Paper: the next evolution

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013

The new age of digital technology has caused a decline paper demand, which is expected to continue to fall. Kasia Patel, Senior Reporter, looks at where this leaves papermakers, and whether there are still opportunities for filler producers which supply them.

Although the word paper comes from the word ‘papyrus’ - the sheets of marsh grass used by the Egyptians 5,000 years ago - the origins of paper as we know it today can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (207BC-9AD) in China.

Early papermakers experimented with a wide...

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