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AF&PA Urges New York Governor Hochul to Veto Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

New York’s Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act ignores the fact that the U.S. paper and wood products industry champions sustainable forestry. The legislation is unnecessary because tropical deforestation is already banned in New York. AF&PA urges Governor Kathy Hochul to veto this bill…

AF&PA Releases October 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 15% in October compared to October 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 30% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to September 2023.

AF&PA Releases October 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its October 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly report. Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in October increased 3% compared to October 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 10 months of…

AF&PA Elects Board of Directors and Welcomes New Members

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of its new 2024 Board of Directors members: Kevin Hayward, Ox Industries  Kevin Kuznicki, Billerud Americas Corporation Steve Henry, Domtar, Resolute Forest Products, Paper Excellence   …

AF&PA Announces 2023 Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

8 Member Companies Recognized for Outstanding Initiatives in Sustainability, Innovation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Industry CEOs Warn of Dire Economic Consequences from Proposed NAAQS Standards

AF&PA joined leaders of over 70 trade groups representing businesses across the economy in urging the Biden administration to maintain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The letter warned that moving forward with EPA’s proposed…

Winners of the Student Design Challenge Highlight Sustainability and Innovative Paperboard Packaging Solutions

Teams from University of Wisconsin-Stout and California Polytech State University take top prizes. 

AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Containerboard Quarterly Report

According to the report, total Containerboard production in the third quarter of 2023 decreased 1% when compared to Q3 2022 and was down 8% compared to the same 9 months last year.

AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 Boxboard Quarterly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q3 decreased 17% compared to Q3 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 82.3%, down 12.0 points from Q3 2022.

AF&PA Releases September 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 21% in September compared to September 2022, while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 33% in September compared to the same month last year.

AF&PA Releases September 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September increased 8% compared to September 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2022.

National Forest Products Week Celebrates Industry's Sustainability Leadership

The American Forest & Paper Association celebrates National Forest Products Week. The week-long event spotlights the 925,000 people working in the forest products industry who are committed to advancing a sustainable future.