The Pulp and Paper industry is a billion dollar one globally. The heavy consumption of paper in our daily lives makes it a very profitable product. One of the most thriving markets in the world, Paper and Pulp provides employment to millions of people. Pulp and paper companies have been around in many countries for a long time now and almost every country has its own set of such companies. North American and North European countries hold a lion’s share in the industry while Asia’s primary markets in this segment are China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Specific countries dominating the scene are China, USA, Japan, Germany, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. USA is one of the highest in production as well as consumption of paper.
This March, there will be a tissue industry expo at Miami, USA, where many prominent tissue industry players are expected to attend. There will also be pulp and paper equipment suppliers, and if you are concerned about the future of the paper industry, you should definitely attend.
Find a list of top five paper and pulp companies in the world here:
International Paper is spread over 24 countries and it employs more than 50,000 people. It is the largest paper and pulp mill in the world with products ranging from pulp to paper, packaging, containers etc. It uses recycled paper of which America has an abundant supply of, being one of the top consumers of paper worldwide.
Georgia Pacific Corp
Georgia Pacific Corp has one of the largest paper mills in the world with an extensive range of products comprising of chemicals, building material, consumer products, non woven material and packaging apart from the most obvious one that is paper.
Weyerhaeuser Corporation grows a large number of trees and is a major player in the segment of producing Forest Products, among which paper is one of the main. It also has one of the largest and technologically most advanced, paper mills. Its product range includes Lumber, Engineered Lumber etc. with Paper.
Stora Enso has more than 20,000 employees spread over around 35 countries. It is one of the leading paper and paperboard producers. Its sales figures in 2016 touched astronomical heights of almost 9.8 billion Euros. The Company’s product range includes paper, packaging, woodboard and biomaterials.
Kimberly Clark Corp.
Kimberley Clark Corp is one of the most popular brands around the world. It has manufacturing units in 35 countries and an extensive market spread over almost 150 countries. Its core area of expertise are hygiene products ranging over segments like consumer tissue, personal products and business to business products.