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FutureMark grows customer base as corporate leaders expand use of recycled paper in 2012

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FutureMark grows customer base as corporate leaders expand use of recycled paper in 2012

January 18, 2013 - 05:53
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WESTPORT, CT, Jan. 18, 2013 (Press Release) -FutureMark Paper Group, North America's leading provider of responsibly made, high-recycled paper, grew its customer base for a third straight year in 2012 with the addition of respected organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History, Black & Decker, Kaplan, Kohl's, Sam's Club, Time Inc., Trader Joe's and Wiley. FutureMark also significantly expanded relationships with existing customers Chick-fil-A, National Geographic and Whole Foods Market.

"FutureMark Paper Group continues to expand and grow, despite tough conditions overall in the North American market for printing paper," said FutureMark President and CEO Steve Silver. "Our commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of paper production is really paying off. Customers value our products' high recycled content and environmental profile. They especially seem to like that our recycled paper performs and costs the same as less green, non-recycled alternatives."

Recycled paper helps conserve natural resources. According to the Environmental Paper Network's Paper Calculator, by using FutureMark recycled paper in lieu of non-recycled paper, FutureMark customers collectively generate these environmental savings each year:

  • Displaced the need to cut down more than 4 million trees
  • Saved enough energy to power more than 30,000 American homes for one year
  • Uses about 2 trillion fewer gallons of water
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions roughly equivalent to taking nearly 60,000 cars off the road

FutureMark Paper Group's responsibly made printing and packaging papers have the highest recycled content for products of their type made in North America. The group's two manufacturing facilities produce 90- to 100-percent recycled papers used in books, catalogs, magazines, retail inserts, office papers, labels and promotional mailings, as well as in fast food and commercial packaging applications.

About FutureMark Paper Group

FutureMark Paper Group is North America's leading provider of responsibly made, high‐recycled paper. Through continuous green innovation, the group produces high‐quality, high‐performance printing and packaging papers with unmatched levels of recycled content. FutureMark's recycled paper solutions help sustainability leaders uphold their environmental commitments while advancing their business goals. FutureMark Paper Group's production centers are located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and in the Chicago metropolitan area. For more information, please visit