Tissue World Magazine

LIVE FROM TISSUE WORLD 2013: Bill Moore, president of Moore & Associates Atlanta, has discussed the number of changes occurring in the available supply of recovered paper.
His World’s Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing talk included; the range of supply and demand of recovered office papers; the primary recovered paper grades used in tissue production; and the major issue of the declining use of printing and writing papers by the world’s developed economies producing constraints on the supply of recovered chemical fibres for deinking.
He also discussed contaminant issues in the recovered paper grades used for tissue production, as well as the outlook on future pricing of the two primary tissue/toweling grades, Sorted Office Papers (SOP) and Coated Book Stock (CBS).
Recycled fibre growth as a percentage of furnish for the industry has peaked while bleached pulps from downturn in printing/writing papers were widely available and with still more pulp capacity additions.
However, there was less DHG needed going forward, but pricing will remain strong.
He highlighted trends in the use of recovered paper in the tissue sector and said that there was less use of CBS as well as more coated material in SOP, process changes to reduce the need for this low yield grade, recycled fibre projects for printing/writing papers do not use CBS.
Tissue, the largest market for office papers, remains one of the stronger growing paper grade sectors in all regions of the world, recycled fibre-based tissue is more prevalent in certain markets – North America, Europe, Middle East, and developed Asian countries (Japan, Korea etc).
China’s tissue business is largely growing with virgin fibre as compared to its newsprint and paperboard sector which relay heavily on recycled fibres.
The demand for deinked pulp in the US is expected to be reasonably strong due to the real, sustained interest in recycled content of a variety of products such as copy papers, cups, packaging and magazines.