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Gomà-Camps boosts Iberian Peninsula presence with TM start-up

Spain’s Gomà-Camps has announced the successful start-up of its Voith-supplied XcelLine machine at at Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain. TM 7 has a working width of 2.8m and produces toilet paper and paper towels from 100% virgin pulp at a working speed of 2,000 metres per minute. The scope of supply included from BlueLine stock preparation and the double...

RGE boosts pulp capacity with Lwarcel Celulose purchase

Indonesia’s RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) – the holding company of pulp and paper manufacturer APRIL Group – has boosted its global pulp capacity after acquiring Lwarcel Celulose from Lwart Group. The acquisition of the 250,000tpy pulp mill in São Paulo, Brazil, was confirmed on 31 August. In a statement, RGE said the purchase adds to the company’s...

Fabio Perini achieves ISO 50001 certification

Fabio Perini has boosted its environmental sustainability efforts after becoming ISO 50001-certified. The company has previously made a formal statement to highlight its focus on energy efficiencies. Riccardo Signorini, maintenance and capex manager for the business, said: “To achieve the award we deployed steps that can be defined as ‘good housekeeping’...

Kruger announces price hikes in in Canada

Kruger Products (KPLP) will increase the price of its consumer branded tissue products sold in Canada as of 14 October. The company said the increase is required “to offset unprecedented and sustained cost increases on input materials and freight with pulp costs being up over 23% since our last pricing announcement in July 2017”. KPLP is a leading Canadian...

Nine Dragons to purchase Resolute’s Fairmont mill for $55m

Hong Kong-based Nine Dragons has entered into an agreement to purchase Resolute Forest Products’ pulp mill in Fairmont, USA. The mill produces recycled bleached kraft pulp that is used in packaging and tissue products and has a production capacity of 220,000tpy. Resolute entered into the agreement with ND Paper, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons. Nine Dragons is...

Tissue World Istanbul 2018 Conference explores new markets for the industry in the next decade

Tissue World Istanbul 2018 Conference opened with the Senior Management Symposium on 4 September, starting with the Keynote Address entitled “At yet another crossroads: Turkey’s path in uncharted roads”, delivered by Professor Soli Özel from Kadir Has University morning. The first presentation highlighted the geopolitical and economic overview of the...

Women In Tissue Business Forum to take place for the first time in Tissue World

First time in Tissue World, a half-day forum featuring female leaders from the tissue industry, will take place on 6 September at Tissue World Istanbul 2018. Maja Mejsner, vice president of business development and marketing from PMP Group Poland will open the forum with a keynote speech on “Love life. Discover. Win. The science of breaking out of a comfort...

EDT presents the paper on its latest enzymatic product line – Repulpase™

EDT is pleased to announce its latest enzymatic product line called Repulpase™, an environmentally friendly, enzymatic solution that allows mills to process difficult broke safely and efficiently. Although commercially available for the past year, EDT is proud to have Tissue World Istanbul to be the first venue where EDT will give a paper on this new...

Solenis presents the latest in Yankee Coating Performance and Optimisation

From 4 to 6 September, Solenis, the leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, showcases its latest innovations in Yankee coating and release, and wet and dry strength at Tissue World Istanbul 2018. Experts are available to talk about Solenis’ OnGuard™ monitoring and control systems – a comprehensive platform for water and process system...

Buckman Showcases Differentiated Chemistries at Tissue World Istanbul 2018

Buckman, a global company that specializes in innovative chemical and smart solutions for the pulp and paper industry, is at Tissue World in Istanbul to showcase and explain its latest differentiated chemistries and smart technologies. From 4 to 6 September, Buckman’s experts will be onsite to discuss the company’s ground-breaking solutions for the pulp and...

Tissue World Istanbul 2018 Opened its Doors

The second edition of Tissue World Istanbul trade show has opened its doors at the Istanbul Congress Center on 4 September 2018. The exhibition features over 60 exhibiting companies from 14 countries, encompassing tissue manufacturers and a wide range of industry suppliers from chemical technologies, wrapping/packaging equipment, tissue trading, converting...

APP’s Perawang mill increases capacity

Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Perawang mill in Indonesia has successfully started-up three E-wind winders for tissue production. Supplied by A.Celli, the three new generation winders are a partial delivery of a larger sizeable order currently under delivery and consisting of two E-wind T200 winders, a calender and Slittomatic automatic knives positioning...

Taison Pulp boosts capacity

China’s Taison Pulp (Group) has invested in two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines for its mill in Suzhou, Anhui province. The machines will produce up to 120,000tpy and are designed for 12 – 42g/m2 for facial and toilet paper. Start-up is scheduled for 2019. They have a design speed of 1,800 metres per minute and a paper width on reel of 5.6m, and the 18ft...

Vinda Personal Care increases capacity by 60,000tpy

Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) has fired up two new Toscotec-supplied Ahead-2.0M tissue machines at its Yangjiang, Guangdong-based site. They will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tonnes. With these start-ups, Vinda kicked off production at its new Yangjiang mill, strategically located by Yangjiang Port in south-west...

Clearwater Paper announces sale of Ladysmith Facility to Dunn Paper

Clearwater Paper Corporation has sold its Ladysmith, Wisconsin-based facility to Dunn Paper for $72m, and reiterated its focus on the production of ultra-quality tissue products. The company will use the net proceeds to help fund the expansion of its Shelby, N.C. facility. Linda K. Massman, president and chief executive, said the strategy for its consumer...

Cascades reports record sales in 2Q 2018; tissue segment results down due to “competitive marketplace”

Cascades has announced record sales of C$1,179m in its second quarter results, up 4% year-on-year. This is compared to C$1,098m in Q1 2018 and C$1,130m in the second quarter of 2017 and was driven by an 11% increase in the containerboard division, reflecting higher sales prices, the acquisition of Ontario converting facilities at the end of 2017, and higher...

St. Croix Tissue’s Baileyville site in industrial spill incident

An incident at St. Croix Tissue’s Baileyville, Maine-based tissue plant has resulted in a leak of more than a half million gallons of industrial wastewater spilling into the St. Croix River. The spill occurred on 10 August when a pressurised wastewater pipeline cracked. According to local reports, following the spill the mill temporarily shut down but has...

Resolute reports “improved operational performance” but tissue segment incurred operating loss in 2Q results

Resolute Forest Products has reported net income for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 of $72m, compared to a net loss of $74m in the same period in 2017. Sales were $976m in the quarter, an increase of $118m from the year-ago period. The company recorded operating income of $121m in the quarter, compared to $48m in the first quarter of 2018, reflecting higher...

Tissue Paper Industry Professionals from Four Continents to Convene at Tissue World Istanbul

Tissue World Istanbul, the international gathering of tissue industry, will take place at the Istanbul Congress Center from 4 to 6 September 2018. Proving its industrial success with a record level of attendance in 2016, this year’s Tissue World Istanbul will also welcome for the first time the hygiene non-woven machinery suppliers.  UBM, one of the world’s...

Tissue World Istanbul: 1,767 total participants, 66 exhibiting companies, attendees from 93 countries

An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants have attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference. Held in Istanbul between 4-6 September, exhibitors from 14 countries included tissue mills and a range of suppliers including chemicals, wrapping/packaging equipment, converting machinery, packaging equipment and...

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