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Specialty Papers 2014 taking place September 16-18, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI has expert presenters like Graham Moore taking the stage. Moore, a Smithers Pira consultant will be available to chat in Milwaukee!

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  • 1. What does the future hold for the specialty paper sector? Prequel to 2014 Specialty Paper Conference Webinar Dr GK Moore Smithers Pira
  • 2. 2 Agenda Definition Market overview Influence of key factors and trends on the sector Raw material use End use market opportunities Determining future prospects
  • 3. Definition Specialty paper Paper or board that is manufactured, or subsequently converted, for a specific use. These grades usually cannot be used for anything else other than their intended special purpose. 3
  • 4. 4 Market Overview http://social.csptoday.com/files/csptoday/images/US_market_overview.jpg
  • 5. Global production of specialty papers by region 5 Europe accounts for 42% of global output
  • 6. Market share by company 6 No single company has more than 5% of the market
  • 7. Specialty paper machines are small 7 Most specialty machines make less than 50,000 tpa
  • 8. 8 Influence of key factors and trends http://www.masternewmedia.org/images/online-video-trends-tubemogul-brightcove-data_and_visualization_id71388.jpg
  • 9. Influencing factors Specialty sector, as with other paper and board areas, is affected by a number of mega factors. Global economics influencing business and consumer spend. Growth in speciality products in many developing economies, e.g. China linked to continued growth & wealth Consolidation number of players reducing in developed economies through M&A Rise and rise of e-technology technology substitution is reducing demand for printed products. Packaging products benefiting from technology derived enhancements and growth in on-line business Green related issues paper based products benefitting from sustainability credentials. Fibre and product accreditation becoming the norm. 9
  • 10. Raw materials considerations 10 http://www.irnase.csic.es/users/delrio/Web-project-ELLE/Project-ELLE.htm
  • 11. Principal materials Majority products made from: Wood pulp e.g. bleached kraft (softwood/hardwood); BCTMP; and conventional mineral fillers Ratios of pulps used will vary with end use requirements and geographic considerations Where additional functionality required use can be made of: Alternative fibres to wood derived e.g. non wood and synthetic Alternative pigments Composites Nano based materials 11 BCTMP bleached chemithermomechanical pulp; PCW post consumer waste
  • 12. Pulp Use by Type for Speciality Grades 12 Global End Uses for Different Pulp Types, 2012, (estimated) Sources: PPPC, Poyry & Brian McClay & Associates, Inc. NBSK - Northern bleached softwood kraft; BEK bleached eucalyptus kraft; BCTMP bleached chemithermomechanical pulp
  • 13. Nanocellulose Definition/characteristics Lightweight, flexible, concentrated plant matter derived from wood pulp used for reinforcing increasing absorbency Technology demand drivers Strength - stronger than steel and stiffer than Kevlar Conducts electricity Potentially cheaper alternative to glass, carbon fibre and existing absorbency mediums, kitchen towels, tampons, etc. Very safe and green potential alternative for petroleum-based plastics used in packaging. 13
  • 14. Nanocellulose 14 Numerous research initiatives examples include:
  • 15. Nanocellulose Potential nanocellulose end uses . Aerospace & Automotive e.g. lightweight construction Biodegradable food packaging and lighterweight, stronger paper products Consumer products - e.g. kitchen towels, tampons, etc Electronics e.g. flexible OLED displays Food products e.g. a low-calorie food thickener Hygienic operational processes - e.g. water and energy hygiene Medical devices and bio-medical products - e.g. implants, scaffolds in tissue engineering, artificial skin and cartilage, wound healing and vessel substitutes Military - e.g. lightweight armour Caveats Currently not proven that sufficient nanocellulose can be produced at low enough cost to be genuine commercial alternative to established product materials More research required to establish that total energy use for nanocellulose production is truly green. 15
  • 16. Nanopigments Synthetic silicate nanofibers/materials - high surface area; high aspect ratio plus nanoclustered PCC 16
  • 17. Nanopigments Commercial example: Imerys has developed water-based barrier coatings using novel kaolins as part of the BARRISURF product line. These hyper-platy, nano-dimensional crystals create a tortuous path for moisture, oil, grease and oxygen transmission. 17
  • 18. 18 End use markets http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=
  • 19. 19 End use markets End use markets associated with packaging provide opportunity.. Luxury packaging Functional and barrier coated products Active and intelligent products while those associated with graphic applications are declining.
  • 20. 20 Luxury packaging Luxury packaging defined as primary and secondary packaging used specifically for goods at the premium price end of consumer goods Sectors include: Confectionery Luxury food Luxury beverages (e.g. wines and spirits, coffee, tea, herbals and chocolate) Fragrances, cosmetics and toiletries High value consumer goods (e.g. jewellery, watches, clothing etc) OTC* healthcare and ethical pharmaceutical products Carrier bags Tobacco * OTC over the counter
  • 21. 21 Luxury packaging Packaging examples Folding cartons - e.g. solid bleached sulphate (SBS) and metallised polyester or silver board Gift-wrap Floral wrap Box wrap Top end retail carrier bags Microflute grades: F-, G-, N-, or O-flute (0.3mm) Labels (e.g. specialty C1S, uncoated, wet glue and pressure-sensitive)
  • 22. 22 Functional and barrier paper Cover a broad spectrum of materials that are coated onto paper and board. Provide a barrier to protect materials inside and/or enable a substrate to act as suitable packaging Barriers are required for a variety of reasons including water and water vapour, oil and grease, oxygen, aroma, fire and corrosion inhibition Grease resistant barriers are now mainly used for food and pet food products and also for limited machinery packaging applications
  • 23. Performance comparison of different barrier systems Choice of coating will depend on barrier functionality required and cost considerations Polyolefin coatings High barrier coatings Special barrier coatings Biopolymer coatings Performance rating : 1 moderate; 2 good; 3 excellent Source: StoraEnso 23
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