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Sun Paper Source set to start up another tissue paper machine later this year in Indonesia

(News from RISI) Indonesia’s Sun Paper Source has decided to bring a 25,000tpy tissue paper machine online at its mill in Mojokerto city, East Java, in October. The second-hand machine, PM2, came from Metsä Tissue’s former Konstancin-Jeziorna plant near Warsaw, Poland, which was closed and sold to wastewater treatment specialist Saur Konstancja in...

Marutomi Paper boosts production capabilities

Japan’s Marutomi Paper has successfully started up a new Steel Yankee dryer. Due to surging fuel and electricity costs Japanese tissue makers are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce production cost. The company said its new Steel Yankee dryer, jointly supplied by Valmet and Kawanoe Zoki, has exceeded all expectations. Marutomi Paper mill manager...

Santher improves financial results in 2013

(News from RISI) Brazilian major tissue paper producer Santher recorded a Real 17.7 million ($7.8 million) loss in 2013, according to the company’s latest financial results report. The figure is, however, an improvement over the Real 36.1 million loss registered by the company in 2012. Throughout 2013 Santher’s EBITDA rose by 37.5% to Real 130.5...

Brazilian Carta Fabril prepares to start up new tissue PM in April

(News from RISI) Brazilian tissue producer Carta Fabril is close to initiating production on a new tissue paper machine (PM) at its Anápolis mill, in Goiás state, midwestern Brazil. According to the company’s logistics vice-president, José Carlos Coutinho Júnior, Carta Fabril invested Real 50 million ($21.8) million in the project that will double the...

Sun Paper Source boosts capacity with start-up

Indonesia’s Sun Paper Source has successfully put into operation its new VTM 1. Based at the company’s plant in Sukoanyar, the machine reached an operating speed of 1,600m/min three days after start-up. Supplied by Voith it is the first machine in Asia to feature a NipcoFlex T shoe press combined with a Steel Yankee cylinder and a steam heated...

K-C announces 1Q 2014 results

Kimberly-Clark has reported “solid first quarter” results but said first quarter sales for its consumer tissue segment decreased 2%. For the first quarter of 2014, the group’s net sales of $5.3 billion decreased 1% compared to the same period a year ago. Organic sales rose 4% including a 12% increase in K-C International. The company said its performance...

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