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 an umbrella group for FutureMark Alsip (previously known as FutureMark Paper Company) and FutureMark Manistique (previously known as Manistique Papers).  The two companies share an executive management team and board of advisors. Both companies work in concert as FutureMark Paper Group, collaborating in the marketplace to pursue sales, marketing and operational synergies.  Each company, however, is financially independent and owned by separate investment funds managed by The Watermill Group, a Boston-area private investment firm.