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Health checks carried out at ITC Bhadrachalam

Health checks carried out at ITC Bhadrachalam

ITC Limited has made a three-year service agreement with Valmet for a process audit and complete health check at their Bhadrachalam Unit in Andhra Pradesh, India. With this agreement, Valmet will be responsible for enhancement of the performance and operational optimization... (Continue reading)

Tissue and packaging offset graphic paper decline in Europe

Tissue and packaging offset  graphic paper decline in Europe

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) released its 2013 Key Statistics, drawing a clear picture of the industry’s performance last year. The report includes data about production, consumption and the trade of pulp, paper and raw materials, as well... (Continue reading)

Preliminary Figures Indicate Paper & Board Production by CEPI Member Countries Fell by About 1.3% to 91 million tons

Preliminary Figures Indicate Paper & Board Production by CEPI Member Countries Fell by About 1.3% to 91 million tons

Paper and board production by CEPI member countries fell by around 1.3% in 2013 according to preliminary figures. Total production in 2013 was around 91 million tons, over 11 million tons lower than the peak total paper production of 102... (Continue reading)

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Global Timbre and Wood Products Market Update

Global Timbre and Wood Products Market Update

With recent pulp mill expansion, China has surpassed Japan to become the world’s largest importer of hardwood chips. Major expansion of pulp manufacturing capacity in China in the past five years has resulted in a dramatic increase in the importation of... (Continue reading)

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Europe recycles 71.7% of paper and board used in 2012

Europe recycles 71.7% of paper and board used in 2012

August 30, 2013 The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) announced an impressive 71.7 per cent paper recycling rate for Europe. In its annual monitoring report, the ERPC revealed that current paper consumption in Europe has dropped by 13 per cent to... (Continue reading)

UPM and Stora Enso: Rumors of mega merger

September 13, 2013 According to a report published by the Swedish financial news portal affarsvarlden.se, analysts from Handelsbanken say that the probability of a deal between Stora Enso and UPM on the paper side is almost inevitable. In the possible joint... (Continue reading)

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European paper & board production & consumption decrease due to economic slowdown

European paper & board production & consumption decrease due to economic slowdown

July 3, 2013 CEPI just released the latest European pulp and paper industry statistics, which give a clear picture of the performance of the industry in 2012. These key statistics include data about production, consumption and the trade of pulp, paper... (Continue reading)

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Corrugated from Cradle to Grave

Corrugated from Cradle to Grave

Corrugated cathedrals, Corrugated bicycles, Corrugated racing cars – just a few of the many innovative creations that are transforming the image of the world’s favourite form of packaging, proving its trademark recyclability and versatility provides superb opportunities for a wide... (Continue reading)

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Need of the hour – Human Resources

Need of the hour - Human Resources

The pulp and paper industry is a major branch of Indian manufacturing that plays a critical role in the growth & development of the country. Yet during the last decade and a half, the industry has been overcome with economic,... (Continue reading)

Pulp & Paper is Inherently Sustainable

Pulp & Paper is Inherently Sustainable

Mr. N Gopalaratnam, CMD, Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited during the RISI Seminar addressed the audience about the importance of sustainability and its need in the growing business scenario. Here are the edited excerpts from his presentation. Sustainability is a highly... (Continue reading)

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