Everette Mason from Anderson & Vreeland receives the PSSMA’s 2023 Richard E. Storat Industry Excellence Award on October 26, 2023. The prestigious award was presented by Chairman Dale Stevens of Hood Packaging at the PSSMA’s Annual Meeting recently held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Welcome New Associate Members!

  • Can-Am Packaging Equipment Corp
  • Greif
  • Perga GmbH
  • Pixelle Specialty Solutions
  • Provident LLC
  • Royal Ingredients Group
  • Tesa Tape N. America
  • The Reynolds Company 
  • The Navigator Company
  • W. Gröning GmbH & Co. KG

Paper shipping sacks make perfect sense.

Made from a sustainable and renewable resource, the papers used in the construction of shipping sacks provide packaging designers with a wide range of desirable properties for the safe, durable, efficient and economical packaging of agricultural, industrial, construction and consumer goods and materials.

3.3 billion paper shipping sacks were used in the U.S. in 2017

The paper shipping sack and consumer bag industry has emerged into a billion dollar a year industry with shipments of over three billion sacks annually.

Learn about the industry, member benefits and more.

Industry Overview

Paper shipping sacks are used to package a wide variety of food, agricultural building material and industrial purpose products.

Member Benefits

If your company is involved in the multiwall paper shipping sack industry, you need to be a PSSMA member.

Recycling Paper Sacks

Do you package or receive food products in paper shipping sacks? Recycle them! It’s easy!

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Industry Leaders Recognized at PSSMA’s 2022 Annual Meeting

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers' Association (PSSMA) held its 2022 Annual Meeting November 1-4, 2022 at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendees noted that it was an exciting and memorable occasion, marked with celebration and expressed...

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PSSMA Members Convene for 2021 Annual Meeting

Industry Welcomes New PSSMA Chairman, Sylvamo’s Mark Edwards and Honors Portco Packaging’s Howard M. ‘Macy’ Wall with 2021 Richard E. Storat - PSSMA Annual Industry Excellence Award COOPERSBURG, PA (December 7, 2021) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’...

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PSSMA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners

For Immediate Release: PSSMA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners COOPERSBURG, PA (February 26, 2021) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) announced the winners of its annual Safety Awards Program for 2020 during their Fourth Quarter 2020 and...

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2020 Production Managers’ Meeting and Bag School CANCELLED

Dear PSSMA Members and Associates: The PSSMA Production Managers’ Seminar and Bag School scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, have been cancelled.  We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and unfortunately, we have no choice but...

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Richard Storat Obituary

Major General Richard E. Storat, distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army and prominent businessman passed away September 7, 2023, from natural causes at his home in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania.  The son of Ernest Storat and Edith (Schmitz), Richard ‘Dick’ Storat was born...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Greg Storat greg.storat@pssma.org PSSMA ANNOUNCES 2022 SAFETY AWARD WINNERS  COOPERSBURG, PA (June 15, 2023) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) has announced the winners of its annual Safety Awards Program for...

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