Addressing Papermakers' Concerns

Specialty Minerals maintains a strong relationship with the worldwide paper industry, having built these ties over the last 20-plus years. We share in their fortunes during good times and bad. We are cognizant of outside forces that drive their daily businesses and are sensitive to constraints on their future growth. Over the next five years at least, we believe five prevalent drivers will have a profound influence over the paper industry. Each major driver represents a set of unique challenges and opportunities for both Specialty Minerals and the global paper community. Specialty Minerals shares with the papermaker the need to address these concerns and pledges to work toward a mutually successful outcome.



Key Concerns for the Paper Industry

  • Globalization and Consolidation

  • Cost Reduction

  • Paper and Print Quality

  • Fiber Supply

  • Environmental Factors