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Zhejiang Jingxing Paper starts up second TM with Steel Yankee

China’s Zhejiang Jingxing Paper has started up a second TM with Steel Yankee. Supplied by Andritz, it follows the start-up of TM1 in January. The PrimeLineST C8 machine has a design speed of 1,900m/min at a width of 2.85m. The Yankee has a diameter of 18 feet. In combination with its head insulation and the steam-heated hood, it enables a high drying capacity...

Strike at SCA’s Cyr-en-Val tissue mill ends

(News from RISI) – The strike at SCA’s Cyr-en-Val tissue mill in France which began on 3 June has come to an end. An SCA representative said the site reopened on 18 June. He said that shipments would restart in the 19 June. Negotiations on social measures related to the mill’s impending closure will continue, he added. Workers initially downed...

Lithuania’s Grigiskes closes two tissue PMs at Vilnius mill as new PM 6 gains speed

(News from RISI) – Grigiskes has shut down the two oldest machines at its Vilnius tissue mill in Lithuania as planned. The PMs will be dismantled and sold, either for spare parts or for operation elsewhere, a company spokesperson said, adding that the company is currently in negotiations with several buyers. The units, PMs 2 and 3, were installed in the...

Clearwater said to be out with August hike on its consumer products

(News from RISI) Clearwater Paper, North America’s second largest private label tissue product player, announced an August price increase on its consumer products, contacts said this week. The company alerted customers in June. The amount of the increase was unclear, but it would be the first consumer price increase since First Quality Tissue’s 8%...

Omet’s Koala, Raccoon and Chameleon launches target tissue market

Omet has launched a range of innovations that target the tissue industry. ‘Koala’ introduces magnetic plates in replacement of embossing cylinders which Omet said makes the changing of embossing “simple and low-cost”. It uses the company’s revolutionary embossing change system technology. The changing of the embossing takes place through the...

Tissue capacity additions keep coming, while demand stays steady at 1-2%/yr

(News from RISI) US tissue paper capacity entered a fifth-year of significant growth in 2015 that was not outpacing steady demand expansion and not taking the air of producers’ pricing. That said, the last official tissue product price increase was in mid-2011 and since then, nine different companies started up new or converted machines that added 500,000...

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