Buyers' Guide: Paper & Fiber Substrates

Aaron Group of Companies
161 Washington St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
P: 610-940-0800
F. 610-940-0132
E: [email protected]
The Aaron Group consists of six independent paper distributors (Aaron Direct, Aaron International, E. Aaron Enterprises, Grant Paper Company, and Priority Papers) that source and distribute paper, paperboard, packaging, and other fiber products from mills worldwide.
Global clients include magazines, newspapers, book publishers, retailers, catalogers, direct mailers, commercial printers, converters, paper mills, and merchants. Products include coated freesheet and coated groundwood, supercalendered papers, uncoated offset, hi-brites, newsprint, roto, opaques, and converter grades, as well as recycled and bleached and natural krafts.

Appleton Security Solutions
825 E. Wisconsin Ave.
P.O. Box 359
Appleton, WI 54912-0359
P: 920-991-7234
E: [email protected]
Appleton has been in the paper business for over a century and has produced security products for over 20 years. Appleton Security Solutions delivers effective fraud and counterfeiting protection with unsurpassed product quality and customer commitment including service, response, and follow-up. Appleton’s security solutions include watermarks, TonerFuse®, and PenTick Plus®, available either in cost-effective, ready-to-use products or in customizable papers. The company’s U.S. Treasury-qualified secure facilities and chain-of-custody practices ensure that raw materials don’t fall into the wrong hands. Appleton Security Solutions: Solid. Sustained. Secure.


Bulkley Dunton
One Penn Plaza
250 W. 34th Street, Suite 2814
New York, NY 10119
P: 212-863-1800
F: 212-863-1872
Who we are: paper merchant / consultants
What we do: The Bulkley Dunton was founded in 1833, and is one of the oldest continuously operating companies in New York. The Company’s focus throughout this long history has been the sale and distribution of fine printing papers to global publishers, catalogers and direct mail companies. As one of the largest paper distributors in North America, we provide unmatched industry insight, an extensive distribution network and valuable mill relationships.

Catalyst Paper (USA) Inc.
2101 4th Ave., Suite 1950
Seattle, WA 98121
P: 206-838-2070
F: 206-838-2071
E: [email protected]
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp, serving retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America and worldwide. With three mills, located in British Columbia, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 1.6 million tonnes and employs nearly 1,500 people. Offering excellent press performance, top-notch service and technical expertise, operational efficiency, along with documented environmental pedigree in our Sage line of products, Catalyst works hard to be your paper supplier of choice.

CellMark Paper, Inc.
80 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
P: 203-363-7820
F: 203-363-7809
E: [email protected]
For more than 25 years, CellMark Paper has provided a broad range of innovative paper products and services - including sales, marketing, logistics, and trade finance - to customers and suppliers around the world. CellMark conducts business in about 125 markets, and features an international network of 65 sales offices in 30 countries. This network provides CellMark Paper with unmatched market intelligence, which we leverage to create significant competitive advantage.
CellMark has more than 700 employees with regional paper sales offices in South Norwalk, Conn. (North America); Miami (Latin and South America); Gothenburg, Sweden (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa); and Singapore (Asia-Pacific). CellMark, which comprises Paper, Pulp, Packaging, Recycling, Chemicals and Metals business units, transacted more than 5.2 million tons and $2 billion in 2011.

Domtar Corporation
395 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, QB, Canada H3A 1L6
P: 514-848-5555
We are the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second-largest in the world based on production capacity. In uncoated freesheet, we have 12 pulp and paper mills in operation (nine in the U.S., three in Canada) with an annual paper production capacity of approximately 4.6 million tons of uncoated freesheet paper. We also have an annual production capacity of 238,000 tons of coated groundwood.
About four-fifths of our paper production capacity is in the U.S., the balance in Canada. Our paper manufacturing operations are supported by 17 converting and distribution operations including a network of 11 plants; we also have five forms manufacturing operations.

Graphic Communications
5700 Darrow Road, Suite 110
Hudson, OH 44236
P: 330-650-5522
F: 330-650-8998
E: [email protected]
Formed in 1979, Graphic Communications is a privately held company of Unisource Worldwide, North America’s largest independent distributor of printing and imaging papers, packaging materials and equipment, and facility supplies and equipment. Our companies have offices in Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia and Latin America.
Together, we are one of the world’s largest independent paper and print media consultants, representing a cross section of the finest suppliers around the globe. Our clients publish on more than 2.5 million tons and $5.2 billion of paper annually. Every year, we save national and global customers tens of millions of dollars, and we’ve spent millions on world-class, innovative technologies that help elevate their image.
GC and Unisource purchase massive volumes of competitively priced, highest-quality printing papers from the most sophisticated supply chain that includes more than 13,000 SKUs and 650 brands. We have 80 North American distribution centers, 15 million square feet of inventory and 300 million pounds of stocked paper.

Horizon Paper Co., Inc.
1010 Washington Blvd.
9th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
P: 203-358-0855
F: 203-358-0828
Horizon, founded in 1978, represents both paper mills and customers. Paper types it represents include coated and uncoated freesheet, coated board, newsprint, uncoated book, packaging board, supercalendered papers, coated groundwood, and uncoated groundwood specialties.
Irving Forest Products, Inc.
U.S. Sales Office
103 Starling Ct.
Southlake, TX 76092
P: 817-832-8779
E: [email protected]
Irving Forest produces a full complement of Supercalendered Printing Papers for North American markets.  Using world-first technology, our products range from the Ultra™ family of SCB papers to the SCA+ Radiance™ and Opulence™ grades.  We are positioned as a key paper supplier in the offset and rotogravure commercial printing industry.  We offer excellent performance in demanding Roto and Offset applications, a wide range of products for commercial printing needs, world-class customer service, the latest technology in paper making, and basis weight ranges from 28 lbs. to 50 lbs.

Lindenmeyr Central
3 Manhattanville Road
Purchase, NY  10577-2123
P:  914-696-9000
E:  [email protected]
Lindenmeyr Central has a rich history spanning 125 years as part of Central National-Gottesman, the largest independent paper merchant in the country.  Lindenmeyr Central consists of account specialists and customer service representatives working to provide comprehensive solutions to publishers, catalog producers and retailers worldwide.

Midland Paper, Packaging Supplies
101 E. Palatine Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
P: 800-253-7477
F: 847-777-2552
E: [email protected]
The company provides printing and imaging papers, publication papers, packaging supplies and equipment, and facility supplies.

ND Paper
1901 S. Meyer Rd. Suite 600
Oak Brook, IL 60181
Matthew Stapleton
SVP, Sales & Marketing
E:  [email protected]
ND Paper is a newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, the largest containerboard producer in Asia. We are an environmentally-friendly company that manufactures various types of high-quality pulp, paper and paper-based packaging materials. Our mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin are integrated paper & pulp facilities, and our mill in Fairmont, West Virginia is one of only three in the world that produces air-dried, recycled pulp. We are proud of our 1,100 dedicated employees, who together produce more than 1.1 million metric tons of paper annually. ND Paper is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
ND Paper was created in the summer of 2018 through the acquisition of two legacy mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin. ND Paper is focused on serving the unique needs of our customers and producing the highest quality paper products in the most sustainable way possible.

NewPage Corporation
8540 Gander Creek Drive
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: 877-855-7243 
F: 937-242-9463
NewPage is the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.5 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The company’s product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated, specialty, supercalendered and uncoated papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners.

NORPAC (Weyerhaeuser)
3001 Industrial Way
Longview, WA  98632
P: 360-636-6400
F: 360-636-6881
E: [email protected]
NORPAC, a joint Venture between Nippon Paper Group and Weyerhaeuser, produces uncoated mechanical paper used in the newspaper, book publishing, and commercial printing markets. Grades produced range in basis weights from 28# - 50# (25x38” basis) and 58 – 90 brightness, and are converted into, but not limited to, newspapers, books, manuals, retail inserts, direct mail, financial statements, catalogs and educational workbooks. The Thermo-Mechanical Pulp used at NORPAC produces paper with high bulking and high opacity characteristics, allowing for a significant yield advantage when substituting low bs wts for higher bs wt free-sheet grades. Our hi-brite and super-brite grades also contain a surface treatment which allows for extended press runs without downtime for wash-ups.

Norske Skog/ NorCell, Inc.
2507 Post Rd.
Southport, CT 06890
P: 203-254-5292
F: 203-254-5290
During 49 years of operation, Norske Skog has positioned itself as one of the world’s largest suppliers of newsprint and an important source of paper for magazines and directories, operating 14 mills around the world, plus 44 sales offices and agents worldwide. Products include lightweight coated in gloss and matte finishes, uncoated SC paper, machine finished coated, directory paper, and newsprint.  NorCell, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Norske Skog products in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Port Hawkesbury Paper
120 Pulp Mill Road
Port Hawkesbury, NS, B9A 1A1, Canada
P: 800-989-3608
E: [email protected]
Located on the shores of the Strait of Canso in Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury Paper is the leading provider of supercalendered (SC) paper in North America. The SC machine at Port Hawkesbury is capable of delivering the highest quality and most efficient paper production available. Port Hawkesbury Paper’s Artisan™, Prominence Plus™, Prominence™ and Maritime™ lines offer a wide selection of supercalendered options to publishers and printers who are looking for premium quality paper. All Port Hawkesbury papers are available as FSC® certified options and are used in retail inserts, catalogs, magazines, circulars and coupons.
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Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater)
111 Duke Street
Suite 5000
Montreal, Quebec H3C 2M1
P: 514-875-2515
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the production of commercial printing papers. We produce approximately 2.3 million metric tons of coated and uncoated papers annually for magazines, catalogs, direct mail inserts, instruction manuals, maps, advertising inserts, flyers, and some of the world’s best-selling books.  Resolute Forest Products produces 3.3 million metric tons of newsprint annually, and is also the largest recycler of old newspapers and magazines in the world.  We offer our customers unique solutions that conserve and reuse raw material, control cost, and deliver quality products produced at streamlined manufacturing facilities.  At Resolute Forest Products, profitability and sustainability drive our future.  Our employees are united to work safely, be accountable, ensure sustainability and succeed together.


Scout Sourcing, Inc.
401 Devon Avenue
Park Ridge, IL  60068
P:  847-698-3340
F:  847-698-3341
E:  [email protected]
Scout Sourcing, Inc. is a Women’s Business Enterprise certified (WBENC) diversity company founded by Nancy Walsh.  Scout is a sourcing agent, selling paper and board products from over 20 domestic and international mills into Fortune 500 companies including major consumer products companies, label printers and folding box converters, retail corporations, magazine publishers and catalogers.  Scout Sourcing focuses on supplying their clients with unique and environmentally sound paper and board options at a lower cost. Scout’s corporate office is in Chicago, Illinois, with sales offices located in San Francisco, CA, Dallas, TX, Naples, FL and Seattle, WA.

Stora Enso North American Sales, Inc.
One Canterbury Green
201 Broad Street PH
Stamford, CT 06901  USA
P: 203-541-5100
F: 203-353-1143
E: [email protected]
Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood product and packaging industry.  With 30,000 employees in 35+ countries worldwide, Stora Enso is a publicly traded company listed in Helsinki and Stockholm.  Our customers include publishers, printers, paper merchants and the packaging and construction industries.
Annual production capacity is 4.9 million tonnes of chemical pulp, 11.8 million tonnes of paper and board, 1.3 billion square metres of corrugated packaging and 6.0 million cubic metres of sawn wood products/value-added products.  2011 sales were EUR 11.0 billion.
In North America, Stora Enso has offices in Stamford, CT and Atlanta, GA.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
900 17th St. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC  20005 USA
P: 202-596-3450
F: 202-596-3451
E: [email protected]
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) is an independent, non-profit organization with a science-based, internationally recognized forest management standard.  With more than 197 million acres certified across North America, SFI is the world’s largest single forest certification standard, and is recognized by conservationists, governments and customers around the world.  The SFI on-product label – seen throughout the printing, paper and packaging supply chains – is a sign that wood and paper products come from responsible and legal sources.  Visit us at to learn more about our forest certification standard, chain of custody certification and our on-product labels.


UPM-Kymmene, Inc.
999 Oakmont Plaza Dr., Suite 200
Westmont, IL 60559-5517
P: 630-850-3310
E: [email protected]
UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future.  Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable.  UPM consists of three Business Groups; Energy and Pulp, Paper, and Engineered Materials.  The Group employs around 24,500 people, and it has production plants in 16 countries.  UPM’s annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion.  UPM’s shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange.  In North America, UPM produces coated No 4 and No 5 grades at Blandin Mill in Minnesota and SCA at Madison Mill in Maine.

Verso Paper Corp.
6775 Lenox Center Ct., Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38115
P: 877-837-7606
F: 901-369-4174
E: [email protected]
Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE:VRS) is a leading North American producer of coated papers, including coated groundwood and coated freesheet, and specialty products. Verso’s paper products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs and commercial printing applications such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports and direct mail advertising.
3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd., #300
Norcross, GA 30071
P: 866-308-2044
From its origin in 1925, our company has progressed as a paper merchant during the rise of commercial printing and publishing to become one of the largest paper brokerage firms covering the North American market. Backed by Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a large private U.S. company, Websource can offer you the advantages of an experienced, dedicated sales team and long-standing relationships with mills throughout North America. We can provide you with the industry’s broadest paper selection and the best value through negotiated pricing.