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The Navigator Company announces price hike

The Navigator Company will increase the price of its tissue papers in Europe by 8 to 12%. The hike will be effective as of 1 November and covers all products and markets. It follows two previous price increases in January and July this year. The company said the move was due to “the continuous increase in key raw materials costs, namely short and long fibre...

Fapajal increases capacity with rewinder investment

Portuguese tissue producer Fapajal has boosted its production capacity after investing in a E-WIND T80S rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli, the rewinder is modular and fully automated, running at 1000mpm, with built-in electrical cabinets. According to the supplier, it is “capable of managing products that involve a specific volume, diameter and cutting format...

Buckman announces North American price hikes

Buckman will increase the cost of its freight pricing for the pulp and paper industry in North America. Effective 1 November, the increases are: • Buckman-arranged bulk tank truck orders – $.02 – $.04/lb. • Buckman-arranged IBC/drum truck orders – $.02/lb. The company said the change is “being driven by the continued shortage of drivers,...

Sofidel America boosts capacity in Oklahoma

Sofidel America has invested in two AHEAD-2.0L tissue lines at its new integrated mill in Inola, Oklahoma. Supplied by Toscotec, start-up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2019 for PM1 and for the first quarter of 2020 for PM2. The supply includes two AHEAD-2.0L tissue machines equipped with second generation TT SYD and gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH Duosystem...

Yibin Paper boosts capacity with investment

China’s Yibin Paper has boosted its production capacity after starting up a TM2-ideal line. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, TM2 has a design speed of 1,800m/min, an operating speed of 1,600m/min and an untrimmed roll width of 2.8m. The scope of supply for the tissue machine consists of an Approach Flow system, a complete set of Crescent Former tissue machines, a...

Sofidel opens its “largest and most innovative” tissue plant in Ohio

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has officially opened its 280-acre, $400m plant in Circleville, Ohio. The site is one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced paper plants in the world, and Sofidel’s largest worldwide. It is also the company’s first integrated paper mill built from the ground up in the United States. Equipped with two Advantage...

The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

The Navigator Company will increase the price of its tissue papers by 8 to 12% in all products and markets. This increase will be effective from 1 November deliveries and follows two previous price increases in January and July. The company said the move was “due to the continuous increase in key raw materials costs, namely short and long fibre pulp, energy...

APP and APRIL accused of violating zero-deforestation policies

Paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have been accused of defaulting on their zero-deforestation commitments, according to a new report by a coalition of NGOs. It alleges the two businesses purchased wood from companies clearing natural forest in the Indonesian Borneo. Signed by NGOs including...

FSC suspends roadmap process for APP disassociation

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has suspended the process to design a roadmap for ending disassociation with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The environmental certification scheme has been disassociated from APP since October 2007. While APP’s status remains unchanged, for several years FSC pursued a roadmap for re-association, a pathway for action APP could...

Essity launches cost reduction programme as raw material costs hit margins

Essity has targeted its long-term cost efficiencies after announcing a group-wide cost-savings programme. The group said its margin was “negatively impacted in the first half of 2018 by significantly higher raw material costs”. It added that during the third quarter of 2018, the negative impact of “sharply increasing costs for pulp, oil-based raw materials...

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