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Inside Edition 107

Feature: Used & Recovered By… Graeme Holland


Articles:

Currency Conundrum to Continue
Not Dumping, But No Consideration of Subsidies
Update: Coated Cartonboard Import Volumes Leapt in February 2014
Newsprint Imports Lingering but Fading - In Australia Anyway…
Kraftliner Exports the World Over
Total Tissue Sales Up in 2013 as Domestic Share Slumps
Packaging & Industrial Paper Market Outlook Forum
Pulp Market Briefing - Softwood Pulp Prices Remain Under Pressure
Recovered Fibre Export Briefing - Export Volumes Weaken as Prices Creep Up
Asian Fibre Briefing - New Zealand's Hardwood Pulp Exports on the Rise
Market Prices, Leading Global Indicators for the Sector and Foreign Exchange Rates

Edition 107 Pulp & Paper Edge - Current Edition
April 2014

Feature: Used & Recovered By… Graeme Holland

Pulp & Paper Edge spoke with Graeme Holland, the Managing Director of Paper to Paper, on the status and future of the all important recovered paper market. As he explains, there are plenty of opportunities and as Graeme explains, quality and relationships still matter.

Articles:

Currency Conundrum to Continue - Strength of the Australian dollar has been consistent and with heightened interest rate expectations, that seems unlikely to change

Not Dumping, But No Consideration of Subsidies - the Anti-Dumping Commission investigation concludes imports of copy paper from China have not been dumped, but did not assess subsidies

Update: Coated Cartonboard Import Volumes Leapt in February 2014 - after months of expectation, imports of coated cartonboard leapt in February 2014 as remaining stocks of domestic supply dwindled

Newsprint Imports Lingering but Fading - In Australia Anyway… - Australia's newsprint imports are falling and look set to fall further, but the situation is a little different in New Zealand

Kraftliner Exports the World Over - Australian exports kraftliner to almost one third of the world's countries

Total Tissue Sales Up in 2013 as Domestic Share Slumps - domestic producers lost market share in 2013, even as the total value of tissue supplies increased slightly

Packaging & Industrial Paper Market Outlook Forum - Early Bird discounts are available for the leading packaging papers market event of 2014 - with steep price discounts for IndustryEdge subscribers - go to www.appita.com.au/packagingforum

Pulp Market Briefing - Softwood Pulp Prices Remain Under Pressure - divergence in the prices of softwood and hardwood pulps continues with expectations that a correction is imminent, placing pressure on softwood prices

Recovered Fibre Export Briefing - Export Volumes Weaken as Prices Creep Up - Australia's exports of recovered paper weakened, but prices are moving up

Asian Fibre Briefing - New Zealand's Hardwood Pulp Exports on the Rise - after the closure of NZ's last hardwood pulping capacity, imports are on the rise and will not settle for some time

Market Prices, Leading Global Indicators for the Sector and Foreign Exchange Rates - are included in every edition of Pulp & Paper Edge

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Inside Edition 106

Feature: Compliance Complexities Before Crackdown - Paper Importers Are Responsible Under Australia's Illegal Logging Laws


Articles:

Copy Paper Anti-Dumping Case Reaches Critical Point
Free Trade Agreements and the National Interest
Tariffs Lifted on Coated Cartonboard Imports
Future of Packaging Markets Under Spotlight at Major Industry Forum
Inevitable Paper Price Rises Hit Market
Facial Tissue Blown Away by Private Label
Half Year Results Update
Pulp Market Briefing
Recovered Fibre Export Briefing
Asian Fibre Briefing
Market Prices, Leading Global Indicators for the Sector and Foreign Exchange Rates

Edition 106 Pulp & Paper Edge
March 2014

Feature: Compliance Complexities Before Crackdown - Paper Importers Are Responsible Under Australia's Illegal Logging Laws

Australia's anti illegal logging laws have been in operation since 2012, but in November 2014, they swing into full compliance mode. Importers of all paper, paper products, pulp and fibre supplies have significant due diligence and risk assessment obligations for which they must be prepared.

Articles:

Copy Paper Anti-Dumping Case Reaches Critical Point - Copy Paper Anti-Dumping Case Reaches Critical Point.

Free Trade Agreements and the National Interest - IndustryEdge provides a considered view of Free Trade Agreements, what makes them work and what doesn't work

Tariffs Lifted on Coated Cartonboard Imports - Following the end of domestic manufacturing of coated cartonboard, tariffs have been lifted as importers compete for available market share

Future of Packaging Markets Under Spotlight at Major Industry Forum - Global and Australasian leaders will headline a major Market Outlook Forum focussing on the opportunities for growth in the dynamic fibre packaging sector

Inevitable Paper Price Rises Hit Market - Major merchants have announced price increases of between 8 and 12.5% for most grades of printing and communication papers after holding firm through most of 2013

Facial Tissue Blown Away by Private Label - Australia's facial tissue market declined in value for the second successive year in 2013, as private label products flexed their market muscles

Half Year Results Update - Listed companies across the Australian paper, paperboard and related sectors have delivered patchy performance in 1H'14, with few real surprises

Pulp Market Briefing,/b> - Global Pulp Markets Hit Doldrums as Hardwood Demand Softens

Recovered Fibre Export Briefing - 2013: Australian Exports Down 6.6% - Prices Up 2.6%

Asian Fibre Briefing - Taiwan's Recovered Paper Imports Dominated by OCC

Market Prices, Leading Global Indicators for the Sector and Foreign Exchange Rates - are included in every edition of Pulp & Paper Edge

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Inside Edition 105

Feature: Last Chance for Australian Pulp Mill?


Articles:

Henneberry’s Stewardship Ends as Anti-Dumping Measures Get a Work Out
Box import record part of very merry festive season
As simple as ABC? The rise of the toilet tissue powerhouse continues
Thermal Paper Outlives Fax Machines
Imports of Converted Sacks and Bags Rise from Europe
Newsprint Imports Stable but Falling as LWC’s Lift Again
NewsCorp and Fairfax Lock Into New Newsprint Deals
Pulp Market Briefing
Asian Fibre Snapshot
Global Packaging Strategist Headlines Market Conference

Edition 105 Pulp & Paper Edge
February 2014

Feature: A New Pul Mill. Last Chance for Australian Pulp Mill?

The commencement of 2014 has included a flurry of high-level and global interest in the proposal to build a hardwood pulp mill in Tasmania. A long time in development and mired in complexities all of Australia’s own making, the opportunity for Australia to enter the global supply of pulp still exists, but time is fast running out. In this month’s feature, Pulp & Paper Edge analyses the market, opportunities and challenges.

Articles:

Henneberry’s Stewardship Ends as Anti-Dumping Measures Get a Work Out - Jim Henneberry's tenure and leadership at Australian Paper comes to an end after eight years.

Box import record part of very merry festive season - Quarterly imports of corrugated boxes, cartons and cases achieved a new quarterly record in DQ'13

As simple as ABC? The rise of the toilet tissue powerhouse continues - ABC Tissue's dominance of the toilet tissue market continues with growth of 17.1% in 2013

Thermal Paper Outlives Fax Machines - The digital ticketing and receipting transformation has grown the market for thermal papers, even as the mainstay faxes disappear from Australia's offices

Imports of Converted Sacks and Bags Rise from Europe - Imports of fully converted sacks and bags flooded into Australia in DQ'13, much of it at very low prices

Newsprint Imports Stable but Falling as LWC’s Lift Again - mports of light-weight coated mechanical papers have continued to rise, while newsprint imports continue to tumble, raising the question of whether substitution is occurring

NewsCorp and Fairfax Lock Into New Newsprint Deals - New supply deal secures Norske Skog and maintains supplies to the major publishers

Pulp Market Briefing - Global pulp market drift as wait and see approach continues - Sideways volume and pricing movements in global pulp markets suggest a wait and see approach for all players, as Australia records a modest lift in pulp imports

Asian Fibre Snapshot - Korean Recovered paper - Korea's growing imports of recovered paper are dominated by mechanical grades, unlike most countries in Asia that rely on recovered fibre packaging

Global Packaging Strategist Headlines Market Conference - The Packaging & Industrial Papers Market Outlook Forum to be held in June in Melbourne is being headlined by a world leading packaging strategist, along with a strong line-up of Australian and New Zealand speakers

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Inside Edition 104

Feature: Global recovery brings structural changes - 2013 from a global, Asian and Australasian outlook


Articles:

Tissue stock imports down but no joy this season
Forum participants see opportunities ahead
A word on forecasts…
Norske Skog makes the Vantage point
R&D and innovation planning
Packaging & industrial paper market outlook forum announced
Pulp Market Briefing
Asian Fibre Snapshot

Edition 104 Pulp & Paper Edge
December 2013

Feature: Global recovery brings structural changes - 2013 from a global, Asian and Australasian outlook

In a year where Asian production was joined by the region's growing demand, 2013 saw renewed emphasis on fibre supplies and major changes in the Australian and New Zealand industries, with an industry emphasis on packaging in 2013 to be matched by renewed printing and communication papers opportunities in 2014.

Articles:

Tissue stock imports down but no joy this season - imports of tissue stock have returned to more normal levels, but remain high

Forum participants see opportunities ahead - participants at the 2013 Printing & Communication Papers Market Outlook Forum have renewed optimism for the year ahead and IndustryEdge demand forecasts provide the rationale

A word on forecasts… - IndustryEdge provides a cautionary note about demand forecasts

Norske Skog makes the Vantage point - as it prepares to launch its new light weight coated products, demand for the grade appears to be growing ahead of all other grades of printing and communication papers

R&D and innovation planning - a renewed effort to increase coordination and funding for research and development in the Australian fibre industries could have implications in the future.

Packaging & industrial paper market outlook forum announced - on 19th and 20th June 2014, IndustryEdge and Appita will conduct an inaugural Market Outlook Forum for packaging and industrial papers, linked to a major global conference

Pulp Market Briefing - Price movements falter on slipping Asian demand - but prices for softwood moved upwards, expanding the spread between hardwood and softwood pulps

Asian Fibre Snapshot - Unbleached kraft recovered papers chart different courses in key Asian markets - but prices for this key fibre input follow stable paths, while volumes are widely varied.

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Inside Edition 103

Feature:Putting Print to Paper


Articles:

Exchange Rate Surprise No Shock to the System
Dumping Cases on Rise in Global Pulp & Paper Industry
Festive Season to Deliver Box Import Record
Amcor Names Spin-Off Business
Renewed R&D Push Receives Support
Indian Demand Soaks Up Aussie Newsprint
UPM Raflatac Continues Australian Operations
Australia Post Packages Up the Profits
NZ Toilet Tissue Import Spike
Pulp Market Briefing - Hardwood Pulp Price Set to Move as Spread Nears Limits
Asian Fibre Snapshot - Chinese Pulp Imports Show Growing Power of Hardwood

Edition 103 Pulp & Paper Edge
November 2013

Feature:Putting Print to Paper

When it comes to printing and communication papers, there are important relationships and then, there is the relationship with printers and print solution suppliers. Pulp & Paper Edge spoke with Bill Healey, the CEO of Printing Industries on this critical and fundamental relationship.

Articles:

Exchange Rate Surprise No Shock to the System - Failure of the US Federal Reserve to taper its quantitative easing pushed exchange rates higher in October.

Dumping Cases on Rise in Global Pulp & Paper Industry - As the Australian industry considers the implications of the copy paper dumping case, the evidence shows other countries are much more active in country to country trade battles

Festive Season to Deliver Box Import Record - Based on a new quarterly import record in SQ'13, expectations are high that corrugated cartons, boxes and cases will set another record in DQ'13, which is good news for retailers

Amcor Names Spin-Off Business- Amcor's Australasian Packaging and Distribution businesses will be named Orora when they are demerged later in 2013

Renewed R&D Push Receives Support - Australian industry leaders and associations are getting behind a renewed push for increased R&D funding and coordination across the fibre industries, including pulp and paper

Indian Demand Soaks Up Aussie Newsprint -Australian newsprint exports are on the rise, with large volumes making their way to India

UPM Raflatac Continues Australian Operations - Leading label maker will continue Australian operations in the near term

Australia Post Packages Up the Profits - The national postal service's profits are increasingly reliant on distribution of packaging, much of it ordered over the Internet

NZ Toilet Tissue Import Spike - A massive increase in imports of toilet tissue from Indonesia has increased turbulence in NZ's very dynamic market

Pulp Market Briefing - Hardwood Pulp Price Set to Move as Spread Nears Limits - As bleached softwood pulp prices rise, the spread to bleached hardwood pulp is nearing its limits, with price increases likely for hardwood pulp over the next few months

Asian Fibre Snapshot - Chinese Pulp Imports Show Growing Power of Hardwood - China's pulp imports continue to rise, with increasing supply diversity

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