Industrial companies in the pulp and paper sector are adapting to changing demand and market trends, particularly for recycled paper, a key issue for paper manufacturers. In parallel, they are bound by increasingly stringent environmental standards. These developments in a highly competitive market mean companies have to take operational performance measures to maintain their profit margins. SUEZ is a long-standing expert in the pulp and paper sector, and has a deep understanding of all aspects of the industry. One of the leading suppliers of recycled paper in Europe, the Group guarantees its customers constant, uniform quality. It also provides solutions to bolster and improve all upstream and downstream production processes to ensure activities are profitable and comply with legal health, safety and environmental standards.
Supporting profitable growth in line with environmental standards
The pulp and paper industry is currently in the throes of change and must adapt to new market demands.
Whilst packaging products for e-commerce and tissue paper production are on the up, demand for graphic paper and paper for the printing industry (newspapers, magazines etc.) has fallen sharply due to the boom in news websites and online advertising.
In a market suffering from increasing secondary raw material scarcity, securing recycled fiber supply has become a key challenge, especially regarding packaging and cardboard facing increasing demand.
The pulp and paper process are water and energy intensive. In a climate of increasingly stringent environmental standards imposed by society and the authorities, the industry’s profitability depends on resources consumptions control.
This situation raises decisive challenges for pulp and paper sector stakeholders
of paper produced is made from recycled paper
year-on-year demand growth in developing countries by 2025
40 to 60
of total production costs are for the supply of recycled fibre
Our ambition: secure your processes, lower your costs and reduce your environmental footprint
The SUEZ equipment and services offer is designed to optimise industrial pulp and paper processes. Our solutions minimise water and energy consumption, improve effluent treatment, reduce costs and ensure compliance with current and future standards. By applying these solutions, you can improve your profitability and limit the environmental impact of your business.
Better management of your production processes
We work in close cooperation with you, developing concrete solutions to help you secure the supply of secondary materials, optimize your production cycle and reduce your waste disposal costs.
Save water and reduce your environmental footprint
In developing new applications for existing equipment, we help the pulp and paper industry control waterborne contaminants in its production processes. We also provide solutions for reducing water consumption.
Thanks to our expertise in waste recovery and our knowledge of paper industry processes, we can provide appropriate waste recovery solutions and services. We also transform sludge into energy or compost.
We have expertise in cogeneration sites and energy production from biomass which improves consumption and allows better cost control. By choosing methane fermentation, for example, you can produce energy from effluents.