Antidumping petitions have been filed against imports of certain paper from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia.
Four paper companies that received well over $1 million in dubious
black-liquor subsidies from the U.S. and Canadian governments are
suing to stop "unfair" competition from foreign competitors.
Domtar, Packaging Corp. of America, Finch Paper, and P.H. Glatfelter joined with the United Steelworkers union Wednesday to announce they had filed "antidumping petitions against unfairly priced imports" of uncoated freesheet paper from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal, and Australia.
Part of their justification for seeking levies on certain paper imports is that China and Indonesia unfairly subsidized their paper companies’ exports.
Four U.S. paper manufacturers, Domtar Corp., Packaging Corp. of America, Finch Paper, and P.H. Glatfelter Co., and the United Steelworkers, have filed antidumping petitions against unfairly priced imports of certain types of uncoated paper in sheets from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia, and countervailing duty petitions against subsidized imports from China and Indonesia with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The range of papers suitable for continuous-feed inkjet printing continues to expand. Still, market penetration for high-speed production inkjet remains low as challenges remain for high ink coverage, high-quality graphics applications. The market is experiencing strong growth as challenges with ink and paper are being met every day as the industry develops a deeper understanding of the value proposition for continuous-feed inkjet. Consultative selling is essential, not only for paper mills, but also for printers, to sell the value proposition and also to better understand the market needs.
Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials headquartered in York, PA, is joining Two Sides. "We join with Two Sides in the effort to educate the public about the true sustainability of paper," said Brian Janki, vice president and general manager of Glatfelter’s Specialty Papers Business Unit.
The presses are good. The substrates are good. The software is good. And, as Cathy Cartolano, VP of sales and technical services at Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), says, image quality is "scary close" to offset. So why doesn't continuous-feed inkjet dominate the market?
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‘Green Printer’ Criteria Determined INDIANAPOLIS—The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership revealed at the recent National Environmental Health and Safety (NEHS) conference the criteria on how to become a sustainable, green printer. Printers that meet these requirements and are verified will be listed on the SGP Partnership Registry Website. There are two categories of SGP registration. The first is Candidate Pending Verification (CPV), which will give a facility a 12-month timeframe in which to meet all criteria for becoming an SGP Printer. Facilities that already meet the crieria can bypass the CPV category and apply for recognition under the SGP Printer category. Among other requirements,
Commercial printer Alcom, of Harleysville, PA, has hired a new territory manager/solutions provider: John Newswanger, a 21-year veteran of Acorn Press. Warren Dow, president of Trend Offset Printing in Los Alamitos, CA, has been promoted to president and CEO. Dow joined Trend in July 2005, and became president and COO in 2006. Before joining Trend, he served as COO of Southwest Offset Printing. He’s a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and is on the board of directors of the Web Offset Association (WOA). The creative agency and technology solutions unit of The CGI Group, CGI Squared Ltd., London, announced the launch of
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Scientists have challenged its veracity, but the "boiling frog" legend endures. Here's a short version: Drop a frog into a pot of boiling water and it will immediately jump up. Place a frog into a pot of temperate water, then slowly turn up the heat, and it will stay in the pot until it is overcome. Admittedly, the dire consequences of this cautionary tale are overblown when it's applied to the current status of digital printing. Nonetheless, it does give one a visceral sense for how the slow pace of a change can mask its magnitude over time