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Fire hits SCA Oakenholt tissue mill in Wales, production briefly suspended

(News from RISI) A fire broke out on the morning of 27 February at SCA Hygiene Products’ Oakenholt tissue mill in north Wales. The mill and surrounding area were temporarily evacuated and production was suspended for six hours. According to the firm, the blaze started near a wall next to the PM2 rewinder, before being quickly extinguished. “There was...

Solenis completes acquisition of Clearwater Specialties

Solenis has completed the previously announced acquisition of Clearwater Specialties, a privately-held specialty chemical company dedicated to the tissue and towel market. The deal includes all assets, intellectual property and business associated with Clearwater Specialties and Clearwater Chemicals. John Panichella, Solenis president and CEO, said: “The...

Liuzhou Liangmianzhen boosts capacity

Liuzhou Liangmianzhen boosts capacity

Mar 11, 2015

China’s Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product has invested in two Toscotec-supplied MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines that will be installed at its production site in Liuzhou, Guangxi. The two TMs are based on Toscotec’s ES concept and the order includes: the two crescent former machines equipped with a TT SYD-15FT (4,572mm) and double press configuration, a...

Cuban tissue maker Prosa resumes production pace

(News from RISI) – Cuba’s sole tissue paper producer Productos Sanitarios (Prosa) has completed in the last quarter of 2014 an investment to replace a suction press roll at its mill in Matanzas, on the north coast of the country. The new equipment was supplied by Hergen and enabled Prosa to resume its regular production capacity of 7,000tpy in...

SCA inaugurates first production facility in India

SCA has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility for personal care and tissue products in India. Based in Pune in the central Indian state of Maharastra, the site produces baby diapers and tissue for the Indian market. Baby diapers are sold under the Libero brand and tissue under the Tork brand. President and CEO Magnus Groth said the low penetration of...

WEPA boosts private label presence with French mill acquisition

WEPA boosts private label presence with French mill acquisition

Mar 11, 2015

WEPA has increased its presence in the French consumer private label market after it acquired Lucart’s Troyes tissue plant. The WEPA Group took over the plant – now known as WEPA Troyes – and the consumer business related to the products manufactured in the plant on 1 March. Lucart Group will continue its activity in the French market through...

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