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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)

Going Paperless Doesn’t Going Green

Perhaps we can finally say goodbye to those simplistic “Go green, go paperless” promotional campaigns. There’s nothing particularly green about the massive data centers that store the internet’s data, The New York Times revealed after in-depth investigation. Data centers waste... (Continue reading)

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European Paper Recycling in 2011 at 70.4%

European Paper Recycling in 2011 at 70.4%

October 11, 2012 The European paper recycling rate reached an impressive 70.4% as announced by the ERPC (European Recovered Paper Council) in their annual monitoring report. The report shows that the total amount of paper collected and recycled in the paper... (Continue reading)

Asia’s Pulp Supply and Demand: Realizing the Potential

Asia's Pulp Supply and Demand: Realizing the Potential

Market Pulp Demand 2000-2011: Why is Asia important? Asia lead by China’s fiber shortage and rapid economic growth has been so dynamic that since 2000 has accounted for almost 100% of global growth in the market pulp demand during 2000-2011.We have... (Continue reading)

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