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Chinese scientists turn black coal by-product into white paper

More than 2,000 years after the invention of paper in China, the country’s scientists are claiming another breakthrough that replaces its key ingredient with the dirty waste from coal-fired power plants. The result – which is almost indistinguishable from paper made from wood pulp – achieves a more than 90 per cent match to pure […]

How Körber solutions help manufacturers overcome the supply chain challenges

As some West Coast port congestion eases in the United States, there’s reason to believe that the paper industry supply chain is showing signs of righting itself. That may ultimately be the case, but the sheer reach and impact of the disruption indicates no quick fix is on the horizon. In the United States, diversion […]

Tissue papers

Tissue paper is soft, feathery, lightweight, highly absorbent, tear resistant, disposable and relatively strong paper products. The tissue paper name originates from the French word “tissue”, which meaning cloth. Because of the tissue paper is as soft as cloth. It has become an important part in our daily life. Uses of this type of paper […]

4evergreen alliance : striving for full circularity of fibre-based packaging by 2030

The wood fibre-based packaging alliance 4evergreen held its launch event entitled “Perfecting circularity with fibre-based packaging”. The online event included a panel debate with industry leaders from Stora Enso (Finland), Huhtamaki (Finland), Mars (US), Nestlé (Switzerland) and Smurfit Kappa (Ireland). It highlighted the alliance’s vision to further advance circularity of fibre-based packaging and introduced the sector’s […]

How will the war in Ukraine affect the paper and pulp industry?

It will come as no surprise to readers that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has negatively affected the supply of raw materials used in packaging throughout Europe. Given the status of Ukraine and Russia as key suppliers of timber, with exports alone worth in excess of €12 billion, it’s clear that the paper packaging industry could be […]

Paper Mills- A Rising Concern in the Academic Community

A good publishing record is one of the essential criteria for promotion, tenure, and grant acquisition for future projects. The pressure to publish more papers drives researchers towards unethical practices such as purchasing fictitious research papers. Academic frauds including data falsification, image manipulation, fabricated peer review have plagued the research publishing landscape for years together! […]

New corrugated bottle carrier revealed by VPK Group

VPK Group, one of the founding members of the pan-European alliance Blue Box Partners, has launched ECOGRIP, a corrugated alternative to shrink wrap for the multi-packing of a wide range of bottles. The new solution is designed to replace single-use shrink-wrap plastic for bottles between 330ml and 1.5 litres by providing what VPK describes as […]

Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2022

Similar to 2020, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes in 2021—some expected, some unexpected. However, despite the uncertainty every year brings, our predictions from last year were pretty spot on. Some of those predictions included accelerated capital flow into packaging and allied segments, the rise of pulp prices off the bottom following a year of lows, and the opportunities environmental regulations have […]

Grass corrugated cardboard

Grass corrugated cardboard is the new sustainable trend in the packaging industry. Justifiably! As an alternative to plastic packaging and as a complement to existing corrugated cardboard products, grass corrugated cardboard is a packaging material perfectly suited to today’s still plastic-rich consumer world. Made 100 percent from grass paper, grass corrugated cardboard can be processed […]

Raw Materials For Papermaking

Here the Raw Materials or Cellulosic Raw Materials for papermaking are used interchangeably and only the Cellulosic Raw Material are discussed. Cellulosic/fibrous raw material are broadly divided between wood and nonwood.   Almost 90% of virgin fibers come from woody plants. In more and more region of world, recycled fiber is becoming major source of papermaking […]