Trends Shaping the Future of Pulp and Paper Industry

Trends Shaping the Future of Pulp and Paper Industry

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, December 16, 2021

Technology has aided in the development of a global market comprised of consumers worldwide who are committed to sustainability.”

Fremont, CA: Some people believe that the pulp and paper industry is hampered by the current digital age in which we live. While that may appear to be the case, it is not the scenario. The pulp and paper industry has been thriving and will continue to do so in 2022. Pulp and paper have adapted to recent changes and are continuing to thrive. There have also been some interesting trends that have disrupted the industry. Notably, industry leaders must constantly innovate to meet changing demands.

Technology has aided in developing a global market comprised of consumers worldwide who are committed to sustainability. As a result, manufacturers have sought biodegradable and environmentally friendly alternatives to petroleum-based products. These are just a few of the changes that are taking place. Check out the numerous trends that will transform the pulp and paper industry in 2022 below.

1. Recyclable Products

For some consumers, the ability to recycle pulp and paper products is non-negotiable. As a result, the number of recyclable products is increasing. This has been a challenge because some products contained waterproof coatings that were difficult to recycle. There is now a push to use recyclable protective coatings, which is expected to continue in 2022 and beyond. Plastic packaging has emerged due to growing concern about the amount of packaging that cannot be recycled. This opens up many future opportunities for the pulp and paper industry.

2. Hygiene Products Packaging

Another trend in the pulp and paper industry is the increasing popularity of hygiene products, which willnecess itate packaging. This includes, among other things, toilet paper, wipes, tissues, and paper towels. The middle class’s increased purchase of these items contributes to the growth. This is attributed in some parts of the world to an increase in the middle-class population, which increases the consumption of these products. Manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry have capitalised on this rise in socioeconomic status by developing packaging that can meet rising demand.

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