About French Paper

French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 150 years in Niles, Michigan. French Paper has persevered for all these years by listening to our customers to become one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around. From our original mill to today's advanced paper, we've come a long way, and we'll keep evolving to serve discerning customers like you.

French Paper Hydroelectric Mill

In 1922, French Paper Company had the foresight to invest in hydropower generators. That decision has allowed us to conserve more than 1,000,000 barrels of fossil fuels and avoid the release of 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the last century. Additionally, our hydroelectric generators create surplus sustainable energy that is distributed to the local community.

We have a long legacy of leading the paper industry in sustainability, and our team is fully committed to continuing what we started a century ago.

Sustainable Paper Products

When French introduced Speckletone in 1955, we were the first to imagine that a recycled sheet of paper could be beautiful – and we never looked back.

French offers paper products that are:

  • Recycled
  • Acid-free
  • Lignin-free
  • Soy ink compatible
  • Post-consumer waste
  • Hemp

French Is a Trusted American Paper Manufacturer

French Paper is among the oldest and most respected American paper manufacturers. All French Paper products are made in Niles, Michigan, using sustainable hydroelectric power. You could say that French Paper is as American as apple pie.

French Paper Company joined Finch Paper Holdings in 2019. Finch Paper, located in Glens Falls, NY, is a vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Together, Finch + French offer customers a superior array of fine uncoated paper products.

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French paper & The Environment

We have a legacy of sustainability and are committed to continuing what we started almost 100 years ago.

In 1922 French Paper Company had the foresight to invest in hydro-powered generators. That decision has allowed French to conserve over 1,000,000 barrels of fossil fuels over nearly a century.  

French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for over 150 years in Niles, Michigan.

French Paper has persevered for all these years by listening to customers, becoming one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around. They keep their eye on the bottom line by improving their product lines.

French Paper Company joined Finch Paper Holdings in 2019. Finch Paper, located in Glens Falls NY, is a vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Together, Finch + French offer customers a superior array of fine uncoated paper products.