Those within the tissue industry know Brazil for its robust eucalyptus pulp production, which is generally used within the tissue segment due to its positive impacts on tissue properties.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world at the beginning of 2020, mask mandates, lockdowns, and remote schooling and working from home have become the new normal. Globally, as of August 30, 2021, there have been 216,229,741 total confirmed cases, 4,298,451 deaths and 5,019,907,027 vaccine doses administered.
During a recent presentation, Lin Qijun, Chairman of Forest Packaging, stated that “In order to ensure the supply of recycled paper, a subsidiary was set up in Thailand this year to import RCP from the United States and other countries into the company. At present, the equipment is being installed. It is estimated that RCF pulp will be produced in June with an annual output of about 100,000 tons.”
For most of 2020, the pulp and paper industry experienced fluctuations in different segments due to the global COVID-19 pandemic that struck in March. Many industry trends developed that were unexpected, however some were expected and took shape at an accelerated rate, such as the decline in demand for printing and writing papers.