Paper Industry Updates Q2 2019

Apr to Jun 2019

Paper Price Increase

•Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) has announced a hike of $30/tonne for uncoated fine paper (UFP) from its Indonesian mills, effective April 1 (Source: RISI 29 Mar 2019)

Capacity Changes

•Flambeau River Papers (FRP) shut down its last two uncoated freesheet paper machines - total capacity was 61,500 tonnes/yr. (Source: RISI 7 Jun 2019)

•With a new pulp line, Chenming restart 510,000 tonne/yr uncoated fine paper (UFP) machine since stopping in Mar 2019 (Source: RISI 17 May 2019)

•International Paper (IP) plans for converting an uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper machine at its Riverdale mill in Selma, AL, to a 450,000 tons/yr white top linerboard and containerboard unit in first-quarter 2020 (Source: RISI 3 May 2019)

•Arjowiggins Bessé-sur-Braye mill closure – capacity of 80,000 tonne/yr (Source: RISI 5 April 2019)

•Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is rebuilding three paper machines with a combined capacity of 850,000 tonnes/yr in Indonesia, with a plan to switch production on the PMs from uncoated freesheet paper to packaging grades (Source: RISI 27 March 2019)

•International Paper (IP) sell control of Indian subsidiary IP APPM to West Coast Paper Mills (Source: RISI 31 May 2019)