BASF SE is the latest addition to Cepi’s partnership programme with pulp and paper industry suppliers, reinforcing Cepi’s position as a key player in the process of defining a new, greener and more circular industrial model for the EU.
Cepi is the Confederation of European Paper Industries. Its partnership programme answers the complexity of the paper value chain and the need for expertise on relevant issues. It serves as a forum for discussion and the exchange of technical information in the policy context of the European Union. Current partners are OMYA, Voith, Valmet, Buckman and Afry.
The partnership with BASF SE, the largest chemical company in the world, specifically aims to strengthen information exchange, as well as transparency along the value chain, in the EU Green Deal’s context. The Green Deal is the flagship for EU’s climate change regulation. Its objectives in terms of decarbonisation and pollution abatement are supported by the paper industry and its value chain. BASF SE’s mid– to long–term target is to introduce biobased chemistry based on renewable and recycled feedstocks.
Cepi has already collaborated with BASF SE in the past. BASF is notably involved in the Pulp and Paper Value Chain Information System (P&P VIS), which was established to facilitate an exchange of chemical information along the value chain, and is active in the circular packaging alliance 4evergreen.
“Cepi has since long been driving value chain cooperation of all kinds, and with the development of the circular economy this has become increasingly important. This approach, which now includes BASF, reinforces our position as a key player in the process of defining a new, greener and more circular industrial model for the EU.” Jori Ringman, Director General – Cepi (Confederation of the European Paper Industries)
“Truly sustainable solutions can only be implemented if all of the players involved in the process pull together. We are talking about all of the suppliers of the paper industry, the paper producers, the converters, the brand owners and retailers as well as the recycling industry. Cepi and BASF share here the same understanding. It was only logical to finally join as an official partner.” Prof. Dr. Thomas Schiele, Vice President Business Management Adhesives, Fibre Bonding and Paper Coating Chemicals EMEA, BASF SE