North America Specialty Solutions

Portfolio of North America Specialty Solutions.

Industrial & Technical

Products

  • Masking and water activated tape applications, steel and glass interleaving papers, insulation and saturating base papers

Demand drivers

  • Building and infrastructure development
  • Growth in online sales increase demand for tape applications
  • Growth in automotive and repair sales
  • Shift towards glass-screen displays (LCDs)

Market growth

  • About 2-6%

Main competitors

  • Kapstone, Neenah Paper, Verso

Food Processing & Packaging

Products

  • A range of greaseproof, grease-resistant and fluorochemical-free papers to process, wrap and package processed foods and products served by fast-food restaurants

Demand drivers

  • Sustainability initiatives, transition to paper from film and foil
  • Increased demand for natural or less processed packaging
  • Increased demand from fast-food restaurants

Market growth

  • About 1-3%

Main competitors

  • Domtar, Dunn Paper, Twin Rivers

Pressure-Sensitive Release Liner

Products

  • Carrier papers to labels, tapes, medical and composite materials

Demand drivers

  • Airline industry shifting towards fiber composites
  • Increased use of self-adhesive fasteners in industrial and home applications
  • E-commerce drives logistics and need for labels in tracking and identification

Market growth

  • About 3-8%

Main competitors

  • Verso, Twin Rivers, UPM
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