Global Trends
Mar. 15, 2017 - Bloomberg News is reporting that as the world population ages, sales will consequently increase for absorbent hygiene products, providing “welcome relief” for papermakers who have been impacted by the digital era.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Predicting product trends can be tricky, especially now when social media can so quickly influence buying decisions. But demographics tell us that the “greying population” is inevitable, and companies must plan for this sweeping change.
Feb. 6, 2017 - Hardwood fibre prices have slowly turned around this year with the HFPI price index being up 5.6 per cent from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jan. 24, 2017 - Canadian paper producers are very active in the tissue sector right now, investing capital and marketing efforts to expand their share of the tissue and towel market.
Jan. 10, 2017 - A recent report from Global Market Insights estimates the coated paper market share will witness gains by CAGR of 4.2 per cent, valuing more than US$57 billion by the end of 2024.
Jan. 3, 2017 - According to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, the rising paper and pulp industry will be a major driver for the global hydrogen peroxide market size in the upcoming year, which is forecast to grow at more than 5 per cent, reaching $6.39 billion by 2024.
Dec. 19, 2016 - A new Interpol report underlines the scale of criminal activity tied to the forestry sector and the importance of coordinating anti-corruption efforts to protect forests.
Dec. 19, 2016 - Global production of market pulp continues to go up and was 3.5 per cent higher during the first eight months of this year than it was during the same period in 2015, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Dec. 13, 2016 - A new research report by Global Market Insights finds the specialty pulp and paper chemicals market size is set to exceed US$31 billion by 2024.
Biorefining in Canada has moved from the talking and testing phase to the production phase. Five Canadian pulp companies are producing biochemicals or biofuels, and several more are in the construction phase of bioproducts projects.
Oct. 12, 2016 - Global pulpwood prices were up in the second quarter of 2016 after having declined for seven consecutive quarters, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
For most corrugated converters, the concept of digital printing has been intriguing but too limited in scope to merit serious consideration.
Consolidation, vertical integration and globalization are three trends affecting the containerboard and corrugated industries, according to Mark Wilde, managing director of BMO Capital Markets. Wilde provided an update on North American containerboard and corrugated markets at the annual meeting of AICC Canada in September.
In a new report, Moody’s analysts highlight the headwinds facing boxboard prices as enhancements to capacity come online, in addition to the supply overhang in China and Europe and the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar weighing on coated recycled board (CRB) tonnage.
Improved prices and demand for lumber and Canadian/US dollar exchange rate positively affected the overall performance of Canadian-based forest products companies in the first quarter, according to the PwC Forestry Paper and Packaging (FPP) Net Earnings Summary for the first quarter of 2016.

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