18Jul

International trade agreements currently being negotiated could have additional impacts on the price of thermal paper. If tariffs are levied against imports to the U.S. from China, as reported by The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, it could increase commodity POS and possibly other grades by 3% to 5%….

02Jul

In a time where we don’t need any more bad news regarding the thermal market, Appvion has announced that they have been notified by their film supplier that there will be a 3 week interruption in film availability. This will be effecting orders being placed on Polythermal. We have…

11Jun

Following is a recent article from PrintWeek reporting on the global paper supply shortage. ———- Earlier this month PrintWeek reported on the ‘perfect storm’ of global events that have tightened the supply of graphical papers and resulted in paper mills resorting to allocation for the first time since 2001….

07Jun

Appvion has reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers Union on new collective bargaining agreements for their manufacturing facilities in Appleton WI, West Carrollton OH, and Roaring Spring PA. These new three-year agreements were overwhelmingly ratified by union employees at each facility. Although Appvion had anticipated closing the sale of…

22May

Appvion is announcing a price increase on direct thermal point of sale products sold globally. This price increase is in addition to all previously announced increases and surcharges. CLICK HERE to read the full announcement. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Brandon Kent Vice President, Sales…

15May

CLICK HERE to read the latest statement from Appvion regarding their sales process and future of the business.

25Apr

After 15 years in the Direct Thermal Paper Market, and another 6 in the Printing industry, I have seen many new trends. I remember the days when the World Wide Web was going to replace Commercial Printing. The truth is it did make a negative impact for about a…

06Apr

The document linked below illustrates the increase in PULP that is used to make base paper for the direct thermal markets. These higher costs combined with the Colorformer Dye shortage are creating a perfect storm for historically high pricing. CLICK HERE to read the document. If you have any…

03Apr

On a statement released March 30, 2018, Appvion announced that it will be increasing prices 8 percent on Direct Thermal product shipments effective Monday, April 30, 2018. Click this link to read the full statement released by Appvion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Brandon Kent…

27Mar

Just as two of the Chinese Leuco Dye makers are finally coming back on line, the industry has experienced yet another set-back with implications for the thermal paper market. One of the core components of Leuco Dye is a component called MAP. This chemical is now in short supply…