Uncoated papermaker American Eagle announces US$30-US$60/ton roll price increases for U.S., effective with shipments April 9

LOS ANGELES , March 9, 2012 () – Uncoated papermaker American Eagle Paper Mills today announced roll price increases for the U.S. of US$30-US$60 per ton (US$1.50-US$3.00 per cwt), effective with April 9 shipments.

The affected “Eagle” grades are offset; PCW offset; converting grades; reply card 7pt.; white wove envelope; recycled/PCW white wove envelope; and kraft envelope.

In its announcement to customers, the company said all other standard differentials and up charges will apply.

All of the products of American Eagle, located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, contain at least 80% recycled or recovered fiber, according to the company website. It is capable of making up to 100% recycled paper in rolls and sheets of offset, envelope and reply card, according to its website. Also 30% post-consumer paper is available.

American Eagle's price increase announcement follows price hike plans announced recently by major North American uncoated freesheet producers.

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