Prospects in packaging
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...