IS A FUTURE PAPER LAMINATED OR EXTRUDED WITH ECOLOGICAL BIOPLASTICS THE ANSWER?

The tissue industry, like all production systems, must find the answer to the planet’s plastic problem. Many companies are already advanced inresearch. Pirkko Petäjä, principal at ÅF Pöyry AB Management Consulting Division, examines the latest best-hope developments. Pirkko Petäjä Principal, Poyry Management Consulting Plastic recycling and...

Is the slowdown in China a threat for the South East Asian tissue market?

By Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting The South East Asian region is among the fastest growing tissue markets worldwide, but tissue production in the region grows even faster South East Asia consists of eleven countries that reach from eastern India to China, and is generally divided into “mainland” and “island” zones. The...

New sulphur reduction targets mean a potential 30% increase in sea freight costs

By Pöyry Management Consulting’s Pirkko Petäjä and Jyrki Latvala In an ever more challenging business environment, top experts suggest how the industry should manage a cost effective delivery chain in TWM’s Distribution Special Feature An economic downturn and shifting global economy has created a business environment with higher demand and supply...

Are environmental issues a global concern in the tissue Industry?

By Pirkko Petäjä In the German markets catering for certain environmental attributes is a ticket to play, while in many emerging markets their importance is still low. Environmental issues continue to gain importance all over the world, but there are still differences with the level of interest in the various marketplaces. In Europe, especially in Germany,...