PLMA Show 2015: U.S. Alliance Paper Receives Green Light From Rainforest Alliance

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Alliance Paper, a leading private label manufacturer of household
paper products, announced that it has successfully met the Forest
Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification
standards. The Company will begin displaying the Rainforest Alliance
Certified™ and FSC seals on its products.

Studies1 suggest that while more than 80% of U.S. consumers
identify with “green purchasing” in one form another, a large number of
them have credibility concerns or are confused about terminology. “FSC
is a worldwide organization that defines a strict set of standards that
have to be met in order to display its seal,” said John Sarraf,
President. “Independent Chain-of-Custody (CoC) compliance audits assure
us that our suppliers adhere to responsible forest management
principles, and allow our retail partners and their consumers to
confidently make the right choices for the environment.”

“The bulk of U.S. Alliance Paper’s raw material purchases are virgin
fiber, preferred for its superior quality,” added Steve Saraf, Vice
President of Sales. “With our FSC certified products and our Earth First
products – 100% recycled, with 80% post-consumer content and whitened
without chlorine bleaching – we can now offer our retail partners around
the country a comprehensive range of quality tiers and paper grades.”

The company will formally introduce its FSC certified products at the Private
Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA) show
in Chicago on November
16 and 17. Interested buyers and visitors are invited to Island Booth
H2105-2209 to learn more.

About the company:

U.S. Alliance Paper, Inc. is one of the largest U.S. private label
manufacturer of high quality household paper napkins, bath tissue,
kitchen towels and facial tissue in a full range of paper grades,
including FSC® certified fiber (FSC® C124754). Headquartered
in Long Island, NY, with additional plant and distribution facilities in
Phoenix, AZ, the company delivers superior price-quality products to
consumers, and a competitive advantage over national brands to its
retail partners.

About the Forest Stewardship Council:

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a
non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes the responsible
management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to
concerns over global deforestation, FSC is an open, membership-led
organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are
certified. Our membership consists of three equally weighted chambers —
environmental, economic, and social — to ensure balance and the highest
level of integrity. FSC US is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and
operates as a National Office of FSC International, which is based in
Bonn, Germany.

1 Natural Marketing Institute, 2010

Contacts

U.S. Alliance Paper, Inc.
Media Contact:
Eric van der Vlugt,
215.519.9188
eric@articus.com