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Tissue World Milan – Experience the future of tissue making on the show floor!

At Tissue World Milan next month, cutting-edge tissue making technologies and solutions will be showcased through the lenses of VR headsets at “The Mill of the Future Zone”, a brand new section at the event. Paper machinery supplier Andritz will take participants on a virtual guided tour through its sophisticated tissue production line to learn more about...

GP to exit communication papers business; focus on tissue and towel

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is exiting the communication papers business following an assessment of its long-term competitive position in a declining market. The company will permanently shut down the communication papers machines, related converting assets, as well as the woodyard, pulp mill and a significant portion of the energy complex at its Port Hudson,...

Metsä Tissue launches €25m fixed cost saving programme

Metsä Tissue has launched a fixed cost saving programme as part of its operational review.It is aiming to save €25m in annual fixed costs and has started co-determination negotiations in order to improve internal efficiency, focus and reduce complexity in the Tissue Business. It said that the planned restructuring could lead to organisational changes, such...

Kemira announces sizing technologies price hike

Kemira is to increase the price for its sizing technologies in the Asia Pacific region. The price increase of FennoSize ASA will be an average of 15-25% and will be effective immediately or as contracts allow. The company said the hike is “triggered by continuous cost increases of raw materials, energy and logistics, regulatory compliance requirements...

K-C increases capacity in Nigeria; closes current factory in Lagos

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) is to build a new factory in Nigeria and close its current factory in Lagos with the loss of 60 permanent employees. The investment in the new plant came after the tissue giant experienced “a strong increase in demand” for its products. The new factory will have “enhanced technology, and capabilities that can better serve its...

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...

Follmann’s first appearance at Tissue World

Follmann, the printing ink experts for table decoration products will be presenting its water-based printing inks for table decoration products and its comprehensive services for the first time at Tissue World in Milan, the world’s largest trade fair for the tissue industry. The company will be located in Hall 3, Stand C630. Whether for napkins,...

Ecol Studio takes its first steps in Europe

Ecol Studio, the Italian company which specialise in laboratory tests, consultancy and training officialized the opening of a new office in the UK. Ecol Studio, the Italian company which specialise in laboratory tests, consultancy and training and has been successfully involved in the fields of product quality, environment and occupational safety for...

The long and the short of it… A case of moral fibre

Alexandra Stuthridge lives in Vancouver, Canada, and is the technical business manager of the BioProducts Institute (BPI), a globally-leading research cluster at the University of British Columbia (UBC). BPI is focused on advanced bio-based materials, chemicals and energy. I have vivid and fond memories of the tissue paper manufactured in New Zealand,...

CONVERTING TECHNICAL THEME: 2019 WILL BE RICH IN PROJECTS TO FIND THE LEADING EDGE

In terms of optimal maintenance and process, analysing what the machines are telling us gives enormous added-value. TWM asked the world’s leading converting machinery suppliers – Fabio Perini, Futura, Gambini, ICM, Maflex, MTorres and PCMC – to explain their latest advances. Carlo Berti, sales director, GambiniÇınar Ulusoy, general manager,...

Niche tissue… Independence, recycled paper, rapid response, flexibility, personalised and increasingly green products

French manufacturer Papeco director general Emmanuel Coulon explains his smart circular economy concept at his Normandy mill. Report: TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. When I joined my main aim was to prioritise customer service.” Papeco director general Emmanuel Coulon Independent family-owned tissue manufacturer Papeco is fortunate to have a very...

WEPA plans for Vive La Difference in the French market

WEPA France is investing while some competitors are selling or restructuring. Country Manager Christophe Dorin spoke to TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. It has taken a series of significant acquisitions and tissue machine start-ups during the course of the last few years to enable the family-owned German tissue manufacturer WEPA Group to claim the third...

Retail tissue in France: finding pockets of growth in a highly mature market

Retail tissue in France recorded sluggish volume sales growth in 2018 to reach 616,000 tonnes. Forecasts for the next five years are not much more optimistic. Indeed, retail tissue sales are projected to register a 0.6% volume CAGR over the next five years in the Hexagon.Saturated market with little room for significant future growthWith 9.5kg per capita in...

A post-nuclear future… France faces its electric power generation dilemma

The French tissue business does not have as long a history as the United States or Germany, but it continues to be unique in tissue product flair and operations. From yellow vests to ubiquitous pink toilet paper, France continues to set its own style. One of the major production differences is the nuclear electric power generation which will be discussed...

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

More than 1,000 smaller pulp and paper mills have closed in China in five years, and more are set to follow. Simon Creasey assesses how these seismic changes will affect the West. 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...

Industry 4.0 is underway… We look forward to Industry 5.0

TWM goes beyond the fourth industrial revolution in this edition. Our contributors focus on the many advances which are already well established in tissue production and, to use a phrase by one of them, look at the predictable benefits which ‘early adapters’ of the latest technology are likely to reap in the era of the fifth industrial revolution.What...

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