BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, and TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries today announced the merger of RISI's PPI Magazine with TAPPI's Paper360° Magazine. This partnership will combine the industry's two leading magazines covering global developments, trends and manufacturing innovation for the pulp and paper industry.
"Our members represent 66 countries and some of the leading paper and packaging companies from around the globe. They want to understand what's going on worldwide. That's why we are uniting the two most powerful magazines in the industry," said Larry N. Montague, President and CEO, TAPPI.
"By partnering with TAPPI, we will combine the strengths of our organizations. Each publication covers different aspects of the market and together, we will provide a more complete and accurate view of the industry," said Iain Murray, COO, RISI.
The co-branded magazine will continue to be managed by TAPPI. RISI will provide editorial support with content such as popular features: Top 50 Powerlist, Top 100 paper manufacturers, PPI Awards coverage, and market trends and viewpoints.
"This partnership with RISI enables us to further our mission of providing premier educational and information resources that support the advancement of industry professionals. Our combined resources will enable us to provide an even better balance of business and technical content for our readers," said Montague.
Combined, the organizations bring over 200 years of publishing experience to the joint effort. An international editorial staff comprised of editors, engineers and economists, will continue to deliver relevant and timely content from a global perspective.
About RISI (www.risi.com)
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
About TAPPI (www.tappi.org)
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry's leaders for 100 years.
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