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GST and Paper Industry, an Optimistic Stance

GST and Paper Industry, an Optimistic Stance

The Indian paper makers feel that GST, through its sincere implementation, would surely have an overall positive impact along with noticeable outcomes such as improving the cost competitiveness, competitiveness against imports, higher tax compliance, undercutting of unorganized sector, greater cash... (Continue reading)

India Witnesses Steady Increase in Paper and Board Imports in Recent Years

India Witnesses Steady Increase in Paper and Board Imports in Recent Years

In the last six years, imports have risen at a CAGR of 15.8 percent in value terms and 17.6 percent in volume terms, which is a serious concern for paper makers. Imports of paper and paperboard, excluding newsprint, into India have... (Continue reading)

Boom in New Paper Machine Projects in China – Is Another Investment Cycle Coming?

Boom in New Paper Machine Projects in China – Is Another Investment Cycle Coming?

— By Xia Min, Senior Consultant, Fisher International During the last 20 years, Chinese companies were competing with each other investing in huge increases in paper and paperboard capacities as large PMs bring economies of scale and thus enhance the competitiveness of... (Continue reading)

CEPI: The Paper and Forest Fiber Industry in 2050 via CEPI Roadmap

CEPI: The Paper and Forest Fiber Industry in 2050 via CEPI Roadmap

The European paper industry recently launched the reviewed version of its 2050 Roadmap detailing the pathways and investment needed to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent while creating 50 percent more added-value. The Roadmap projects the need for EUR... (Continue reading)

JK Paper to Continue Exploring Inorganic Growth Possibilities

JK Paper to Continue Exploring Inorganic Growth Possibilities

Four-Five mills in India at present may offer attractive propositions in the line of JK’s inorganic growth strategy. Companies other than JK, venture capital firms, and private equity firms are also willing to invest in such acquisitions. As the non-binding buyout... (Continue reading)

European Paper Industry Unveils Major Investment Agenda to Drive Towards Its 2050 Vision

European Paper Industry Unveils Major Investment Agenda to Drive Towards Its 2050 Vision

CEPI foresees 40 percent more investment to transform industry and lead the low-carbon bioeconomy in Europe. At the 18th edition of annual event European Paper Week, CEPI’s new Director General Slyvain Lhôte and its Chairman, Peter Oswald (CEO Mondi Group, Europe... (Continue reading)

Life Cycle of the U.S. Paper Industry

Life Cycle of the U.S. Paper Industry

___________________________________________________________ By Cathy Greenleaf, Senior Consultant, Fisher International While the first U.S. paper mill may have started operations way back in 1690 (in Pennsylvania), the industry as we know it today is still not as old and mature as many people... (Continue reading)

Better Practices, Better Business — Philip Tapsall

Better Practices, Better Business — Philip Tapsall

The adoption of sustainable business practices is increasingly being seen a strategic means by which industries can address emerging risks to their business, with many companies recognizing its centrality to long-term growth. The same holds true for the paper industry, which... (Continue reading)

From Lignin to Bio-based Fuels & Chemicals – A Path Much Sought-after!

From Lignin to Bio-based Fuels & Chemicals – A Path Much Sought-after!

BioLi2.0 – a strategic innovation project by BioInnovation, Sweden will initiate the development of chosen processes to extract lignin and use in various industries as an alternative fuel which may further reduce carbon emissions. Led by Marie Anheden, the third strategic... (Continue reading)

Conversion of Biomass Resources to High Performance Bioproducts

Conversion of Biomass Resources to High Performance Bioproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets up a research community to supports RD&D efforts to develop advanced conversion technologies to produce biofuels, form lignin and lignocellulosic sugars, that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Seeking inputs from academies, national... (Continue reading)

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