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WOOD, PULP, PAPER, PRINTING & PUBLISHING

Chemicals are needed at all stages proceeding from the manufacture of pulp through to the creation of paper products and the inks for printing. Chemicals are also needed in paper recycling.

Providing Expert Data, Analytics and Insights to the Wood, Pulp, Paper, Printing & Publishing Industry

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The pulp and paper industry represents one of the largest markets for chemicals. Starting with the chemical pulping process which requires caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) to remove the lignin from wood. As the process progresses through the papermaking, printing and publishing, an array of chemicals is used for adhesives, paper coatings, optical brightening, inks, and de-inking. Alternative applications are the manufacture of plywood and the production of cellulosic fibres used in textiles.

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WOOD, PULP, PAPER,
PRINTING & PUBLISHING

Products & Applications

ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Ethyl Acetate

Applications: Gravure Ink

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Applications: Paper Size

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Paper

Ethyl Acrylate

Applications: Paper Coatings

Butyl Acrylate

Applications: Acrylic Paper Coatings

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate

Applications: Paper Coatings

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Paper Coatings

Carbon Fibre

Applications: Tanks | Cables

PVC

Applications: Tanks | Cables

Unsaturated Polyester Resins

Applications: Tanks | Cables

Polyamide

Applications: Tanks | Cables

Phenolic Resins

Applications: Tanks | Cables

ABS/SAN

Applications: Tanks | Cables

Acrylic Sheet (PMMA)

Applications: Tanks | Cables

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Ink Additive | Solvent

Adipic Acid

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

Acetone

Applications: Solvent for Printing Inks | Paper Coatings

Epichlorohydrin

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

Corn Starch

Applications: Flocculating Agents

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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Caustic Soda

Applications: Pulp & Paper | De-inking Waste Paper

Chlorine

Applications: Pulp & Paper Bleaching

Epichlorohydrin

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

PVC

Applications: Woven & Non-Woven Paper

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Adipic Acid

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Ink Additive | Solvent

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EPOXY RESINS & CO-REACTANTS

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Epichlorohydrin

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Ethanolamines

Applications: Wood Treatment

Glycol Ethers

Applications: Inks

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Ink Additive | Solvent

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Plywood

Acetone

Applications: Solvent for Printing Inks | Paper Coatings

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Paper Coatings

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PLASTICISERS • OXO ALCOHOLS

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2-EH

Applications: Adhesive | Ink Solvents

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Plywood

Adipic Acid

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Filters | Sieves

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Ink Additive | Solvent

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Inks

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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MDI

Applications: Particle Board

Adipic Acid

Applications: Paper Wet Strength Resin

PU Coatings

Applications: Wood Varnish

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FIBRES & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Filters | Sieves

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Inks

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Ink Additive | Solvent

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Fibrillated Yarn Paper Re-inforcement

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WOOD, PULP, PAPER, PRINTING & PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS

Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and commercialisation of chemicals, polymers and fibres, to allow informed decisions by buyers, sellers, marketers, commercial planners and company executives in the wood, pulp, paper, printing and publishing industries. Such services, aimed at immediate commercial needs, are accompanied by supply-demand analyses which provide deeply researched data in support of long-term planning.

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A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of The Key Factors Shaping World Chemical Markets

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CHEMICAL BUSINESS FOCUS

A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of The Key Factors Shaping World Chemical Markets

  • Market Analysis
  • Price Data
  • Trade Tables
  • Plant & Project Reviews
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GLOBAL CHEMICAL DATA

Comprehensive, On-Line Data & Statistics. History, Forecasts & Analysis

  • Supply, Demand & Trade
  • Companies & Plants
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CHEM-NETFACTS

A concise summary of the month’s activity and an assessment of short-term price trends in individual chemical markets.

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CHEM-FORESIGHT

Short-term price forecasts for individual chemicals set in crude oil scenarios looking forward 18 months.

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