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Folding carton demand set to outstrip supply in 2022, while extraordinary demand for corrugated boxes eases (Copy)

Demand for folding cartons could grow by almost 5% in 2022, with supply still struggling to keep up, according to experts.

Paper packaging industry analysts at NOA say indications are that demand across Europe for folding cartons will rise by 4.9% this year (compared to 3.7% in 2021), and nearly 2% of this growth is due to the replacement of plastics.

“Ironically, it is increased demand for plastic which has partly fuelled this green wave,” said Neil Osment, Managing Director of NOA.

“When the pandemic first hit, and so many of us were shopping from home, much of our food came wrapped in plastic. Food and drink producers were already exploring a switch over to paper and, when demand for plastic rose, this trend accelerated.”

EU’s packaging rules revamp: towards a more sustainable future?

Reducing packaging waste is part of the Green Deal’s agenda to reach Europe’s climate neutrality goal. Brussels is working on revamping the bloc’s sustainable packaging rules – so called “PPWD” – expected in July, sparking worry from both industry and NGOs. The two fear the Commission will replicate some of the problems that cropped up in the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The revised packaging rules are meant to improve packaging design to promote reuse and recycling and increase recycled content in packaging.

The industry is concerned that the new rules could be too broad while green campaigners worry they will be too narrow. Some stakeholders have been vocal against mandatory reuse requirements and recycled content targets and called on the Commission to ensure a level playing field. There are also deep divisions between industry and NGOs over new technologies like chemical recycling and bio-based or biodegradable materials, which aim to get rid of fossil fuel plastics.

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BIR Convention: Paper Division president warns of export challenges

Officials said flows of recovered fiber are under "serious threat" from proposed changes to EU shipment legislation

During the most recent Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Paper Division meeting May 23, the committee was told major international flows of recovered fiber were under serious threat from proposed changes to European Union waste shipment legislation despite current figures underlining the pivotal role recovered fiber plays in the production of paper and paperboard globally.

According to Francisco Donoso of Spain-based Dolaf Servicios Verdes SL and divisional president of the committee, worldwide consumption of recovered fiber in 2020 totaled more than 208 million metric tons, with 182 million metric tons absorbed by packaging alone—accounting for more than 70 percent of that sector's needs. The newsprint sector consumed approximately 64 percent of recovered fiber, while tissue's figures were near 17 percent and printing and writing around 10 percent.

A Successful first-ever PaperWeek Virtual 2021

The first-ever PaperWeek Virtual is just behind us and we are excited to announce a record participation in recent years!

Over 960 took part in the 107th edition of PaperWeek, including over 700 participants from mills, making the event one of the best industry events in the world ratio-wise. For the first time, the conference was held virtually with a format enabling participation from a record number of mills across Canada. Including participants from 17 major pulp and paper companies (45+ mills), the 4-day event held on MSTeams offered delegates a great amount of knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices.

Attracting and retaining young people to the pulp and paper industry – EU project “Turn the Page” concludes

On 15 February 2022, the Final Conference marked the conclusion of the two-year EU project “Turn the Page” – Recruitment strategies to attract young talents in the paper industry (project VS/2020/0016).

“Turn the Page” was launched in March 2020 by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) in cooperation with IndustriAll European Trade Union. Supported by national partners in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy and Poland and by Spin360 as technical partner, its main goal was to develop an overall strategy to attract and retain young people to the pulp and paper sector.

Corrugated packaging box makers facing raw material cost shock


Kolkata: The corrugated paper box industry is facing a crisis as prices of raw material have shot up by 30-35 per cent threatening to turn the business unviable, an industry official said.

In India, there are about 350 automatic corrugators and more than 10,000 semi-automatic units across the country and the segment generates direct employment for about 4,00,000 people.



Corrugated packaging industry in deep trouble as raw material prices shoot up

Corrugated packaging industry has landed in deep trouble as prices of its principal raw material - kraft paper have started shooting up over the past few days. There has been a sharp price increase of Rs 5000 per tonne of kraft paper within a span of 10 days. The mills say that this is not the end and expect further increase in the coming days, said Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India (FCBM) in a release issued on Monday.

Corrugated Paper Market 2021 Global Industry Share, Size, Revenue, Latest Trends, Business Boosting Strategies, CAGR Status, Growth Opportunities and Forecast 2026

Corrugated Paper Market 2021-2026 Research Report on Global professional and comprehensive report on the Corrugated Paper Market. The report monitors the key trends and market drivers in the current scenario and offers on the ground insights. Corrugated Paper Market Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.

European paper recycling demonstrates high level of resilience in the light of severe global disruptions

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has been closely monitoring market developments in reaction to the material waste import ban by the Chinese authorities including paper for recycling, the redirection of global flows of paper for recycling and structural changes in paper consumption and collection during the Covid-19 crisis.



European printers warn about lack of paper and permanent damage in their industry

Intergraf says that its members face rising paper costs and huge uncertainty about the supply of paper.

In view of the current scarce supply of printing and writing paper, Intergraf, the umbrella association of the European printing industry, warns about serious consequences for its industry. In a public declaration, the association has turned to paper producers, demanding a transparent dialogue and cooperation in graphic paper supply in Europe.

Intergraf appeals to national and international authorities and institutions to acknowledge that the current situation is serious and to ensure the secure supply of raw materials (primary and secondary fibres) for the production of paper.

Europe’s bioeconomy is a readily available solution to the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels

Cepi’s thoughts are with our colleagues and the people of Ukraine who are suffering an unbearable war. Today, we see how the unprovoked and unjustified Russian invasion of Ukraine has become a dramatic wakeup call to strengthen the European Union’s energy security and to build its strategic autonomy. In this context, the forest fibre-based industry offers readily available solutions to address the serious shortcomings of Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels.

In its communication, RePowerEU: Joint European action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy, the European Commission focuses on reducing Europe’s dependence on energy imports. Access to affordable clean energy is paramount to keep operations in our sector going. For months, the pulp and paper industry has been enduring high energy prices, which are skyrocketing in the recent days. Therefore, the long-overdue actions at both national and EU levels to secure the industry’s future in Europe remain critical.

Fully-recyclable sandwich packaging to be trialled in UK supermarkets

Greencore Group plc, a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods, has confirmed that, in partnership with the Co-op and Sainsbury’s, it will soon commence ‘test and learn’ trials of an all fibre, plastic-free recyclable sandwich skillet in stores across the UK.

The packaging, developed in conjunction with ProAmpac and believed to be the first of its type in the world, marks the culmination of 18 months of R&D by Greencore. The skillet will have a plastic-free window and be made entirely from paper-based material; crucially, due to the precise level of moisture resistance the skillet provides, it will see products have the exact same shelf life as if they were they packaged in a traditional skillet.




Germany will retain status as the world’s largest paper consumer in years to come

Germany will retain its status as the world’s largest paper consumer within the next several years, according to recent reports of German media and some local analysts in the field of paper business.

 At present, the per capita paper consumption in the country estimated at 241 kg, being significantly higher those in the US - 211 kg, while analysts expect these figures will continue to grow in years to come.


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