The novel coronavirus has produced a lot of uncertainty, and for manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry, that includes uncertainty related to demand.
Stores unsurprisingly sold out of the typical products like soaps, hand sanitizers, and spray cleansers, but disposable tissue paper – of all things – was even more difficult to come by, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Indeed, in April, the paper towel market grew a whopping 264% on a year-over-year basis, according to ResearchandMarkets.com, a jump spurred in part by fears of germs clinging to reusable cloths, which could then spread.
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