long for each vehicle. The Altima owner's manual is about 150 pages long and the Quest owner's manual is about 200 pages.
 Both U.S.-built vehicles go on sale later this year.
 The paper blend consists of at least 10 percent "post-consumer" waste paper, 40 percent "pre-consumer" waste paper and "free sheet" or new paper for the rest.
 "Post-consumer waste is the kind we put into recycling containers," Kiyota said. "It's been used by consumers and now it's getting a second life. Pre-consumer waste includes trimmings from paper-making plants or print shops."
 The outside of the manuals will list the paper blend used inside to meet or exceed the most stringent state labeling requirements.
 The blend gives the durability and low-absorbency characteristics needed for vehicle owners and technicians. Covers for the manuals have an aqueous-based coating.
 That means the manuals are environmentally responsible in two ways.
 "Every bit of each manual, with the exception of the glue used in binding, can be recycled," Kiyota said. "Nissan is trying to find a recyclable glue that meets our requirements."
 The paper for the manuals costs about 10 percent more than 100 percent free sheet but it's worth it, Kiyota said. Printing is being handled by Tweddle Litho Co. of St. Clair Shores, Mich.
 Nissan is looking into expanding use of recycled paper for other vehicle owners' and service manuals. The next vehicle has not been identified as yet, Kiyota said.
 In North America, Nissan's operations include styling, engineering, manufacturing, sales, consumer and corporate finance, and industrial and textile equipment. Nissan employs nearly 10,000 people in the United States and Canada and generates an additional 55,000 jobs through its 1,400 Nissan and Infiniti dealerships located across the continent.
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