The European continent is one of the major regions in the paper production industry in the world, as it accounts for
of pulp production annually. Paper production industries in Europe is concentrated in the northern region of the subcontinent, which includes countries like Finland, Russia and Sweden.
With forecasts stating the demand of paper is going to increase by 2% every year in Europe, the manufacturers have started embarking upon the finest machinery which can actually help them to stand tall in the competitive world. Improved technologies which include a higher recycling rate, has been most sought out features in a paper machinery system by the manufacturers.
To get hold of the best paper machinery system from the top manufacturers in the vastness European subcontinent, it is always advisable to do a little research. The research being on what are the features of a good paper machine and how does it work, will certainly enhance your selection. For example, in a paper mill, fourdrinier machine is the key element for paper production. It is this device, which uses a woven mesh to create a continuous paper web by filtering out the fibres held in a paper stock and producing continuously moving wet mat of fibre. This is dried in the machine to produce a strong paper web. Thus, it is important that every part of this system is intact and brought from the best manufacturer in the town, to avoid any technical glitches.
Top paper machine manufacturing brands in Europe
There are thousands of manufacturers of paper machines, throughout the European subcontinent, with 578 being alone in Germany, 78 in the United Kingdom, 64 in Spain and 53 in France. Some of the major brand names includes
1. Toscotec SPA
2. Burgo Benelux
4. Zhaohan vacuum Pump limited
5. International Paper
The official website of the brands gives you comprehensive matter on the quality of the products they manufacture. Based on the blue print of your manufacturing unit along with your finances, you can take a call. If price is not a constraint, you can also have an expert hired who can give you the best suggestions suited for your industrial unit.
Challenges to the paper industry in Europe
The paper industry in Europe is likely to face a shortage of wood supply in years to come, owing to the increased consumption of paper-related materials. In a recent study made by the Confederation of European Paper Industries has made a study, based on the runs of the EFISCEN model, concluded that by 2020 there is going to be a shortage of 50 million m³/year, 80 million m³/year by 2030 and 193 million m³/year by 2060. It also stated that the import of wood from Russia to its adjoining regions will not have a significant impact on reducing the shortfall.
Keeping these figures in mind, it is advised that, the industry along with its partners should become cluster minded, to overcome this adversity. The cluster members should establish a platform to discuss the logistics and logging practice. This essentially includes sharing experiences, knowledge on the industry, discovering ideas which can increase the recycling rate and how to dispose of the waste of the paper industry to achieve sustainable development.
Surging towards sustainable development
The European Union in collaboration with all the European countries has been setting targets for paper industries within the subcontinent to embark upon the use of renewable sources of energy to produce heat, electricity and power. The European Union accounts for a total of 17% of renewable sources of energy production and 28% of the total European biomass-based energy production. These initiatives and call of the international entities to promote sustainable development has sent out the guidelines for the industry which they are bound to follow. However, it is important that even the state government sectors come up with a comprehensive action plan to carry this out, in an effective way.
Global scope of paper industry
Some of the major factors which has increased the size of the market include
1. Demand for paper packaging in the FMCG sector
2. The growing industries of pharmaceuticals, hospitality and tourism and
3. Growing awareness about the adverse effects of plastic packaging
The awareness of the adverse effects of plastic packaging contributed towards the growth of paper packaging application system. This is one of the reasons why, in the year 2018, it accounted for 44.4% of the total global market. Not only this, the statistics suggest that paper packaging application is expected to witness the fastest CAGR from 2019 to 2025. North America dominated the global paper production market as it accounted for 40.8% of the total global paper production.