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A Shortage Of Paper?

Posted at 12:49PM Monday 19 May 2014

Demand for graphic papers keeps dropping, usually faster than the industry can reduce capacity. Struggling paper mills are often playing a giant game of chicken, scuffling along on thin margins (or negative margins) in hopes that a competitor will shut down a machine to balance the market.

So why are paper companies suddenly announcing price increases for coated paper, and why is the biggest printer in the U.S. worried about possible paper shortages?


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