Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

Seirra Magazine Rolls out Eco Friendly Paper

Good news from our printing presses: Sierra magazine’s paper is now as eco-friendly as it gets. Starting this summer, issues will be printed on recycled, FSC-certified paper. Chuck Baldwin, the magazine’s associate director of operations, spent six years looking for the perfect pages. And while there’s rarely such a thing as perfection during a quest…

June 6, 2011

Good as New: Recycled Paper

American Printer March 21, 2011 Some printers still harbor concerns about recycled paper. They might think it doesn’t run well on high-speed presses or that it looks inferior to virgin paper. Perhaps they assume it costs more and is hard to get. These perceptions may have been true 20 years ago, but not anymore. Recycled…

March 21, 2011

As Green As You Get

Working under the principle of ‘build it and they will come’ from the movie, Field of Dreams, FutureMark Paper found the right customers at the right time for its line of publication papers. Already given a headstart from previous mill owner Myllykoski’s foresight in building a state-ofthe-art deinking plant, FutureMark has grown its “green” business…

February 28, 2011

A Mark of the Future

By: Jim Johnson December 06, 2010 Officials at FutureMark Paper Co. figured their mill was ahead of the curve, but there still were no guarantees when they purchased their recycled paper site late in 2009. Now, just about a year later, the Alsip, Ill., operation near Chicago is running at full capacity and sells all…

December 6, 2010

FutureMark Paper Wins Award for Best Green Reliability Program

FutureMark® Paper Company, the only North American manufacturer capable of producing up to 100% recycled coated paper for magazines and catalogs, was awarded the Best Green Reliability Program by Uptime Magazine yesterday at the Solutions 2.0 Conference. “The judging panel was impressed by FutureMark Paper’s commitment to environmental sustainability in every aspect of its business,…

November 9, 2010

Inside the Urban Forest

FutureMark Paper sees the opportunities, as well as the challenges, in working in the urban forest. Steve Silver, president and chief executive officer of FutureMark Paper, is frustrated. The paper mill, located just outside of Chicago, is surrounded by a vast supply of recovered fiber that the company needs to run its machines. While the…

October 22, 2010

US Company Works to Change the Future of Paper

Newpapers, magazines, press kits, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, and memos…oh my! We deal with hundreds of pieces of printed paper everyday, but most are discarded without a second thought to where they came from or what they’re really worth. Some startling facts: Americans discard 4 million tons of office paper every year — enough to build…

June 23, 2010

FutureMark Sets the Bar Higher for US Recycled Paper Companies

As featured on the Triplepundit blog: When paper is recycled, its ink, coating and unusable fibers are left as waste products. But FutureMark has developed a way of changing that. These “waste” materials are high in calcium and, according to FutureMark, “…have nutritive properties similar to agricultural lime, which is a common fertilizer supplement.” So…

April 9, 2010

FutureMark Makes New Strides in Reducing Environmental Impact of Paper Production

Environmental coated paper manufacturer leads industry in adopting greener coatings and innovating waste paper reuse Alsip, Ill. – March 29, 2010 – Today FutureMark™ Paper Company, the only North American manufacturer capable of producing up to 100 percent recycled coated paper for magazines and catalogs, announced two new initiatives to lower the environmental impact of…

March 29, 2010