Sappi Limited, the South African based leading global supplier of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), speciality and packaging papers, printing (graphic) papers and biomaterials has confirmed plans and ongoing projects to significantly increase DWP capacity by 2020. In particular, Sappi has started preparatory work for the potential expansion of its Saiccor DWP Mill to ensure that the company would be in a position to increase the mill's capacity by up to 250,000tpa to meet strong projected demand growth. Building on the previously announced debottlenecking investments which will increase the Saiccor Mill capacity by 10,000tpa by the end of 2018, work has also started at increasing the chipping capacity and modernising the Saiccor Mill wood yard. The new equipment for the wood yard is scheduled to be delivered and installed at the end of 2018, with start-up planned for January 2019. The wood yard investments will result in cost, quality, environmental and efficiency benefits to the Saiccor Mill and is also a major step towards preparing the Saiccor Mill to expand by a further 250,000tpa. Click Read More below for additional information.
Effective on or after October 1, 2018, will be implementing a 5% price increase on the following products: C2S Folio Text/Cover, Sheets/Rolls; C2S/C1S Knight Board Sheets/Rolls; Cast Coated Sheets/Rolls; Pro Digital Text/Cover, Sheets/Rolls; Neo Knight Digital Text/Cover, Sheets/Rolls.
This increase applies to all Basis Weights, Finishes, Mill Brand, and Private Brand products. Standard differentials and upcharges will continue to apply.