Consumables-Paper - Digital

The Target Report: Printing Papers Get Squeezed Out
March 9, 2022 at 11:51 am

The supply and demand curves have crossed, and the paper mills are in charge. While labor strikes and supply chain disruptions have shifted pricing leverage to the mills, one trend not likely to reverse is the conversion of papermaking machines from printing paper grades to packaging grades.

Addressing the Challenges in the Paper Supply Chain
March 1, 2022 at 5:43 pm

In a recent webinar, I.T. Strategies' Marco Boer and Midland Specialty Paper & Film's Mike Ratcliff discussed the state of the paper supply chain and how to face the problem head on.

The Existential Threat of a U.S. Paper Shortage
February 25, 2022 at 9:53 am

The Finnish Paperworkers’ Union issued a new strike, which shut down Finland’s ports and brought paper production and transport to a complete standstill. As an agreement is yet to be settled, industries are at further risk of severe disruptions to their supply chains.

Key Strategies: Digital Paper Selection and Optimization
February 16, 2022 at 12:10 pm

In an industry driven by print quality, speed, and application performance, printers who strategically select and optimize the substrates they use for digital inkjet and toner-based print production will find themselves at a distinct advantage in their markets.

Verso to be Acquired by BillerudKorsnäs
December 22, 2021 at 9:34 am

BillerudKorsnäs entered into a merger agreement to acquire Verso Corporation for a purchase price of approximately $825 million in cash. The acquisition is part of BillerudKorsnäs' strategy to drive profitable growth in paperboard and its ambition to expand into North America.

Gloomy Paper Forecast: Availability, Pricing Remain Concerns
October 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm

Though improvements to the current paper supply and delivery challenges are likely in 2022, that isn’t the same as a return to pre-COVID-19 business practices. It may be nearly impossible for printers looking to enter new markets to obtain paper inventory.

‘Expo Preview’ Sessions Focus on In-plants
August 11, 2021 at 7:56 am

In another of our free online PRINTING United Expo Preview days, we focus once again on the in-plant industry by talking with two in-plant managers about the logistics of adding wide-format printing equipment, and discussing substrate shortages and future availability with two experts.

Tight Paper Markets in 2021
June 4, 2021 at 9:13 am

For a decade, mills have been shutting their doors to try to control the supply-demand equation. Today, however, mill operating rates are well above 95%, they have put customers on allocation to prevent hoarding, and they have little to no flexibility in scheduling. What can you do?