Paper. The everyday wonder.

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No matter where you go, what you do or how you do it, chances are it will involve paper. Paper links every facet of our life, however people are most familiar with the paper that is used at home and in the office. From the paper towels in the kitchen to the paper used in the printer and fax machine in the office, paper products provide convenience and a means of communication.

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No matter where you go, what you do or how you do it, chances are it will involve paper. Paper links every facet of our life, however people are most familiar with the paper that is used at home and in the office. From the paper towels in the kitchen to the paper used in the printer and fax machine in the office, paper products provide convenience and a means of communication.

In the classroom children use textbooks and construction paper to express their creativity. In the school cafeteria the children drink their milk out of paperboard cartons. In the business world, adults connection to paper is even more extensive. Communication papers are used to express thoughts and actions; newspapers are used to communicate local, national, and world events; and the foods and goods that are purchased in the supermarkets and stores could not be safely and efficiently shipped without paperboard and corrugated packaging. And, not to mention the paper used in medical products that keep us healthy and the engine filters that keep our cars running on clean fluids.

To meet the nation’s need for paper, America’s paper companies have become special stewards of nature. By cultivating a remarkable, renewable resource—the tree— the demands of tomorrow can be met. In 2007, an all-time high of 56 percent of the paper consumed in America was recovered for recycling, achieving a significant industry goal five years ahead of schedule. The U.S. paper industry has set a new goal to recover 60 percent of all paper consumed in the U.S. by 2012.

In this section you can learn about the many different paper products and how they are made, the history of papermaking, and fun facts about the paper industry.

Paper Products:


Containerboard
Corrugating Medium
Cotton Fiber
Kraft Paper
Paperboard
Printing & Writing Papers
Pulp - Paper's Raw Material
Specialty Packaging and Industrial Papers
Tissue

 
Employment & Paper: The Jobs Connection
With all the attention given to the Internet and the growing importance of electronic commerce, it's sometimes forgotten that mail and other paper-based industries represent more than 9,000,000 American jobs -- one of every twelve -- as well as economic activity worth more then $850 billion annually... 

American Forest & Paper Association


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