Russian imports of timber and EWPs slump

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA Imports of wood products from Russia to Australia slumped in June 2022, with the total value of imports crashing 53% compared to the prior month. Valued at a total AUD4.2 million on a free-on-board basis, the value of monthly imports from Russia was the lowest for fourteen months. Read More

Safeguards needed to protect industry from the Safeguard Mechanism

With the federal election now in full swing, debate around future industry policy has focused on the Safeguard Mechanism under the Emissions Reduction Fund. In particular, discussion has centred on the ALP’s proposals to amend the Safeguard Mechanism to lower the emissions threshold over time for covered facilities. This would… Read More

2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide – Download Now

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA   The 2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide for Australia and New Zealand has just been released by IndustryEdge and Appita.  IndustryEdge subscribers can download this leading information source at no additional cost, by clicking here, logging in and downloading the Industry Guide. Subscribers familiar with the 2021… Read More

LATEST PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS & ANALYSIS: Edition 199 of Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2022 edition (Number 199) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive briefings on fibre… Read More

Are converted packaging imports a ‘canary in the mine’ for domestic manufacturing?

Once, miners took caged canaries down into mines because of their sensitivity to noxious gases and low oxygen levels was high. In the event of a risk, the canary would cease to sing and perhaps even die before workers noticed the same problem. The canary was sacrificed to provide a… Read More

Fibre supply, sustainability and the packaging explosion

Market sessions focus on fibre for boxes and sustainable fibre supplies   Global corrugated packaging manufacturers can access the recovered fibre they need, at the quality they require, but they have to be prepared to pay for it. That was one of the key take outs from the paper market… Read More

Beverage container recycling solutions: good for entire supply chain

Local fibre-based beverage carton suppliers continue to pursue stand-alone recycling options in Australia and New Zealand, aiming to deliver sustainable solutions that are suited to the local market. Their efforts are set to deliver for the producers and their brand owners, and the entire recovered paper supply chain. Whether it… Read More

Australian industry reduces emissions and energy intensity in lead up to carbon pricing

Since 2014, the Australian pulp and paper industry has reduced its energy intensity by 11.4%, according to the 2020 National Pulp, Paper & Packaging Sustainability Report released by the Australian Forest Products Association.* The report is a timely reminder that Australia’s pulp and paper industry is doing some genuine heavy… Read More

LATEST: Monthly analysis of the Australian and NZ pulp and paper industries now available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The September 2021 edition (Number 195) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. For all that markets are tough right now, the early sparks of a paper recovery appear to be headed… Read More

Carbon: the new trade war heats up

  In mid-July, the European Commission announced its anticipated ‘Fit for 55’ Package, that aims to reduce the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, so it can realise its carbon neutrality by 2050 objective. As always occurs with significant announcements on carbon and climate policy, this latest… Read More

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