Raw material

Market trends

Raw materials: what’s the situation worldwide?

According to the World Bank, «all main commodity price indexes (except those referring to food products and precious metals) are expected to decrease in 2016». This data has been published by Roskill, i.e….

Ther Inauguration of Södra's pulp mill in Värö.

Events | The inauguration took place in Varberg, on October 29 and 30.

Södra’s pulp mill in Värö is now reality

On Friday 30 September, in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the inauguration Ceremony of the plant. The equipment is in place now and production has commenced. Södra is…

Ther Inauguration of Södra's pulp mill in Värö.

Events

Södra’s pulp mill in Värö is now reality

On Friday 30 September, in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the inauguration Ceremony of the new plant. The equipment is in place now and production has commenced. Södra…

Appointments

Lena Ek, new Chairperson of the Board of the Södra Forest-based Sector Technology Platform

Lena Ek, Chairperson of the Board of the Södra Skogsägarna and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP), is named the new Chair of the Board of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP)….

Krostar markets about 800,000 tons of wood chips and trunks every year.

Environment&Sustainability

The wood market in Europe: the importance of certifications

There are very few businesses that can handle international wood trading. We have met one: a European company that has been working in this sector for ten years. Based in Lugano, the company…

Brian McClay, Brian McClay & Associates Inc.

Outlook&trends

The international cellulose market

How is the cellulose market going in the world? Here is a forecast of the supply, demand and prices over five years, and the long-term trends. The international cellulose market is very complex,…

Prices

Sappi Europe and Cham Paper Group increase their prices

As a result of constant increases in the cost of raw materials and a consequent reduction in profit margins, Sappi announces an upward revision in sales prices in Europe. It is therefore announcing…

«Synthetic fibres have largely taken the place of cotton but these are fossil-fuel based. If cellulose were to replace synthetics, this would represent all of the world’s current woodpulp consumption».

Raw Material

Why invest in pulp in a digital world?

In 15 years’ time we will need 150 million tonnes more paper in the world.

Magnus Björkman, President, Södra Cell International, explained the rationale behind the company’s announcement that it will invest heavily in softwood pulp expansion at its Värö mill. In an increasingly digital world, why would…

Research and application: an Italian project

Corrugated cardboard pulp improves building energy efficiency

«Naturalmente» (i.e. «Naturally»)  is the name of an Italian project aimed at the «smart» use of cellulose pulp, in particular corrugated cardboard produced with the PCM (phase change materials) formula, which aims at…

EUTR. The implementation of the Regulation: interview to International Paper

Raw Materials: minimising the risk

by Sergio Ferraris The Timber Regulation has triggered a series of obligations for companies within the sector  resulting in problems along the supply chain. We asked David Fulchiron, Director of Strategic Marketing at…

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