Recent raw material scarcity and cost inflation in the paper business have led to higher price hikes, while industry restructuring combined with economic recovery have caused overbooking. But the market outlook is more balanced, with Stora Enso having competitive and sustainable paper assets for the benefit of its customers.
In July, the European Commission set out its climate and energy policy. The proposals for emission reductions and zero-emission energy are most welcomed. UPM has been following this path for a long time, and our schedule is more ambitious than the Commission's. However, will the EU's policies generate green growth?
At the end of 2020, when Papresa was acquired by Quantum Group, we started working on a new change of strategy.
"The circular economy is our core business." These are the words of Alexis Zenner, Managing Director of VPK Paper, part of the VPK Group and based in Oudegem.
Last year, Paper Advance got to know ESKO Pacific, a North American based instrumentation supply company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of flow monitoring and process control equipment. This year, ESKO Pacific talked to us about how this year’s unexpected developments have impacted their focus, their customers, and what they’re doing to respond to rapidly changing industry needs.
AES, Black Clawson, Dry-Con, Johnson, Lamort. Do these names sound familiar? It’s very likely they do, given these are the biggest names in the equipment manufacturing industry, and have been so for the last 100 years. But what you may not have known is that many of these players, and a number of others as well, now operate under Kadant Inc, and Kadant Canada.