Paper production & distribution
3 main ressources
Cellulose fibre (commercial forests)
Water (lakes and rivers)
3-step manufacturing process
very little change for nearly 3,000 years
The paper-making process involves macerating cellulose fibres in water until they are completely separate, gradually and carefully eliminating the water and finally forming the intertwined fibres into a homogeneous sheet.
Paper can also be
Paper can be treated in a variety of ways to improve its finish, quality and performance. It can be coloured, coated with one or more additional layers to achieve a specific kind of surface (e.g. photo paper), or calendered to obtain a smoother finish (glossy paper).
And processed in multiple forms
Paper reels are used as is for printing on rotary presses or repackaged in sheets of various formats. Finished products may be found in multiple forms : standard coated paper, paper for playing cards, paper for corporate communication or advertising materials.