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Calling all sustainable and innovative tissue mills…!

The entry submission for TWM’s Mill Awards 2019 is now open. Launched in conjunction with the world’s largest tissue industry trade show and conference – Tissue World Milan – the industry’s premier awards celebrate excellence in the tissue industry. Tissue World magazine’s awards have honoured tissue manufacturers with proven track records...

Klippans Bruk boosts premium tissue capacity

Swedish tissue manufacturer Klippans Bruk has invested in a roll handling and wrapping tissue line supplied by FIS Impianti. The line will be installed at the company’s Klippans Bruk mill in Klippan and is scheduled to start up in the middle of 2019.FIS will supply a complete roll handling and wrapping line made up of a shuttle for mother rolls and shafts,...

PartexTissue increases capacity

Bangladesh’s PartexTissue has invested in an iDEAL forged YD: another new-generation Yankee. Supplied by A.Celli Group, the latest generation Yankee is part of a complete turnkey plant project, consisting of an iDEAL-1800 Tissue Machine, a E-WIND T100 rewinder with three unwinders and the A.Celli R-WAY roll handling system.The supplier said the iDEAL forged...

Leicester Tissue Company doubles capacity with £24m investment

UK-based Leicester Tissue Company (LTC) is investing in two new PCMC-supplied machines and two TMC-supplied wrappers in 2019.Once fully up and running, the site’s current 20,000tpy toilet roll and kitchen towel capacity will be increased to 40,000tpy.The company supplies Wilkinson, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons and Poundland and relocated to a new 110,000sq ft...

CMPC boosts capacity with start-up

CMPC Tissue Latam group’s Papelera del Plata plant has fired up a TT SYD-12FT.Supplied by Toscotec, it is installed on PM3 at the company’s Zarate mill in Argentina. It replaces an existing Steel Yankee dryer that was supplied by another manufacturer. The TT SYD-12FT features a diameter of 3.6m and a face width of 2,800mm. The scope of supply includes...

K-C reports “challenging environment” in Q4 results; introduces ‘Strategy 2022’

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 decreased 1% to $4.6bn compared to the same period a year ago. Fourth quarter operating profit was $639m in 2018 compared to $828m in 2017 and was impacted by restructuring charges and higher input costs, driven by $115m in pulp and $65m in other raw materials.The tissue giant said changes...

Tissue World Milan 2019 Conference to focus on global megatrends driving the industry

Over 50 expert speakers will offer insights into new suppliers, emerging markets, and changing trade flows shaping the tissue sector.This year’s Tissue World Conference in Milan will focus on the rapid developments in geopolitics, megatrends, circular economy, product innovation, and digitalisation shaping the global tissue trade. The European tissue volume...

Resolute announces strong 2018 results; tissue segment reports $9m operating loss in Q4

Resolute Forest Products has reported net income of $36m for the fourth quarter of 2018 – up from $13m for the same quarter in 2017.For the full year, net income was $235m compared to a net loss of $84m a year earlier. Sales were $932m in the quarter, an increase of $34m. For the full year, sales were $3.8bn, up 7%.Adjusted EBITDA was $105m in the quarter and...

Emtec announces TSA upgrade

Germany´s Emtec Electronic has responded to customer demand and upgraded its Tissue Softness Analyser (TSA).With the updated device and an advanced measuring method it is now possible to evaluate the impact of different fibre mix ratios by measuring handsheets to predict the softness quality of the finished tissue product.According to the supplier, the...

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has increased its tissue capacity after purchasing an E-WIND T100 rewinder

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has increased its tissue capacity after purchasing an E-WIND T100 rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the line will be installed at the company’s Prachinburi-based plant.It will be used to produce all types of high quality tissue paper, weighing from 13 to 45gsml.It is equipped with three unwinders and a calendar, with a...

Yibin Paper boosts 100% bamboo production capacity

China’s Yibin Paper has started up three A.Celli-supplied iDEAL tissue machines. The lines are producing unbleached tissue paper using 100% Bamboo slush pulp.Four tissue machines are currently installed and after TM2 started-up in September, TM3 and TM4 (with a 16’ Yankee) and TM5 (with 18’ Yankee) have also been started-up.With the investment, Yibin...

Essity reports sales increase despite higher raw material and energy costs

Essity has reported a net sales increase of 8.5% to SEK118,500m for the full-year 2018 compared with the preceding year. Operating profit before EBITA declined 8% to SEK 11,560m while adjusted EBITA was SEK12,935m.Higher raw material and energy costs had a negative impact of SEK4,705m on earnings, and profit for the period decreased 3% to SEK 8,552m.Net sales...

Historic Marcal mill in New Jersey, USA, devastated by fire; efforts underway to help 500 displaced employees

A devastating fire that engulfed the famous Marcal tissue mill in New Jersey on 30 January has destroyed most of the historic building.No injuries were reported at the Elmwood Park-based plant, and the manufacturer of the Marcal tissue products – Soundview Paper Company – has launched an employment opportunities website and job fair for the site’s...

Project Survey

TWM’s annual Projects Survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during 2018- 2019, as well as noting any projects already planned for 2020. The survey is solely interested in projects that will increase tissue capacity – the numerous smaller rebuilds around the world that won’t impact capacity have been excluded. All...

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