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GP announces executive leadership changes

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced that Kathleen A. “Kathy” Walters will retire as executive vice president – consumer products group, effective 1 June 2019.David Duncan, who currently serves as executive vice president – building products group, has been named to lead the consumer products group. Pat Boushka, currently president of GP...

PAPCEL changed its ownership structure

PAPCEL has changed its ownership structure and announced that 100% of its shares are now held by Czech company Vega-HSH.In the last four years, the company has been involved in several acquisitions of competing companies in eastern Europe under chief executive David Dostal. In 2019, PAPCEL Group changed its ownership structure on the basis of mutual...

Kruger Products announces AfH price hike

Kruger Products (KPLP) has announced a price increase for its AfH tissue products sold in Canada and the USA. The increase will be made effective as of 1 May. The company said the hike was required to “offset unprecedented and sustained cost increases on input materials”.KP Tissue – which holds a limited partnership interest in KPLP – was created to...

WEPA acquires Arjowiggins; boosts European private label and recycled papers offering

Germany’s WEPA Group has taken over Arjowiggins Greenfield plant in Chateau-Thierry, France.The company’s WEPA Hygieneprodukte division has been awarded to take over the business activities of the Arjowiggins Greenfield plant in Chateau-Thierry, France. The decision was made by the commercial court of Nanterre on 29 March 2019.The Greenfield mill is part of...

Kemira increases prices for paper chemicals in APAC

Kemira has increased the price of its main paper chemical product lines in the Asia Pacific region by 12-28%. The supplier said the price hikes result from “significant increases in raw materials, energy and logistics costs”. The price increase will become effective immediately or as contracts and other conditions allow and will be implemented in the Asia...

Papel San Francisco boosts capacity

Mexico’s Papel San Francisco has invested in an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production machine at its site in Mexicali. Supplied by Valmet, start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2020 and will increase the company’s standard tissue production capacity by 30,000tpy. It will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,200m/min, and the scope of delivery...

Tissue World Milan 2019 opens its doors; Tissue World 2021 moves to Düsseldorf, Germany

Tissue World Milan 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – opened its doors at Fieramilanocity in Milan this week. The event welcomed over 3,000 trade professionals globally. On the exhibition show floor, more than 200 exhibiting companies showcased the latest and the most diverse range of tissue manufacturing...

Futura launches “first-in-tissue” technology

Futura has launched its JOI HYDRO-BOND technology, which it said is a first in tissue converting to achieve perfect adhesion of tissue plies using water alone. The company said the technology heralds the era of bonding without glue. It is the result of months of experimentation at FuturaLab, Futura’s hub of innovation.Chief technology officer Giovacchino...

Mare exhibits in Tissue World 2019

MARE will be present in Tissue World, again this year, to meet its customers and update them about its latest developments in the field of yankee coating, dry and wet strength control and management of tissuemaking process chemistry. MARE’s experts will be at booth E-300 to introduce the latest success in obtaining soft and bulky paper on new...

Essity and Hayat Kimya won the Tissue World magazine Mill Awards

Organised in collaboration with Tissue World magazine, the Mill Awards return for the second time in Tissue World Milan with the 2 award categories, Most Energy-Aware Mill Award and Best Tissue Marketing Strategy Award. Two companies emerge as the winner for the Best Tissue Marketing Strategy Award Category this year – Essity and Hayat Kimya. The...

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...

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...

China’s economic slowdown and New green regime is rippling across the world

The recent economic slowdown in China has hit a number of relatively nascent industry sectors hard. One sector that’s been particularly badly affected is the pulp and paper market. In addition to demand for pulp and paper-based goods like tissue falling as the nation’s middle classes find household budgets squeezed, the Chinese government has imposed...

K-C invests $120m in North American market

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has announced building expansion and new equipment plans worth $120m for its facility in Jenks, Oklahoma. The project will expand the site by 270,000 square feet as well as add new assets for the manufacture of its Kleenex folded tissue products and Scott bath tissue. It is expected to be completed in 2020. The mill currently...

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