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January 27, 2022
Forest Industry Workforce: A Critical Component for a Climate Conscious Economy
In December, I presented to the Forest Resource Association’s Northeast Region on challenges the forest industry...
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January 24, 2022
How Industry 4.0 Technology Can Amplify Your Competitive Advantage
At the beginning of the year, Fisher International’s VP of Sales Matt Elhardt shared his predictions for the Pulp...
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January 27, 2022
Forest Industry Workforce: A Critical Component for a Climate Conscious Economy
In December, I presented to the Forest Resource Association’s Northeast Region on challenges the forest industry (and let’s be honest – everyone...
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January 24, 2022
How Industry 4.0 Technology Can Amplify Your Competitive Advantage
At the beginning of the year, Fisher International’s VP of Sales Matt Elhardt shared his predictions for the Pulp and Paper Industry in 2022. One...
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January 20, 2022
Can Paper Help Save the Planet?
The recent United Nations global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, brought the world’s leaders together again to try to reach agreement on...
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January 19, 2022
Will Nine Dragons' Investment in Virgin Pulp Lines Crowd the Chinese FBB Market?
As the biggest containerboard producer in China, Nine Dragons has always been an industry leader when it comes to strategic decision making that...
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January 13, 2022
What Graphic Packaging’s Investment Means for the Industry
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives and investments continue to shape decision-making in nearly every industry, and...
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January 12, 2022
Is the Paper Industry on the Precipice of a Capital Investment Boom?
Over the course of the last two years, we have written extensively about the myriad ways in which the pandemic has impacted the pulp & paper...
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January 10, 2022
The Middle East Tissue Business: A Study in Contrasts and Contradictions
The Middle East has some of the world’s oldest recorded history and has played a significant role in developing human language, agriculture, laws...
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January 06, 2022
The P&P Industry Kicks off 2022 with Innovative Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
The Pulp and Paper industry continues to excel in its push for a more sustainable planet by launching innovations and ambitious goals for the new...
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January 05, 2022
How Foreign Investment is Reshaping the NA Industry
In December, Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs AB announced its acquisition of North American coated papers producer Verso...
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January 04, 2022
Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2022
Similar to 2020, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes in 2021—some expected, some unexpected. However, despite the...
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December 29, 2021
Pulp & Paper Industry 2021 Year in Review
Printing and Writing Papers The Printing and Writing segment has been a declining sector for a number of years as the digital age has matured. In...
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December 27, 2021
Supply Chain Issues Facing the Forest Products Industry
The following information was recently published by our friends at Forest Resources Association (FRA) and written by Tim O'Hara, Vice President,...
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December 21, 2021
Forest2Market’s Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2021
Much like 2020, the global forest products industry has undergone significant changes this year – some expected, and some unexpected. However, the...
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December 16, 2021
Fisher International’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021
The global pulp & paper industry has undergone some significant changes in 2021 – some expected, some unexpected – but the industry as a whole has...
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December 15, 2021
How Are Global Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Corrugated?
The pulp & paper industry is a very capital-intensive segment — from the mill gate to converting facility and everything in between. For example,...
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December 13, 2021
Why You Should Feel Good About Using Paper and Boxes Over the Holidays
It’s the gift that keeps on living and here’s why.
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December 10, 2021
Energy Crunch, Rising Prices Continue to Impact Asia Pacific Region
Recently, China was hit by one of the worst power shortages the country has experienced in a decade — creating a major energy crisis for a number...
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December 09, 2021
Labor Challenges Part 1: Where Have America’s Workers Gone?
Over the last 20 years, the US population has grown by roughly 17% as a result of adding over 50 million new inhabitants. For scale, that’s...
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December 08, 2021
Pulp & Paper Industry Trends to Watch in 2022
The Pulp and Paper industry is booming and new innovations and trends are constantly emerging across multiple sectors. Within the past year, there...
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December 03, 2021
How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Chinese Kraftliner Market?
The local Chinese containerboard industry continues to remain very strong as it has significant paperboard capacities and a very wide and complex...
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December 02, 2021
The P&P Industry is Wrapping up 2021 with Impressive Sustainability Initiatives
During 2021, we’ve seen the Pulp and Paper industry go above and beyond to place sustainability matters at the forefront of its priorities. This...
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November 29, 2021
Renewable Materials and the Future of Plastics
As COP26 delegates dissected the detail on decarbonizing our world, chemical innovators ushered in sustainable solutions of their own. Late 2021...
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November 23, 2021
Could Klabin’s Remarkable Eukaliner Replace Traditional Kraftliner?
Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of paper and paper packaging, is challenging convention when it comes to the notion that softwood...
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November 18, 2021
Supply Chain Woes Begin to Pinch US Manufacturing Performance
Following a -0.5PP revision to August’s data (to -0.1 percent MoM), total industrial production (IP) fell another 1.3 percent in September (but...
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November 17, 2021
How Is Amazon Responding to the Booming Corrugated Demand?
We recently discussed the direct and indirect impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on e-commerce and the corrugated segment over the last 18...
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November 10, 2021
Consumers Underestimate the Great Recycling Rate of Paper, Latest Study Reveals
Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their impact on the environment, and the majority of UK consumers believe the recycling rate of...
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Wood Chip & Pulpwood Price Trends: US South vs. PNW
Global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an increasing rate, and many markets for wood fiber are reflecting these changes. In...
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November 04, 2021
P&P Companies Steal the Spotlight in Q4 for Sustainability-Related Achievements
So far in Q4, we’ve seen numerous Pulp & Paper companies stay true to their commitments towards the environment. With a significant sweep in...
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November 03, 2021
Understanding Consumer Perceptions About the Paper Industry
For many professionals in the global Pulp and Paper supply chain, there is a common sentiment that oftentimes puts us on the defensive. Inaccurate...
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November 01, 2021
How Shall We Evaluate the EU's Carbon Border Tax?
In July 2021, the European Commission announced plans for the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which, simply put, is a carbon border...
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October 28, 2021
US Forest Industry & Manufacturing Sector Continue to Expand
US forest industry performance in August and September was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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October 27, 2021
COVID Supercharged E-Commerce and Packaging: What’s Next?
The COVID-19 pandemic had immediate, cascading effects across the globe during its onset in 1Q2020. While most economies seem to have skirted...
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October 26, 2021
When Will The Global Shortage of Caustic Soda Ease?
The market has tightened substantially since Hurricane Ida hit the US in August. Demand for caustic soda has recovered faster than expected,...
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October 21, 2021
Brazil Moves from Tissue Importer to Tissue Exporter
Those within the tissue industry know Brazil for its robust eucalyptus pulp production, which is generally used within the tissue segment due to...
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October 19, 2021
Celebrating the Circular Economy: National Forest Products Week 2021
In 1960, the US Congress issued the first joint proclamation designating the third Sunday in October as the beginning of National Forest Products...
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October 14, 2021
How Will China’s Energy Crisis Impact its P&P Industry?
China was recently hit by one of the worst power shortages in a decade. So far, around 20 provinces/municipalities are undergoing local power...
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October 13, 2021
Global Shipping Costs Hit ‘Stupid O’Clock’
Bulk and commodity trade and vessel movements are embroiled in further turmoil in early October, with day rates for vessel leases spiking so...
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October 11, 2021
P&P Companies Introduce New Sustainable Efforts for October
Each month, we continue to see the innovative concepts companies are developing in order to pursue a greener economy. The Pulp and Paper industry...
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October 08, 2021
Will Proposed Spending Bill Boost Adoption of Paper Alternatives?
Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives are poised to reshape the global economy from top to bottom within the next few...
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October 06, 2021
Pulpwood Prices in Stressed Florida/Georgia Market Surge to Record Highs
In June 2020, we wrote a piece covering the sale of the shuttered Klausner Lumber One facility in Live Oak, FL in which we noted that the region’s...
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October 04, 2021
Are More Paper Companies Incorporating Non-Wood Pulps?
The global pulp & paper industry continues to evolve and adapt to meet changing consumer preferences that reflect an increased awareness of...
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September 29, 2021
Could the Delta Variant Create a Paper Shortage?
As the COVID Delta variant remains persistent, so does the news surrounding it — which has recently focused on the impacts the virus has had on...
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September 27, 2021
NA Public Companies Own the Largest Share of Papermaking Capacity – So Why Have They Built Far Fewer New Machines than Private Companies?
In North America, publicly traded companies such as International Paper, Procter and Gamble, and Verso own the lion’s share of papermaking...
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September 23, 2021
US Forest Industry & Manufacturing Performance Steady in 3Q
US forest industry performance in July and August was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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September 22, 2021
Recycled Fiber Import Policies in ASEAN Countries Will Have Far-Reaching Impacts
In February 2021, Malaysia released guidelines on imports of recovered fiber into the country, but the regulations on inspection and issuance of...
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September 16, 2021
Virgin or Recycled Fiber Packaging? The Answer is Both
For decades now, billions of dollars in recycling infrastructure investment by the paper industry combined with support from consumers,...
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September 15, 2021
Nine Dragons Addresses Fiber Gap for Its Recycled Paperboard Production in China
Eight months have now passed since China’s total ban on recycled paper imports was implemented at the beginning of 2021. This ban has had an...
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September 13, 2021
September Sustainability Initiatives Making Headlines
Pulp and Paper companies are making headlines as awards are received, new products are rolled out and initiatives are launched to meet...
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September 08, 2021
Will Raw Material Price Volatility Impact Your Budgeting Season?
Raw material price volatility is perhaps the single biggest enemy of successful budgeting for manufacturers. Continued price instability and...
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September 07, 2021
How Might New COVID Variants Impact the Pulp & Paper Industry?
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world at the beginning of 2020, mask mandates, lockdowns, and remote schooling and working from home...
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September 02, 2021
Woodchip Exports: Why IndustryEdge Tracks Vessel Movements
Almost every month, IndustryEdge is asked why it tracks woodchip vessel movements, especially into and out of Australia. After all, you rely on...
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September 01, 2021
We’re One of the Most Sustainable Materials on the Planet, So Why Has Telling That Story Proved So Elusive?
There was a story in the business section of The Washington Post a few weeks ago with the headline “How Big Cardboard is handling the 2020 box...
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August 30, 2021
Germany's Careful Expansion and Slow Growth in the Global Tissue Industry
Germany is a manufacturing and technological powerhouse known for its precision manufacturing technology. The country played a vital role in...
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August 26, 2021
Why Haven’t OCC Prices Come Down?
This year, we have seen a number of price increases occur within the pulp and paper industry. Most recently, the price for old corrugated...
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August 25, 2021
2Q Industrial Production Up 5%; Will Inflation Dampen Future Gains?
US forest industry performance in June and July was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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August 23, 2021
What New 'Hot Spots' Has China's Ban on Recycled Paper Imports Created?
Import/export trends and the evolving trade interplay between economies is a factor contributing to some of the structural market changes...
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Delivered Pulpwood and Wood Fuel Prices Mixed in 2Q
The 5-year delivered price trends for pine and hardwood pulpwood, as well as wood fuel in the US South have demonstrated a fair amount of...
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August 13, 2021
Rising Shipping Costs Are Impacting Chinese Containerboard Imports
Since 4Q2020, shipping costs have skyrocketed amid fierce competition for ocean freight containers. Figure 1 below illustrates minimal...
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August 11, 2021
Carbon Costs are Coming; How Might They Impact Your Business?
71% of global fund managers representing $12.9 trillion in assets recently stated that they believed the pandemic would lead to an increase in...
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August 09, 2021
Maine’s New EPR Fee Could Set Precedent for Packagers
On July 13, Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation into law making the state the first to require ...
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August 05, 2021
P&P Companies are Making Headlines as They Announce New Sustainability Projects
From new Olympic beds to boxes made from tomato stems, we’ve seen an exciting variety of projects announced from the Pulp and Paper industry over...
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August 04, 2021
Is Printing and Writing Making a Comeback?
Earlier this year, we speculated where the printing and writing segment was headed post-COVID and discussed the anticipated “short-term bump” in...
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August 02, 2021
Stora Enso's Mill Closures Raise Questions for Uncoated Woodfree Producers
The ground continues to shift across Europe as demand patterns in the uncoated woodfree segment have driven manufacturers to make some difficult...
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July 27, 2021
How is Latin America’s P&P Industry Evolving in the Wake of the Pandemic?
While the world has not permanently put the COVID pandemic in the rearview mirror, most countries have spent the last few months adapting to the...
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July 22, 2021
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing Growth Show Signs of Slowdown
US forest industry performance in May and June was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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July 21, 2021
How Will New ‘Fit for 55’ Legislation Impact Europe’s P&P Industry?
On July 14, 2021, the European Union (EU) Commission dropped a massive piece of legislation on energy and climate laws known as the ‘Fit for 55’...
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July 14, 2021
Forest Carbon Markets Create New Opportunities for Multiple Stakeholders
Understanding the complex relationships that exist between carbon emissions and environmental carbon sequestration is no small task. As ecological...
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July 12, 2021
Multiple Companies Join Sustainability Alliances in Early Q3
As we enter 3Q2021, many companies have announced new eco-friendly plans and initiatives to help meet their sustainability commitments. From...
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July 07, 2021
What’s Fueling the Momentum for the Anti-Plastics Movement?
Consumer awareness about excessive plastic pollution and its hazardous effects to the environment has intensified in recent years. As many...
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July 06, 2021
New Two Sides Survey: US Consumers Believe Paper-based Packaging is Better for the Environment
With physical stores closed during the pandemic, the boom in online shopping resulted in record numbers of packages arriving on consumers’...
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July 02, 2021
As Paper Prices Keep Rising, China’s Downstream Packaging Enterprises Actively Explore New Options
During a recent presentation, Lin Qijun, Chairman of Forest Packaging, stated that “In order to ensure the supply of recycled paper, a subsidiary...
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July 01, 2021
World Chlor-Alkali Conference - Summary of Tecnon OrbiChem's Presentations
Uncertainties on supply and demand globally has positioned the chlor-alkali industry in a challenging circumstance. Recent market disruptions such...
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June 28, 2021
US Forest Industry Performance Remains Strong, but Capacity Worries Persist
US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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June 24, 2021
Is Southeast Asia Poised for Post-Pandemic Market Growth?
The Southeast Asia region of Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, East-Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam...
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June 23, 2021
Forecasting Timber Supply & Price is a Necessity in Current Markets
If we have learned one lesson over the course of the last year, it’s to expect the unexpected. Massive societal shifts, which began as a reaction...
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June 16, 2021
Labor Shortages Continue to Confound Economy
"Strong demand is a good problem to have, but that demand is increasingly straining manufacturers' ability to keep pace," said Jim Baird, chief...
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June 14, 2021
P&P Sustainability Initiatives Continue to Develop in Q2
As we approach the end of 2Q2021, the Pulp and Paper industry continues to accumulate sustainability-related awards through new innovations and...
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June 10, 2021
After Investor Purchase, Whakātane Mill Will Remain in Operation
In March of this year, Bay Plenty’s Whakātane mill announced that it was expecting to shut down after nearly 80 years of operation due to the...
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June 09, 2021
Can Semi-Chemical Pulp Give Chinese Containerboard Producers a Boost in Flexibility?
Lee & Man Paper recently placed an order with Andritz for a semi-chemical pulp production line for its mills in Dongguan, Guangdong Province and...
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June 07, 2021
Ocean Freight Rates are Skyrocketing, What Does This Mean for Global P&P Producers?
In the first quarter of 2021, the container freight market shocked the global logistics industry with soaring prices that have yet to abate....
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June 02, 2021
Tecnon OrbiChem Launches A New Business Intelligence Platform
Tecnon OrbiChem, a 45-year data and analytics provider to the petrochemical industry, is launching a new online business intelligence platform...
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June 01, 2021
Suzano’s New Pulp Capacity Poised to Redefine Global Pulp Market
Suzano, a Brazilian pulp and paper company that specifically deals with eucalyptus sampling, has recently announced plans to build a new pulp mill...
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May 27, 2021
FRA Elects Pete Stewart as Chairman
During the May 17-19, 2021 FRA Annual Meeting, the Forest Resources Association’s Board of Directors elected Pete Stewart, President/CEO of...
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May 26, 2021
With Domtar Acquisition, Paper Excellence Expands Presence in NA Market
The post-COVID global landscape continues to shift in a number of new directions within the pulp and paper industry – some expected, some...
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May 24, 2021
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing Sector Expand in Early 2Q
US forest industry performance in March and April was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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May 20, 2021
Food & Beverage Segment Leading Plastic Replacement Trends
With an increasing consensus that plastic usage needs to be reduced to meet broadening climate and “green” targets, both civic and legislative...
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May 19, 2021
Malaysia Pulp Project Expected to Increase Profit per Ton of Paper
At the beginning of March, Zhejiang Jingxing Paper answered questions during a conference call with analysts on pressing issues including the...
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May 13, 2021
In Wake of China's RCP Ban, NA Recovered Paper Exports Find a New Home
Global trade flows of RCP have been affected by China’s ban on imported RCP and structural changes to the segment that have taken place in recent...
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May 12, 2021
Reliable Supply Chain Data: A Critical Business Tool for Modern Markets
The sense of uncertainty that gripped the entire globe over the last year is unprecedented in modern history. While many businesses were forced to...
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May 10, 2021
New Sustainability-Driven Initiatives and Product Announcements in the P&P Industry
As we kick off 2Q, a number of companies have announced or launched new sustainability-driven initiatives and products, ranging from new carrier...
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May 06, 2021
Caustic Soda Market Reverses in the Wake of US Winter Storm
The demand for caustic soda has gradually been recovering following a low point seen in Spring 2020. Currently, across much of the world, demand...
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May 05, 2021
Where is the Printing and Writing Paper Segment Headed Post-COVID?
Over the course of the last year, Fisher has provided analysis and discussed the decline of the printing and writing papers segment, which has...
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May 03, 2021
Fisher’s Matt Elhardt Covers the Post-COVID State of US Containerboard
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association’s 2021 Spring Meeting was recently held in Amelia Island, FL, and included a presentation from...
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April 28, 2021
Soaring Demand Stresses Corrugator Capacity, Drives Price Spike
Over the course of the last year, we have seen the emergence of a number of unexpected developments occur within segments across the Pulp & Paper...
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April 27, 2021
Escalating Pressure for European WFU Producers Raises Essential Questions
The ground continues to shift across the EU as demand patterns in the woodfree uncoated (WFU) segment have driven manufacturers to make some...
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April 26, 2021
What Consumers Don’t Know About the Sustainability of Paper Products
As U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they use every day, there remains a wide gap between...
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April 22, 2021
Are Global Corrugators Positioned to Reap Growth Opportunities?
Global containerboard capacity has increased rapidly over the past 2 years. With the increase in at-home deliveries combined with strong...
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April 21, 2021
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing Show Strength in 1Q
US forest industry performance in February and March was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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April 14, 2021
Top 5 Blog Posts from 1Q2021: Did You Miss Any of Them?
The Pulp & Paper industry underwent some significant changes in 2020 – some expected, some unexpected – but the industry as a whole emerged from a...
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April 12, 2021
Sustainability Initiatives Were a Priority in 1Q2021
As we put 1Q2021 in the rearview mirror, the Pulp & Paper industry continues to make strong progress via sustainability projects and company...
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April 08, 2021
PulPac Accelerates Commercialization Process of Dry Molded Fiber Technology
Amid a global trend in plastics reduction, alternatives to disposable non-degradable plastic packaging such as pulp mold, degradable plastics and...
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April 07, 2021
Fiber Prices Plummet in the Lake States
Delivered wood fiber prices in the Lake States are at their lowest point since Forest2Market began collecting transactional pricing data from the...
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April 05, 2021
Understanding Seasonality in Timber Prices
Record high lumber prices have been prominent in the news for the last several months as the North American market has struggled to strike a...
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April 01, 2021
China’s Proposed Low-Carbon Agenda Will Impact its Pulp & Paper Industry
On February 22, 2021, China’s State Council issued its “Guiding Opinions” on accelerating the establishment and improvement of a green, low-carbon...
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March 31, 2021
Market Pulp Price Surge: What’s Driving Prices Higher?
Market pulp is a critical global commodity within the pulp and paper industry. As such, market pulp is a constant fixture in global trade flows...
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March 29, 2021
Special Report: How Has COVID-19 Impacted Cellulosic Fibers?
Following Tecnon OrbiChem’s report last year on Cellulosic Fibres based on the Nova-Institute Cellulosic Fibres conference, how has the outlook...
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March 25, 2021
US Forest Industry & Manufacturing Continue to Expand
US forest industry performance in January and February was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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March 23, 2021
Is Nylon Creating Unexpected Impacts in the Paper Industry?
2020 will go down as a year defined by a series of unusual and unprecedented events — from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic (and the...
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March 22, 2021
What Regulatory Impacts Could the New Administration Bring to Tissue?
Shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, we wrote a piece discussing the possible impacts the new administration could have on the...
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March 18, 2021
Australian Log Exports Hit Hard by China Ban
Australia’s log exports totaled 218 km3 in January 2021, down 9.5% on a year earlier as Chinese import bans continued to impact the trade. The...
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March 17, 2021
2020 FAO Report Highlights State of Global Forest, Pulp & Paper Markets
The 2020 edition of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO...
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March 11, 2021
Surging Tissue Demand Driving New Capacity & Line Startups in China
Since December, the increase in pulp prices has directly ignited enthusiasm in the long dormant tissue market, driving tissue enterprises to send...
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March 10, 2021
Regional US Chip & Pulpwood Price Trends Diverge
As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace – especially given the events of 2020 - markets for wood fiber...
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March 08, 2021
Major Sustainability Developments Occurring in the Pulp & Paper Industry
Sustainability initiatives in the Pulp & Paper industry have taken off and we’re beginning to see new developments occur as companies make huge...
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March 04, 2021
Wet Weather Driving Southern Timber Prices Higher in 1Q2021
After predictably losing ground during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2Q2020, the southern timber market bounced back in 3Q and 4Q led by...
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March 03, 2021
North American Tissue Demand Trajectory Through the Rest of the Pandemic
North America represents the world's most mature tissue market and maximum tissue consumption rate per capita. China and the Asian region have...
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March 01, 2021
How Much Carbon is Stored in US Forests?
Americans use an incredible amount of energy. While the US comprises just over 4% of global population, we consumed over 100 quadrillion British...
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February 26, 2021
Whakatane Mill Expected to Close After Nearly 80 Years of Operation
Bay Plenty’s Whakatane mill is expected to shut down after nearly 80 years of operation, which unfortunately, is not surprising due to the mill's...
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February 25, 2021
Pine-Based Chemicals and Fuel Demand in the Spotlight
This post originally appeared on Tecnon OrbiChem's blog Investments are ramping up for chemicals, materials and fuel using woody biomass and pulp...
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February 24, 2021
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing off to Strong Start in 2021
US forest industry performance in December and January was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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February 22, 2021
Do You Know How to Fix What’s Slowly Killing Your Company?
Robust, competitive markets force participants in those markets to learn how to serve their customers in more efficient, cost effective ways, or...
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February 18, 2021
China’s Paper Industry is Well Positioned in New RCEP Trade Agreement
On November 15, 2020, the 10 member countries of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,...
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February 17, 2021
Could New Carbon Regulations Impact the Tissue Industry?
On January 20, 2021 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, which capped off an especially contentious election season....
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February 11, 2021
Spike in Frozen Food Sales Creates Strong Demand for Paper Products
The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we have gone about everyday life over the last 10 months… and counting. Some of these changes...
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February 10, 2021
Pulp & Paper Industry Kicks Off 2021 with Multiple Sustainability Initiatives
The push for a more sustainable planet continues to drive innovations in nearly every business sector across the globe, and the forest industry is...
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February 08, 2021
The Forest Industry Should Embrace the Climate Change Conversation
With the benefit of hindsight, modern Americans often look back in horror at the way many of the rapidly expanding industries of the late 19th and...
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February 04, 2021
Australian Woodchip Exports Continue to Fade: Down 32% Year-Ended November
According to IndustryEdge’s latest edition of Wood Market Edge online, Australia’s combined annual exports of hardwood and softwood woodchips for...
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February 03, 2021
Could Wood Pulp Offer a Sustainable Solution for the Garment Industry?
Growing sustainability trends and concerns about pollution and climate change are placing more and more pressure on the textile industry — one of...
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February 02, 2021
Fisher International and PI Host Joint Webinar on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Fisher International and Puunjalostusinsinöörit (PI) are excited to host a joint webinar on February 9, 2021 on the impacts of greenhouse gas...
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February 01, 2021
Will a New US Administration Bring New Carbon Costs to Tissue?
Tissue Conference 2021 was recently held virtually and included a presentation from Fisher’s Matt Elhardt, Vice President, Global Sales. The...
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January 29, 2021
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing Performance Steady Despite Volatile 2020
US forest industry performance in November and December was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.
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January 27, 2021
2021 COVID-19 Updates: Fisher Experts Detail Global Impacts of Virus
The past 10 months have been anything but ordinary since the global COVID-19 pandemic struck in nearly every corner of the earth. Global...
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January 25, 2021
Debunking Common Environmental Misconceptions About the Canadian Paper Industry
The demand for industries to become more environmentally conscious and place sustainability at the forefront of their missions is more prevalent...
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January 21, 2021
US and European Anti-Dumping Actions on Thermal Paper
The U.S. Department of Commerce will conduct an anti-dumping investigation on thermal paper from Germany, Japan, South Korea and Spain, which...
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January 19, 2021
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Wood Consumption in the PNW?
Strong demand for tissue and towel products early in the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a remarkable run on lumber, has kept the forest products...
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January 14, 2021
Sustainability Projects Making Headlines in January
Bambooloo raises US$250K+ via equity crowdfunding to expand its plastic-free home goods into UK A new brand of sustainable toilet paper has been...
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January 13, 2021
How the Rise in E-Commerce Has Facilitated the Value of Mixed Paper
The effects of the stay-at-home orders and lockdowns that were set in place at the beginning of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic have created a...
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January 11, 2021
18 Predictions for the Global Forest, Pulp & Paper, and Chemicals Industries in 2021
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been a long, strange year. While my annual predictions for the forest industry this year didn’t...
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January 07, 2021
What Developments Will Europe’s Plastic Tax Bring?
The global conversation surrounding the role of single-use plastics in forward-looking economies really boils down to tackling a central...
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January 05, 2021
Stora Enso Taking Steps to Accelerate Plastic-Free Innovation
The continuous upwards trend in demand for sustainable consumer solutions is undeniable. Modern shoppers are more aware of what and how they...
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December 30, 2020
New COVID and Economic Stimulus Package Has a Lot for Forest Products Industry
Congress has passed and the President has signed a COVID relief and economic stimulus package. This is large and complex legislation, with...
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December 29, 2020
COVID-19 Poised to Structurally Alter Tissue & Towel Sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all parts of the global forest supply chain and has brought new visibility into the pulp & paper industry (P&P)...
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December 28, 2020
US Forest Industry, Manufacturing Finish the Year Strong
US forest industry and manufacturing performance in October and November was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for...
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December 22, 2020
Pulp & Paper Industry 2020 Year in Review
Printing and Writing Papers For most of 2020, the pulp and paper industry experienced fluctuations in different segments due to the global...
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December 21, 2020
Fisher International’s Top 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020
2020 has been an unprecedented year in more ways than we can count. In a year overwhelmingly dominated by headlines about COVID-19, global civil...
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December 17, 2020
Tissue World Japan, 2020: The Economy Shows an Upturn in Asia’s Leading Tissue Consumer
At 17 kg consumed yearly per person, Japan’s tissue consumption rate leads all of Asia and is more like that of Western Europe and North America....
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December 15, 2020
Is Fiber-Based Food Packaging a New Golden Opportunity for Specialty Papers?
The global conversation surrounding sustainability and the ways in which we can incorporate more sustainable initiatives into our lives has...
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December 10, 2020
Forest Industry Sustainability Initiatives Making Headlines in December
The push for a more sustainable planet continues to drive innovations in nearly every business sector across the globe, and the forest industry is...
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December 09, 2020
China’s Paper Industry Boom: Leading Enterprises are Speeding up Development
Under the influence of supply side reforms and trade friction, China’s paper industry is undergoing a period of intensified competition that is...
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December 07, 2020
Business Intelligence: The Least Expensive Source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Establishing a sustainable competitive advantage within your company is crucial to its success because without one, it’s hard for any company to...
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