The big news in the paper industry is the announcement that it will split itself in two. The obvious reason is that its mining-division has much more potential for growth than the paper- and pulpdivision (as there is not much prospect for growing demand of paper machines).
I will get back to this subject when I have time – real life intrudes, deadlines loom. But for now it is interesting that in the Finnish media the importance of the maintenance and service parts of the pulp/paper division have been growing in importance. This is related to a theme I am working on in terms of employer organizations and labour unions – the idea of value chain unionism. But I will get back to that as well. For now, some Finnish links on METSO: