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Essity restructures consumer tissue operations in France

Essity has said it is closing a converting facility for retail branded products in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and will invest in its remaining integrated production facilities in France. The closure is to “further strengthen competitiveness and increase efficiency” and is expected during the fourth quarter of 2018. It said the move was aligned with its...

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...

Cascades Packaging boosts capacity with PM rebuild

Cascades Packaging has invested in a dryer section rebuild of its PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill, Canada. Supplied by Toscotec, the line is expected to achieve an 8% increase in production. According to the supplier, it will achieve the upgrade without increasing the overall length of the dryer section and without increasing the actual width of the dryers’...

Clearwater: 2Q result expectations met despite “competitive tissue market and high pulp prices”

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales for the second quarter of 2018 up 0.6% year-on-year to $432.1m. Net earnings were $7.0m, down from $8.0m in 2017, due to “a weaker product mix in tissue products, higher input costs for transportation, wood fibre, and external pulp and reorganisation expenses”. This was partially offset by improved price...

Papelera San Andrés de Giles boosts high-quality tissue capacity

Papelera San Andrés de Giles has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS tissue machine and extensive automation package at its Buenos Aires-based mill. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018 and the investment will increase the company’s production of high-quality tissue products. It will have a width of 2.8m, a design speed of 2,000...

CMPC boosts consumer and AfH presence in Argentina with investment

CMPC Tissue has invested in an Advantage tissue production line to be installed at its Zarate mill. Supplied by Valmet for an undisclosed sum, start-up is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will add 50,000tpy of high quality toilet and towel grades to the company’s annual production. Scope of delivery includes a complete Advantage DCT200 tissue...

Essity warns of further consumer tissue price hikes in 2Q results

Essity has reported increased net sales in its second quarter results but said that following “sharp” raw material price increases it was likely to implement further price hikes in its consumer tissue segment. Group net sales for the quarter increased 5.6% to SEK 29,721m compared with the same period a year ago. Pre-tax profit increased 15% to SEK 2,840m...

Stax targets multi-roll market with Dinamica 2.0 launch

Stax Technologies has launched Dinamica 2.0, which it said is the fastest multi-roll wrapper on the planet. Launched in June, the line has improved on the supplier’s existing Dinamica and can now be used for packaging single rolls as well as for two, four or six rolls, as well as for packing single or double kitchen rolls. Mladen Starcevic, founder and general...

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...

K-C reports 2Q results

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said its second quarter results reflect “a challenging environment” with rising competition, in particular from private label, as well as higher operational and raw material costs. It reported a net sales increase for the quarter up 1% to $4.6bn compared with the same period a year ago, however gross profit decreased 12% to $1.4bn...

Lila Group boosts capacity with TM investment

Turkey’s Lila Group has invested in an Advantage DCT 200 tissue line to be installed at its Corlu site. Supplied by Valmet, TM3 will add 70,000tpy of tissue capacity to the site and will be sold into the domestic and export market. Delivery will comprise of a complete Advantage DCT 200 tissue production line with stock preparation equipment and the Advantage...

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