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Sweden Says Back-To-Basics Schooling Works on Paper

Since young children went back to school across Sweden recently, many of their teachers have been putting a new emphasis on printed books, quiet reading time and handwriting practice, and devoting less time to tablets, independent online research and keyboarding skills. The return to more traditional ways of learning is a response to politicians and […]

Total printing-writing paper shipments increased five percent in July in the US

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased five percent in July compared to July 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained […]

Delta Variant Upsets Paper Industry In Dongguan

The new and most contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is now upseting social lives and creating great difficulties to business in Southern China’s Guangdong Province. Latest reports from Dongguan – a municipality north of Shenzhen where the variant was earlier detected – said that transportation of inbound raw materials and outbound products of factories was […]

Scrap paper and plastic markets hit by confluence of forces

Supply and demand realities for key curbside materials are evolving fast, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, domestic processing capacity increases, and other key trends, according to two experts. Bill Moore of Moore & Associates and Stephanie Baker of KW Plastics last week described the factors impacting recycled material end markets. They spoke during a session […]

Sappi lends a helping hand to assist communities during COVID-19 at south africa

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When the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe at the beginning of 2020, it highlighted the plight of many of the more vulnerable communities, especially those situated in the rural areas of our country and in our neighboring communities.  With this in mind, Sappi Southern Africa stepped in and donated scarce and essential items […]

Columbia Pulp Mill Still Mostly Idled, Awaits Infusion of Cash

A scaled-back crew of employees continues to work at Columbia Pulp near Starbuck, Washington, while the business seeks an infusion of cash for its wheat straw pulp factory. The company temporarily stopped pulp manufacturing in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and had hoped to restart in July after using the downtime to perfect its […]