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...

The future for fibres

The higher web strength that premium reinforced pulps bring the tissue maker improves tissue machine and converting efficiency, says Bill Adams, senior director at Canfor Pulp, the world’s fifth largest producer of market NBSK. Here, he talks bulk, absorbency and softness. A TWM report. Canfor Pulp produces 1.2 million tonnes of northern softwood market...

Investments mean more ECF pulp from Södra

Södra Cell has pioneered TCF pulp but with the evolution in the market and in ECF bleaching technology, the company has significantly boosted its growing position in ECF. Södra’s latest investments have included the new ECF bleaching line at Värö and customers are expected to receive their first ECFtrials by the second half of 2017. We remain the...

Fibre of the future

With substantially more softwood pulp capacity coming on stream, what are the benefits for the tissue maker?​ Södra Cell’s marketing director Marcus Hellberg talks to TWM. A TWM report. The steady growth in global tissue consumption creates a great opportunity for tissue producers. But bearing in mind that tissue is essentially made from wood fibre, can we...

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