World Record-Breaking Paper Airplane Takes Flight on Conqueror

The paper airplane designed by John Collins that broke the Guinness World Record™ for greatest distance flown was fashioned out of Conqueror® CX22. "As the exclusive North American distributor for Arjowiggins, Appleton Coated was pleased to have arranged the donation that put the world's best identity paper into the hands of the world's best paper airplane guy," says Ferkó X. Goldinger, advertising and promotion manager. 

Known as "the paper airplane guy," Collins has been perfecting his design for several years. In 2011, he selected Conqueror as his paper of choice. Davis' "pilot" and Arena Football League quarterback, Joe Ayoob, threw the hand-folded paper aircraft 226 feet, 10 inches on Feb. 26, 2012 at McClellan Air Force Base in California. This is the greatest distance ever recorded for a paper airplane flight. (Video). 

"We are very excited for John and Joe, and to have Conqueror be a part of this record-breaking event. It's a winning combination: earning a world record using the world's most-recognized communication and identity paper," says Goldinger. "Available in more than 120 countries, Conqueror reflects attention to the smallest of details and leaves a lasting, positive impression -- whether used in the best paper airplanes or by the most-recognized global brands." 

Conqueror also sends an environmentally responsible message, as the products are elemental chlorine-free, acid-free, have earned Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certification and are manufactured in an ISO 14001-certified facility. 

For more information on Appleton Coated, please visit To learn more about Conqueror, please see and click on the "Conqueror" icon.

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