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Kemira announces renewed focus on tissue, packaging and board industries

Kemira has announced an increased focus on the tissue, packaging and board industries. In a statement, it said it “strives to support growth of the paper industry in the stagnant market of Europe”. Kenneth Nysten, SVP, Paper, EMEA, said: “Kemira sees continental Europe as a key growth area in EMEA. “We continue to provide and develop a leading portfolio...

SCA, Nokian Renkaat and energy companies consider joint energy plant in Finland

(News from RISI) SCA, the tire manufacturer Nokian Renkaat and the energy companies Leppäkosken Sähkö and Tampereen Sähkölaitos are evaluating whether to build a joint energy production facility at the site of Leppäkosken Energia in Nokia, near Tampere, in Finland, according to a statement from Leppäkosken Energia. The new facility would supply steam to...

Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper boosts capacity

Turkey’s Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper has invested in a new Advantage tissue production line. The Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line will be installed at the company’s Manisa plant in Turkey and start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Sertaç Nisli, general manager, Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper, said: “The...

China’s Hengan International delays new tissue PMs due to oversupply pressures

(News from RISI) Hengan International is delaying new tissue PMs due to current oversupply pressure. The Chinese tissue giant ordered eight 60,000 tpy PMs in 2012, intending to boost its total tissue capacity to almost 1.4 million tpy. Valmet and Andritz will supply the PMs, each providing four. The PMs will go in pairs to Hengan’s existing sites in...

WEPA sells Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill in Lucca to Italy’s EUROTEC, production to restart soon

(News from RISI) The German tissue giant WEPA has parted with its Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill near Lucca in Italy. The firm said it signed a contract for the sale of the site to the Lucca-based trader EUROTEC. The purchase price and further details of the planned transaction were not disclosed. The Fabbriche di Vallico mill houses one tissue machine with a...

40% increase in participants in the latest record breaking Tissue World Americas

40% increase in participants in the latest record breaking Tissue World Americas

Apr 9, 2014

Tissue World Americas 2014 has been another record breaking show after it attracted 1,931 participants, a 40% increase compared to the 2012 edition. The statistics are stacking up after the Miami trade show and they make impressive reading for the global tissue industry. A total of 173 companies exhibited and no less than 51 businesses have been converted to...

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