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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...

Fourstones boosts capacity with TM investment

Scotland’s Fourstones Group is understood to have invested in a new tissue machine at its Sapphire mill. According to reports, the line has been supplied by China’s Weifang Hicredit Machinery. It has a trim width of 2.75m, a design speed of 1,800m/min and a capacity of 80 metric tpd. It is scheduled to be delivered in September 2019. In addition...

WEPA applies to take over Arjowiggins’ Greenfield plant

Germany’s anti-trust authority the Bundeskartellamt has given its approval for a possible takeover of Arjowiggins’ French Greenfield de-inked pulp mill by German tissue producer WEPA. According to reports, the company has submitted an application to the Bundeskartellamt for the takeover. The site can produce up to 150,000tpy of deinked recycled...

Cascades to close two Canadian-based tissue PMs

Cascades has said it will close two of its tissue paper machines located in Whitby and Scarborough, Ontario . The end date of the production remains to be determined. In total, the sites produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually and employ 68 workers. Jean Jobin, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group, said of the two paper...

Cascades announces results; reports “difficult industry-wide market dynamics” for tissue

Cascades has reported a sales increase up 2% to $1,196m for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $1,175m in the third quarter of 2018. This is an increase of 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. For the whole of 2018, it reported sales of $4,649m compared to $4,321m in 2017, an increase of 8%. Mario Plourde, president and chief executive,...

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...

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