The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 1, Number 3
May 1988


Major Paper Manufacturers' Prices for Acidic vs. Acid-Free Papers in Selected Paper Grades (as of 2/l/88, $ per CWT)

Compiled by Guy Dresser
Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas

For the National Library of Medicine's Permanent Paper Task Force

  ACIDIC MILLS ALKALINE MILLS
A B C D El F G2 H AVERAGE AVERAGE I J K L El M
Coated sheet offset (skids)
Premium       77.203         77.20 77.21   77.17   77.25    
No. 1 - 70#   75.15     75.15       74.68 75.08 74.55     74.55 74.55  
No. 2 - 70#   68.05   68.00         68.03 68.00 68.00     68.00    
No. 3 - 70# 65.40 65.70             65.55 65.71 65.63 65.63 66.00 65.65 65.65  
Uncoated sheet offset (skids)
No. 1 opaque - 50# 61.69         59.66 65.10   62.15 58.00         58.00  
Commodity opaque - 50# 51.45   49.35     48.83 53.03 51.00 50.73 53.83     54.10     53.55
Commodity offset - 50# 48.30   45.68     45.68 44.63 45.70 46.00 46.00     46.30     45.70
Coated web offset (rolls)
No. 1 - 70#             66.15   66.15 64.93 62.50 66.15   66.15    
No. 2 - 60#   54.00   60.65         57.33 58.00       58.00    
No. 3 - 60# 55.50 55.50     55.50       55.50 56.27 56.00 58.80   54.00    
No. 4

Groundwood free - 50#

55.00 54.50     55.00       54.83 53.25 51.50 55.00        

< 10% groundwood - 50#

45.50 46.50 44.90   48.50       46.35 48.50 48.50          

> 25% groundwood - 50#

43.65   42.60           43.13 44.50 44.50          
No. 5 - 50%. 41.80 39.75 38.75   40.55       40.21 40.55 40.55         40.55

* Allen Press, Lawrence Kansas

1 Same mill- two locations, one of which is alkaline and the other acid.

2 Mill G will convert to alkaline manufacturing process late 1988.

3 All prices are an a carload basis: 40,000 lbs.

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