As countries and regions continue to tighten regulatory standards, the costs for retrofitting or updating infrastructure or changing approaches within pulp and paper operations will continue to play a role in the direction of the industry.
Pulp and paper production requires a substantial supply of water. In the US, pulp and paper mills typically require 17,000 gallons of water for the manufacture of one ton of paper. However, it is possible to minimize water usage, and mills are seeking ways to evaluate their water usage to help reduce water consumption while maintaining water quality. Water quantity is just one aspect of use in pulp and paper manufacturing. Download the pulp and paper production fact sheet to learn more.