Managing the impact of China’s import policies – the view from inside China

The global recovered paper sector changed radically when China changed direction. With US recycling ‘moving from turmoil to crisis,’ what is the impact inside China itself? Moore & Associates’ Susan Cornish summarises an analysis by Hong Kong based NPC Partners – 2019 China Recovered Paper Market & Policy Advisory Report. Susan Cornish...

Chinese consumption growth down from recent high of 10% to a 4.8% forecast

Tissue’s strong upswing was broken in 2018. Much now depends on the economy and consumer expenditures recovering from external and internal pressures. Report by Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. For years, the Chinese tissue market has been in a very strong upswing, with new peaks in...

Tissue needs a step change to be fit for the near- and long-term future

In a wide-ranging analysis, Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth told Tissue World Milan that innovation in the last decade has not been enough. A deeper insight into consumer needs is vital if theindustry is to up its game to attract investors, young talent, and sustainable growth. “How do we make the industry attractive in the long run, but...

Tissue takes on the looming issue of rapid decline in P&W

Costs concern as the supply and use of printing and writing papers – the primary source of recycled fibre for tissue/towel production – is declining rapidly as the digital world takes over. Bill Moore, president, Moore & Associates, addresses the key issues. Although the global use of recycled fibre use as a percentage of tissue/towel mill...

Fundamentals drive Australian and New Zealand tissue consumption higher

Steady population growth, population ageing and rising per capita consumption have combined to push tissue production in Australia to capacity. The question for the Australian tissue market is when, and where, the next manufacturing development will come. By Tim Woods, managing director, IndustryEdge Australia is a developed and mature economy. In...