According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased seven percent in September compared to September 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased five percent in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (-0.5%) when compared to August 2019. •Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased four percent compared to September 2018. •U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in September decreased eight percent compared to last September. •Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments decreased five percent compared to September 2018. •U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in September decreased 11 percent compared to last September.
Effective with shipments on or after April 8, 2016, Appleton Coated will be increasing prices on Ethos Uncoated Offset and Ethos Uncoated Offset 100% PCRF by $3.00/cwt.
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ND Paper LLC a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper Limited, announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with OTM Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of CVG, Inc, pursuant to which ND Paper will acquire the Seller’s bleached kraft pulp mill, plus approximately 100 acres of real property, located in Old Town, Maine for an undisclosed sum, payable in cash. Prior to its idling in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Old Town Mill was engaged in the business of manufacturing and distributing approximately 155,000 air dried metric tonnes (admt) annually of bleached hardwood kraft pulp. Under ND Paper ownership, the Mill will be reconfigured to operate at substantially lower manufacturing costs compared to the predecessor company, achieved by three primary tactics. * First, with abundant local availability of softwood, ND Paper intends to move the production mix from hardwood kraft to softwood kraft pulp. * Second, by eliminating bleaching operations and focusing on unbleached softwood pulp, the Mill will increase its production rates and lower variable input costs. * Finally, the mill will share several management and administrative functions with ND Paper’s Rumford Division, lowering overall overhead costs. After a series of phased capital investments, ND Paper expects the Mill will restart in the first quarter of 2019 and ultimately produce 275,000 admt annually of unbleached kraft pulp. Click read more below for additional detail.
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the Canadian Transportation Agency’s recent findings around rail service delivery in the Vancouver corridor. Canada’s forest products sector relies on an efficient and reliable transportation system to move its products throughout Canada and to global markets. Over the past two years, system congestion through the Lower Mainland of BC has created real challenges for our companies and our workforce. Last year alone, rail delays and bottlenecks cost the forest products sector over $500 million dollars. FPAC supported the federal government’s move to complete a comprehensive diagnostic around these transportation system issues. “This ruling requires annual rail service reports which will result in improved information sharing and greater transparency so we can better pinpoint infrastructure or service problems. Click Read More bellow for additional information.