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Norske Skog

Norske Skog is a world leading producer of newsprint and magazine paper, with 24 wholly and partly owned mills in 15 countries on five continents. The Norske Skog mills and sales network confer a unique position. Local presence and knowledge combined with Norske Skog's global strength distinguish it from other paper companies.

The world market for newsprint and magazine paper is about 60 million tonnes, the Norske Skog group has about 13 per cent and 8 per cent of these segments respectively.

Norske Skog Boyer is situated in Southern Tasmania; established to circulate information during the Second World War, the mill produced Australia’s first newsprint in 1941, and remains one of the state’s major employers, with 550 employees.

Annual production is around 290,000 tonnes of newsprint and related grades, which represents about 40% of Australian consumption. Norske Skog's Nornews brand is a high-quality newsprint product recognised for its excellent printability and runnability characteristics.  The Norbright range offers higher brightness properties and an enhanced printed image compared to newsprint.

The mill uses plantation radiata pine, regrowth eucalypt and recycled fibre, which is produced at Norske Skog Albury.

Contact Norske Skog:

Boyer Mill, Boyer, Tas, 7140
Ph: 03 6261 0111
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