TISSUE MARKET ANALYSIS 2018

By Knut Omholt, Södra’s market research manager There are now several events within the pulp and paper business that are influencing the softwood pulp market globally and in Europe specifically. Firstly, we have the situation in China where political decisions have greatly influenced the market balance for all pulps both in China and Europe. Secondly, a...

High quality NBSK for premium tissue

By Paul Bicho, Ph.D., manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation The makers of premium bathroom and facial tissue strive to maximise softness and bulk while maintaining tensile strength to ensure runnability and a high converting efficiency, all while meeting a final quality target. Bulk and softness start with a good furnish, which is...

Pulp: signs that prices are finally levelling

Pulp price is the single most important driver of tissue profitability. Currently at a record high, analysts point towards a temporarily more static market, and even a modest decrease. Report for TWM by Pirkko Petäjä, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting. Pulp prices have been at a record high for a lengthy period Market pulp prices have continuously...

‘The right fibres – treated correctly – gets the optimal fibre furnish’

In the last few years UPM has expanded its pulp production intensively. Due to its recent investments UPM Pulp has established a strong position on the pulp market through developing a versatile product portfolio. UPM supplies its global pulp customers with eucalyptus hardwood pulp from its Fray Bentos mill in Uruguay and with softwood and birch pulps from...

Environment Technical Theme – Our energy vision boosts our bottom line and sustains our future

At Tissue World Miami in March, Resolute Forest Products’ Calhoun mill was awarded the Most Energy-Aware Mill Award. Here, Patrice Minguez, president, Tissue Group, describes what the company did to achieve the award. A TWM report. “Improving energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint and increasing the use of lower...

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