Specialties Paper Trends

Specialties Paper Trends

September, 2017

Marko Summanen, VP Business Development, Fisher International

Most Specialties paper products are made with small and old machines. Average deliveries are small too and some grades can be vulnerable to competition from larger machines that have been converted from other grades, such as Newsprint and Printing & Writing. Customer service and logistics acumen can protect small Specialties paper producers. Nevertheless, some Specialties products are already being made with bigger machines, begging the question: Will there be further shifts toward bigger machines in the future? Specialties paper producers face considerable challenges, but they also have numerous opportunities…


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