Have you ever wondered why your paper is white most of the time? What is the chemical used to make the paper whiter from its brown color wood based raw material? Are these chemicals environmental friendly? These questions can be answered if we look deep into it.
There are two new writing & printing paper production capacities to hit the industry from relatively less known companies. Two recognized industry experts have associated themselves with these companies.
The last 2 years have seen a worldwide spurt in new tissue capacity. China is leading in the race and is expected to raise the capacity by 1.4 million tons between 2008 and 2010 to meet their domestic consumption growth rate of 8% per annum. In 2006 and 2007 China’s production was 3.7 million tons and 4.1 million tons respectively.
Waste paper prices saw an upward trend around April-end and we experienced some heavy buying. However with the ongoing chaos about the new import laws for waste paper, it has complicated matters leaving the importers unclear on the current situation.
U.S. paper and paperboard capacity edged down 0.8% in 2008 to 96.3 million tons, according to the American Forest & Paper Association's 49th Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard, and Pulp Capacity. Last year's decline was just slightly below the 1.0% long-term trend rate of contraction recorded from 2001 through 2007. Cumulatively, paper and paperboard capacity has declined 7.3% since its
The number of woodchip mills has exploded in Vietnam from only 15 plants in 2003 to currently 50 wood chip mills along the 3500 km-long coastline.
Amonth which went by, keeping everyone guessing how strong the markets can get at this point. There was some momentum in the market last month as the Chinese were very active buying tons around end of January.
“Stabilizing” In the last 10-12 days we have seen some momentum in the market, much to the respite of the suppliers overseas. A part of this is to do with the Chinese companies who have bought heavily before their New Year holidays starting 26th January. In the winter’s, year after...
The Recovered Fiber Group (RFG) of Caraustar Industries and Domtar Corporation celebrated the 10th year of paper recycling partnership with 14 area schools in Texas and Arkansas by presenting a check totaling $105,211 to be shared among the participating schools. The dollar amount reflected school-based collections of approximately 824 tons of recyclable paper over the past 12 months, an increase