Archive for April, 2011
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp
Growing Tech Sector Spurs Creativity In Pulp & Paper
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 28th, 2011
Over the past decade, the pulp and paper industry has experienced first hand the ramifications of a growing cultural shift that sees consumers using technology in lieu of paper. Whether it’s reading an e-book on your iPad, checking out the latest edition of your favorite magazine on the Internet, or sending a message via social media outlets or e-mail instead of an old fashioned letter, the tech sector has single handedly caused a once lucra...
Filed under: Cogeneration
Combined Heat And Power Plants Will Increase In Popularity: Report
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 21st, 2011
A new report released by GlobalData says combined heat and power (CHP) as an energy source is on an upward swing in Europe. The study, entitled “Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Thermal Power Plants in Europe – Market Size, Competitive Landscape, Trends and Analysis to 2020,” covers seven countries in Europe (Germany, UK, Poland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and France) and says that the demand for more environmentally conscious energy source...
Filed under: Cogeneration, Dissolving Pulp, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc., Specialty Cellulose, Specialty Cellulose Production
Japanese Crisis Effecting Specialty Cellulose Producers
by ckeddy on Apr 13th, 2011
Japan’s recent and ongoing tragic are impacting a variety of industries, including the niche Specialty Cellulose market. Specialty cellulose is used for a number of applications including consumer electronics. Electronics makers such as Sony and Toshiba, have had to close down their plants due to the tsunami, earthquakes, power outages. Japan’s crisis has impacted ultra-purified wood cellulose producers for specialty a...
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp
Pulp Production Worldwide
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 11th, 2011
Though at this time last year, analysts were questioning the viability of wood pulp, the overall worldwide market is growing according to a new article published on Business Insider. “Global pulp production in the second half of 2010 was higher than many has anticipated,” wrote Hakan Ekstron, the President of Wood Resources International LLC. “The total production of…market pulp last year reached an estimated 45 million tons, which wa...
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp, Specialty Cellulose Production
Canadian Mills Find New Life In Dissolving Pulp
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 6th, 2011
Once one of Canada’s leading industries, the pulp and paper sector has been feeling the brunt of changing worldviews and fluctuating consumer attitudes for the past several years. With the technology sector growing, demand for paper-oriented communication mainstays such as newsprint, telephone directories, copying paper, books, magazine and glossy print have gravely diminished. The result has been an unprecedented closure of pulp and paper mi...