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GP boosts bath tissue capacity with $120m investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) will install a new tissue machine and roll storage building to increase its consumer (retail) bath tissue business at its Naheola, Alabama-based mill. In a $120m investment, the new tissue machine will use modern Crescent former technology, replacing two older machines but increasing capacity at the mill. It will support new bath tissue...

Faderco boosts presence in Mediterranean region with investment

Algeria’s Faderco has invested in a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the line will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000m/min. It will be installed at the company’s mill in Warak, Setif, and start-up is planned for June 2020. It will add 30,000tpy to Faderco’s current production of tissue...

Södra Q1 results “better than expected”

Södra has reported a net sales increase of 11% to SEK 6,318m in its first quarter results. Operating profit increased 22% to SEK 1,148m. The company said the result is due to “favourable demand and continued high price levels, combined with production facilities that delivered an excellent performance”. Lars Idermark, president and chief executive, said:...

Essity Q1 results helped by innovations, cost savings and price increases

Essity has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 9.4% to SEK 30,656m in its first quarter results. Emerging markets accounted for 37% of net sales and here organic net sales increased 9.1%. Operating profit before EBITA increased 9% to SEK 3,002m, while higher raw material and energy costs had a negative impact of SEK 1,017m on earnings.Profit for the...

Metsä Group reports “good Q1 result as anticipated”; announces co-determination negotiations in operations as part of cost saving programme

Metsä Group has reported year-on-year sales of €1,438m compared with €1,428m in its Q1 results. Operating result was €183m compared with €208m a year earlier.The company said that delivery volumes of market pulp began to grow again after the sudden decline in the previous quarter. It said: “The market in China picked up, and prices began to rise. In...

K-C reports Q1 results; makes “excellent progress towards higher selling prices”

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported a year-on-year net sales decrease of 2% to $4.6bn in its first quarter 2019 results. However, operating profit for the period was $655m in 2019 and $247m in 2018. Net selling prices rose approximately 4% and product mix improved 1%, while volumes fell about 2%.In North America, organic sales increased 1% in consumer products...

Tissue needs a step change to be fit for the near- and long-term future

In a wide-ranging analysis, Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth told Tissue World Milan that innovation in the last decade has not been enough. A deeper insight into consumer needs is vital if theindustry is to up its game to attract investors, young talent, and sustainable growth. “How do we make the industry attractive in the long run, but...

Tissue World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from 91 countries. Held at the Fieramilanocity, Milan, more than 170 companies showcased on the exhibition floor. Tissue World 2019 has...

The Challenge – to find a high quality and industry compatible bioplastic

Plastic – hundreds of millions of tonnes of it every year – has been intrinsic to tissue product packaging. So the urgently needed bioplasticreplacement must slot seamlessly into today’s production cycles. FabioPerini’s packaging product manager Eros Burelli outlines the latestresearch success. Current packaging habits in plastic materials play a...

Initial volatility linked to post-Brexit trade relationships ‘unlikely’ to be reflected in UK Tissue fundamentals

Imports equate to approximately 38% of Britain’s tissue consumption. Most of its fibre is non-EU supplied, and parent rolls and advanced process finished products could look to Turkey and the US to replace France and Italy. The tissue business in the United Kingdom is part of machine-madepaper manufacturing’s oldest history. The modern papermaking...

Pre-stretched film tensioned and tough enough for jumbo roll protection

Marco Cirigliano, sales and application engineer, outlines why FIS Impianti’s new generation wrap is critical to preserve paper quality, hygiene, and avoid contamination. Today, the latest generation of tissue machines produce jumbo tissue rolls with diameters of up to 3m or more, weigh close to five tonnes and are often extremely soft.Each jumbo...

Retail Special: Online and Auto-Reordering!

By Soile Kilpi, director, and Kathren Kneer, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting Growth and omnichannelThe continued growth of e-commerce has made it a crucial part of the sale and marketing equation for household care brands, including paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper. According to a Nielson Report, online sales in the...

Surge in e-tailing as UK consumers embrace technology for tissue

With a high level of market penetration a challenge for organic growth, the industry looks for new revenue streams to reach unmet potential at 93,000 tonnes – US$500m of sales. Demand for consumer tissue in the UK is largely shaped by core fundamental factors, such as market saturation, general commodity status of the products, population trends, the...

Proving flexibility and speed can coexist for today’s converters

The escalating demands of today’s converting market continue to increase pressure on converters. Factors like trade wars, pulp prices, and global markets create external threats that converters can do little about. Other demands like buying habits of end-users and major store brands may seem external as well, but how converters strategically respond to...

When a beautiful Danish model is in tears breaking up with her Boyfriend via text… We always give her a box of tissues

Whether it’s wiping away the wrong make-up, padding out a little needed cleavage, or keeping the camera eyepiece dry, no fashion shoot ever has enough tissue. Douglas Voisin, a Miami, USA-based fashion-advertising photographer and film director, reports from on set. Many people may not know that the way each fashion shoot begins, beit in a motorhome on...

“Brexit will bring its own challenges – we are ready for them.”

With plans to build a crucial tissue mill in the UK in 2022, the family behind LPC – having once made its own exit from the industry – is now back and planning to double capacity. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. Building blocks: LTC’s first purpose-built, national distribution centre, manufacturing facility and head office, based in...

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