Despite consistent growth of recovered paper (RCP) demand for over a decade, Chinese imports dropped by about 1 million tonnes in 2013. Imports are expected to decline gradually through 2018 due to slowing economic growth, sluggish paper and board demand, new government regulations and limited supply in the exporting regions. These and other key findings were released in a new study by RISI.Read more
Although about 33% of a forest products company's overall costs involve moving their products to the market, most do not understand how much fuel they use, its true cost and what factors influence that cost. Also, there is no clear visibility of the amount of emissions. Therefore, it is impossible for them to accurately manage that portion of costs.
It is not every port that can say it was built on the guano trade. But thanks to bird dung from South America that was used as fertilizer in the 1800s as well as coal from Wales, the Grand Port Maritime La Rochelle (France) had its start,Read more
BEDFORD, MA, March 1, 2014 (IFPTA) -The biofuels demand for woodfiber may be a doubleedged sword for the pulp and paper industry
Wood-based feedstocks are expected to play a key role in the production of advanced biofuels over the next five to 10 years in North America and Europe. Competing for the fiber available for wood pulp, biofuels present both a threat to and an opportunity for the pulp and paper industry, according to a new study released by RISI.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) - It's safe to say that the pulp and paper industry's view of NGOs has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. No longer dismissed as a bunch of trouble-making, long-haired college kids who don't want to work and no longer viewed as "eco-terrorists" who want to completely shut down an industry, over the years, the industry, perhaps reluctantly, has come to view the NGOs as having the best interests of the planet in mind. Nor do the NGOs view the forest products companies or their executives as rapacious destroyers of the universe.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 1, 2013 (PPI Magazine) - The company sells its products and services into many industries including: paper, cardboard, steel, pulp, oil and gas drilling, nonwoven material production, fiber cement, and flexible packaging. If there is a big machine with a conveyor belt system and/or rolls then Xerium has a solution.
Xerium has grown from one small plant making one single product to 28 plants, 3200 employees, and 370 patented products. Xerium is a global leader in its three product categories.Read more
Built in 1921, the Fitchburg, MA, mill now the property of Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions (Newark) has had a colorful history. It was one of 12 mills owned by the Crocker family, which brought papermaking to this small Massachusetts town in the 1800s. At one time, the town was the center of the pulp and paper industry with 14 mills and 43 paper machines.
This mill housed five of those machines as well as a converting facility. Paper made here supplied such notable magazines as the Saturday Evening Post and Ladies Home Journal.Read more
PPI Top 100
Procter & Gamble again comes in behind IP in sales from pulp, paper, converting and merchanting operations although the consumer products giant far outpaces IP in total sales.Read more