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Cascades Packaging boosts production at Kingsey Falls

Cascades Packaging has increased its production capacity after starting-up its PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill, Canada-based site, following a major rebuild. Supplied by Toscotec, the project included the rebuild of the dryer section with the installation of TT SteelDryers. The rebuild aimed to achieve “the highest production increase with the lowest possible...

Clearwater reports positive tissue business improvements in 3Q results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales of $426.5m for the third quarter of 2018, which was flat with net sales for the third quarter of 2017. Net earnings were $34.4m compared to $0.9m the same time a year earlier. The increase in net earnings was primarily due to a $22.9m gain on the sale of the company’s Ladysmith, Wisconsin-based...

Cascades reports solid 3Q results; tissue division hit by raw material costs

Cascades has reported solid third quarter results but said its tissue division was hit by “rising raw material and logistics costs”. For the three-month period ended 30 September, it reported sales of $1,172m compared to $1,179m in 2Q 2018 (-1%) and $1,103m in 3Q 2017 (+6%). This was driven by a 12% increase in the Tissue segment, “reflecting volume...

Lucart targets premium market with latest investment

Italy’s Lucart has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine and a TT WIND-H slitter rewinder at its Porcari mill in Lucca. The machine has a paper width of 2.8m, an operating speed of 2,000m/min and will produce 125tpd. It features a shoe press TT NextPress, a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH hoods, and a...

Orchids Paper announces amended agreement with creditors

Orchids Paper has reached an agreement with its creditors, amending its credit agreement. The news comes in light of the company’s ongoing efforts with interested parties in terms of its sale. The company has previously disclosed its initiative to refinance its existing debt obligations, as well as to explore alternative financing and capital-raising...

Cascades boosts converting capacity with $58m Wagram investment

Cascades will invest in its Wagram, North Carolina site, and install five new state-of-the-art converting lines and modernise its four existing lines. Commissioning of the new converting lines is expected to begin in April 2019 and will be finalised in the first quarter of 2020. The company was unable to officially confirm which converting machinery supplier was...

Vinda Personal Care boosts capacity with twin start-up

Vinda Personal Care (China) has started up two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines in Xiaogan city, Hubei. Both lines feature a second-generation large diameter TT SYD, the supplier’s shoe press technology TT NextPress, and the energy-efficient TT DOES solution (Drying Optimisation for Energy Savings). The two AHEAD-2.0M machines will increase the...

ICT targets high quality tissue production with investment

Spain’s ICT Iberica has started up the company’s fifth Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT tissue line. The Advantage DCT 200HS machine includes an extensive automation package and was successfully started up at the company’s mill in Burgo, Spain. It will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet, towel, facial, and napkin grades for the European market. For the...

Berli Jucker Cellox targets high-quality T&T with investment

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in a PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine. Supplied by Andritz, the line includes a shoe press with stock preparation and automation systems for the company’s mill in Prachinburi. The machine is designed for grammages from 13 to 40g/m2 and will produce a range of high-quality tissue and towels. It has a design speed...

Bids for K-C’s European tissue unit ongoing

Kimberly-Clark’s European tissue unit will potentially be sold to private equity groups including Goldman Sachs, reports have claimed. The unit has been put up for sale by the New York-listed company as it seeks to reduce costs and dispose of less profitable businesses. New-York headquartered private investment company Centerbridge Partners LP and the private...

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