The international paper trade discusses the whole spectrum of the pulp and paper industry and is designed for busy readers in the industry and its allied trades who need a thorough understanding of the trade.

The international paper trade provides a comprehensive
guide to the:
  • Fundamentals of the paper business
  • Drivers of change and their effects
  • Changing nature of the business
The book begins with a brief outline of the history and technology of the industry and goes on to show the production, consumption, import and export levels in the major regions for the last 15-20 years. Tom Bolton then examines the factors that are driving the industry today, including forestry issues, the principal raw materials used in pulp and paper manufacture, and environmental issues. Finally, the book looks to the future and what the next decade holds for the industry.


Producers, traders, brokers, institutional investors, and students

Table of Contents

Overview of the paper industry; Manufacturing and conversion; World consumption; Production, import and export; Forestry; Raw materials; Recycling and recycling materials; Environmental issues; Challenges to the paper industry; Summary of main points.


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© 1998
Woodhead Publishing
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About the author

Tom Bolton

Tom Bolton has accumulated a lifetime's experience in the international paper industry having worked for a number of major manufacturers as a research and development scientist and in technical and production management and general management. He is author of The international paper trade and, with Clive Capps, is author of the recently published Current practice in environmental reporting the pulp and paper industry and series editor for the Woodhead Current practice in environmental reporting series as a whole.