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Clearwater Paper reports Q1 results

Clearwater Paper has reported net sales of $428.8m for the first quarter of 2019, 1.9% lower than $437.0m recorded in the first quarter of 2018. The company said the decrease was due to lower paperboard and tissue shipments, including the impact from the sale of the company’s mill in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, in August 2018, partially offset by higher tissue...

Kruger Products boosts capacity with Canada investment

KP Tissue and Kruger Products have officially announced their future $575m Sherbrooke tissue plant, which will be equipped with TAD technology. Located in the borough of Brompton, the new plant will be constructed on a site adjacent to an existing Kruger paper mill. Some 180 jobs will be created, as well as some 1,700 direct and indirect jobs during the...

Essity divests partly-owned company in Turkey

Essity is divesting its 50% stake in the partly owned company SCA Yildiz in Turkey to the other part owner Yildiz.SCA Yildiz is primarily active in Baby Care products. In 2018, the company reported net sales of SEK 364m (TRY 197m). The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval by the competition authorities and is expected to be finalised in the...

Suzano announces Q1 results in “challenging market environment”

Brazil’s Suzano has reported first quarter net revenue results of R$5.7bn, which it said was supported by the “strong performance of prices and margins in both the pulp and paper businesses”. Following the merger of Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria, the company reported operating cash generation of R$1.8bn, while EBITDA was R$2.8 bn. Pulp sales volume...

Xuan Mai Paper targets high-quality tissue with capacity boost

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has invested in a PrimeLineECO tissue machine to be installed at its Ho Chi Minh City-based plant. Supplied by Andritz, the machine has a design speed of 1,300m per minute and a paper width of 2.85m and start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.Scope of supply includes a separate DIP line, a stock preparation system for...

Cascades reports “important sequential improvement” in Q1 tissue results

Cascades has reported group sales of $1,230m – an increase of 3% compared to $1,196m in Q4 2018, and an increase of 12% from $1,098m in Q1 2018 – in its first quarter results. Operating income for the company was $72m compared to an operating loss of $37m in Q4 2018, up 295%, but decreased 36% from $112m in Q1 2018. Mario Plourde, president and chief...

Södra Q1 results “better than expected”

Södra has reported a net sales increase of 11% to SEK 6,318m in its first quarter results. Operating profit increased 22% to SEK 1,148m. The company said the result is due to “favourable demand and continued high price levels, combined with production facilities that delivered an excellent performance”. Lars Idermark, president and chief executive, said:...

Tissue needs a step change to be fit for the near- and long-term future

In a wide-ranging analysis, Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth told Tissue World Milan that innovation in the last decade has not been enough. A deeper insight into consumer needs is vital if theindustry is to up its game to attract investors, young talent, and sustainable growth. “How do we make the industry attractive in the long run, but...

Tissue World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from 91 countries. Held at the Fieramilanocity, Milan, more than 170 companies showcased on the exhibition floor. Tissue World 2019 has...

The Challenge – to find a high quality and industry compatible bioplastic

Plastic – hundreds of millions of tonnes of it every year – has been intrinsic to tissue product packaging. So the urgently needed bioplasticreplacement must slot seamlessly into today’s production cycles. FabioPerini’s packaging product manager Eros Burelli outlines the latestresearch success. Current packaging habits in plastic materials play a...

Initial volatility linked to post-Brexit trade relationships ‘unlikely’ to be reflected in UK Tissue fundamentals

Imports equate to approximately 38% of Britain’s tissue consumption. Most of its fibre is non-EU supplied, and parent rolls and advanced process finished products could look to Turkey and the US to replace France and Italy. The tissue business in the United Kingdom is part of machine-madepaper manufacturing’s oldest history. The modern papermaking...

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