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Paper price rises ahead as merchants battle the impacts of falling Aussie dollar

Paper Mill
By on August 5, 2015 in

(by Patrick Howard – Print21)   Major hikes in October from the main paper merchants will see the price of printing paper rise by up to 11% in response to the strength of the US dollar.   “All partners throughout our global supply chain are being continuously engaged to seek out best practice, reduce costs where possible and to ensure

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Catalogue printers hit with paper rises

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By on May 26, 2015 in

(by Mustafa Nuristani – Australian Printer)   Prices for catalogue papers are set to rise as Norkse Skog Australasia plans to raise its prices, effective July 1, days after Sappi announced its plans to raise its paper prices.   Paper manufacturer Norske Skog blames the cost of raw materials and the weakening dollar for its decision to increase its Vantage

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Shoalhaven paper mill to close

Shoalhaven Paper Mill
By on February 25, 2015 in

(by Nic White – ProPrint)   Australian Paper’s Shoalhaven mill will close after 59 years with the loss of 75 jobs. It means passports and birth certificates will no longer be printed on Australian-made paper.   The paper manufacturer’s chief operating officer Peter Williams says falling demand for the products the mill produces have made its ongoing operation progressively unviable.

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Paper price rises in response to falling Aussie $

Paper
By on December 10, 2014 in

(by Patrick Howard – Print21)   From a high of more than parity with the US dollar to its current 82 cents the falling Australian currency is pumping price rises into many parts of the economy and paper is no exception.   Most papers imported into Australia and New Zealand, even those from Asia, are priced in US dollars. Prices

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Direct Paper launch their new Mobile Sample System

Mobile Sample System - Direct Paper Supplies
By on September 29, 2014 in

(By Daryl Price – Direct Paper Supplies)   Direct Paper Supplies has officially launched its new compact Mobile Sample System, allowing clients easy access to their paper range. Concentrating on major, everyday product lines, it is not cluttered by rarely used products, making it very user friendly.    The new Mobile Sample System includes: Direct Paper’s extensive board range available in

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Trees for the poor – argues leading environmentalist

Sir Jonathon Porritt
By on September 6, 2014 in

(From www.twosides.info)   Millions of acres of tropical forest should be cut down to allow poor countries to expand their economies, according to a leading environmentalist and adviser to the Prince of Wales.   The opinions of Sir Jonathan Porritt, a well known leading environmental activist, will no doubt engender fierce comment from environmental groups but will be welcomed by

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The pitfalls of going paperless – Print21 magazine

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(By Andy McCourt – Print21)   Paperless Schmaperless. After being given the ‘we don’t do paper’ line by none other than Adobe, Andy McCourt gets out his big pen and notepad to write a riposte to all those digital evangelists, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Bible to help prove his point.   “Paperless” is a slogan worn as

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Shoalhaven paper mill under serious threat

Shoalhaven Paper Mill
By on July 4, 2014 in

By Nic White (ProPrint)   Australian Paper’s Shoalhaven mill is in serious danger of closing despite the government extending its security passport paper contract for another year.   Mill manager Bruce Borchardt says the mill is struggling with lower demand from a contracting print market and competition from cheap overseas imports.   “Manufacturing in Australia is doing it tough and

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Paper dumping case binned

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By on March 18, 2014 in

By Nicholas Pond (Print21)     The Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) pulls the plug on investigation into the alleged dumping of Chinese copy paper into Australia. Sparked by allegations of cheap Chinese A4 and A3 imports hitting the local market as much as 20% below normal market price, the report discovered one major Chinese exporter engaged in dumping but clocked it

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More than half of printers will pass on paper price hikes

Paper
By on March 10, 2014 in

By Nic White (ProPrint)   More than half of printers polled in the week after paper prices jumped 10 per cent say they will pass on the price hike to their customers, though some favourite clients may be spared.   Many printers contacted by ProPrint were not willing to talk publically, but say some printers will not actually be saddled

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