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Kruger restarts tissue machines shortly after shut due to fire

(News from RISI) – Kruger said it has restarted three paper machines after suspending production due to a fire at its Gatineau, QC, tissue paper mill, a company official told RISI on 14 January. The fire is understood to have taken place on 9 January 2016. Two machines restarted on 10 January and the third restarted on 13 January the official said. No one...

SCA closes Wausau Paper acquisition

SCA has closed its acquisition of Wausau Paper for USD 513 million in cash. The European tissue giant consolidated Wausau Paper on 21 January 2016. Magnus Groth, SCA president and chief executive, said: “SCA is the world’s leading supplier of Away-from-Home tissue with the global brand Tork®. “This acquisition is an excellent strategic fit and makes us a...

Metalicplas boosts capacity with TM start-up

Metalicplas boosts capacity with TM start-up

Jan 27, 2016

Romania’s Metalicplas has increased its production capacity by 34,000tpy after starting up its new tissue PM. Part of the Pehart Tec Group, the A.Celli-supplied machine has a width of 2.8m at the pope reel and a maximum speed of 1,800m/min. It is part of a complete turnkey project that includes all ancillary equipment as well as the latest-generation hood...

Calling all sustainable tissue mills in America!

Tissue World has officially launched the ‘Tissue Mill Awards’ to recognise exceptional environmental awareness and marketing excellence by tissue mills across America. Showcase your talent and product excellence to your peers and the industry at large. The initiative by Tissue World magazine will celebrate and recognise years of tissue paper production and...

Suzano orders two tissue paper machines for Mucuri and Imperatriz mills

(News from RISI) – Suzano Pulp and Paper has signed a $58 million order for two tissue paper machines (PM) to be installed at the company’s Mucuri and Imperatriz mills in northeast Brazil. Each PM will have capacity to produce 60,000tpy and Suzano expects to start construction in May. Tissue production is expected to start-up at Imperatriz in the third...

K-C announces Q4 and full year 2015 earnings

Kimberly-Clark has reported a fourth quarter net sales decrease of 6% to $4.5 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. The company said changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced sales by 11% while operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $779 million compared to $769 million. In its consumer tissue segment, fourth quarter sales of...

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