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Shandong Sun Paper boosts capacity

China’s Shandong Sun Paper has start up an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W8 with Steel Yankee at its Yanzhou mill, Shandong province. PM27 has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a width of 5.62m. The Yankee, manufactured entirely of steel, has a diameter of 18 feet. The turnkey supply included the complete stock preparation plant and the automation system as well...

Environmental concern and market competition driving upgrades at small tissue mills in China

(News from RISI) Although the Chinese tissue sector is in a state of oversupply and major mills are grabbing more market share, small players will not necessarily disappear, said Cao Zhenlei, Director of the China National Household Paper Industry Association (CNHPIA). At a seminar held by the association and tissue producer Hebei Yihoucheng Commodity recently...

NorthEdge purchases Accrol for £66m

Private equity company NorthEdge Capital has purchased Blackburn-based tissue converter Accrol Papers in a £66million deal. Accrol is one of Europe’s largest independent converter of soft tissue products. Established in 1993, it employs 300 staff with a current turnover exceeding £100m. It has a manufacturing capacity in excess of 80,000 tonnes per...

Taiwan’s Cheng Loong to invest NT$1.28bn in tissue paper expansion

(News from RISI) Cheng Loong has earmarked NT$1.28bn to build a tissue paper machine at its Chu Pei mill in Hsinchu county, Taiwan. Output on the new 32,000tpy machine, PM16, will mainly be sold on the domestic market. The unit is slated to come online at the end of the third quarter next year. Cheng Loong sees a potential growth of tissue consumption in the...

SCA and Vinda to integrate hygiene business in China

SCA has strengthened its cooperation with Vinda International by transferring its hygiene business in China (mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to Vinda. As part of the transaction, SCA and Vinda have signed an agreement regarding the exclusive license to market and sell the SCA brands; TENA, (incontinence products) Tork (AfH tissue), Tempo (consumer tissue),...

Sofidel’s new integrated tissue mill in France begins to take shape

(News from RISI) Delipapier, Sofidel’s French subsidiary, has broken ground on its €120m new integrated tissue mill project at its Ingrandes site. The first phase consists of building a converting facility as well as storage areas for raw materials and for finished products, Delipapier mill manager Christophe Jacob told PPI Europe. This phase should be...

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