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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...
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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...
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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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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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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 on Forest2Market'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 on Forest2Market'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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