Will Backward Integration to Pulp Be a Game Changer in Tissue Production?

Will Backward Integration to Pulp Be a Game Changer in Tissue Production?

May, 2018

Patricia Marques, Senior Consultant, Fisher International

With increased competition, tissue producers continue to search for a competitive edge. Tissue mills often focus on reducing pulp cost through initiatives such as superior logistics, better inventory management, long-term contracts and discount negotiations with market pulp suppliers, among others. However, for new projects there is a potential cost reduction that can be larger than all the rest put together: backward integration to pulp.

 

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