20 Apr 2017
Sustainability in Pulp and Paper Industry - Part 1
The pulp and paper industry is facing enormous transformation demands, set by operational requirements, profitability perspective, but also by sustainability targets becoming more demanding. Countries in the Far East, especially China, need to take giant leaps in sustainable development, to avoid the same long development route as Europe.
In this four part series on “Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Pulp and Paper industry*” we will focus on three key questions:
a) How can the sustainability of production units be measured, benchmarked and evaluated? What is the status of expected new regulations on sustainability requirements for the pulp and paper industry worldwide?
b) How energy efficient is the modern pulp and paper industry? How can state-of-the-art engineering contribute to energy efficiency that increases profitability?
c) The technical status of existing mills and the application of asset integrity management are typically weaknesses. How can this be easily clarified? How can mill owners focus investments correctly to meet future sustainability, efficiency and performance targets?
The first article in the series, an overview touching on all these questions, is available below (in PDF format).
*The original articles were published in Paper Asia magazine 2016-2017