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Metsä Tissue boosts natural gas delivery in Finland

Metsä Tissue has invested in its Mänttä mill in Finland after signing up Valmet to supply automation for the site’s liquefied natural gas delivery. Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Nordic energy company Gasum’s project at the plant. It will see the mill replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum’s...

Kemira forms joint venture in South Korea

Kemira is to establish a joint venture – Kemira Yongsan Chemicals (NewCo) – in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a South Korean privately-owned chemicals company. The company said the move was an important step in expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region. NewCo will produce dry polyacrylamide (DPAM), cationic monomer Q9 (AMD)...

Global Hygiène boosts capacity with investment

France’s Global Hygiène is to increase its production capacity after signing for a complete turnkey tissue production plant.Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the investment will take place at its Charavines plant. The new iDEAL1800S machine will have a 2.8m width and an operating speed of 1,800mpm. The project also includes an E-WIND T100 rewinder and a R-WAY®...

Metsä Tissue in management shake-up

Metsä Group has announced a series of changes to its Metsä Tissue company to “improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business”. Steps have been taken to “unify its mill and technology operations” and also renew its management team. As of 1 February, Jari Tiura will take on the role of senior vice president, operations,...

K-C to call off European tissue sale: FT

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) is understood to have called off its plans to sell its European tissue unit, according to the Financial Times. It follows reports during 2018 that the tissue giant was looking to sell the unit to private equity groups. However, the FT reported that the unit has fetched far lower than the $1.2bn asking price. It was put up for sale last year...

Tissue World Milan 2019 Conference to focus on global megatrends driving the industry

Over 50 expert speakers will offer insights into new suppliers, emerging markets, and changing trade flows shaping the tissue sector.This year’s Tissue World Conference in Milan will focus on the rapid developments in geopolitics, megatrends, circular economy, product innovation, and digitalisation shaping the global tissue trade. The European tissue volume...

Entry submission for TWM Mill Awards 2019 is now open!

Tissue World magazine Mill Awards 2019 – the premier awards celebrating excellence in the tissue industry – is now open for entry submission. An initiative by Tissue World magazine, the awards have honoured tissue manufacturers with proven track records in sustainability initiatives and out-of-the-box marketing campaigns for three years. The award...

Toilet paper was a luxury on Haiti when Glory Industries began its niche mission for hygiene… and 80% of the market

A new era of enterprise has started for one industry on the Caribbean republic eight years after a devastating earthquake caused major damage and killed up to 160,000. Long supplied exclusively by multinational brand imports, founder and director general Myrtha Vilbon plans ambitious expansion… and eventually exports. She talked to TWM. TWM/1: What led you...

‘We are at a very dynamic moment in the tissue industry’

TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2018 and prospectives for 2019. Here they analyse key issues … raw material costs, integration, overcapacity, automation, E-commerce, sustainability, regional political and military conflicts, technology, restructuring by the big groups, eucalyptus, protectionism,...

Metsä Fibre’s most recent ambitious development project aims to increase its competences in the field of tissue-grade pulps. A TWM report.

The Northern softwood pulp supplied by Metsä Fibre in its Botnia-branded products are used as raw material for a range of fibre-based paper and board products, and products based on refined wood-based biochemical. For tissue producers, their requirements for raw material generally include excellent softness and high tensile strength. Depending on the end...

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