Foxborough, Massaschusetts, USA, 26 September 2011 -- Canefields USA, a pioneer in environmental paper production, has joined forces with International Forest Products Corporation (IFP) to rapidly advance the market proliferation of Canefields carbon-balanced, sugarcane waste fiber-based office and printing papers, and related products. The strategic alliance between the two firms will highlight this innovation in sustainable papermaking on a large scale throughout the North American office products and printing industry supply chains.
Headquartered in Newport, New York, Canefields USA is a global provider of office papers, printing papers, and paper-based office supplies made using discarded sugarcane waste fiber (bagasse). The company is dedicated to advancing awareness of the ability to use agricultural fiber recovered from the waste stream for the production of a wide range of high quality papers.
IFP’s strategic alliance with Canefields USA complements and further progresses the company’s long history of environmental stewardship, and contributes to their position of strength as an industry leader with sustainable paper innovations on a global scale.
“Trends in corporate sustainability and consumer awareness have created strong demand for innovations in environmental paper manufacturing and for paper products that are linked with sustainability,” said Jeff Allen, CEO of Canefields USA. “Our alliance with IFP will enable us to meet that demand on a large scale with a wide range of certified carbon balanced papers made from recovered agricultural waste fiber. IFP has the experience, strength, and infrastructure required to expand market share of Canefields brand sugarcane waste fiber papers for corporate sustainability initiative integration.”
“IFP is proud of our association with Canefields USA and of the work that they do to advance new technologies in sustainability within the forest products industry,” said Daniel A. Kraft, IFP’s president and CEO. “Sustainability and environmental awareness is an important initiative for all industries, and we are excited to help Canefields bring these products to the forefront of the office products and printing sector.”