Mill Support

Since 1985, Fisher International has provided a variety of Free Services to help mill managers assess their mill’s competitive position, performance, and productivity. Fisher is able to provide these services because we maintain a database that contains basic asset information about every pulp and paper mill in the world. Our database, analytical tools, maps, surveys, and special reports are used by paper industry investors to qualify candidates for loans and investments and by suppliers to improve the services and products they provide for mills. Fisher uses these same resources to deliver useful services to mills around the world free of charge.

We Help Suppliers Serve Mills Better
Suppliers use our database to understand the needs of each and every mill in the world. When suppliers understand your mill, they can offer you better and smarter solutions.

We Help Mills Work Smarter
Mills use our Free Mill Support Services to understand their competitive position and to gain access to the best advances in products, services, and technology.

Free Support for Every Mill in the World

Mill and Paper Machine Cost Benchmarking
Mill managers use this service to see where their mills sit on a cost curve and to compare their manufacturing costs in major categories to those of their peer group. Mills can receive a free confidential report benchmarking their mill or machine against the rest of the industry in a variety of ways. We will confirm some key factors and then send you a comparison of your mill’s costs to others’ making similar products. (Note: For the purpose of this comparison, Fisher does not divulge the identity of the other mills being benchmarked.)

Customize your analysis:

  • At the Mill or Paper Machine Level
  • By Grade or Finished Product
  • For Global or Regional Markets

To receive a free customized report, please Contact Fisher.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Benchmark Report
We have modeled the CO2 footprint of every mill in the world and can compare any mill to its peer group. If you would like to see where your mill sits on the FisherSolve™ CO2 curve, please let us know. We will confirm some key factors and then send you a comparison of your mill’s CO2 footprint to others’ making similar products. (Note: For the purposes of this Comparison, Fisher does not divulge the identity of the other mills being benchmarked.)

Customize your CO2 Footprint analysis:

  • At the Machine, Mill, or Company level
  • By Grade or Finished Product
  • For Global or Regional Markets

To receive a free customized benchmark report of your mill’s carbon footprint, please Contact Fisher.

Water Survey and Report
Water has become an increasingly important strategic issue in the pulp and paper industry, potentially affecting the ability of a large number of the world’s mills to operate at capacity. Fisher International conducts surveys about water issues and publishes its findings in a report made available to the industry and free of charge to survey participants. The report is intended to help environmental managers understand how water issues are affecting pulp and paper mills around the world as well as their own positions as they evaluate their policies.

Receive a free copy of “The 2016 Global Pulp and Paper Industry Water Benchmark Report” by simply participating in our water survey. Contact Fisher.

Locating Hard-to-Find Emergency Spare Parts

During an emergency or unplanned shutdown, mills call Fisher to help them locate a critical spare part. Within minutes, using the Fisher database, we can generate a contact list of mills likely to have the necessary spare. Parts we’ve helped mills locate in the past include:

  • Suction rolls
  • Turbine parts
  • High pressure outlet devices
  • Refiner cover plate assemblies
  • Large motors
  • Large specialized bearings

Fisher can also connect you with our roster of academic and supplier contacts throughout the world to find specific technical expertise to solve difficult problems. If you are interested in this free service, please Contact Fisher.

Pulp and paper Mills of the World Map

Showing over 2,700 sites, this high quality wall map locates every pulp and paper mill in the world producing 50 TPD or more as well as major Greenfield projects. Suitable for display in your office or conference room. If you have not already received your free map, please Contact Fisher.