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Marutomi boosts capacity with start-up

Japan’s Marutomi has started-up a MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its paper mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka. It is the first of two tissue lines ordered by the Japanese producer. The second line is scheduled for start-up in 2020 at Ono Paper’s mill. The MODULO-PLUS ES machine features a sheet width of 2.8m, an operating speed of...

Global Hygiène boosts capacity

France’s Global Hygiène has signed for an iDEAL 1800S tissue machine. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the line has a 2.8m format and an operating speed of 1,800mpm. The turn-key project also includes an E-WIND T100 rewinder and a R-WAY roll-handling system. The Yankee supplied has a diameter of 15’. The machinery will be shipped to the company’s...

Klippans Bruk

Sweden’s Klippans Bruk has started up its Recard-supplied PM11. This new machine will add an annual capacity of 30,000tpy of coloured and white, high quality tissue to the market. Recard’s supply is based in a turn key project and includes a tissue machine Crescent Former with a maximum operating speed of 1.700mpm, trim at reel by 3.200mm and with a...

Baoding Ruifeng Paper and Baosuo Enterprise Group boost capacity

Baoding Ruifeng Paper and Baosuo Enterprise Group have signed for two sets of Baotuo-supplied tissue machines. The BaoTuo Crescent Former tissue machines, model BC1300-2850, have a design speed of 1,300m/min, and the jumbo roll a width of 2.8m. Baosuo Enterprise has previously provided two sets of BaoTuo paper machines to Baoding Ruifeng Paper. The...

Sofidel commits to eradicating disposable plastics in its workplace

Sofidel has said it will abandon its use of disposable plastic items in its workplaces. The decision included its Italian companies as of 1 July and will be extended over the coming months to all group companies across Europe and the US. In Italian offices and production sites all disposable plastic bottles, glasses, plates and cutlery have been...

K-C invests US$40m in Costa Rica plant

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced a significant investment plan at its Coris Mill in Costa Rica The expansion programme includes more than US$40m investment in Coris Mill and the creation of jobs at its Global Business Services centre. K-C Costa Rica employs over 1,500 collaborators who produce over five million products daily to supply the domestic and...

Tissue World São Paulo 2019 conference – early bird cut-off on 20 September

Do you want to learn how Kimberly-Clark, The Navigator Company & Voith Paper, Mili, IPEL, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 achieve sustainable success in the region’s most dynamic tissue markets? Get inspired by critical, out-of-box presentations and panel discussions during the Senior Management Symposium on 22 October. The Senior Management Symposium...

Blue Tissue boosts capacity with TM start-up

Mexico’s Blue Tissue has increased its production capacity after starting up an iDEAL Master Tissue Machine. Supplied by A.Celli, the turnkey plant includes the two-plies slitter A.Celli E-Wind T100 rewinder in addition to the tissue machine, which will integrate into the customer’s existing converting line. The line was installed in the tissue...

Andritz acquires Kempulp

Andritz has acquired Swedish company Kempulp, a specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry. The company designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching technologies.  The acquisition includes all of Kempulp’s intellectual property rights,...

Africaine Paper Mills starts up first tissue line

Algeria’s Africaine Paper Mills (APM) has moved into the tissue market after starting up its first tissue machine. The Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT line has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a working width of 2.85m. It produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel paper grades. The machine is equipped with the...

Cascades delivers “record quarterly sales”; Orchids Paper acquisition provides “compelling optimisation opportunities”

Cascades has said all segments executed well in its second quarter results, with its tissue results supported by favourable input costs and selling prices. For the three-month period ended 30 June 2019, the company reported a 4% sales increase to C$1,275m compared to C$1,230m in Q1 2019. It was an increase of 8% compared to C$1,180m in Q2 2018. Sales...

Recard announces management changes

Recard has officially announced that Mauro Michelini exited the company on 31 July. He had been general manager at Recard since 1994. Doctor of engineering Riccardo Lorenzo Campo has joined the company as managing director. As of 1 August 2019, doctor of engineering Alberto Tomelleri joined Recard as commercial and marketing director....

CMPC expands operations in Brazil with acquisition of SEPAC

CMPC subsidiary Softys has agreed to acquire family-owned tissue manufacturer SEPAC, a move it said will consolidate Softys as the largest tissue producer in Brazil. SEPAC was established 45 years ago and has leading brands in the tissue paper segment including Duetto and Paloma. It has a tissue mill in the Paraná state with an annual capacity of...

Clearwater Paper Reports Q2 results; positively impacted by higher retail tissue shipments and tissue pricing

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported a net sales increase of 4.6% to $452.0m for the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same time a year earlier. The company said the increase was due to “record quarterly paperboard shipments and sales, higher retail tissue shipments and higher paperboard and tissue pricing from previously announced price...

Global impacts, local challenges, Latin American prospects: Tissue World São Paulo 2019

Tissue World São Paulo 2019’s conference will unlock opportunities for sustainable success in the region’s most dynamic tissue markets. Latin America’s tissue industry has exciting further potential thanks to the abundant skills, resources and appetite for progress in a region which has an average annual growth rate of 4%. But how to...

Northwood Group boosts AfH offering with KPP Converters acquisition

UK-based Northwood has completed the purchase of 100% of the issued share capital of KPP Converters (KPP). KPP – a supplier of AfH tissue products – will continue to operate as an independent company out of its site in Ilkeston as a subsidiary of Northwood Hygiene Products (NHP).  Former KPP owners Cliff Arnold and David Vaughan will continue...

Körber Group acquires Roll-Tec; expands converting and packaging machine expertise

Körber Group has increased its Business Area Tissue division after acquiring Roll-Tec Cilindro, a Brazilian-based embossing roll specialist.  Roll-Tec develops, produces and sells engraving cylinders for embossing machines for tissue paper and other tissue products. The acquisition further expands Körber Group’s international Business Area...

Luoyang Jieda Paper boosts facial tissue capacity with investment

Luoyang Jieda Paper has signed a contract for the supply of two BC1300-2850 Crescent Former Tissue Machines. Supplied by Baotuo Enterprise, the two tissue machines have a design speed of 1,300m/min and a width of 2.8m. The contract also includes the general contracting project from the sizing flow system to the reeling completion. When producing...

Lucart highlights Circular Economy and sustainability in its latest report

Lucart has presented its 2018 Sustainability Report with a focus on Circular Economy, new investments and partnerships for sustainable development The company reported a turnover increase of 12% in 2018. Major investments include the acquisition of three production plants in Spain, the construction of a new plant in Hungary, as well as the start-up of a...

Star Paper Mill boosts capacity

Star Paper Mill (SPM) has increased its production capacity after starting up its DCT Crescent Former tissue machine in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Supplied by Recard, the line has the latest flexi-nip shoe press technology, which the mill said enables it to achieve higher bulk and softness. Machine deckle is 3.6m, and its two rewinders have a capability of...

Infinity launches casepacker with 25% – 50% speed increase

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. has responded to customer demand with the launch of its Dual Rotating Cassette C15, a casepacker module designed for higher speed industrial and facial tissue lines. The concept was designed with the goal of increasing the speed at which the product can be loaded into the box. The packaging machinery supplier said...

Slovak Hygienic Paper Group boosts capacity at Paloma site

Slovenia’s Slovak Hygienic Paper Group (SHP Group) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0L tissue line. Delivery to its Paloma mill in Sladki Vrh is scheduled for March 2020 and start-up for June 2020. The turnkey supply includes one AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press...

Essity reports half-year results

Essity has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 8.6% to SEK 62,724m in its half-year report and said new innovation launches have strengthened its customer and consumer offering. Compared to the same period a year ago, emerging markets accounted for 37% of net sales and saw an organic net sales increase of 9.6%. Operating profit before EBITA...

APP invests in 18 TMs; all machines to produce tissue from 11.5gsm – 22.0gsm

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has boosted its capacity in China after investing in 18 Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 Premium machines. Supplied by PMP, the 18 complete tissue machines will be installed at the company’s new mill in Rudong Jiangsu. All the machines will be designed and manufactured with the same concept to produce tissue from 11.5gsm up to...

ABB launches Winder Performance Optimisation digital solution

ABB has launched a Winder Performance Optimisation to maximise capacity and productivity for tissue manufacturers.The supplier said the patented digital solution “optimises winder performance for improved availability, product quality and asset life”.It aims to maximise asset performance, convert to different paper grades and/or increase machine speed,...

Procter & Gamble launches Charmin Forever Roll

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched the Charmin Forever Roll – a month’s supply of toilet paper in one giant roll – in the United States.The product holds 850 sheets of toilet paper and promises to enable customers to: • Go up to one month before changing Charmin Forever Roll; • Made of 2-ply Ultra Soft toilet paper; • Comes in a...

MG TEC Group boosts capacity

Romania’s MG TEC Group has increased its production capacity after investing in two Ribo Tissue E-WIND® T100 rewinders.Supplied A.Celli Paper, the lines will be installed at the company’s Dej plant. They will have a width of 2.8m and will use high-quality tissue paper, with basis weight range from 14 up to 21gsm.They are equipped with four unwinders each...

Aldi to trial plastic-free toilet paper packaging

Aldi is to trial removing plastic packaging from packets of toilet roll in regions of the UK, in a move it said could save more than 900 tonnes of plastic a year.The supermarket will sell four-packs of Luxury Toilet Paper wrapped in paper rather than non-recyclable plastic in 174 stores across parts of the North East and Midlands.If successful, the company said...

Tissue World São Paulo announces conference speakers: Kimberly-Clark, Finep, The Navigator Company, Euromonitor, Fastmarkets RISI in line-up

Tissue World has announced a range of key speakers and a variety of hot topics to be put under the microscope at its conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Held between 22 – 24 October, the conference’s theme of Global Impacts, Local Challenges, Latin American Prospects – Unlocking Opportunities for Sustainable Success in the Region’s Most Dynamic Tissue...

OMET launches TV 840 Tronic

OMET has targeted the napkin market with the launch of its TV 840 Tronic machine.The supplier said the machine improves automation, offering a “cutting-edge machine that enhances ease of use and optimises waste”.OMET said: “TV 840 Tronic is a high-performance double-lane automatic napkins folding machine line that includes a wide range of high technology...

SENNING goes ecological

For more than 70 years, SENNING produces wrapping machines for handkerchiefs, napkins, facial tissues and hand-towels as well as non-woven products in individual formats and variable performance ranges. Back to the roots with environmental-friendly full paper wrap As more and more customers are looking for sustainability and environmental friendliness,...