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Strong folding carton demand leads to supply chain challenges

Folding carton volumes have grown significantly during 2021, driven by a surge in sales of food and beverage packaging. Meanwhile, converters are experiencing growing supply chain disruption associated with the ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19 factors, especially regarding raw material deliveries of cartonboard.

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.

Survey finds recycling facilities at parks & beaches most in-demand

The British public think parks and beaches are the most in need of improved recycling facilities, according to new research by Every Can Counts.

Two-thirds of respondents (68%) think these public spaces lack sufficient recycling facilities, following their increased use over spring and summer due to Covid restrictions.

This is up from 54% who felt more bins were needed in 2020.

 Six in 10 also feel that a greater number of on-street bins are required to make recycling easier on-the-go, and 55% are calling for more recycling points at music and sporting events.

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.

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 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.



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.


Growing demand for packaging and hygiene papers while COVID 19 impacts overall paper and board consumption

Despite the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, most of the mills ran without disruptions in 2020; even if some operated at reduced speed because of lower levels of demand. According to preliminary figures, the demand for packaging paper and board continued to grow in 2020 especially materials used for transport packaging and corrugated boxes, as they benefited from the e-commerce boom related to the sanitary crisis.


Is the circular economy transition fast enough?


Recent survey by DNV and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) reveals that circular economy is rising on corporate agendas across geographies. 

Despite the growing attention in the public, among legislators and companies, the shift to business models that design waste out of the system seems to progress slowly.

“So far, growing stakeholder and regulatory pressures such as the EU Circular Economy Action Plan adopted in March 2020 do not seem to have impacted the transition speed significantly,” says Luca Crisciotti, CEO in Supply Chain & Product Assurance in DNV. “With only 5.9% of the companies indicating a leading approach coupled with the limited uptake of business model innovation, there is much left to be done before we reach a state of true circular economy required to shift from a linear take-make-waste industrial model to significantly impact our UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Mill demand for recovered paper remains high


Demand is outpacing supply of recovered paper in the June buying period, and some anticipate this trend will continue throughout the summer.

Recyclers across the U.S. have noticed an uptick in demand for recovered paper.  

“Everyone is begging for more cardboard and mixed paper,” says a material recovery facility (MRF) operator based in the South. “It seems like mill inventories are low, and they are crying that they need this material. It’s why we saw an increase in prices month over month.”  




Pandemic delivers transformation for the packaging industry

The packaging industry will never beat a pulse, but the pandemic has caused an unlikely transformation in the state of its most well-known product: the humble cardboard box.

With blackouts that forced millions to go online for almost everything over the past 18 months, the daily arrival of packages has provided many with a rare shiver of excitement in a world devoid of shops, restaurants, cinemas and travel.


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