Sappi North America announces a transactional price increase on new and unconfirmed orders that book with confirmed delivery dates on or after Monday, April 16, 2018 on the following products: • Opus Folio Sheets, Digital Sheets and Sheeter Rolls – all basis weights, all finishes • Flo Folio Sheets, Digital Sheets and Sheeter Rolls – all basis weights, all finishes • EuroArt Folio Sheets, Digital Sheets and Sheeter Rolls – all basis weights, all finishes. Standard differentials and upcharges apply. This price increase includes all private label programs.
Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies, one of North America's largest independent distributors of media for business communications, is excited to feature Diamond Print Glitter at Dscoop 2018 in Dallas TX. Diamond Print Glitter is a brand new product developed by Harmony Paper that is unlike any other product on the market. Offering a tactile finish, the shimmer and shine you expect from traditional glitter paper, with none of the shedding, flaking or cracking, Diamond Print Glitter application opportunities are endless. The 3 Star RIT rated sheet is made using environmentally friendly materials and proprietary, patent pending coatings in a process that allows a wide variety of substrate versions. The Diamond Print Glitter product line will be available from Midland Paper in sizes for both series 3 and series 4 HP Indigo presses. Click Read More below for additional information.
Please be advised we plan to increase our Standard Newsprint price by US$ 65.00 per metric tonne (for 45.0 gsm), effective with shipments on or after April 1st, 2018 and by US$ 65.00 per metric tonne (for 45.0 gsm), effective with shipments on or after May 1st, 2018. Prices for our other basis weights as well as our bulky book and other specialty grades will be adjusted accordingly.
Containerboard production was down 3.0 percent compared to February 2017 and down 1.1 percent year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to January 2018 was 3.2 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate was 94.1 percent, or 3.1 percentage points lower than the same month last year. Production for exports was 6.0 percent lower than February 2017 and 8.4 percent lower year-to-date.
Total Packaging Papers shipments were 207,700 tons, 3.1 percent lower than February 2017. Bag & Sack shipments were down 8.6 percent year-to-date and Multiwall shipments were down 14.5 percent, while Food Wrapping shipments and Converting shipments were both down less than 1 percent. The operating rate for February increased to 88.5 percent from 84.3 percent in January. Inventories were 175,600 tons, up 2.2 percent since January.