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Learn About the Science Behind Innovative Paper and Wood Products

From the box that lands on your doorstep to the bag that carries grocery items—there are many examples of paper-based products that have innovation and technology built-in by design.

In fact, the paper industry has come a long way in the past couple of decades thanks to new technologies, processes and ideas used by paper mills around the countries.

Especially as e-commerce grows in popularity, our members are looking to more innovative ways to create paper-based materials that guarantee a shipment arrives safe and sound.

Our world is changing every day, and our products are too. Meanwhile, our members and their employees are continuously using new methods and science that can meet consumers’ busy lives.

Discover how in a video featuring members of the Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.