GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The July 2021 edition (Number 193) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry has just been published. This month, as the IndustryEdge team commenced preparing the 30th annual edition of the Pulp & Paper Strategic… Read More

Australia’s oldest existing paper mill: window to the past

Though it has not been in operation for many long years, Australia’s oldest paper mill is still standing, on the banks of the Barwon River at Fyansford, just outside Geelong in Victoria. Constructed from 1876-78, the mill’s bluestone and brick buildings are still in place, as are the manager’s house,… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge: Edition 192 is Now Available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The June 2021 edition (Number 192) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. All roads led to New Zealand in June, as the Whakatane Board Mill remained open, after a last minute… Read More

Newsprint recovery rate holds up

Australia’s newsprint recovery and recycling rate was 65.6% in 2020, according to the latest report from industry body ThinkNewsBrands*. With newsprint consumption by major publishers falling for the tenth successive year, maintaining a relatively high recovery and recycling rate is ever more challenging for the sector. Based on surveys throughout… Read More

Tasman Newsprint mill closure and what it means

The Tasman newsprint mill at Kawerau on New Zealand’s North Island will cease production at the end of June. Norske Skog’s sixty-six year old mill was under review since late 2020, with efforts made to find alternative products and other options all being considered, but clearly falling short. Closing the… Read More

Paper sector recovery underway: Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The May 2021 edition (Number 191) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. Latest analysis shows the paper sector’s trade has recovered some ground in the first quarter of 2021, but its… Read More

Newsprint and related grades provide print value

Newsprint and other grades of Uncoated Mechanical (UCM) papers are playing a greater role in general printing than ever before. As local printers and print buyers search for value, they are abandoning coated paper grades faster than ever before, migrating some of their print to what were previously considered only… Read More

READY, SET, GO! Paper price rises locked in

Printing and communication paper prices will rise dramatically in the second half of 2021, with significant increases already locked in. A combination of factors is driving prices higher, with some regions already experiencing sharp increases. For many, any news of price rises is hard to comprehend after years in which… Read More

BREAKING: March demand up in Europe, price growth expected: EMGE

Global paper market consultants EMGE & Co report the latest news in the European printing and communication paper market, as part of an ongoing global information partnership with IndustryEdge. With a significant portion of Australian and New Zealand supply coming from European sources and companies, what happens in Europe last… Read More

March 2021 pulp and paper analysis now available!

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2021 edition (Number 189) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. A focus on food and fibre opportunities has been sharpened by the news of the Whakatane Board Mill’s imminent… Read More

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