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Cascades reports 3Q sales increase of 4%

Cascades has reported a sales increase of 4% to $950m for the three month period ending 30 June compared to the same time a year ago. The company said the result was due to “higher shipments mainly in the Tissue Papers Group and the positive impact of the weakening of the Canadian dollar against its U.S. counterpart”. It added: “These factors more than...

SCA closes tissue plant in France

SCA has announced the closure of its Saint-Cyr-en-Val-based production plant in France. The company said the move was part of its on-going cost-savings programme related to the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s (G-P) European tissue operations. Production will be discontinued at the 120-staffed site in October 2015 and the site has an annual capacity of 35,000...

Metalicplas boosts capacity with installation

Metalicplas boosts capacity with installation

Aug 27, 2015

Romania’s Metalicplas has expanded its production tonnage after it signed for a new tissue machine from supplier A.Celli Paper. The tissue producer is part of Pehart Group Companies and the PM purchase follows the investment in the company by private equity fund Abris Capital Partners in May 2015. The high-speed tissue machine has a production capacity of...

Metsä Tissue boosts capacity in Germany

Metsä Tissue is to increase its tissue capacity at its Raubach, Germany-based site after it signed up Valmet to upgrade its TM 1. The rebuild includes a new Advantage DCT wet end section with an OptiFlo Tis II headbox and an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved product quality and decreased energy consumption. A new tail threading system and sheet transfer...

SCA’s Skelmersdale investment doubles site’s capacity

SCA has boosted its tissue capacity in the UK after construction at its Skelmersdale tissue site was completed. Work started 18 months ago and included a new production hall as well as the installation of 10 additional lines, including two new lines supplied by Bretting and PCMC. Over 140 jobs were created at the site, and the investment also included a new...

Clearwater reports net sales drop follow speciality mills sale

Clearwater Paper Corporation has posted net sale results of $444.6m for the second quarter of 2015, down 10.9% year-on-year. The company said this was primarily due to the sale of its specialty mills in December 2014. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $50.7m, down 11.6% compared to second quarter 2014 adjusted EBITDA of $57.3m. The decrease is said to be due...

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