Redoubtable and remarkable: Aida Greenbury talks with IndustryEdge

Convert to PDFMany of us know of Aida Greenbury from her thirteen years as Managing Director of sustainability at Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP). That included the period that was undoubtedly the most tumultuous in the forestry and paper giant’s history, as it faced global criticisms over its sustainability. Read More

Pulp prices under fundamental pressure

Convert to PDFSeptember saw an improved outlook for pulp prices in the main Chinese market, with North American and Western European markets continuing to soften, as global economic fundamentals continue to weigh heavily on fibre commodity markets. Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) prices declined only very marginally to USD580/t in China,… Read More

October Revolution!

Convert to PDFIn one long and remarkable week, Norske Skog announced the closure of its Albury newsprint mill and the sale of it and related assets to Visy, Orora sold its Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper Industries (NPI), the owner of Australian Paper and Cleanaway picked up most of… Read More

2019 Strategic Review Now Available

Convert to PDFIndustryEdge’s landmark Pulp & Paper Strategic Review is now available for subscription. Covering the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper, paper-products and fibre supplies industries in unparalleled detail, the Strategic Review is the only data-rich, deep analysis of the entire sector. Now in its 28th annual edition, the… Read More

Orora sells Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper

Convert to PDFOrora has announced the sale of its Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) for AUD1,720 million. In all, the transaction includes 25 manufacturing plants, 27 depots and involves more than 3,300 employees. The key to the transaction is Orora’s corrugated box business, including the Botany mill. The… Read More

Norske Skog’s Albury to close: Visy acquires assets

Convert to PDFAustralasia’s largest newsprint mill, the 265,000 tonne per annum Albury Mill (NSW) will close by the end of 2019. All of the mill’s approximately 185 employees will be made redundant. Announcing the closure, Norske Skog advised that it had sold the Albury assets to Visy, Australia’s largest paperboard… Read More

Why Record Log Exports from South Asia are Under Pressure

Convert to PDFCombined exports of softwood logs from New Zealand and Australia totalled 26.4 million cubic meters (m3) in the 2018-19 financial year. Total exports from the two countries lifted 9.5% compared to the prior year, in line with the 10.5% per annum increases recorded over the decade since 2009. Read More

Australian pulp consumption up for sixth successive year

Convert to PDFAustralia’s consumption of pulp lifted to 1,917.2 kt in 2018-19, rising 4.2% on the prior year, and by an average 2.4% per annum over the decade. The sixth successive annual increase in pulp consumption takes account of deinked pulp, but does not include recovered paper used locally. As… Read More

Label imports roll up the local competition

Convert to PDFTotal consumption of labels and label paper has grown an average 3.1% per annum since 2009-10 in Australia. Total consumption was 43.7 kt in 2018-19 (down 6.8% on the prior year), made up of imports of fully converted Paper Labels and reels and sheets of Label Paper. Over… Read More

Grim quarter century for paper pricing

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imported Printing & Communication papers are, on average, 42.9% lower priced than they were twenty-five years ago, when increased manufacturing and related costs are taken into account. The table emphasises the point, showing the cash price per tonne of the main grades of Printing & Communication papers… Read More

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