Introduction to the Paper Converting Industry

One of the things that could be so much useful for humans is paper. In order to make paper, you need wood pulp, plants, and other raw materials which are processed in factories with large machines called paper mills. What is wonderful is that after producing these large rolls of paper, they could still be converted and made into other products or materials. This process is called paper converting. However, not all of us are familiar with this term.

Come March 21-23, 2018, there will be a tissue industry paper expo and conference in Miami, USA. There will be many paper converting suppliers at the expo, along with other prominent tissue industry players. This trade show is not to be missed if you are concerned about the future of the industry.

Next, Jim S will help us understand more about the paper converting industry. Let us read about it below.

What is the paper converting industry?

Unless you work in the pulp and paper industry, few people know or understand the term “paper converting” but it is an essential part of the process of taking raw paper, made at paper mills around the world, and creating a finished product such as a book or magazine.  Before we talk about the part converting plays in this process, let’s talk quickly about how paper is made.

Most paper is made from wood fibers called pulp. This pulp is boiled, bleached, strained, flattened and dried in a process that yields a continuous sheet of paper called a web. Then it is rolled into large rolls that can weigh up to 13,000 pounds and 137 inches wide. Since the majority of printing presses run rolls smaller than 137 inches wide, this finished roll or reel of paper must be cut down to size to be used.  This process of cutting the rolls down is called converting. Read more here.

That was a brief and complete explanation of what paper is made of, how it is made, and how paper converting is done. However, for paper converting, necessary machines and equipment must also be used. News center will provide us with necessary information about some of the paper converting machines.

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The Global Paper Converting Machinery Industry 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Paper Converting Machinery market spread across 110 pages, profiling 14 companies and supported with 188 tables and figures.

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Complete report on Paper Converting Machinery market divided into 14 major chapters that offer an overview of current market scenario as well as Paper Converting Machinery forecasts .

The report provides a basic overview of Paper Converting Machinery market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Paper Converting Machinery market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans of Paper Converting Machinery market are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. Read more here.

            Some pieces of information about the paper converting machines provided above include definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. Change is really inevitable in whatever aspects of everything. So, let us try to look into the paper converting trends for 2018. Alan NeSmith will tell us all about through his article below.

Paper Converting Trends for 2018

The digital revolution has changed the face of paper and printed media industries forever. As a result, there has been a lot of consolidation of paper mills, printers, and paper converting facilities over the past decade. If the market isn’t strong enough to sustain them, paper converting facilities close their doors, or get bought up by larger entities. And that trend for consolidation of paper converting facilities shows no signs of slowing in the new year.

So what does the consolidation trend mean for prices and quality for businesses in need of paper converting services? You guessed it. Prices go up while quality often simultaneously suffers. As paper options and quality are reduced because of consolidation, many companies will end up settling for less effective paper stocks or sizes because they can no longer get the customized product they need. Read more here.

It is true that as time goes by, everything changes. That is why we have to make sure that the qualities of the products we produce are also changing and improving. Prices go up but we should still ensure good quality products for our customer’s satisfaction. We already have new and improved machines for new and improved products. The paper converting industry must be taken care of because they provide important things that we need.