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Market research future published a half cooked research report on Global Paper & paperboard packaging market. The paper & paperboard packaging market is expected to grow over the CAGR of around 6% during the period 2016 to 2022 Paper and paperboard packaging are thick paper based materials used for wrapping products. The growing popularity of such packaging is attributed to the increasing awareness about using recyclable packaging across the globe. • International Paper Company • Packaging Corporation of America • Clearwater Paper Corporation • Mondi Group • DS Smith Plc. • RockTenn Company • Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. • Metsa Group • Smurfit Kappa Group Plc. • Cascades Inc. Such light weight packaging can easily be cut and shaped. Rapidly growing food & electronics industries are key factors for the growth of paper & paper board packaging market. Also it is used in industries such as freight & carrier, education and stationary and construction, which is expected to continue to boost the growth of this market. On the basis of region, Asia-Pacific is the largest market by value. The paper & paperboard packaging market is expected to grow at CAGR of 6% by 2022 Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 30 market data tables and figures spread over 140 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “Global Paper & Paperboard Packaging Market Research Report - Forecast to 2022” The market is highly application based. The factors contributing to the growth of the paper & paperboard packaging market are, continuously increasing demand of packaged food, increasing number of supermarkets, and recyclability of paper & paperboards. The market is expected to have higher growth rate as compared to the previous years. Asia-Pacific is the largest region for the Paper & paperboard packaging market. This study provides an overview of the Global Paper & paperboard packaging market, tracking two market segments across four geographic regions. The report studies key players, providing a five-year annual trend analysis that highlights market size, volume and share for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The report also provides a forecast, focusing on the market opportunities for the next five years for each region 1 Executive Summary 2 Scope Of The Report 2.1 Market Definition 2.2 Scope Of The Study 2.2.1 Research Objectives 2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations 2.3 Markets Structure 3 Market Research Methodology 3.1 Research Process 3.2 Secondary Research 3.3 Primary Research 3.4 Forecast Model 4 Market Landscape 4.1 Five Forces Analysis 4.1.1 Threat Of New Entrants 4.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers 4.1.3 Threat of substitutes 4.1.4 Segment rivalry 4.2 Value Chain of Global paper & paperboard packaging Market 5 Industry Overview of Global paper & paperboard packaging Market 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Growth Drivers 5.3 Impact analysis 5.4 Market Challenges 5.5 Impact analysis 6 Market Trends 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Growth Trends 6.3 Impact analysis 7. Global paper & paperboard packaging Market by Region 8. Global paper & paperboard packaging Market by Type 9. Global paper & paperboard packaging Market by Grade 10. Global paper & paperboard packaging Market by Application Continued…. At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. MRFR team have supreme objective to provide the optimum quality market research and intelligence services to our clients. Our market research studies by products, services, technologies, applications, end users, and market players for global, regional, and country level market segments, enable our clients to see more, know more, and do more, which help to answer all their most important questions. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/global-paper-paperboard-packaging-market-research-report-forecast-to-2022


Hou Z.,University of Eastern Finland | Xu Q.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Hartikainen S.,Metsa Group | Antilla P.,Natural Resources Institute Finland | And 3 more authors.
Forest Science | Year: 2015

We aimed to investigate how the spatial pattern of a forest attribute is connected with design-based sampling efficacy in relation to the selection of plot size and quantity, expressed together by the cruise percent (CP). Spatially random or aggregated patterns of stem volume (m3/ha) with various hierarchical strengths were generated as model plantations. Two design strategies using rectangular plots were examined under conditions of increasing CP: one featured a similar number of sample plots with varying sizes and the other an increasing number of sample plots of a fixed size. Each design was evaluated for respective populations by sampling distribution simulation. The results show that the strength of the spatial patterns was negatively correlated with the sampling precision and that aggregated patterns weakened the sampling precision much more severely than did random patterns. As a result, a small plot size should be preferred, because for a given CP, the smaller the plot is, the more it will improve the sampling precision and convergent speed. We confirmed by comparing the two design strategies that brand-new plots should be established at brand-new sites rather than simply enlarging the size of old plots. We conclude that a spatially dispersed population favors a spatially nondispersed design and a spatially nondispersed population favors a spatially dispersed design. Because these results were derived on a pan-population basis, the knowledge acquired here may be useful as a rule of thumb for planning design-based forest inventories in the future. © 2015 Society of American Foresters.


News Article | November 16, 2016
Site: phys.org

But after nine sluggish years and a three-year recession that ended in 2015, could Finland's centuries-old, if unglamorous, forestry sector, hold the answer? A rare bit of good economic news came out of the small industrial town of Aanekoski when forestry giant Metsa Group announced last year a record investment of 1.2 billion euros ($1.31 billion) in a new facility. A gust of wind spreads the unpleasant odour of sulphur—akin to rotten eggs—across the town in central Finland, a regular reminder to the 20,000 residents of the quest for new riches. A new mill and biorefinery that will more than double the town's annual production of pulp—a wood fibre mass used to make paper and cardboard—is under construction. Locals do not seem bothered by the stench. "It's just money that smells," 50-year-old Petteri Heimonen, a local IT technician, told AFP on a recent visit. The forestry industry's main products, paper and cardboard reclaimed the top spot as the country's main export in 2015, followed by other heavy industry products: diesel fuels and stainless steel. But it is not the new high-tech miracle Finns have been hoping for since the country's only globally well-known consumer product, Nokia's mobile phones, disappeared from the scene after failing to catch up with the rapid rise in smartphones. Analyst Tomi Amberla of Poyry Management Consulting believes the forestry's number one spot says a lot about the dire state of business in Finland's post-Nokia era. It shows "that other sectors have been in trouble... There is small growth in forestry's export income and quantities, but it's quite flat, meaning others have declined," he told AFP. Amberla stressed that Finland has diversified economic growth with high-tech consumer products and service exports. High hopes have been cast for instance on Finland's games industry, led by Clash of Clans creator Supercell and Angry Birds inventor Rovio. But this industry's combined net revenue last year equalled just a little over four percent of Nokia's revenue of 51 billion euros at its peak in 2007, when it was the world's number one handset maker. It is unlikely that the forestry sector can compete with Nokia's figures, even though many companies are also multinational. In 2015, the sector registered only 44 percent of Nokia's peak revenue in 2007, when measured at comparable prices. The global financial crisis that began in 2007 hit Finland's export-driven economy hard and the forestry sector was particularly affected, posting a 10-percent drop in production in 2008. The industry's main product, fine paper, took a hit from both the global economic slowdown and from the rapid shift in media consumption from paper to online articles. "Five to 10 years ago forestry was considered a sunset industry," manager Riikka Pakarinen of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation acknowledged. By 2015, Finnish paper giants UPM-Kymmene, Stora Enso and Metsa Group had shut more than 30 paper-making machines around the country, most of them located in small towns highly dependent on the companies for jobs and tax revenue. But with forests covering 78 percent of Finland's land surface, they are unquestionably one of the country's most important resources. Metsa Group is not alone in hoping trees can mean new growth in two senses. Another group, Finnpulp, plans to build a new pulp and biorefinery in the eastern town of Kuopio, while Chinese Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group plans to invest a billion euros in a refinery making renewable diesel from wood materials in the northern Finnish town of Kemi. Finland's leading forestry giant UPM is already in the business. Last year in the southeastern town of Lappeenranta it launched a biorefinery that turns resin, a side product from making pulp, into diesel. "It's the world's first facility to produce wood-based diesel," UPM's head of biofuels Sari Mannonen said. She anticipates growth especially in western Europe, where the EU's climate targets urge replacing fossil fuels with new green options. Analyst Amberla said forestry investments are grounded as global demand for pulp is rising, driven by increasing urbanisation and a growing middle class, especially in Asia. But there is a limit to just how much forestry can do: Finland's Natural Resources Institute estimated the harvested share of forests amounted to 79 percent of their annual growth in 2014. Explore further: Clash of Clans maker tops high earner lists in Finland


ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Metsa Wood's competition has inspired architects worldwide to design wooden extensions to city centres. Entries from 40 countries proposed wooden solutions to the challenges of urbanization. Winning designs were made to New York, Shanghai and Tampere, Finland. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7969851-metsa-wood-competition-city-above-the-city/ Architects from 40 countries created their Plan B for urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL - laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed for 69 cities worldwide, including Sidney, Shanghai, New York, Berlin, Paris and London. The competition was organised by Metsa Wood. "Construction must become sustainable and cities must stay liveable. I am happy that so many architects share this view, especially the younger generation," says Michael Green from MGA architects and DBR Design Build Research, who chairs the jury. "The entries were innovative and added value to both the building and the community." "The designs were realistic and demonstrated a good understanding of LVL as a building material," says Professor Stefan Winter, who holds the Chair of Timber Construction and Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. "Because of its lightness and fast construction time, Kerto LVL is an ideal material for this challenge." "Building wooden extensions in existing communities can be a significant solution for urbanisation. Instead of demolishing communities, we could enhance them," says Mike Kane, an architect and senior lecturer at London South Bank University. "This competition should be seen as a catalyst for future debate on sustainable and progressive cities worldwide." Winners from different parts of the world "Urbanisation has increased interest in building with wood. The potential for timber extensions is large - over 100 million square metres in Germany alone," says Mikko Saavalainen, SVP of Business Development at Metsa Wood. Winners received awards in two categories: small-scale intervention and large-scale intervention. The total value of the prizes is EUR 35,000. First prize winners in the small-scale intervention category were Nile Greenberg (USA) for his design for New York and Alma Studio (Spain) for their design for Shanghai. The runners-up were Superspace (Turkey) with a design for Istanbul and Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture (Germany) with a design for Berlin. First prize winners in the large-scale intervention category were Lisa Voigtländer (Germany) and SungBok Song (Korea) for their design for Tampere, Finland. The runners-up were Basic Architects (Australia) with a design for Perth, L Arkkitehdit (Finland) with a design for Helsinki, Giuseppe De Marinis Gallo and Gianluca Gnisci (Italy) with a design for New York and Kim Min Jae Architects (Hong Kong) with a design for Hong Kong. See the complete works at: planb.metsawood.com Metsa Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. We manufacture products from Nordic wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Our sales in 2015 were EUR 0.9 billion, and we employ about 2,000 people. Metsa Wood is part of Metsa Group.


Uotila K.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Rantala J.,Metsa Group | Saksa T.,Finnish Forest Research Institute
Silva Fennica | Year: 2012

Effective management of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) plantations requires detailed information on stand development, which is costly to measure. However, estimating the need for early stand management from site attributes that persists stabile after ones measured, may provide an inexpensive alternative. This study compared hardwood competition in spruce plantations of varying ages and tested the usability of this information in estimating the need for early cleaning. The data included 197 spruce plantations (4-7 years old) inventoried in southern Finland in 2007. The level (Low, Substantial, High) of need for early cleaning was subjectively determined by contrasting location and size of competing hardwoods to a conifer crop tree. Then the stage of the need for early cleaning was modelled according to site and stand attributes. Nearly 60% of the conifer crop trees in the plantations were subjectively judged to require early cleaning (Substantial 37.2%, High 21.2%), but only 10 per cent of the evaluated area was cleaned. Need for cleaning was intense on peatlands or damp soils, whereas it was mild on unprepared soils or cleaned sites. Traditional site characteristics used in forest management planning can be useful for recognising the peripheral cases, where need for cleaning is probably high or low. However, on a typical mineral soil plantation (uncleaned, soil prepared) the model indicates the differences in the need for early cleaning weakly. The need for early cleaning was already high in 4-year-old plantations, why stand age did not have significant effect on development of the need. Thus, the timing of an operation can not be predicted with the model. Nonetheless, early cleaning very likely opens growth space of crop trees in a 4-7-year-old spruce plantation. Therefore, from an aspect of crop growth, an uncleaned Norway spruce plantation in this age group is quite consistently worth cleaning.


Hallongren H.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Laine T.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Rantala J.,Metsa Group | Saarinen V.-M.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | And 3 more authors.
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research | Year: 2014

Economic pressures and labor shortage are forcing forest owners to minimize silvicultural costs and manage their forests more intensively to enhance wood production and profitability. The need to improve the cost-efficiency of tree planting is spurring its mechanization. The cost-competitiveness and time consumption of mechanized tree planting in Finland were compared to manual planting (MP) in spot mounds formed with a mounding blade and with a continuously advancing spot mounder. The results suggest that mechanized planting must increase its current productivity by 25% and 100% in order to compete with spot mounding or continuously advancing mounder followed by MP, respectively. However, in the hands of skilled operators in optimal conditions, machines can be cost-effective. On average, mechanized planting required 20% less time than MP and excavator-based spot mounding, whereas MP and continuously advancing spot mounder required 30% less time. Effective use of modern machines requires a careful evaluation of the worksite and skilled operators applying optimal operational models. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.


Hallongren H.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Rantala J.,Metsa Group
Silva Fennica | Year: 2012

Recently, the need to mechanise silvicultural operations has increased in the Nordic countries. While several new machine concepts have been developed, the manufacture of silvicultural devices remains at the market introduction stage. Information is required in support of existing and forthcoming Finnish small-scale producers of silvicultural devices, who wish to commercialise and further market their innovations in domestic and export markets. The aim of this study was to identify the opportunities, challenges and market potential of business activities that develop in connection with device or machine production. Small-scale Finnish manufacturers of silvicultural devices, Finnish large-scale harvester manufacturers and international silvicultural experts participated in the study. The results show that participant groups have varying opinions of cooperation methods and export activities, as well as of the export markets with the best potential. According to international silvicultural experts, mechanised planting and pre-commercial thinning have the greatest potential worldwide. However, demand for mechanised pre-commercial thinning and planting has been mainly confined to the Nordic countries. For a foreign firm marketing a new silvicultural machine concept, the most important customers and cooperation partners are locally operating forest firms, machine contractors and research organisations. The results of the study provide a useful overview of the current state of silvicultural device manufacturing in Finland.


Uotila K.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Saksa T.,Finnish Forest Research Institute | Rantala J.,Metsa Group | Kiljunen N.,Metsahallitus
Silva Fennica | Year: 2014

Labour models were developed to estimate the time required to Pre-Commercially Thin (PCT) with a clearing saw 4- to 20-year-old stands of the main commercial tree species in Finland. Labour (i.e., work-time consumption) was estimated from the density and stem diameter of the removal of 448 stands via an existing work productivity function. The removal based estimator attained was used as the basis for a priori mixed linear regression models. The main finding was that when a young stand grows and gets older, the work time needed to make a PCT increases. The stands of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and hardwoods (Betula spp.) required an additional 8.2%, 5.2%, and 3.3% work-time per year, respectively. Site fertility also played a role in that the most fertile site (mesic OMT) had an estimated labour requirement 114% higher than that for dryish VT. We also note that, per unit area, small stands require less labour than large ones and soil preparation method had a minor effect on the labour estimate. The stands which had previously gone through PCT were separately analysed. In those stands, the only significant variable concerning the labour estimate was age. The a priori models described here can help foresters to develop economic management programmes and issue quotes for forestry services.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, thus it plays a vital role in mitigating climate change. Building with wood is a part of the solution, as wood is the only construction material that stores carbon. Wood products , like Kerto ®  LVL, have a surprisingly small carbon footprint during their lifecycle and can be used in practically all buildings to store carbon. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8043651-wood-construction-climate-carbon-storage/ One of the most important ways to mitigate climate change is to find new ways of capturing carbon from the atmosphere. The construction sector can support these positive developments by using wooden construction materials that capture carbon for their entire life span. For example, timber products lock approximately 1 ton of CO  per 1 m3 of wood. "The dry mass of wood is 50% carbon, and this carbon is taken away from the atmosphere and thus does not contribute to the greenhouse effect," Matti Kuittinen, architect and researcher from Aalto University says. "While planning any new building or renovating an existing one, we must look at the emissions created during the entire life cycle of the building," Dr. Frank Werner from Frank Werner Environment & Development continues. Wood products can be used in all buildings Wood-based materials can be used in most parts of any building to capture carbon from the atmosphere. This allows designers and builders to reach ambitious CO  reduction goals. The largest potential for storing carbon can be achieved in external walls, intermediate floors and roof structures. For example, a passive house was designed for a cold climate with two alternative construction material combinations: wood frame with wood-fibre insulation and an aircrete frame with EPS insulation. "Both options gave the buildings' shell the same level of energy efficiency. However, producing the wooden alternative caused approximately 40% less CO  emissions. Also, the amount of atmospheric carbon stored in its wood frame was almost four times as much as in the alternative," Kuittinen explains. Wood is climate friendly over the whole life cycle - and beyond As large amounts of carbon can be stored in the wooden parts of buildings, it is important to ensure that the carbon storage is as long-term as possible. Long service life requires good design, moisture safety during construction and good maintenance. And when the wooden parts are no longer used in buildings, they have the potential to be recycled into other products - so the atmospheric carbon stays locked away. After a cascade of recycling, wood material can be used for bioenergy production. "If buildings were re-invented today, renewable materials would play a key role. A revolution of more climate friendly and sustainable building is possible with the help of well-developed, green building products. The rest is up to designers and constructors," Werner concludes. Interested in learning more about carbon storage of wood and sustainable construction? Visit: http://www.metsawood.com/articles/ Metsa Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. We manufacture products from northern wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Our sales in 2016 were EUR 0.5 billion, and we employ about 1,500 people. Metsa Wood is part of Metsa Group. For more information, please contact: Henni Rousu, Marketing Manager, Metsa Wood, tel: +358-40-5548388 henni.rousu@metsagroup.com


Kanerva T.,Metsa Group | Joukio R.,Metsa Group
Biofuture for Mankind Conference | Year: 2014

The importance of resource efficiency is growing in all fields of life due to growing global scarcity and competition for resources. The European Union is on its part increasing pressure on resource efficiency improvements with several legislative iniatives. For industry, resource efficiency often equals to cost efficiency and good environmental performance. Forest industry has been a forerunner in sustainability and resource efficiency. Its main raw material wood is renewable and utilised very efficiently in the process either as material or source of energy. Major improvements have been achieved also in the use of energy and fresh water, which have reflected in decreased emissions to air and water. Good material efficiency reduces also the amount of waste and sets the basis for wide-ranging utilisation possibilities.

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