Conversion and Printing
Once the paper is
made, a great deal of it is converted into a product. Converters specialize in
transforming reels and sheets of paper and board into a vast array of finished
products for distribution such as boxes, cartons and stationery. Converters sell
their products to the public or to other manufacturers.
Not all paper and
board is processed by converters. Some papermakers do their own converting, for
example, the manufacturers of soft tissues market their own products and sell
directly to the public.
industry converts large quantities of paper and board, much of which reaches the
customer as newspapers, magazines or books.