Consumables-Paper - Digital
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its October 2022 Printing-Writing Paper Monthly report, detailing total printing-writing paper shipments, purchases, and inventory levels.
Optimized for use on HP Indigo printers, portfolio offerings are made with Forest Stewardship Council-certified 100% PCW recycled fiber, manufactured carbon neutral, and made with 100% Green-e certified wind-powered electricity.
Pixelle, a manufacturer of specialty papers, has announced plans to restart a paper machine in the Chillicothe, Ohio facility. The rebuilt machine will add 75,000 tons per year of capacity to serve customers in the food packaging, commercial inkjet and other specialty paper segments.
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.
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 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.
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.