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American Fine Paper Company
Located in Appleton, Wisconsin, AFP specializes in the purchase and sale of bond, offset, kraft and newsprint in rolls and skids of sheets. AFP has 22 paper mills in the Fox River Valley producing printing and writing papers.

Arctic Paper (Poland)
A fine paper manufacturer in Poland with many products and a rich history dating back to 1740.

Apvion (formerly Appleton)
Originally known as Appleton Papers and then Appleton Paper or just Appleton, the newly named Appvion is a large and innovative paper company head-quartered in--you guessed it--Appleton, Wisconsin. Appvion produces carbonless and thermal papers, labels, etc., as well as many specialty coated papers. They developed the microencapsulation process behind carbonless paper.

Arjowiggins has been at the forefront of the move towards environmentally-friendly paper and paper incorporating security requirements. They have 6,300 employees and 27 production facilities as of 2010. Arjowiggins is the world's leading producer of abrasive base papers and sterile packaging, and is ranked No. 3 in synthetic papers and sterile wraps and No. 4 in decorative paper.

Asia Pulp and Paper
One of the world's largest and fastest growing paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper produces paper in China, Indonesia, and a few other sites, relying on advanced plantations for pulp and using some of the most advanced machines in the world. APP's Paper Contract with China is a good example of taking proactive steps with government to solve the challenges of sustainability.

Atlas Paper Mills (Florida)
A historic mill in Florida that has been green for a long time.

Badger Paper Mills
A specialty paper mill in Wisconsin with a rich history.

Bel Papyrus
A leading paper company in Africa.

Boise Cascade
Boise Cascade is a privately owned company making engineered wood products, plywood, lumber, and particleboard, as well as a line of building materials from their wood products division. They used to have paper and packaging operations, but these were sold n 2008 to Aldabra 2 Acquisition Corp. (see Boise Inc. below).

Boise Inc
Boise is the third-largest North American manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper, with a focus on office paper. Manufactures packaging products under the Boise¨, Hexacomb¨, and Tharco¨ brands in plants across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. U.S. mills are in the South, Midwest, and West. (NYSE: BZ)

Buckeye Technology
A leading producer of absorbent fibers and airlaid nonwovens for personal care markets. (NYSE: BKI).

Catalyst Paper
Western North America's largest manufacturer of mechanical writing paper (paper made from mechanically produced pulp as opposed to chemically cooked pulp).

Canfor Corporation
A British Columbian company that recently acquired Slocan as well as Northwood Pulp and Timber Company. Their web site includes a great deal of information, including materials for teachers to help in educating about forests and environmental issues.

Cellynne Corporation
Florida-based manufacturer of tissue and towel under the Stefco brand. Some aspects of tissue making are shown in a Cellynne video on Youtube.

Cellu Tissue Holdings
A manufacturer of tissue and towel with tissue mills and converting operations. Cellu Tissue became a publicly traded company in Jan. 2010, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CLU. I wonder if they tell investors to get a CLU?

Chesapeake Corp.
A supplier of specialty paperboard packaging products in Europe, with interests in North America and Asia. Chesapeake has two business segments: Paperboard Packaging and Plastic Packaging.

Clampitt Paper
A small company in Texas with a long tradition of making fine papers. A creative site.

Crane & Co.
Founded in 1801, Crane & Co. is a world leader in the production of secure papers for currency and official documents. Located in Dalton, Massachusetts. They also offer business and nonwoven papers.

Domtar (Canada)
Domtar is a major forest products company in Canada, producing pulp, paper, construction materials, etc. This site may be THE PREMIER CORPORATE SITE in terms of its educational benefit. In particular, their Forest Academy is definitely one of the best sites on the Web about forest products. I wish more paper companies offered educational features in their web site!

Expera Specialty Solutions

A large North American specialty paper company with four mills in Wisconsin. Their business includes acquisitions from Thilmany and Wausau Paper's specialty paper.

Formerly Specialty Paperboard. They produce specialty fiber materials, including paper and synthetics. They have nine production facilities in the US and Europe.

Fibria is a major producer of eucalyptus pulp in Brazil. Formed as a merger between Aracruz and VCP, Fibria is a major global exporter of pulp. They produce 6 million tons per year of pulp and paper in 7 factories distributed in 5 Brazilian states. Innovation in plantation management and tree genetics are an important part of their story.

Finch, Pruyn & Co.
This small company in Upstate New York has historic roots and a fine web site with a lot of information (including history dating back to 1865). They produce fine coated papers.

Fortress Paper
Global provider of banknotes and currency paper. Also see the Fortress Paper blog.

Fox River Paper Company
A leading manufacturer of premium writing, text and cover papers. Founded in 1883 and located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Their CEO, Bob Buchanan of Appleton, was named PIMA's 2000 Executive of the Year.

A giant in papermaking and forest products. GP's paper products include tissue (bath tissue, facial tissue, napkins, etc.), cups, packaging, specialty papers, and more. GP is also a major producer of building products such as plywood, gypsum, etc.

P.H. Glatfelter
A paper company that produces tobacco papers, printing paper, and specialty papers. Headquartered in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. The company also runs subsidiaries in Australia and Canada, including the Glatfelter Pulp Wood Co. Their Website provides an overview of the pulp and paper industry, as well as the forest preservation efforts of the company.

Graphic Packaging International
Formerly Riverwood. The GPI story is a tale of two companies. First began in 1923 as the Brown Paper Company, the first in America to produce sheet kraft paper and linerboard. The company went on to pioneer numerous packaging machines and paperboard products over the years, first as Brown, then Olin Mathieson Chemical, Manville Forest Products and finally Riverwood International. The second company was Coors Paper Packaging, created to meet some of the unique packaging challenges for beer. As its capabilities grew, it became Advanced Packaging Technology and then Graphic Packaging. Riverwood and Graphic Packaging joined forces in 2003. GPI operates several paper mills, many converting facilities and several machinery manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Hollingsworth & Vose Co.
Founded in 1843 and headquartered in East Walpole, Massachusetts, H & V offers specialty, industrial and technical papers and nonwovens. Process capabilities include wet laid, dry laid, meltblown and composite technologies.

Inveresk PLC
A British company that acquired Weir Paper. Inveresk offers a useful How We Make Paper section on their site with a link to an interesting video.

International Paper
One of the world's largest and most diverse paper companies with operations in over 30 countries and numerous products, including printing and writing papers, fluff pulp, market pulp, linerboard and corrugated boxes, packaging, etc. IP has acquired many companies, such as the former Champion Paper and Union Camp. Many innovative products and materials come from this company. They also provide some useful resources for educators in their Life of the Forest area, as of Oct. 2008.

Formerly Johnson Corrugated Products, Corp. This is a Canadian company with a variety of products such as packaging materials, tissue, and molded pulp.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
K-C is the world's largest producer of tissue, including facial tissue, bath tissue, and paper towels. Personal care items such as disposable diapers and feminine care products are also an important part of this large company, along with nonwoven materials and other products. In 1995, K-C merged with Scott Paper Company and now has operations in 35 countries.

Klabin Paper (Brazil)
A Brazilian paper company with an interesting history.

Kruger is a diversified maker of paper products based in Montreal.

Marcal Paper Products
Marcal offers 100% recycled tissue and other products. Their site is a good source of recycling information.

Menasha Corporation
Founded in 1849 and located in Neenah, Wisconsin, Menasha Corporation operates more than 60 facilities serving various industries such as packaging, promotional graphics, materials handling, polymer technologies, and paperboard. Menasha Corp. is in the midst of a wave of layoffs in 1999.

MeadWestvaco Corporation
MeadWestvaco is a large and diverse paper company (packaging, imaging technologies, coated papers, chemical products, etc.), combining the expertise of the former Westvaco and Mead companies. As one interesting example of their modern approach to business, MeadWestvaco has launched MeadWestvaco Intelligent Systems, a group looking at high-tech solutions to better meet the needs of their customers. These solutions include RFID technology andother tools to give retailers real-time item-level inventory visibility for improved store performance.

Mohawk Paper
A paper company in New York that produces a variety of paper grades, including premium writing papers, artist papers, and papers for digital printing. A fourth-generation family-owned business and the first U.S. paper mill to match 100% of its electricity with renewable wind power and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production.

Minas Basin Pulp and Paper
A Nova Scotia company making100% recycled paper.

This African company is the second largest packaging company in the Southern Hemisphere and includes Nampak Tissue Division in South Africa. There are a variety of mills and offices in several countries.

NewPage Corp.
NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America. The company’s product portfolio includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin. These mills currently have a total annual production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tons of paper, including approximately 3.3 million tons of coated paper, approximately 900,000 tons of uncoated paper and approximately 300,000 tons of specialty paper (as of 2008).

(Formerly Nexfor.) Norbord is a forest products company divested from Noranda in 1998 (then known as Nexfor - they had a name change recently). Based in Toronto, Ontario, they produce wood-based panelboard producer with annual sales in excess of $1 billion. The company has 16 operations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Norske Skog
This Norwegian company specializes in wood-containing printing papers and is one of the world's largest producers of newsprint.

Orchids Paper
A private-label tissue mamufacturer in Oklahama making towel, tissue, and napkins. Orchids is a publicly traded company on the Amex exhchange as TIS.

Packaging Corporation of America
Formerly Tenneco Packaging.

Potlatch Corporation
Centered in Spokane, Washington, Potlatch is a forest products company with about 1.5 million acres of timberland in Arkansas, Idaho and Minnesota. They manufacture wood products, coated printing papers, bleached paperboard, premium private-label tissue products and market pulp.

Procter and Gamble
A major producer of tissue and absorbent articles, along with many other consumer products. Procter has operations in 140 countries.

A global supplier of timber, performance fibers and wood products.

Resolute Forest Products
Formerly AbitibiBowater, Resolute is one of the largest paper companies in the world and the largest recycler of newspapers and magazines in North America. They produce range of newsprint and coated and specialty papers, market pulp and wood products globally.

This is an international forest products group based in South Africa. They have a production capacity of over 3.2 million tons of paper and 2.6 million tons of pulp per year.

Smurfit-Stone Container
Stone Container and Jefferson Smurfit merged resulting in this large holding company that specializes in corrugated board and packaging materials. Now they are expanding into RFID and a variety of other innovative packaging solutions. (NYSE: SSCC)

Solaris Paper Group
Solaris Paper, Inc. is the North American Sales and Marketing group for Private Label and the LIVI® branded products. They manufacture towel and tissue products from Sinarmas pulp. Sinarmas is one of the largest pulp and paper producers in the world. Sinarmas uses 100% sustainable virgin fiber ensuring the highest quality and the most reliable products. Raw materials are sourced from Sinarmas' own plantations of over 1.9 million acres of eucalyptus, poplar and acacia trees.

Sonoco is a global packaging corporation employing 19,000 people. They are especially known for their paper tubes and cores for wound rolls, produced with special proprietary methods. They also produce grocery bags, composite cans, pressure-sensitive labels, etc.

A large global forest products company headquartered in Helsinki, the result of a merger between the Scandinavian companies, Stora and Enso. They have also acquired Consolidated Papers. Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company producing newsprint, magazine paper, fine paper, consumer board, industrial packaging and wood products. Stora Enso Group has 36,000 employees in more than 40 countries on five continents and is said to be the world's largest producer paper and board. According to Wikipedia's article on Stora Enso, they may be the world's oldest limited liability company: "Originally known as Stora Kopparberg, it was granted a charter from King Magnus IV of Sweden in 1347. The first share in the company is however dated already in 1288 and mining in the mountain had started possibly much earlier."

SCA - Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget
A large Swedish company. SCA has 35,000 employees and deals with paper and packaging, primarily in Europe. SCA is also one of the biggest private forest owners in Europe with extensive research in forestry and pulp & paper manufacturing. Also see he SCA Tissue site.

A new and interesting site with information about Tembec's history, operations, products, environmental and forest management activities as well as financial results, company news and employment opportunities.

Recycled, "tree-free" paper products - including pens and materials made from circuit boards.

UPM, the Biofore Company
Formerly known as UPM-Kymmene, this Finnish company is one of the largest forest products companies in the world. It deals in areas such as production of chemical pulp, sawmilling, plywood, papers for office and printing use, and magazines, advertising materials and sales catalogs.

Von Drehle Corporation
Headquartered in North Carolina, the von Drehle Corporation specialized in away-from-home products such as pper towels, tissue, and dispensers.

Wausau Paper Mills
Headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, they manufacture uncoated printing, writing and imaging papers, specializing in colored papers.

Whatman Company
A major producer of filter paper, engineered fibers, and special cellulose products for scientific applications, including diagnostic devices for a wide variety of analysis and separation techniques. Their Website is informative and interesting.

With nearly 40,000 employees and over 5 million acres of US forests, Weyerhaeuser is a major player in the forest products industries. They grow and harvest timber and make products such as building materials, pulp, paper, specialized fibers and other products. They lead the world in market pulp production.

Willamette Industries
Based in Portland, Oregon and founded in 1906, Willamette has two major product lines. Its Building Materials Group manufactures lumber, plywood, composite panels and custom products as well as engineered wood products. Its Paper Group manufactures business forms, fine paper products, market pulp, and unbleached paper products such as corrugated boxes and bags and sacks. They also produce their own inks and printing plates for several custom applications.

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