AGRICULTURAL NEWS - What are Sappi’s historical core business and markets?
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Sappi became a global business focused on manufacturing and marketing graphic, or printing, paper. With the rise of digital communications, international demand from this market segment began to stagnate.
In 2012, Sappi responded to this by beefing up its traditional (and the world’s largest) dissolving wood pulp (DWP) business through strategic investment and expansion in production capacity.
DWP is used by our international manufacturing clients in the areas of textiles, pharmaceuticals, and food applications. We already have about 20% global market share of supply, and it remains a strong long-term growth segment for Sappi.
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