Thermal paper: Leuco dye price falling in 3Q; demand expected to improve by yearend

TORONTO, ON, July 12, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -After increasing at never-seen-before levels at the end of 2017 – due to a global supply shortage – prices for the chemical leuco dye remained mostly stable last year, then had a slight decline at the end of 2018, according to market contacts.

"This year, prices were stable in the first half, but now seem to be falling quite rapidly. We don't expect prices to go down to extremely low levels as of in 2016, though; it wouldn't be sustainable for our industry," Connect Chemicals' mgr of business unit paper additives ...

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