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…

02Mar

Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia said that low-income parking violators should have to pay less than everyone else. Boston, MA – A Boston city councilor with a history of racking up parking tickets has proposed imposing parking fines based on violators’ incomes. During a weekly meeting at City Hall…

27Mar

On March 19, 2019 Kanzaki announced a Global Increase of 5% on Ticket and Tag Stocks, effective on Shipments after April 29, 2019 Kanazki Increase Tag Stock 3-27-19

07Jan

I guess if we all had the same crystal ball, we would all be rich, retired and not concerned with the paper markets!  However, since no-one in my peer group has this much insight, I thought I would share some of our thoughts with you. Fact:  The last 15…