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Encyclopedia > Pulp and paper industry
An International Paper mill in South Carolina
An International Paper mill in South Carolina

The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American (United States, Canada), northern European (Finland, Sweden) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). Australasia and Latin America also have significant pulp and paper industries. Both Russia and China are expected to be key in the industry's growth over the next few years. International Paper Company, on the Sampit River, Georgetown, SC Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


According to the 2003 PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Forest & Paper Industry Survey, the top 20 forest and paper products companies were: A PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ...

Rank Company Country 2002 Net Sales
(US$M)
2002 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
2 Georgia-Pacific U.S. 23,271 (735)
3 Weyerhaeuser U.S. 16,771 16
4 Kimberly-Clark U.S. 13,566 1,675
5 Stora Enso Finland and Sweden 12,090 (211)
6 Procter & Gamble (Paper) U.S. 11,877 954
7 UPM-Kymmene Finland 9,907 520
8 Nippon Unipac Japan 9,696 (5)
9 Oji Paper Japan 9,635 (142)
10 SCA Sweden 9,091 588
11 Metsäliitto Finland 8,387 118
12 Smurfit-Stone U.S. 7,483 65
13 Boise U.S. 7,412 11
14 MeadWestvaco U.S. 7,242 (389)
15 Anglo American plc (Mondi) UK and South Africa 4,805 345
16 Jefferson Smurfit Ireland 4,455 93
17 Worms & Cie France 4,186 180
18 Amcor Australia 4,071 463
19 Asia Pulp & Paper (est) Indonesian 4,000 (1,450)
20 Sappi South Africa 3,729 220

Georgia-Pacific Corp. ... Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world; the worlds largest private owner of softwood timberland; and the second largest owner in the United States, behind International Paper. ... Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB, BMV: Kimber) is an American corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. ... 1/8 share of the Stora Kopparberg mine, dated June 16, 1288. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... UPM-Kymmene (NYSE: UPM) is a Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer. ... Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, is a Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer and consumer goods company. ... Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ: SSCC) is an American paperboard and paper-based packaging company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Boise Cascade LLC, which uses the trade name Boise, is an American pulp and paper company, ranked as the thirteenth biggest pulp and paper company in the world. ... MeadWestvaco Corp. ... Anglo American plc (LSE: AAL, JSE: ANGLO) is a world-wide group of companies, originally founded in South Africa as a mining enterprise but now extending into other areas. ... Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ: SSCC) is an American paperboard and paper-based packaging company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Worms & Cie is a French pulp and paper company, the 17th largest in the world in 2002. ... Amcor Limited (ASX: AMC) is an Australian-based multinational packaging company. ... Asia Pulp & Paper, based in Singapore, is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world. ... Sappi Limited NYSE: SPP is a South African pulp and paper company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

See also

The pulp and paper industry is one of the most important in Canada. ... Pulp and paper industry in Europe. ... Pulp and paper industry in Japan. ... The United States is one of the biggest consumers of paper in the world. ... Converters are companies that specialize in combining raw materials such as polyesters, adhesives, tapes, foams, plastics, felts, rubbers, liners and metals, as well as other materials, to create new products. ...

External links

  • TAPPI Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Australia's National Association of Forest Industries
  • Asia Pulp & Paper Co.
  • Pulp and Paper News
  • www.risiinfo.com
  • www.pulpandpaper.net
  • Pulp and Paper Resources

  Results from FactBites:
 
Energy Efficiency and the Pulp and Paper Industry (3799 words)
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills account for 95% of energy use in the U.S. paper and allied products industry and about 12% of total manufacturing energy use in the U.S. Paper is one of the few basic materials for which per-capita demand has not saturated in the United States.
Pulping is the process by which the fibers in wood are separated and treated to produce a pulp.
Pulp and paper mills are often large and complex facilities that may produce several pulp and paper qualities from both softwood and hardwood feedstocks.
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