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Strike Ends at UPM Paper Mills in Finland
April 27, 2022 at 9:25 am

The Paperworkers' Union strike at UPM mills in Finland, which began January 1, 2022, will end immediately and employees will return to work.

Stora Enso to Divest Four Paper Manufacturing Sites
April 1, 2022 at 10:31 am

The divestment intent is aligned with the group’s strategy to focus on long-term growth potential for its renewable products in packaging, building solutions, and biomaterials innovations.

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.

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.

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?