Association Partners

The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® national marketing campaign supports the many organizations whose mission and objectives complement our main initiatives. Learn more about the added services, benefits, and paper and packaging solutions our Association Partners offer from the descriptions and links below.

While the Paper and Packaging Board’s audience may overlap with those of its Association Partners, please note that P+PB does not discuss or in any way become involved in actions for the purpose of influencing legislation or governmental action or policy, by local, state, national and foreign governments or subdivision thereof.

Forestry

American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) advances a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA is also the leader in cutting-edge policy information and mission critical statistical and research data about the forest products industry, and our monthly and annual statistical reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive and in-depth available.

American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) is a non-profit conservation organization that helps protect and measurably increase the clean water, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration and sustainable wood supplies that come from family-owned forests. Through new tools and collaboration with landowners, partners, leading businesses, and policymakers, AFF is helping landowners address key issues such as conserving biodiversity, reducing risk of catastrophic wildfire, and addressing the threat of climate change.

National Alliance of Forest Owners

National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) is a national advocacy organization committed to advancing federal policies that support the long-term economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainably managed privately-owned forests.

North American Forest Partnership

The North American Forest Partnership is the most diverse coalition aligned to share the story of the forest sector. Our mission is to build trust and support to manage, harvest, conserve, and play in North America’s forests in ways that address key societal challenges. #forestproud

Packaging

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential, and the member company maximize its profit.

American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) advances a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA is also the leader in cutting-edge policy information and mission critical statistical and research data about the forest products industry, and our monthly and annual statistical reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive and in-depth available.

Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association

The Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association maintains a strong focus on the values of the corrugated packaging sector across Canada actively supporting and promoting the competitiveness of our products to customers, government and industry bodies, multiple branches of education and the public at large. 

Fibre Box Association

The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is a non-profit trade association that represents North American corrugated packaging manufacturers and strives to grow, protect and enhance the overall well-being of the industry by providing member-valued programs and services. Websites include www.fibrebox.org and www.boxesareextraordinary.com.

Paperboard Packaging Council

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) is the North American association for companies that make paperboard packaging. We help our members learn and grow—all so they can make the cereal boxes, tissue boxes, and so many other types of paper boxes that consumers rely on each day.

Paper

American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) advances a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA is also the leader in cutting-edge policy information and mission critical statistical and research data about the forest products industry, and our monthly and annual statistical reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive and in-depth available.

Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants

The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) brings growth and value to its members by leveraging its purchasing and marketing opportunities, sharing and encouraging the use of best business practices and promoting the healthy exchange of ideas.

Book Manufacturers’ Institute

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) supports book manufacturing leaders in their work to drive the promotion,
efficiency and growth of book markets for readers and educators in North America.

Coalition for Paper Options

The Coalition for Paper Options is an alliance of consumer organizations, labor unions, rural advocates and print communications industry organizations and employees who recognize the need to preserve access to important paper-based information and services for Americans who prefer them or depend on them.

Envelope Manufacturers Association

Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) promotes the value of paper-based communications and, in particular, envelopes and printed products.

National Paper Trade Association

National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) is the association for the $50+ billion paper distribution channel. NPTA serves the printing, publishing, catalog, direct mail, imaging, retail and corporate markets. NPTA now represents four types of members distributors of printing paper, industrial paper or both, supplies of printing paper, converters and service providers.

Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) is the national trade association of U.S. producers of multiwall shipping sacks.  Its mission is to provide its member companies with programs and services which further the industry’s objectives and, in doing so, promote and enhance the welfare of the sector.

TAPPI

TAPPI fosters the vitality of the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and associated industries by delivering unsurpassed technical knowledge, valuable networks and professional growth for our members. 

Two Sides

Our common goal is to promote the sustainability of the graphic communications supply chain and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.

Printing

Association for Print Technologies

The Association for PRINT Technologies provides a forum to inspire the development of new and valuable print products. We educate, provide market research, and foster collaboration between those who create and those who imagine. We are the industry association entirely focused on the future of print. Our members are the creative minds that love to innovate, and the leaders who stand ready to create the future. We exist to facilitate the evolution of physical experiences in our increasingly digital world.

Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) advances a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA is also the leader in cutting-edge policy information and mission critical statistical and research data about the forest products industry, and our monthly and annual statistical reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive and in-depth available.