28Jun

Normally Thermal Paper is Black or White, no pun intended.  However, Covid and the global shutdowns are playing a dangerous game with the thermal markets.  In short, the markets are coming back faster than expected, which is great.  However, the speed of the recovery has placed a huge strain…

13May

At 6pm EST on Wednesday, May 13, 2021 Domtar joined their competitive thermal paper suppliers with an announcement of 12%-15% increases. For comparison, other mills have already announced 10%-12% increases. Along with the increases, we are being told that US Mill Capacity is at 100%. This is concerning because…

19Apr

As we all know 2020 was a tough year to be in business.  It seems like 2021 is shaping up to provide another set of challenges.  These challenges do not just revolve around double digit increases in materials, but even worse, very long extended deliveries, if any delivery at…

03Mar

March 1, 2021 Appvion announced a price increase ranging from 4%-10%, effective on shipments on May 3, 2021. Non-Top Coated Products are increasing 10%, Top-Coated Products are increasing 7%, and Film Products are Increasing 4%. If you would like a copy of the actual announcement, please contact Brandon Kent,…

20Jan

Domtar is announcing a 12% increase effective March 1, 2021 on Thermal Paper. Price Increase letter is attached.

20Jan

The attached Letter is from Hansol America, announcing an 8% increase on March 1st for Thermal Paper

12Jan

RISI Fastmarkets posted that Koehler Paper is to increase paper pricing by 12%, effective immediately. This is on the heals of other increase announcements as well as the announced increase roll backs by other mills. To Say that this is creating confusion in the market is an understatement!

07Jan

No you are not looking at a Wal-Mart add where they roll the pricing back. Actually, you are reading about the CRAZY world of thermal paper. Yesterday, on the heals of making a large price increase announcement, Hansol decided that the increase would not be passed on in the…

05Jan

Hansol, a key importer of thermal paper into the US from S. Korea, has announced a 10%-15% increase on thermal paper effective January 1, 2021, according the RISI. Torraspapel (Lecta) announced an increase of 5% effective January 4, 2021. Time will tell if/when other mills follow this announcement. Hansol…

19Apr

Few thermal paper manufacturers have been in business as long as we have. Those who have know that it takes more than being the lowest cost option to stick around. Though being competitively priced is essential. Still, at the end of the day, experience and product expertise will save…