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Latest paper and tissue industry trends to be examined at the Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok Conference

The industry today is being rapidly transformed, faster than anyone would have expected  even just a couple years ago and it continues to accelerate. New demands, trends, regulations and changes are impacting the entire value chain from fibre raw materials, through machinery and production process efficiencies, packaging materials, logistics and transport,...

Over 200 exhibitors, 1,687 total participants, 69 countries … Tissue World celebrated our 25th anniversary in Miami in style

The wonderfully modernised Miami Beach Convention Center was the fitting setting for Tissue World’s double celebration – our 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary as the global industry’s leading tradeshow, and the opening of North America’s largest tissue exhibition and conference … the 9th edition in the US. More than 200 exhibitors and a total of 1,687...

Suzano and Fibria merge to form global pulp giant

Brazilian pulp producer Suzano Papel e Celulose has acquired Brazilian eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria in a deal worth BRL36 billion. The move has created a pulp giant with a 17% share of the global market of pulp producers. With existing assets in Brazil and world-wide, the company now has 37,000 employees and contractors. Its 11 industrial units will annually...

Essity to close La Riba site and Allo TM in Spain

Essity is to restructure its consumer tissue production in Spain after announcing plans to close its production facility in La Riba and close one of its tissue machines at its site in Allo. It said the move was to further increase production efficiencies, to increase cost and capital efficiency, and to bolster its efforts in the consumer tissue segment. The...

K-C targets bath tissue market with $100m Alabama investment

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has boosted its capacity in North America’s bath tissue market after expanding production at its Mobile, Alabama site. The tissue giant announced a two-year project worth $100m that it said will deliver “improved capacity, greater manufacturing efficiency, and enhanced product quality”. K-C now employs more than 680 workers at the...

APP boosts capacity with Indonesian TM start-up

APP has successfully started up a Prodergy AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine at its Perawang mill, Indonesia. Supplied by Toscotec, the supplier said its 22 ft diameter Steel Yankee dryer constitutes a world record: the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured worldwide for tissue application. The Perawang line is 5.6m width and has an operating speed of 2,000m/min....

VTP and TMC join forces in North America

Valley Tissue Packaging (VTP) and Tissue Machine Company (TMC) have entered into a joint partnership to offer an enhanced range of packaging services for the global tissue industry. The move will “better fulfil customers’ packaging needs with new products, world-class service and spare parts”. TMC and VTP have annual sales of around $100,000,000 and will...

Södra announces price hikes in Europe

Södra Cell has increased the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp as “supply remains tight”. As of 1 April, the company’s NBSK pulp has been increased in Europe to $1,170/tonne. Magnus Björkman, VP marketing and sales Södra Cell, said: “We continue to see very strong global demand while supply remains tight. “This latest...

Sofidel announces $360m plant in Oklahoma

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has strengthened its presence in America after announcing plans to build a second greenfield tissue mill. Located in the south-central town of Inola, Oklahoma, the site will house an integrated plant with two tissue paper machines with a production capacity of 120,000 tonnes per year each, as well as related converting lines. One...

Velvet Care acquired by private equity firm

Polish tissue manufacturer Velvet Care has been acquired by Abris Capital Partners. The private equity company has agreed to acquire a majority equity stake in the business, which manufactures brand-name, tissue-based personal care products, including hand tissues, toilet paper and kitchen paper towels. It is the owner of the Velvet brand in Poland and has had...

Double E Company acquires Convertech

Double E Company has boosted its web handing capacity after acquiring Convertech. Headquartered in Wharton, NJ, Convertech joins Appleton Manufacturing, Epoch Industries, and Double E Europe as part of the Double E platform of companies manufacturing mission-critical converting products. Tom Pranka, Double E chief executive, said: “The acquisition continues...

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