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July 12, 2023
Caustic Soda Consumption in Pulp and Paper: What You Need to Know
As the pulp and paper sector market continues to grow each year, so does the consumption of caustic soda in the...
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July 11, 2023
Do Mills That Grow Their Own Forests Have an Advantage?
Within the pulp and paper industry, there are either mills that grow their own forests to produce pulp or mills that...
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July 12, 2023
Caustic Soda Consumption in Pulp and Paper: What You Need to Know
As the pulp and paper sector market continues to grow each year, so does the consumption of caustic soda in the industry. Over the past seven years,...
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July 11, 2023
Do Mills That Grow Their Own Forests Have an Advantage?
Within the pulp and paper industry, there are either mills that grow their own forests to produce pulp or mills that buy the wood from the market. In...
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July 11, 2023
9 Impressive Sustainability Developments in Pulp and Paper - July 2023
Taiwan Authorities Issue Guidelines on Use of Packaging Materials by Online Retailers The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has announced...
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June 29, 2023
Recycled Fiber Prices: Are You Using Accurate  Indexes? You May Not Be
Throughout the last few years in the recycled fiber market, a prevalent issue has been inaccurate OCC (Old Corrugated Container) pricing indexes....
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June 29, 2023
Is Chemical-Thermal Mechanical Pulp the New Old Thing?
If you were to interview any well-experienced paper maker in the field, you would likely find many have a similar mindset when it comes to producing...
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June 23, 2023
South Korea's Tissue Market Update 2023
In the export-driven powerhouse, the tissue sector is a rare exception - a net importer. But with unemployment and inflation impacting less than in...
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June 20, 2023
State of the Industry – Key Issues and Trends in Today’s Pulp, Paper and Tissue Industry
TAPPICon 2023 was held earlier this year in Atlanta, Georgia from April 22-26. This year, Fisher International’s Nancy Hasson, Director of Business...
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June 15, 2023
Single-Use Vs Reusable Packaging, Which Has The Lowest Environmental Impact?
As we move toward a ‘zero-carbon’ future, can single-use packaging thrive or will it be replaced by reusable, returnable, refillable, semi-permanent...
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June 13, 2023
US OCC Prices Are Now Lower Than Contract – What Does It Mean?
Over the last several months, an interesting flip has occurred in the OCC market. Prices for OCC bought on the spot market are now lower than those...
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June 08, 2023
Are Pulp and Paper Producers Missing the Profitable Opportunities CTO Has to Offer?
Crude tall oil (CTO) is a by-product derived from the pulp and paper industry’s black liquor/tall oil soap during kraft pulp production, composed of...
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June 05, 2023
The Pulp and Paper Industry Continues Work Toward a Greener Economy
Pulp and paper companies are making headlines as awards are received, new products are rolled out and initiatives are launched to meet ambitious...
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June 01, 2023
2023 Brings More Pulp and Paper Mill Closures – Do You Have the Right Data?
Toward the end of the first quarter, Pactiv Evergreen announced that its Canton paper mill is slated to close by June 2023. This came as a surprise...
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May 31, 2023
Let's Review: Pulp & Paper Opportunities in the Biofuels Sector and an Outlook on China's Market
The 18th annual International Pulp Week event hosted by Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) will take place from June 4-6, 2023, in Vancouver,...
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May 17, 2023
Are You Up to Date with the Latest Pulp and Paper News?
In partnership with MarketIntel News, FisherSolve™ provides one of the most extensive paper industry news services. Subscribers receive daily emails...
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May 12, 2023
The Future of Pulp and Paper Investments in the PNW
What do recent pulp and paper investments in the PNW tell us about the region’s future?
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May 09, 2023
How to Navigate Supply Chain Issues in the Pulp and Paper Industry with Fisher International
At the end of last year, Moody’s Analytics put out a list of the top 10 supply chain risks that companies face. These included:
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May 04, 2023
More Major Companies Switch to Paper Alternatives in Spring 2023
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May 01, 2023
Are Consumer Attitudes About Paper Products Improving?
*This article originally appeared on Two Sides
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April 21, 2023
Major Occurrences in the Pulp and Paper Industry: 1Q2023
1Q Pulp and Paper Market Trends European and North American pulp prices decline – During the first quarter of 2023, one important market trend we...
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April 18, 2023
Pulp and Paper News: Top Industry Headlines of the Week
In partnership with MarketIntel News, FisherSolve™ provides one of the most extensive paper industry news services. Subscribers receive daily emails...
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April 13, 2023
Under Energy-Price Pressure Germany’s Slow-Growth Stage Sees Its Decarbonization Rate Accelerate
When we last focused on Germany's tissue market more than two years ago, the world was dealing with the severe disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic....
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April 11, 2023
The SEC GHG Reporting Guidelines Are in Place – How Might They Impact Tissue Producers?
The proposed SEC reporting schedule will require publicly traded firms, which most tissue and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies fall under, to...
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April 06, 2023
Virgin Fiber Vs Recycled Fiber – Which Should You Choose?
As consumer preference for renewable and sustainable materials grows, many companies are evaluating their footprint and making corporate-level...
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April 04, 2023
Is Green Hydrogen the Pulp and Paper Industry’s Solution for a Sustainable Future?
Earlier this year, the European hydrogen sector was finally given some clarity regarding the status of regulations that will underpin green...
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April 03, 2023
Pulp and Paper Players Announce More Forward-Looking Innovations for a Greener Future
As we kick off 2Q, a number of companies have launched forward-looking eco-friendly initiatives and products while many others have reached...
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March 20, 2023
Is Your Company Positioned for Profitability as We Sit in Economic Uncertainty?
The economic calamity of the last three years has been painful in many respects. Businesses worldwide have undergone serious stress and we’ve all...
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March 16, 2023
Washington Put a Price Tag on Carbon Emissions – How You Can Save with Fisher
Decarbonization is becoming an increasingly important topic globally and at all levels of the value chain as governments increasingly turn to policy...
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March 14, 2023
5 Interesting Facts About Containerboard (and Its Future)
The containerboard industry is currently the largest segment of the pulp and paper industry. Demand in this sector took the industry by storm in 2020...
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March 02, 2023
Pulp & Paper Industry Set to Close 1Q2023 with Numerous Sustainability Advancements
While the first quarter of 2023 may be coming to an end, the impressive sustainability initiatives and achievements accomplished by the Pulp and...
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March 01, 2023
Take Control of Volatile Export Prices with Market Optimizer
As global competitiveness in the pulp and paper industry accelerates, producers and exporters alike have many doubts about whether they’re really...
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February 27, 2023
Fisher International’s Leveraged Consulting – Consulting Done Better
Abraham Maslow once said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
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February 22, 2023
Paper that Stretches? A Deepish Dive on Stretchable Paper and the Opportunities It Presents
We’ve heard it time and time again: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives are poised to reshape the global economy from...
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February 20, 2023
The Lack of Transparency with Current Recycled Fiber Price Indices: How Recycled Fiber 360 Can Help
The Gap Between Current Pricing Indices and Actual Transactions After numerous interviews with buyers, sellers and traders of recycled fiber in North...
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February 16, 2023
Impact of Out-of-Office Work Opportunities and Spain’s Preferred Climate Expected to Result in Further Gains
The Spanish tissue manufacturing business was last reviewed in this column a little over two years ago. We noted that Spain had significantly...
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February 14, 2023
Crude Tall Oil Prices Are Booming – Why?
In recent weeks, tall oil prices have experienced a serious surge – leaving many to wonder what factors are behind this. One major factor is the...
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February 09, 2023
Global Tissue Industry Study Report 2022
Together with Fisher International, I-Plan, and Valmet Automation, Tietoevry conducted a global market study among the tissue industry in...
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February 06, 2023
North American and European Containerboard Capacity Declines - Has Growth in the Sector Finally Reached Its Peak?
Containerboard demand took the Pulp and Paper industry by storm in 2020 and 2021. Various factors from increased sustainability initiatives to a...
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January 26, 2023
Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Could Sustainable Aviation Fuel Upend the US Pulp Industry?
What Is SAF? The most recent acronym buzzing around the biofuels and bioproducts industry has been SAF. But what exactly is SAF?
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January 23, 2023
How Will China’s New Tariff Impact the Global Paper Industry?
Starting January 1, 2023, China implemented a provisional import tariff rate for 1,020 commodities, which are lower than the most favored nation...
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January 17, 2023
Apple Plans to Move Production Out of China – What Does This Mean for Its P&P Industry?
At the beginning of December, Apple accelerated plans to shift some of its production outside of China. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple...
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January 12, 2023
Paper Excellence’s Dryden and Thunder Bay Mill for Sale: What Could This Opportunity Mean for You?
Paper Excellence’s Acquisition of Resolute Has Been Approved Paper Excellence Group is set to expand in Canada’s forestry industry now that its...
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January 10, 2023
What Does 2023 Have in Store for India’s Pulp and Paper Industry?
Overall, capacity and demand in the Indian pulp and paper industry is growing on an average of roughly 8% ̶ matching the country’s GDP. This growth...
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January 09, 2023
Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2023
Similar to previous years, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes and faced some unexpected challenges in 2022. Despite the...
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January 05, 2023
The P&P Industry Kicks off 2023 with Major Sustainability Developments, Initiatives and Goals
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 03, 2023
A Look Back at Our 2022 Pulp and Paper Industry Predictions – How Did We Do?
At the beginning of the year, ResourceWise’s VP of Global Sales Matt Elhardt shared his predictions for the Pulp and Paper industry in 2022. Now that...
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December 28, 2022
How Will the EU’s New GHG Emissions Import Tax Affect the P&P Industry?
What Is the EU’s New Tax on Imports Based on GHG Emissions? At the beginning of December 2022, the European Union reached an agreement to impose a...
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December 20, 2022
Pulp and Paper Industry 2022 Year in Review
Supply Chain Disruptions
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December 15, 2022
Fisher International's Top 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2022
The global pulp & paper industry has undergone some significant changes in 2022 – some expected, some unexpected – but the industry as a whole has...
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December 13, 2022
France Tissue Business Report: Consequences of 2022 Energy Disruption
In a time of extraordinary price disruption, 26 of France’s 56 aging reactors are offline for maintenance and 18 are down with labor strikes. The...
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December 07, 2022
Pulp and Paper Market Spotlight: Brazil
Brazil has been a major player in the Pulp and Paper industry for many years, but as of recent, it has taken a clear lead as the third largest pulp...
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December 05, 2022
FBB vs SBS: What Will Demand Look Like in the Next 5 Years?
Cartonboard has experienced significant growth over the last couple of years. It currently makes up about 17% of the global paper and board market –...
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November 28, 2022
Analyzing the US OCC Supply Curve
Supply curves are critical for procurement strategy and capital planning, offering a powerful tool for professionals studying markets and charting...
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November 15, 2022
The Global Water Scarcity Crisis: How It’s Impacting the Pulp and Paper Industry and Ways You Can Respond
The AGU journal Earth’s Future conducted a study to get an idea of what water scarcity might look like in the coming years. The study examined...
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November 07, 2022
Resolute Sells Its Thunder Bay Mill - What Opportunities Does It Create?
Resolute Forest Products has recently announced plans to sell its Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill located in northwestern Ontario. On October 27, the...
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November 03, 2022
New Paper-Based Packaging Innovations Steal the Spotlight in Q4
So far in Q4, we’ve seen numerous Pulp & Paper companies stay true to their commitments towards the environment. With impressive initiatives to even...
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October 31, 2022
Future Growth of the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector and How to Plan for It
Since the global Covid-19 pandemic supercharged the popularity of e-commerce, packaging and corrugated have been the hottest sectors in the Pulp and...
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October 29, 2022
An Overview of the Energy Crisis in Europe and Ways to Respond: 4Q2022
From individual consumers to executive meetings at major companies, energy consumption, the crisis that follows it and the uncertainty of the future ...
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October 25, 2022
Recycled Fiber Price Benchmark: What Is It and How Does It Work?
Buyers and sellers of OCC and other recycled fiber products want reliable, actionable data. Our two ResourceWise companies, Fisher International and...
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October 20, 2022
Global Pulp Production: How to Access Its Current and Future Status
FisherSolve is very commonly used amongst many major players in the Pulp and Paper industry to evaluate current conditions of the paper market...
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October 18, 2022
How a Starch Shortage Might Impact the P&P Industry
An Overview of Starch in the P&P Industry Starch is the primary adhesive used in bags and containerboard. In North America, the starch used in the...
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October 13, 2022
The Global Energy Crisis and Its Strike Against the P&P Industry
Just like a pilot’s worst nightmare is being stuck in the middle of a storm with no instruments to navigate the turbulence, a company’s worst...
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October 11, 2022
Even in a Stressed Economy Turkey’s Tissue Sector Is Poised to Survive and Thrive
Turkey’s tissue business is often discussed quite frequently, reflecting its growing economic focus on tissue exports and position as a bridge...
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October 10, 2022
The P&P Industry Kicks Off October With Impressive Sustainability Developments
Each month, we continue to see the innovative concepts companies are developing in order to pursue a greener economy. The Pulp and Paper industry has...
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October 03, 2022
Pulp & Paper Market Spotlight: Indonesia
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, when examining any sort of market trend across the pulp and paper supply chain, it’s not only important to keep...
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September 28, 2022
Wood Chip Supplies Diminish and Prices Soar in the Pacific Northwest
Labor union strikes and industry developments that have pinched the supply of conifer wood chips in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) now have a number of...
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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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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 Fisher’s...
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October 21, 2020
Finnish Paper Mills Outperform Their EU Peers in Energy Efficiency
The papermaking process and technology is uniform all over the world, so benchmarking against similar paper mills in other countries helps to...
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October 20, 2020
Post-COVID Changes in Caustic Soda Sector Impacting Trade Flows
Chlor-alkali is an industrial process widely used to produce chlorine, caustic soda, and other chlorine and sodium derived/based products. The pulp...
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October 16, 2020
Fisher’s Matt Elhardt Featured in TAPPI’s Inaugural Podcast
TAPPI’s Paper360o Magazine announced in September the debut of a new monthly podcast series: Better Together: Conversations with Innovative Leaders....
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October 15, 2020
Fisher’s Pirita Huotari to Present at Specialty Papers Europe Conference
Fisher International is honored to be a part of the upcoming Specialty Papers Europe 2020 online conference that will run from October 19 – 21....
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October 12, 2020
Major Chinese Paper Manufacturers Seek Lower Cost Destinations
Mirroring China’s larger economy, the country’s pulp and paper industry boomed from 2000 to 2018. While packaging production has remained stable over...
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October 07, 2020
Tools for Tracking Global Woodchip Exports, Shipping and Imports
Through IndustryEdge’s innovative online platform, Wood Market Edge, woodchip exporters, pulp producers, traders, port authorities and others are...
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October 06, 2020
Russian Pulp May be Increasingly Important to China’s Paper Industry
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government that aims to invest in nearly 70...
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September 14, 2020
Sustainability Initiatives Making Headlines in September
Over the last month, the global forest products industry continued its goal to help drive a more sustainable approach to resource management and...
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September 10, 2020
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Wood Consumption?
This post originally appeared on Forest2Market's MarketWatch blog. The forest products industry—which typically flies under the public radar—has been...
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August 31, 2020
Data Reports Strong US Paper Industry Profits, Employee Wages
2019 was a banner year for pulp and paper and the entire forest products industry.
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August 26, 2020
Fisher Expert Participates in Webinar on Asian Pulp & Paper Markets
Fisher International and Forest2Market business partner IndustryEdge has teamed up with The Australasian Pulp & Paper Technology Association (Appita)...
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August 17, 2020
AF&PA Highlights Remarkable Sustainability Progress of US Paper & Wood Products
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recently released its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the paper and wood products industry’s...
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August 13, 2020
International Paper, Stora Enso Among Sustainability Newsmakers in August
The forest products industry continued it's push for a more sustainable planet over the last several weeks.
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August 12, 2020
Pulp & Paper Products Consume 50% of Harvested Timber in US
This post originally appeared onForest2Market's Market Watch blog. When it comes to the issue of managing America’s forests, environmental and...
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August 06, 2020
Washington Post Covers COVID-19 Impacts on Paper Industry; Cites Fisher Expert
From nosediving demand for printing and writing paper to soaring toilet paper sales, we at Fisher International have extensively covered the effects...
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August 05, 2020
Major European Player Enters North America’s Corrugated Market
It’s hard to argue there’s a need to be filled in the thriving North American corrugator market, but one major European producer believes a presence...
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July 27, 2020
Increase Sales, Efficiency with a CRM Built for Pulp & Paper
Pulp and paper professionals have been underserved by CRM (customer relationship management) suppliers. The loss in efficiency – to say nothing of ...
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July 22, 2020
From Whiskey to Pizza: Forest Products Sustainability Projects Making Headlines
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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July 13, 2020
Global Shipping Companies End Recovered Paper Exports to China
Recovered paper (RCP) shipments to China could cease before the end of 2020, with global shipping companies now rejecting shipments for delivery...
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July 07, 2020
Climate Change, CO2 and the Unique Benefits of Cutting Trees
This post originally appeared onForest2Market's Market Watch blog. There is growing sentiment that in order to combat climate change, we need more...
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July 02, 2020
Amazon, HP Ditching Plastics for Sustainable Paper Packaging
The push for a more sustainable planet continued in June as both HP and Amazon announced major initiatives to cut down on the use of single-use...
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June 23, 2020
How to Maximize Your Use of Data to Make Smart Decisions
Quality data is fundamental for pulp and paper professionals when it comes to gleaning information about competitors, customers, and the marketplace,...
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June 03, 2020
Where Do We Go from Here? A Q&A with Fisher Int'l CEO Pete Stewart
Fisher International and Forest2Market President & CEO Pete Stewart recently participated in a Q&A published in the June issue of The Forestry...
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