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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)

From Forestry Biomass to Natural Gas

From Forestry Biomass to Natural Gas

Gaz Métro in collaboration with G4 Insights proved that PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation is viable to convert biomass into natural gas. Over the efforts in past several months, Gaz Métro has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation... (Continue reading)

Fibria’s New Technology to Reduce Water Consumption in Eucalyptus Planting

Fibria's New Technology to Reduce Water Consumption in Eucalyptus Planting

The recent improvisations in application method of the new technology will reduce water consumption by around 6,500 liters/hectare planted. Fibria has developed a new technology that aims to reduce water consumption during the irrigation of seedlings. Through a partnership between the... (Continue reading)

Corrugated Packaging Outperforms Returnable Plastic Containers in Containing Bacteria

Corrugated Packaging Outperforms Returnable Plastic Containers in Containing Bacteria

When it comes to micro-biological contamination corrugated packaging keeps the fruits and vegetables fresher than RPCs. The scientific work at the University of Bologna’s Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, conducted by Professor Rosalba Lanciotti and her team published in Frontiers... (Continue reading)

APP: Giant’s Indian Voyage

APP: Giant's Indian Voyage

Standing at a mammoth 18-19 million tonnes per annum of production, a comprehensive global footprint, and a portfolio bereft of nothing related to paper, APP is sure to stir the Indian market with its presence. The Asian Paper giant, Asia Pulp... (Continue reading)

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