Shanghai Pulp Week is commencing the w/o March 13. The conference has emerged as a key get together for producers and customers alike. CellMark is co-sponsoring part of the event and will be meeting with many of our suppliers, customers, logistics partners and sub-agents. The conference timing is particularly noteworthy given the surprising and rather dramatic upswing in global pulp pricing. In addition, CellMark will also be showcasing and promoting the PaperSeed Foundation at the main event on Thursday March 16th.
About Shanghai Pulp Week
This is the 5th year for the Shanghai Pulp Week, an event engaging the whole pulp and paper industry and its associates operating in China and overseas. The venue provides multiple networking opportunities and create valuable business contacts as the majority of foreign and global pulp and paper companies have their China operations headquarters in Shanghai. The Hawkins Wright & Brian McClay Associates Shanghai Symposium, on Thursday March 16th at the Shanghai Marriott City Centre hotel, is the given focal point, attracting 300 delegates with its relevant and current presentations and networking.
This is a follow up to our previous communication that CellMark’s Asian Energy group participated in the first Argus Asian Biomass conference ever. CellMark signed up as a silver sponsor and Craig Jackson gave a presentation on the Supply Chain Management aspects of the pellet business in Asia. The conference took place in Singapore late June with attendees from across all interested parties in the Biomass sector in Asia. The main focus of the conference was the Korea Market for Biomass and the emerging market in Japan. Presenters included Japanese traders, Korean consumers and suppliers from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The main take away from the conference was that the growth in Korea will resume and grow to around 5 million tons per annum by 2020 with an emphasis on the higher quality, which are very encouraging news for future biomass business in this area. Just as encouraging was the presentations on Japan where the current majority of Biomass is PKS, locally sourced wood from deconstruction and wood chips. The presentations forecast Japan quickly going to 5 million tons of Biomass and possible over 10 million tons by 2030 with increased percentage coming from wood pellets .
In conclusion, the consumption of Biomass is growing in Asia and CellMark see now that our efforts are timely, that we are well prepared for and in a position to be a major business partner surpassing expectations in the Biomass trade.
Appearance in top picture, standing from left to right: Doreen Lim, Wee Lee Tan, Craig Jackson, William Stroem, Tan Nguyen, and TJ Choi
CellMark’s Pulp Division is always actively working on new agencies and business development. We are pleased to announce our newest agency representation with our partners at Södra. They have chosen CellMark to represent them into the Middle East, Korea, Malaysia and for the all important Tissue sector in China. The new agency corresponds to their pulp mill expansion at their Värö pulp mill in South West of Sweden and the new capacity will translate to new sales volume for CellMark in H2 2016 with a target of 100,000 tonnes by 2017.
About Södra Cell Värö Pulp Mill
Södra Cell Värö pulp mill was built in 1972. Currently it produces 425 000 tpa of high quality totally chlorine-free softwood pulp employing around 330 people. Södra runs a number of other operations in conjunction with Södra Cell Värö: Södra Cell R&D, the Södra sawmill in Värö and Södra Skog Region West. The mill is also now a supplier of electricity and district heating. At the end of 2013 it started production of wood pellets.
Our Pulp team is participing in the Argus Bio Mass Conference in Singapore with William Stroem, Tan Nguyen and Craig Jackson attending. CellMark has signed up as a silver sponsor and will have a booth at the exhibition as well as Craig Jackson will give a presentation on the Supply Chain Management aspects of the pellet business in Asia. Conference runs from June 29- June 30 with attendees from across all interested parties in the Bio Mass sector in Asia.