Mill Closures Increase Demand for BPM’s 100 Percent PCW Recycled Content Papers
PESHTIGO, WI—March 23, 2015—BPM Inc., a long-standing manufacturer in the paper making industry, has started to feel the effect of yet another paper mill closure in the United States. Over the last several years, manufacturing facility closures, global competitive pressures, and corporate consolidations continue, affecting both profitability and sustainability of mills.
Through the industry’s unstable years, BPM continues to grow and expand its product offering to printers and converters worldwide. With the increased demand for USA made, recycled paper products, the company is also fulfilling the large need for tablet and notepad converters, manufacturers and printers.
“BPM has seen a jump in the use of 100 percent PCW recycled content papers over the use of virgin and 30 percent PCW as businesses gravitate towards environmentally friendly practices,” said Mitchell Mekaelian, vice president sales. “With the impact of a recent paper mill closure in upper Michigan, the demand will continue grow. Our tablet and notepad papers continue to increase in orders and production is growing as customers look to make products and businesses greener.”
While BPM is busy manufacturing a wide-variety of products on two machines; one designed for the food industry and the second solely to manufacture its exclusive, Envirographic 100, the mill specializes in niche markets requiring custom orders and unique products.
The Peshtigo based mill has been manufacturing Envirographic 100 for over two decades, offering a wide-range of basis weights from 16/40 to 32/80 lb. offset grades, 14- to 20-lb. tablet grades, 7- and 9-pt. reply card, 110- and 125-lb. index and 65- and 80-lb. white recycled paper bag stock.
In addition to the range of products, Envirographic 100 specs are unmatched, which include 92 brightness, outstanding opacity, smoothness and caliper. The company also manufactures Envirographic 100 Ccolors, the only 100 percent post consumer recycled pastel papers in canary, green, blue, pink, goldenrod and cream.
Sharp run-ability and print capabilities make the grade superior in the industry. The in-house color matching system offers its clients a customizable product offering unique to the job requirements. The complete line of Envirographic 100 is made with 100 percent PCW recycled pulp, FSC C019220 and SFI certified.
About BPM Inc.
BPM Inc., an environmentally-focused paper mill, manufactures uncoated 100 percent PCW recycled fine papers for the printing industry. The company also manufactures paper-based wraps for food, confectionery, interleave, and flexible packaging industries. Converting capabilities include eight-color printing, dry and wet wax coating, converting and rewinding.
Source: BPM Inc.