Forest products producers are searching for new applications as printed paper is in decline, following the increased digitalization of information. Textiles is one such area, as it represents a green alternative to cotton, which faces difficulties in scaling beyond current production rates. Another example is bio-fuels, where forestry waste and lignin represents untapped green energy resources.
Hygiene products have been a major driver of growth during the past decades and the industry is constantly faced with the challenge of bringing new innovative products to market. Major forestry companies have changed from traditional manufacturing orientation into consumer goods enterprises.
Building materials is experiencing a revival and the viability of large, wood based constructions has been demonstrated. However, the timber industry is characterized by a large number of smaller sawmills putting margins are under pressure.
ISEA supports forest products companies in improving their operations in this changing business environment and moving in new strategic directions. Our experts approach challenges in early stage innovation, as well as during consolidation in more mature businesses.
ISEA identified opportunities for collaboration between the forest industry and a research institute. Read more
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