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ICT’s Kostrzyn mill boosts capacity

ICT Poland has started up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line at its Kostrzyn-based plant. The new line will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet and towel grades for the European market. The raw material will be 100% virgin fibre. Scope of delivery included a complete tissue production line featuring a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT...

Södra Group reports operating profit of SEK 334 million

Södra Group has reported operating profit for the first four months of the year of SEK 334 million, compared with SEK 941 million the same time a year earlier. The group said the decline was mainly due to a weaker price and currency trend. The preceding year’s result included a nonrecurring item of SEK 133 million related to divestment of the shares in Södra...

Sun Paper moves ahead with hygiene production

(News from RISI) China’s Sun Paper is moving ahead with its incursion into the hygiene product market in partnership with Nippon Paper Industries subsidiary Crecia. The partnership will see Sun Paper market baby diaper product brand Suyappy across China through its existing sales channels. Although the brand will be sold exclusively in China, the diapers will...

Workers stage 24 hour strike at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France

(News from RISI) – Employees at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France downed tools for 24 hours on May 12, stopping production at the factory. The employees were protesting against SCA’s redundancy plan which will affect its Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and Hondouville factories. Production at the Hondouville plant was not affected by the...

Tissue World brought the global industry to New Orleans

As befits the jazz capital of the US, the four-day exhibition and conference went with a swing with almost 1,600 attendees jetting in from 56 different countries across the globe. The four-day Tissue World exhibition and conference, on its first visit to New Orleans, was the largest gathering of tissue professionals and senior business contacts from across the...

PIX Pulp indices 29.3.2016

NBSK pulp Europe Even taking into account one more production and shipping day in February 2016 versus February 2015, the PPPC numbers published week 11 came out with predominantly positive news for the pulp producers, especially in the softwood grades. Total market pulp shipments were up from February 2015 by 5.1% and cumulatively by 4.8%. For Western Europe,...

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