Verso Paper announces Jan. 1 US$30/tonne maple-grade hardwood pulp price increase for North America
December 21, 2012
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– Verso Paper Corp. today announced a Jan. 1 US$30 per tonne list price increase for North America for maple-grade northern bleached hardwood kraft (NBHK) pulp, according to buyers.
The company did not state its new price.
However, today Sappi Fine Paper North America, which also produces maple-grade NBHK, announced a $30/tonne price increase for Jan. 1, to $795/tonne. And several producers of aspen- and mixed-grade NBHK, Sappi among them, have announced $30/tonne increases to $785/tonne.
Verso produces maple-grade NBHK at its mill in Quinnesec, Michigan, much of which is used internally at the facility’s coated freesheet paper operation.