Thermal Paper

We want to make you aware of a very real global shortage of thermal paper and significant increasing prices. The world’s global thermal coating mills have been forced to limit their tonnage due to a chemical supplier in China, Connect Chemicals, being shut down due to environmental concerns. Connect Chemicals is the largest producer in the world, 50% of worldwide supply of leuco dye, an essential component in the coating of thermal paper. We have been told this worldwide supply and demand condition could exist thru early summer of 2018.