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Clearwater Paper restructures Lewiston mill; 100 redundancies

Clearwater Paper has said it expects to layoff upwards of 100 staff at its Lewiston, Idaho-based mill. The move is in a bid to restructure the company’s tissue operations amongst tough competition in the consumer tissue market. A spokeswoman for the company said: “We are restructuring our Lewiston tissue operation to align with changing market...

K-C to cut 5,500 jobs and close 10 plants amid “challenging environment”

Tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced a global restructuring plan that will cut 13% of its workforce and sell or close 10 manufacturing facilities. In its year-end results, the company said its 2018 Global Restructuring Programme is expected to reduce its structural cost base and enable it to invest in its brands, growth initiatives and “capabilities...

Tissue World 2018 Conference and Exhibition Returns to Miami March 20-23

North America ‘s largest tissue industry event to draw over 3,000 attendees from 50 countries MIAMI BEACH (Jan. 22, 2018) — Tissue World Miami 2018 is slated to be the first global exhibition in 2018 to be staged at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center from March 20-23. This is the ninth edition of the four-day conference (March 20-23) and trade...

Tissue World First – the new look Miami showcase is set to win business gold

It’s TW’s 25th anniversary in 2018 and TW Miami looks set to raise the bar again. As the top tissue companies innovate to stay ahead of the game… so too Tissue World. Already the industry’s leading provider of global exhibitions, conferences and magazine and online news and analysis, we have responded to changing market  dynamics and substantially...

Tissue World Miami Conference – When Best in Class isn’t Good Enough

Interdependencies in today’s global market are driving us towards a knowledge based economy. During the Business and Management Day on March 21, following a morning of thought-provoking presentations, an afternoon of Deep Dive Sessions will provide an interactive forum for detailed examination of key topics raised, and the interdependencies between them. Our...

Suzano boosts presence in tissue market with investment

Brazilian Suzano Papel e Celulose has boosted its tissue capacity after starting up two tissue machines. Supplied by Voith Paper, the double-width XcelLine VTM 4 machines have been installed at the company’s plants in Imperatriz and Mucuri. They will produce around 220 metric tonnes of paper per day at a speed of 2,000 metres per minute.

Metsä Tissue boosts production capacity

Metsä Tissue is modernising an existing DIP line at its mill in Mänttä, Finland, in order to increase its production output. The project will be carried out by Andritz and the new DIP line will supply the furnish for all three tissue machines at the site. It will process medium- to high-quality recycled paper grades to be used as raw material for production...

K-C to close two Wisconsin facilities; 600 redundancies

Kimberly-Clark will close its Neenah facility and Cold Spring plant as part of its announced global restructuring programme. Some 100 staff will be made redundant at the Neenah plant, which makes nonwoven fabric products, while 500 staff will lose their jobs at the Cold Spring plant, which makes personal care products including Depend adult incontinence...

Buckman announced global price increase

Speciality chemical company Buckman has said it will increase its prices on select paper and pulp product lines as of 1 March, or as contracts allow. | The price increase will be 10-25% depending on geographic location, and products and services sold. In some areas, increases may be higher where exchange-rate-based adjustments are necessary. The company said the...

Lucart invests and secures commitment to Italian tissue market

Lucart Group has strengthened its presence in the tissue market after investing in an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine. Supplied by Toscotec, PM12 will be installed at the company’s Porcari, Italian-based mill and will produce high quality tissue paper starting from pure cellulose and recycled paper. The scope of supply includes the new automatic rewinder equipped...

Pol-Mak boosts capacity with rewinder investment

Poland’s Pol-Mak has increased its capacity after investing in a high-performance Slitter Rewinder, model TP-3US-TRH18. Supplied by Tecno Paper, the rewinder has a trim width of 2.8m and includes three unwind stands for parent reels with a diameter of 2.5m, a slitting unit with 15 single and motorised slitters and a rewinding head suitable for finished reels...

Södra announces price hikes

Södra Cell has increased the price of its NBSK in Europe to USD 1,070/tonne. The hike was made effective 1 January 2018. Magnus Björkman, VP Marketing and Sales Södra Cell, said: “The global pulp market is searching for an equilibrium, but it has clearly not reached that point yet,” commented On the contrary the market remains exceptionally strong and...

SPS Corporate eyes global growth with TM investments

Indonesia’s SPS Corporate has boosted its presence in the global tissue market after investing in two tissue machines. The lines will be installed at the company’s Indonesian-based subsidiary companies, Sopanusa Tissue and Packaging Saranasukses, and Sun Paper Source, and will more than double the group’s current capacity to 185,000tpy. Supplied by Over...

Vinda International boosts capacity by 120,000tpy

Vinda International Group has purchased four AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines to be installed in its new production base in Xiaonan district, Xiaogan, Hubei. Toscotec will deliver the first two lines in mid-March and the second two in mid-May 2018. PM1, PM2, PM3 and PM4 will have similar configurations, including second generation large diameter TT SYD and the...

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