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Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Specialty Paper Market Size, Share, Demand By Product Type, By Raw Material Type, By Application, By Regions, And Segment Forecasts To 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Specialty Paper Market size was valued at USD 27.24 billion in 2019 and is estimated to generate USD 36.77 billion in terms of annual remunerations, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.8% through 2027. The rapid growth of the logistics and e-commerce business, along with technological advancements in the packaging mechanisms and equipment, are key factors driving specialty papers market growth.Specialty papers are manufactured or subsequently transformed as per specific application by coating it with pulp chemicals. They are ideal for a wide range of applications, such as coffee filters, paper currency, insulation paper, decor papers, carbonless copy paper, and others. Growing product demand for e-commerce applications, including storage, transportation, and packaging, is likely to supplement specialty paper market share. Additionally, the expanding product application scope in printing and decorating invitations will also foster industry size through 2027.The leading industry players are offering specialty printing papers, specialty tissue papers, cardstock paper, and other new and innovative solutions as per end-user requirements. The growing consumption of consumer goods buoyed by the expansion of the logistics and e-commerce business is poised to offer lucrative growth opportunities to the specialty papers market over the coming years. Further key findings from the report suggest Based on product type, the kraft paper segment is forecast to exhibit a growth rate of 4.4% through 2027. The robust growth can be attributed to the high product demand for food packaging along with the expansion of retail infrastructure in developing nations across the globe.The decor paper segment accounted for a majority of the specialty papers market share in 2019, both in terms of revenue and volume, and is estimated to witness exponential growth over the analysis period on account of extensive product applications in furniture, flooring surfaces, and paneling.On the basis of raw material, the filler segment held nearly 30.3% of the global specialty paper market share in 2019 and is forecast to account for significant revenue generation through 2027.Based on application, the printing & publishing segment is set to witness major growth through 2027 due to the extensive application of specialty paper in currency, postage stamp, cheque paper, and security papers.The packaging & labeling segment held 25% of the specialty papers market revenue share in 2019 and is projected to witness notable growth over the analysis period.In the regional landscape, the APAC region is forecast to exhibit a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period on account of rapid industrialization and population explosion in the region. The growth of the real estate sector in emerging countries like China and India is propelling product demand due to its extensive scope in electrical wiring applications.Europe is anticipated to register a growth rate of 2.2% over the analysis period. Europe is one of the largest exporters of paper in the world. Additionally, the expansion of packaging & product distribution channels, along with the growing trend of online shopping in the region, may support industry growth over the coming years.Key players contributing to the global specialty chemicals market share are Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Limited, Michelman Inc, Nippon Paper Group, Domtar Corporation, International Paper, Stora Enso, Mondi Plc, Oji Holdings Corporation, WestRock, ITC Ltd, and Fedrigoni, among others.These industry players are focusing on product innovation and development in order to gain a competitive edge over other competitors. For instance, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH launched two new technologies and a wide range of coated specialty papers in August 2019 to cater to the growing product demand from the packaging and label market. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Synopsis1.1. Market Definition1.2. Research Scope & Premise1.3. Methodology1.4. Market Estimation TechniqueChapter 2. Executive Summary2.1. Summary Snapshot, 2019-2027Chapter 3. Indicative MetricsChapter 4. Specialty Paper Market Segmentation & Impact Analysis4.1. Market Material Segmentation Analysis4.2. Industrial Outlook4.2.1. Market indicators analysis4.2.2. Market drivers analysis188.8.131.52. Increasing globalization184.108.40.206. Growth in the e-commerce sector220.127.116.11. Increase in packaging technologies in the foodservice business to protect it from the COVID-19 virus18.104.22.168. Demand for Specialty Paper in developing countries22.214.171.124. Ban on plastic bags4.2.3. Market restraints analysis126.96.36.199. Carbon emission188.8.131.52. Deforestation184.108.40.206. Labor crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic4.3. Technological Insights4.4. Regulatory Framework4.5. ETOP Analysis4.6. Porter's Five Forces Analysis4.7. Competitive Metric Space Analysis4.8. Price trend Analysis4.9. Customer MappingChapter 5. Specialty Paper By Product Type Insights & Trends5.1. Product Type Dynamics & Market Share, 2019 & 20275.2. Packaging Paper5.3. Printing Paper5.4. Decor5.5. Release Liner5.6. Kraft5.7. Thermal5.8. Carbonless5.9. OthersChapter 6. Specialty Paper By Raw Material Type Insights & Trends6.1. Raw Material Type Dynamics & Market Share, 2019 & 20276.2. Fillers6.4. Pulp6.5. Coatings6.6. Additives6.7. OthersChapter 7. Specialty Paper By Application Insights & Trends7.1. Application Dynamics & Market Share, 2019 & 20277.2. Construction7.3. Printing7.4. Industrial7.5. Packaging7.6. Labeling7.7. MedicalChapter 8. Specialty Paper Market Regional Outlook8.1. Specialty Paper Market share By Region, 2019 & 2027Chapter 9. Competitive Landscape9.1. Market Revenue Share By Manufacturers9.2. Manufacturing Cost Breakdown Analysis9.3. Mergers & Acquisitions9.4. Market positioning9.5. Strategy Benchmarking9.6. Vendor LandscapeChapter 10. Company Profiles Domtar CorporationInternational PaperNippon Paper GroupMondi PlcStora EnsoITC LtdOji Holdings CorporationMichelman IncWestRockAsia Pulp & Paper Co. LimitedNeenah Inc.Hobby LobbyMichaels Stores Inc.VistaprintPaper SourceInternational PaperFedrigoni For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ejnqtn CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
The Indian rupee weakened to a nine-month low on Thursday while the benchmark 10-year bond yield rose, on mounting concerns that further stringent lockdowns to curb COVID-19 cases could impact economic growth and fuel inflation. India reported a record 200,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and the financial hub of Mumbai entered a lockdown, as many hospitals treating coronavirus patients reported severe shortages of beds and oxygen supplies. Forex and debt markets in India were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for local festivals.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrean soldiers remain in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and are killing civilians weeks after Ethiopia said the soldiers would leave, according to Amnesty International. The United Nations Security Council is expected to meet Thursday on the situation in Tigray, where thousands of people have been killed and the United States has alleged ethnic cleansing in the western part of the region of 6 million people. The term refers to forcing a population from a region through expulsions and other violence, often including killings and rapes. Citing several witnesses, Amnesty International said in a statement on Wednesday that Eritrean soldiers passing through the town of Adwa on Monday started shooting “unprovoked” at passers-by, killing at least three people and wounding at least 19. Six of the wounded were in critical condition, a medical worker at the local referral hospital told the human rights group. Amnesty's regional director, Sarah Jackson, called the shooting “yet another unlawful attack by Eritrean troops on civilians in Tigray.” The spokeswoman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Billene Seyoum, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Abiy last month for the first time acknowledged publicly, after months of denials, that Eritrean soldiers were in Tigray. The United Nations secretary-general once said Abiy had “guaranteed” the Eritreans were not there. Ethiopia early this month said the Eritrean soldiers had begun to leave. But witnesses have told The Associated Press that the soldiers roamed freely in parts of Tigray, looting and killing, as they supported Ethiopian security forces and other allied fighters in pursuing the now-fugitive Tigray leaders. Eritrea’s government has long been an enemy of the Tigray leaders. Deadly fighting continues in several parts of Tigray, as what began as a political dispute between Abiy’s government and the Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia’s government for nearly three decades turned into war. The Associated Press
In a new contract signed earlier this year, Chinese construction giant CBMI Construction Co., Ltd., part of the Sinoma Group, ordered the supply and engineering of three complete control systems for two existing and one new cement line at Kirene in Senegal. Energy savings, higher fuel substitution rates and maintenance planning – digitalisation presents massive opportunities for the cement industry at a time when energy costs, over-capacity and new environmental regulations are major concerns to many plant owners. With a complete and integrated control system across all three lines at Kirene, CBMI Construction creates the digital foundation for its customer to make data-driven decisions on process optimisation, stay on top of maintenance jobs and accelerate energy savings. All three lines will have a shared digital infrastructure build on the FLSmidth ECS/ControlCenter™ platform. On top of that comes the FLSmidth plant data management software, ECS/PlantDataManagement. The data management software is the operational interface to all data, allowing plant management to transform performance data into real-time KPIs and giving operators access to critical process information via tailored dashboards. According to CBMI Construction, the ECS software from FLSmidth is essential in operationalising the 12,000 data points at the new Kirene line (3) for the customer. “With a combination of extensive process knowledge and digital solutions that integrate across different equipment suppliers, FLSmidth is instrumental in securing the efficiency benefits our customer expects,” explains CBMI. “With more than 1,500 active product and process control installations in the cement industry, this order reaffirms our strong digital expertise,” says Jens Adler, General Manager in Group Digital at FLSmidth. “The cement industry might be a little slow in adopting Industry 4.0 technologies, but digitalisation is transforming how many respond to increasing demands for emission reductions and efficiency. This is reflected in the emphasis on digital solutions as part of our MissionZero ambition to offer cement producers zero emission cement production by 2030,” Mr. Adler concludes. Apart from the digital infrastructure, the new line (3) at Kirene will be equipped with ECS/CemScanner® and QCX/BlendExpert™ from FLSmith to further optimise the performance of the plant. The order became effective in Q1 2021. Contacts Media Relations Rasmus Windfeld, +45 40 44 60 60, email@example.com Investor Relations Nicolai Mauritzen, +45 30 93 18 51, firstname.lastname@example.org FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable our customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental impact. Our operations span the globe and we are close to 10,700 employees, present in more than 60 countries. In 2020, FLSmidth generated revenue of DKK 16.4 billion. MissionZero is our sustainability ambition towards zero emissions in mining and cement by 2030. www.flsmidth.com/MissionZero Attachment CBMI_FLSmidth order
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A Vancouver law firm is going to court against DHL, alleging the courier giant profited by misrepresenting some of the fees it charges customers. According to a proposed class action filed in B.C. Supreme Court last week, the North American operations for DHL's express courier delivery service have been requiring customers to pay extra fees to receive their parcels by making claims that are "false, misleading and deceptive." Court documents claim that DHL leads customers to believe that fees they must pay once a parcel arrives from out of the country are government import and tax fees — when a large portion of them are actually going to DHL as a "processing fee." "I don't think anybody has any difficulty paying for taxes and duty that's properly owing and payable," said the Vancouver lawyer behind the class action, Scott Stanley. "It's when there's additional fees that aren't clear where people get their backs up." The lead plaintiff in the case is Gayle Vallance — a retired school teacher from Fernie, B.C. Court documents say Vallance ordered two books on fabric weaving from the U.K. in February — paying DHL $98 for shipping. Nine days later, she was advised by DHL that her shipment had arrived in Canada, but she had to pay $33.16 in "duties and taxes" before it would be delivered. "At all material times prior to payment, DHL represented to the Plaintiff that the fee being charged on her shipment was for duties and taxes," say court documents. The claim says Vallance only learned "after numerous inquiries to DHL" that $17 of that fee went to the courier company as a processing fee. Hidden fees? At issue in the proposed class action is how transparent the company is about the fees it charges customers. Court documents say that DHL usually sends an email to customers with the subject line "IMPORT DUTY/TAX PAYMENT," advising them to pay up or risk losing their parcel. The case says people paid the fees, believing them to be for duties and taxes. "In reality," says the claim, the fees charged "included a DHL processing or brokerage fee." "This was a hidden fee." Stanley says customers are "already paying DHL to deliver these packages — they're not doing this for free. And this seems to be an extra charge that we say isn't clearly described for the consumer." The proposed lawsuit says DHL conducted an "unlawful scheme" that breaches a section of the federal Competition Act and "constituted an unfair business practice contrary to consumer protection legislation" across Canada. "DHL was unjustly enriched by its conduct," says the civil claim. Lead plaintiff Gayle Vallance alleges the 'duty and taxes' she was charged for a delivery was mostly a fee that went to DHL.(Submitted by Lindsay Vallance) Go Public recently reported the story of a Calgary woman who — like Vallance — was surprised to learn that a chunk of the "duty and taxes" she believed she owed the government for importing a soccer jersey for her son was actually going to DHL as a processing fee. After her story was published, Go Public heard from dozens of other customers who felt they, too, were misled by notifications from DHL that suggested all the additional fees — on top of the shipping already paid — were government charges. According to the company's website, DHL is the biggest international courier company in the world, headquartered in Germany. With more than 380,000 employees, it serves more than 220 countries and territories and delivers almost 1.6 billion parcels a year. DHL has yet to file a statement of defence, and the class action has not been certified — which determines whether it moves forward. When contacted for a response, DHL spokesperson Daniel McGrath said the company does not comment "on active legal matters." When contacted about our previous Go Public story about alleged hidden fees, DHL spokesperson Hazel Valencia said information about the company's processing fee "is available on the DHL website." Who is included in proposed class action? Although filed in B.C., the proposed class action represents all residents of Canada who have paid DHL fees. It seeks compensation for people who "sustained loss and damage" by paying DHL's processing or brokerage fees. It also seeks payment for the "stress and anxiety" caused by spending time investigating the fees charged by DHL, communicating with DHL and reporting the company's "unlawful conduct" to the Better Business Bureau and other consumer protection organizations. The proposed class action is similar to one filed on behalf of Ontario residents against United Parcel Service in 2007. It, too, centred on brokerage fees that were charged to customers — allegedly without their knowledge. The case was settled in 2018. Submit your story ideas Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC-TV, radio and the web. We tell your stories, shed light on wrongdoing and hold the powers that be accountable. If you have a story in the public interest, or if you're an insider with information, contact GoPublic@cbc.ca with your name, contact information and a brief summary. All emails are confidential until you decide to Go Public. Read more stories by Go Public.
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TORONTO — Ontario says a COVID-19 field hospital in Toronto could be activated later this month as it grapples with rising hospitalizations caused by the pandemic. The Ministry of Health says in a statement that the mobile health unit at Sunnybrook Hospital is expecting to take patients in the coming weeks. The field hospital has been set up in a parking lot at the site and is one of two in the province designed to help address growing capacity challenges. The province says the temporary beds will provide increased capacity to the health system as a whole by freeing up acute and critical care capacity within hospitals. The government says it will also help expand capacity by allowing the hospitals to transfer non-critical care patients to these general medicine beds. This week, Ontario has set new records with the number of patients hospitalized and in intensive care units because of COVID-19. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2021. The Canadian Press
HALIFAX — A Mi'kmaq man who has been battling for Indigenous fishing rights says the recent seizure of his crab traps suggests Ottawa is becoming more aggressive on the water. Robert Syliboy said in an interview Tuesday that Fisheries Department officers in a Canadian Coast Guard vessel confiscated two of his $400 traps set in waters off Sherbrooke, N.S., last weekend. The 27-year-old fisherman from Sipekne'katik First Nation says his chief had authorized the setting of the 10 traps as a food, social and ceremonial fishery for the community in central Nova Scotia. "I told fisheries officers I was fishing under the chief and council's authority, and all the fish was going for food," Syliboy said. "They disregarded the treaty I was fishing under." The Indigenous band has cited Supreme Court of Canada rulings, including the Sparrow case in 1990, as affirmations of the Mi'kmaq practice of harvesting fish for ceremonies, food and gatherings. Last fall, Syliboy was among the more prominent Mi'kmaq fishers who attempted to launch a self-regulated lobster fishery off southwest Nova Scotia. One of his vessels caught fire at the wharf and was damaged beyond repair. The federal Fisheries Department says it believes existing law means Sipekne'katik requires a communal licence for fishing snow crab under provisions of the federal Fisheries Act. Spokeswoman Megan Gallant said by email that the band doesn't have such a licence. The department says on its website that it retains the right to regulate Indigenous fisheries for conservation purposes under both the Sparrow decision and the more recent Donald Marshall Jr. decision, which allowed Indigenous fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. Gallant said on Wednesday that fishery officers first warned Syliboy against fishing in an April 6 phone call, and that his snow crab traps were seized the following weekend. "These operations are part of routine gear inspections by fishery officers to ensure compliance with the Fisheries Act and associated regulations," she wrote. Syliboy said he disagrees with the federal interpretation of the Supreme Court's rulings, arguing he retains the right to operate without a federally approved licence if his band has authorized him to fish. As the possibility of another season of unrest off southwestern Nova Scotia approaches, the fisher said he believes the enforcement action signals Ottawa will not tolerate self-regulated Indigenous fisheries. "The (coast guard vessel) was very close to my vessel. It was more intimidation than anything, I think. They were on a 100-foot vessel doing circles around me," he said. "I believe it's getting worse for Mi'kmaq fishers and not better. It's becoming harder to access waters." Syliboy said he would be pleased to go to court and argue against the seizures, as he feels existing judicial rulings support his view. However, Colin Sproul, a spokesman for the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance — a lobby group representing various non-Indigenous, commercial fishers — said Ottawa's right to regulate remains a key part of Supreme Court of Canada decisions. "The Sparrow decision is very clear that the right of First Nations are administered through the federal government and the minister, and that she has the ultimate authority for conservation," he said. Asked whether setting 10 traps for a community feast poses a conservation issue, Sproul responded, "there is a conservation issue on every single pound of fish taken out of the ocean." He said all uses of the resource need to be accounted for "so that all the participants can make responsible management decisions." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2021. Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is prepared to try to shut down debate today on a bill that would harmonize Canadian laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It has served notice of a motion to impose closure on the opening round of debate on Bill C-15 in order to put it to a vote and move it along to a House of Commons committee for further scrutiny. The move comes just two days after Indigenous leaders expressed concern that the bill, stalled at second reading since it was introduced in December, might never make it through the all the legislative hoops before an election, which would kill it. If the minority Liberal government chooses to move the closure motion today, it will need the support of at least one opposition party, most likely the NDP, to pass it. C-15 represents the third attempt to have Parliament approve implementation of the UN declaration in Canada. Former NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced two private member's bills to implement UNDRIP, the first defeated at second reading in the Commons in 2014 and the second stalling in the Senate just before the 2019 election. This time, the Liberals have essentially turned Saganash's bill into a government bill. The UN declaration, which Canada endorsed in 2010, affirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples to self-determination and to their language, culture and traditional lands. It also spells out the need for free, prior and informed consent from Indigenous Peoples on anything that infringes on their lands or rights. The bill does not include a definition of consent, raising objections from Conservatives who fear it would give First Nations a veto over natural resource development projects. Their concerns have been dismissed as "fearmongering" by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a former judge who helped draft similar legislation in British Columbia in 2019. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2021. The Canadian Press