Specialty Paper: Thermal POS moving, with concerns, Appvion shuts; C1S hike set, SCK may rise
OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 27, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Leuco dye pricing today was reported to be three- to five-times higher than a month ago and North America's largest thermal paper coater planned downtime to conserve supply. Contacts said Appvion would likely be down a few days a week at their major POS thermal coater and converting plant in West Carrollton, OH.
Appvion also can coat thermal at its plant in Wisconsin but the West Carrollton plant was started up in 2008 specifically for POS thermal applications.
The news of Appvion's condition led one player to claim that "this is a ...