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Fábricas de Papel Potosí boosts capacity

Mexico’s Fábricas de Papel Potosí has invested in a new TM complete with 12-ft steel Yankee and latest-generation hoods. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the new 2,800-mm tissue machine is equipped with a 12-ft steel Yankee, which was recently shipped to San Luis Potosí. Following the investment, Fábricas de Papel Potosí aims to make a quality leap, attaining...

Indefinite strike hits SCA’s French tissue mill, production down

(News from RISI) – Workers downed tools for an indefinite period of time at SCA’s tissue mill in Saint-Cyr-en-Val in France on 3 June in order to protest against SCA’s layoff plan and severance pay offer, according to unions. Production is down and employees are blocking the facility. A SCA spokesperson confirmed that production is at a...

A.Celli Paper supplies five tissue rewinders to APP China

A.Celli Paper has said it will supply five tissue rewinders to two of APP’s facilities in China. The rewinders model AC 882 are characterised by a paper format of 5,630 millimetres and attain working speeds of up to 1,400m/min with paper that goes from 12.5 to 45g/m2. With a parent reel diameter of 3,100 millimetres, the customer obtains a finished roll...

Lee & Man starts up new 60,000tpy tissue PM in Chongqing, China

(News from RISI) – Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has commissioned a new 60,000tpy tissue PM at its mill in Chongqing municipality, China. The Voith unit came on stream last week, raising the firm’s tissue capacity to 90,000tpy. The board giant expanded into the tissue segment last year by acquiring a firm called Guang Kai. In November 2014, its...

APP and APRIL become PEFC-certified in Indonesia

Indonesia’s top two pulp and paper producers Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) have become certified to PEFC and its local partner, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC). The certification comes following the two paper giants receiving heavy criticism from environmental groups for harvesting the...

China’s tissue market under oversupply pressure

(News from RISI) – China’s tissue capacity may rise to around 10.44 million tpy by the end of this year, up by 10.6% from 9.44 million tpy in 2014, according to the latest statistics from the China National Household Paper Industry Association (CNHPIA). However, overall operation rates will dip to around 76%, down from 78% in 2014, because of...

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