Paper

Label Suppliers Move Forward After a Year of Ongoing Material Issues
January 31, 2023 at 8:44 pm

After two years in which printers juggled staff turnover, price increases and inventory depletion, 2022 was supposed to be a return to something like normal. But many issues from 2021 carried over, with paper and raw materials topping a list of concerns for label suppliers across the country — more specifically, where to find them...

December 2022 Printing-Writing Report Shows Increased Purchases
January 31, 2023 at 8:24 pm

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its December 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9% in December compared to December 2021 while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 4% in December compared to the same month last year...

Koozie Group Sources Sustainable Paper Stock for Best-Selling Categories
December 20, 2022 at 4:13 pm

The paper used by Koozie Group in most of its calendars and all of its paper mouse pads, Souvenir Sticky Note pads, and Souvenir scratch pad products now comes from facilities certified by either the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)...

Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decrease, Inventory Levels Increase Slightly
November 22, 2022 at 6:33 pm

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its October 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year...

Sappi Announces $418M Paper Machine Rebuild at Its Somerset Mill in Maine
November 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

Sappi North America, a leading global producer and supplier of diversified woodfibre products, announced the approval of a $418 million capital project to convert Paper Machine No. 2 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine to increase its capacity and produce solid bleached sulfate board (SBS) products. The project will be funded from free cash flow...

Pixelle to Restart Paper Machine in Chillicothe, Ohio
October 11, 2022 at 1:59 pm

Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty papers in North America, has announced plans to restart a paper machine in the Chillicothe, Ohio facility. The company is investing $21 million to upgrade and restart the #24 paper machine (PM24) and plans to hire 52 full-time employees to operate and maintain it...

Are You Using Alternate Paper Due to the Supply Chain Shortages? Watch Out!
August 30, 2022 at 5:52 pm

Unfortunately, we live in a time where supply chain issues are causing painful disruptions for the printing industry. Probably at the top of the list of raw materials affected by this is paper. Lead times continue to be inordinately long, and printers and their customers are often forced to use an alternate paper...

July 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report: 2% Increase in Total Inventory Levels
August 23, 2022 at 1:27 pm

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in July compared to July 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in July compared to the same month last year...

Inflationary Pressures Accelerate Anti-Paper Greenwashing at Companies
August 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Two Sides North America (TSNA), the only industry organization to directly challenge this greenwashing, has been highly effective in stemming the tide of misleading declarations, persuading 170 major organizations to remove anti-paper environmental claims. However, as rising inflationary pressures drive cost cutting, greenwashing is once again on the rise...