Equivalent Weights

Use these tables to get a quick estimate of an equivalent weight in another paper type. First, a reminder of basis sizes and areas by paper type.

Paper TypeBasis SizeReam Basis
Area (ft²)
Sheet Basis
Area (in²)
Ivex Paper24″ x 36″3,000 ft²864 in²
Bond17″ x 22″1,299 ft²374 in²
Book / Offset25″ x 38″3,299 ft²950 in²
Bristol22.5″ x 28.5″2,227 ft²641.25 in²
Cover20″ x 26″1,806 ft²520 in²
Index25.5″ x 30.5″2,701 ft²777.75 in²
Tag / Newsprint24″ x 36″3,000 ft²864 in²

Ivex Paper

Ivex PaperBondBook / OffsetBristolCoverIndexMetric ( g/m² )
30133322182749
32143524192952
35153926213257
40174430243665
50225537304581
60266645365498
743281554466120
803588594872130
10043110746090163
11048121826699179
120521328972108195
133581469980120216

BOND

BondBook / OffsetBristolCoverIndexIvex / Tag / NewsprintMetric ( g/m² )
123021172528*45
13332218273049
14362419293253
15382621313556
16412722333760
18463125374268
20513428424675
22563831465183
24614133505590
26664536546098
287148395865105
307651426269113
328155446774120
369162507583135
389765537988143
4010269568392150

*Ivex does not currently manufacture these weights.

BOOK / OFFSET

Book / OffsetBondBristolCoverIndexIvex / Tag / NewsprintMetric ( g/m² )
301220162527*44
33132218273049
35142419293252
38152621313556
40162722333659
45183025374167
50203427414574
55223730455081
60244133495589
65264436535996
702847385764104
753051416168111
803254446573118
903561497482133
1003968558291148
12047816698109178
*Ivex does not currently manufacture these weights.

BRISTOL

BristolBondBook / OffsetCoverIndexIvex / Tag / NewsprintMetric ( g/m² )
673999548190147
80471196597108175
905213373109121197
1005814881121135219
1207017897146162*263
14082207114170189*307
16093237130194216*351
180105267146218242*395
*Ivex does not currently manufacture these weights unless laminating is an option.

COVER

CoverBondBook / OffsetBristolIndexIvex / Tag / NewsprintMetric ( g/m² )
25184631374268
35256443525895
402973496066108
503691627583135
5540100688291149
60431107490100162
65471198097108176
705012886105116189
805814699120133216
9065164111135150*243
10072183123150166*270
12086219148179199*324
13094237160194216*351
*Ivex does not currently manufacture these weights unless laminating is an option.

INDEX

IndexBondBook / OffsetBristolCoverIvex / Tag / NewsprintMetric ( g/m² )
90431107460100163
110531349174122199
120581479980133217
1406717111594155*253
17082208140114189*307
220106269181147244*398
*Ivex does not currently manufacture these weights unless laminating is an option.

TAG / NEWSPRINT

Tag / NewsprintBondBook / OffsetBristolCoverIndexMetric ( g/m² )
26112919162342
27123020162444
28123121172546
30133322182749
32143524192952
40174430243665
50225537304581
60266645365498
803588594872130
10043110746090163
11048121826699179
120521328972108195
1506516511190135244
17576192130105158285
20087220148120180325
250108275186151225407

METRIC (GSM)

Metric ( g/m² )BondBook / OffsetBristolCoverIndexIvex / Tag / Newsprint
216141081213
246161191315
2671812101416
2771812101517
2871913101517
3082014111718
3182114111719
3292215121820
3392215121820
3592416131922
37102517142023
39102618142224
40112718152225
42112819162326
45123021172528
48133222182729
49133322182730
50133423182831
51143423192831
52143524192932
54143625203033
55153725203034
56153826213134
57153926213235
60164127223337
65174430243640
70194732263943
75205134284146
80215436304449
85235739314752
90246141335055
100276846375561
104287047385864
107287249405966
110297450416168
115317852436471
118318054446573
120328155446674
130358859487280
133359061497482
135369162507583
143389765537988
1483910068558291
1504010168558392
1564210571588696
1604310873598998
16343110746090100
16544111756191101
17045115786394104
180481228267100111
190511288770105117
200531359174111123
203541379375112125
216571469980119133
2205914910081122135
2306115510585127141
2406416210989133147
2506716911492138154
2606917611996144160
27072182123100149166
28074189128104155172
29077196132107160178
30080203137111166184
31584213144117174194
32586220148120180200
33088223151122183203
35093236160129194215
37098250169137205227
380101257173141210233
400106270182148221246
450120304205166249277
500133338228185277307

Adam Brancato – Technical Manager

 •  B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

•  Ph.D. in Paper Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Adam began working at Ivex Specialty Paper in September of 2022. His previous experience includes various production and technical roles at ND Paper, including Senior Production Engineer. In his current role at Ivex, he focuses on new product development to maintain and improve quality for existing customers. In addition, he will work on advancing new grades for future customers. Adam says he’s excited to work with Ivex’s interesting paper machine because it’s capable of such a diverse range of potential products.   

Contact Adam via phone at (309)-686-3830 x7140

Michelle Witt – Director of Marketing

Michelle spent the early part of her career in the engineering and start-up worlds at B2B technology companies ranging from energy to educational software. As our Director of Marketing, she brings this entrepreneurial, growth mindset to help us connect with our current and soon-to-be customers. She enjoys discovering creative ways to share our stories with the world and says she is constantly learning new things about paper from our long-time team members.

Thad Edmonds – CFO

Thad has spent approximately 3 decades in the financial and accounting industries with over 15 years at a senior manager level of responsibility. As the Controller, he handles all of the accounting responsibilities. He says his favorite things about working at Ivex are working with such a dedicated group of people and learning the process of making specialty papers. He is proud that even though the team part of a larger organization, we are able to remain flexible enough to be able to meet our clients’ ever changing needs. And he believes the amount of experience amongst our staff is truly remarkable. Contact Thad via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7115

Dan Rogers – Engineering / Maintenance Manager

Dan has over 25 years of experience in Maintenance and Engineering, with over 20 years of that in senior management roles. His background includes automotive, steel manufacturing, and fermentation. As the Maintenance and Engineering Manager, it is Dan’s responsibility to schedule maintenance and equipment PM’s, procure parts, oversee project work from concept to completion, manage building maintenance and schedule and oversee contractor work. He says he has found the staff here to be very knowledgable and professional and looks forward to spending a long career learning from, as well as working with, the team at Ivex. Contact Dan via phone at (309)-686-3830 x7129

Chris Kranz – Shift Supervisor

Chris has been in the paper industry for the past 22 years, the last 12 years being with Ivex, and the last 8 of those years as a shift supervisor. His main responsibilities are scheduling of the mill employees, ensuring all personnel are working safely and responsibly, maximizing machine output while upholding quality, overseeing the mill’s effluent costs and maintaining all data. Chris has completed a color school class through XRITE to expand his knowledge of our color control system at the mill as well. He says he enjoys working with the entire team at Ivex on all the daily challenges and opportunities that come our way. Contact Chris via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7124

Paul Gilbert – Assistant Plant Superintendent/Lean Coordinator

Paul has been working at the Peoria Mill for 24 years. He started as an extra man and worked his way up to Shift Supervisor and Assistant Plant Superintendent. As a crew leader, he’s responsible for employee safety, performance, and the quality of the product. He says every day can bring a new challenge and his favorite part of working here is learning from each challenge as a team. Additionally, the friendships and loyalties he’s found here make this a great place to work. Contact Paul via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7124

Angie Spann – Human Resource Manager

Angie is the Human Resource Manager and Safety Coordinator at Ivex Specialty Paper. She’s responsible for payroll, benefits, workers compensation, and other human resource tasks. She is also responsible for safety training and the safety programs at the Peoria Mill. Angie has been employed with the company for over 30 years and says she really enjoys the diversity of her job, along with her interactions with all of the employees. Contact Angie via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7110

Eric Thomas – Supervisor

Eric has been with the mill for 14 years. He started as an extra hand working his way up on the paper machine and into a Supervisor’s position. He’s held roles such as Chief Steward with the Union and member of the safety committee. As Supervisor, his responsibilities include the safety of employees, performance, and the quality of the product. Eric says the parts of his role that excite him most are the group of people he gets to work with on a daily basis and the quality product they get to produce for customers.

 

Contact Eric via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7124

Amy Thompson – Process Optimization and Product Development Engineer

Amy began working at Ivex Speciality Paper in 2021, as our Process Optimization and Product Development Engineer. In addition to working on key new upgrades to our paper machine, she works directly with Ivex’s operators to run customer trials and continuously improve our processes. Before joining Ivex, Amy was a manufacturing engineer for Caterpillar and worked in R&D and manufacturing at Hu-Friedy. Amy’s excited to learn more about the process and equipment involved in paper making. She looks forward to helping evolve and improve the processes at the mill over the years to come. Contact Amy via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7135

David Wentzel – COO

44 years in the paper industry

Dave began working at Ivex Specialty Paper in April of 2016, as Technical Manager. In his role as COO, he is involved many aspects of keeping the mill running smoothly. Dave says he has enjoyed the opportunity to work with a group of people who truly care about the product they are producing, and the customers that they are serving.

Contact Dave via phone at (570)-295-2323

Robert Pitts – Customer Service Manager

46 years in the paper industry
Bob has worked in the Peoria mill for over 46 years. His first 22 years were in the union shop and his remaining years have been spent in management. Bob says he considers the mill his home away from home and thoroughly enjoys his job and the challenges it creates day to day. He also enjoys his fellow workers and considers them a team. Contact Robert via phone at (309)-686-3830 x 7114

James Braswell

49 years in the paper industry
James has been working in the sales for the Peoria Mill for 37 years, being able to watch the Peoria plant grow and undergo many changes. He says his career has been, and still is, a very challenging and rewarding experience all at the same time. He says we have employees that take ownership, great pride, and determination in making the Peoria Mill the best it can be and that truly makes the experience working here all the better.
Contact James at
office phone: (256)-362-5159
cell phone: (256)-493-4734

Cathy Bennett – Customer Success Manager

33 years in the paper industry

Cathy has had the benefit of working in the paper industry in many functional roles. Her deep technical knowledge comes from operational experience across mills and her leadership of process and product improvement initiatives. Her time in product development gave Cathy exposure to the marketing and sales side of the business and, combined with her operational experience, gives her a well-rounded approach to her current role at Ivex. She says she loves to help customers solve problems quickly by recognizing opportunities in our technical capabilities and delivering them in a way that makes sense for their businesses and ours!


Contact Cathy via phone at (920)-216-8606

William Platt – President & CEO

43 years in the paper industry

Bill’s first job in the paper industry was in Alabama in 1977. This remarkable industry has taken him to Wisconsin, Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and finally to Ivex Specialty Paper in Peoria, Illinois. Bill has had the opportunity to work in wood yards, pulp mills, utility operations with boilers, turbines and evaporators as well as paper machines, coaters, and converting equipment of all shapes and sizes. He says the work is exciting for certain, but the people are really what makes it all worthwhile.


Contact Bill via phone at (920)-284-1665