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Paper Machine Conversion Trend Here to Stay

Containerboard Machine

June, 14, 2016 - Conversion of newsprint machines to packaging production has become an established trend on both sides of the Atlantic and is likely to continue into the future, it emerged from the BIR (Bureau of International Recycling) paper division meeting in Berlin, Germany.

Guest speaker Bill Moore, president of US-based paper recycling consulting specialist Moore & Associates, estimated that newsprint machine conversions to containerboard production had amounted to some 2 million short tons in the last two years alone and perhaps 5 million short tons across the last decade.

“We expect to see more conversions,” he added, having earlier noted that newsprint production in the USA and Canada tumbled from 13.78 million tonnes in 2002 to 5.86 million tonnes in 2015.

At the same meeting, BIR paper division vice president Francisco Donoso of Alba Servicios Verdes in Spain confirmed that International Paper's agreement to buy . . . go to the full story at Recycling International website: www.recyclinginternational.com

SOURCE: Recycling International