Pulp friction: Border jams delay supply of toilet paper’s only ingredient


LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – As several European borders limit travel to stop the spread of COVID-19, two of the world’s biggest pulp makers say transportation logjams are delaying shipments of the raw material – the only ingredient in the toilet paper that people are hoarding to weather quarantines.

FILE PHOTO: Toilet paper is seen in this illustration taken, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Illustration/File Photo

In March, countries including Norway, Germany and Spain shut their borders to non-essential travel. Freight can still pass through, but enforcing the new rules holds up deliveries to cargo trains and vessels bound for warehouses and factories

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