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The global fiber wars – Virgin Vs Recycled. Who will win and why? [Risi Conference 2015]

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by Ragavendran T , Associate Principle Packaging
20 May 2016

In recent years, two interesting trends are panning out in the Pulp and OCC markets respectively. Pulp market has witnessed an increase in demand in the past 4 years, but the supply has been increasing at a faster rate than demand. And owing to this trend, there is a belief that Pulp market may witness a supply glut by the year 2020.

On the other hand, demand for OCC has been slowing down in the corresponding period, but supply is slowing at a faster rate than demand – an exact opposite trend to that of Pulp. And owing to this trend, there is a belief that OCC market may witness a severe supply crunch by the year 2020.

Should procurement worry about the impending supply crunch of OCC?

Ragavendran T, Principal – Paper Packaging, to present at Risi International Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, from August 17-19.

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