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Prospects in packaging

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Digitization is continuing to drive change across many sectors worldwide, fueling a steady decline in writing and printing paper with the rise of e-readers, smart phones and calls for paperless offices. Although this has caused consolidation in the paper industry among some of the largest producing regions, there are still growth opportunities for paper manufacturers and their raw materials suppliers in less mature markets and in packaging products.

By Kasia Patel

The paper industry has historically been a huge consumer of industrial minerals, particularly traditional writing and printing grades, which use kaolin, talc, ground calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and bentonite in their production. Minerals are used as coatings, fillers or as part of the...

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