Fraser Papers

The Missing Piece
February 1, 2005

Some estimates suggest that as much as 10 percent of the wood fiber flowing through the global marketplace originated from an illegal harvest. So having a trusted mechanism for sorting out the good from the bad is more important than ever. In recent years, major companies such as The Home Depot, Lowe's, Starbucks, Nike, and other large wood and paper buyers have begun to prefer wood and paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) over alternative products in the marketplace. With members from over 70 countries and more than 30 national initiatives, the FSC-certification program sets high standards for protecting

Reality Check
March 1, 2002

What do paper and rock superstar Madonna have in common? The answer, says Potlatch: They both need to reinvent themselves. For the coated paper market, nothing could be more advantageous for vendors than recognizing the demand for adaptability. But for publishers, understanding the science and economics of the market is equally invaluable. As a result, coated paper coverage is broken into three categories: What it is, how can it be used and what to expect this quarter. Coated paper stock, manufactured with clay or coating applied to one or both sides, comes in a variety of styles, including dull, gloss, matte and