From its earliest days more than 170 years ago to today's modern, high-tech, efficient and sustainable operations, Australia’s pulp and paper industry has been a major part of Australian manufacturing.
Supplying Australian businesses and families with printing and writing papers, packaging papers, boards and tissue products that every household uses every day, the pulp and paper sector is also a major innovator. Increasingly, it delivers renewable energy and bio-processing that unlocks the full potential of Australia’s natural resources.
Pulp and paper manufacturing is a vital part of the forest and wood products industry supply chain. It provides demand that drives the expansion of the plantation forestry estate.
Across major regional centres and capital cities, major pulp and paper mills and the businesses that support them employ more than 20,000 Australians, across a range of occupations.
Australia imports more than $2 billion of paper products every year, so there are real opportunities for further expansion of the domestic industry, both in pulping and paper-making.
The pulp and paper sector commenced providing superannuation for its workers in 1975, fifteen years before superannuation was generally made available to Australian workers.
First Super is the proud successor to the trail-blazing Pulp & Paper Workers Super Fund, the first industry fund to be established.
First Super invests in Australia’s pulp and paper industry and supports its communities.
Join First Super
First Super is the industry super fund for workers in the timber, pulp & paper and furniture & joinery industries. Joining First Super is easy. Go to Join First Super for more information.