Catalyst said North American demand for newsprint
continued to decline in 2013 and that North American shipments were down 9.
The addition of the mill brings Catalyst's total newsprint
production capacity to approximately 980,000 tonnes, complementing its mechanical specialty paper capacity of some 1.
All in all, the global newsprint
market is fairly solid.
in the past 130 years has been made largely from mechanical pulp, which is produced when wood chips are ground into fibers.
The production of newsprint
rose substantially as the press had been able to utilize and enjoy the long lost freedom of the press.
The sharp ups and downs in newsprint
prices over the last several years mostly reflect imbalances between supply and demand and what I refer to as the "hog farmer" mentality of newsprint
The waste paper recycled consists of about 70 percent newsprint
and 30 percent magazines.
In London, for instance, a group of paper purchasing executives from five major newspaper publishers listened to her concerns and, as a result, the very large Daily Express Newspapers agreed to find alternative supplies of newsprint
Connecticut recently enacted a law requiring publishers to use newsprint
that is at least 20 percent recycled fiber by 1993.
After peaking at around $760 per metric ton late last year, newsprint
prices began their descent.
Moreover, the combination will provide the companies a stronger platform to compete in the challenging newsprint
industry, which witnessed a 6.
net said last month that the industry's top five producers sell 85 percent of the newsprint
in North America.