Summit Notebook

Welcome to the 2009 Reuters Paper and Packaging Summit

August 23, 2009

The global paper industry has struggled for more than six years to claw its way out of a slump, as soft demand and overcapacity have kept prices down, leading to poor earnings, production curtailments and layoffs.

Paper makers bet on sector despite clouds ahead

August 22, 2008

metsopaper_head_web.JPGDespite the dark cloud hanging over the forestry sector, most industry leaders said they still see the paper business as a good investment.

Huhtamaki CEO tells how to lose one’s shirt

August 20, 2008

paper02_web.jpgCombining paper and packaging production may seem like the obvious union, but head of Finnish packaging maker Huhtamaki said it proved time and again to be a money loser and his company will not go that route.

No mangoes, no cappuccinos without packaging

August 20, 2008

huhtamaki_ceo2_web.JPGIf you think that packaging produces loads of unnecessary waste, think again, says head of ice-cream and fast-food packaging maker Huhtamaki.