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Paper Mill Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in India and the World

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By Subhash Deodhar, Senior Consultant, Fisher International Paper mills are fairly large consumers of thermal and electrical energy. Thermal energy is used mostly to dry paper by way of steam. Efficient use of energy is certainly an integral part of good paper mill operation. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are closely......
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Boom in New Paper Machine Projects in China – Is Another Investment Cycle Coming?

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— 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 the company. There was no doubt that this......
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Water Usage in Recycled Paper Mills in India and the World

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By Subhash Deodhar Water is absolutely essential for papermaking. Not only is it needed to move all papermaking raw materials within the paper mill, but it is also critical for the paper forming process itself. During drying of paper, water brings the fibers close enough to form bonds between the......
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Life Cycle of the U.S. Paper Industry

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By Cathy Greenleaf, Senior Consultant, Fisher International Typical Phases of Industry Growth PHASE CHARACTERISTICS Start Up Innovative product; entry to market not as difficult Growth Generally during this phase smaller companies are forced out through consolidation and barriers to entry are high Mature Profit margins are lowered; market share and......