FutureMark Paper


Recycled paper is our passion.

FutureMark® Paper Group is the leading North American provider of responsibly made recycled paper for books and magazines, as well as for commercial printing and packaging applications.

We help publishers, corporations and retailers uphold their environmental commitments while advancing their business goals. For example, when a leading children's publisher needed sustainable, affordable paper for its picture books, the company turned to us to create North America's first 90% recycled coated paper. In response to converters looking for just in time sustainable packaging materials, we made a portfolio of 100% recycled natural packaging products that could arrive at their facilities within days of their order.

Our papers contain the highest levels of recycled content for products of their type made in North America. The uncoated printing and packaging papers from our plant in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are made from 100% recycled fibers. The coated printing papers from our Chicago-area facility average more than 90% recycled content. FutureMark Paper Group's two manufacturing facilities make nearly 300,000 tons of recycled paper annually.

FutureMark Paper Group is a shared brand for two independent companies: FutureMark Alsip and FutureMark Manistique. The two companies have distinct executive management teams and boards of advisors. Both companies go to market under the FutureMark Paper Group brand. Each company is financially independent and have separate banking relationships.

About FutureMark Alsip:  Located in Alsip, Illinois, FutureMark Alsip (Alsip Acquisition, LLC), specializes exclusively in recycled coated paper. The company is the only mill in all of North America making coated publication paper predominantly from recycled materials. The mill’s production processes are so clean and efficient that its operations are essentially carbon neutral—without the purchase of additional offsets.
About FutureMark Manistique: Located in Manistique, Michigan, FutureMark Manistique (MPI-Acquisition, LLC) specializes in 100% recycled uncoated printing and packaging papers. The company is the only plant in North America making high-bright uncoated printing and writing papers exclusively from 100% recycled materials.