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CMPC expands operations in Brazil with acquisition of SEPAC

CMPC subsidiary Softys has agreed to acquire family-owned tissue manufacturer SEPAC, a move it said will consolidate Softys as the largest tissue producer in Brazil. SEPAC was established 45 years ago and has leading brands in the tissue paper segment including Duetto and Paloma. It has a tissue mill in the Paraná state with an annual capacity of...

Clearwater Paper Reports Q2 results; positively impacted by higher retail tissue shipments and tissue pricing

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported a net sales increase of 4.6% to $452.0m for the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same time a year earlier. The company said the increase was due to “record quarterly paperboard shipments and sales, higher retail tissue shipments and higher paperboard and tissue pricing from previously announced price...

Global impacts, local challenges, Latin American prospects: Tissue World São Paulo 2019

Tissue World São Paulo 2019’s conference will unlock opportunities for sustainable success in the region’s most dynamic tissue markets. Latin America’s tissue industry has exciting further potential thanks to the abundant skills, resources and appetite for progress in a region which has an average annual growth rate of 4%. But how to...

Northwood Group boosts AfH offering with KPP Converters acquisition

UK-based Northwood has completed the purchase of 100% of the issued share capital of KPP Converters (KPP). KPP – a supplier of AfH tissue products – will continue to operate as an independent company out of its site in Ilkeston as a subsidiary of Northwood Hygiene Products (NHP).  Former KPP owners Cliff Arnold and David Vaughan will continue...

Körber Group acquires Roll-Tec; expands converting and packaging machine expertise

Körber Group has increased its Business Area Tissue division after acquiring Roll-Tec Cilindro, a Brazilian-based embossing roll specialist.  Roll-Tec develops, produces and sells engraving cylinders for embossing machines for tissue paper and other tissue products. The acquisition further expands Körber Group’s international Business Area...

Luoyang Jieda Paper boosts facial tissue capacity with investment

Luoyang Jieda Paper has signed a contract for the supply of two BC1300-2850 Crescent Former Tissue Machines. Supplied by Baotuo Enterprise, the two tissue machines have a design speed of 1,300m/min and a width of 2.8m. The contract also includes the general contracting project from the sizing flow system to the reeling completion. When producing...

Lucart highlights Circular Economy and sustainability in its latest report

Lucart has presented its 2018 Sustainability Report with a focus on Circular Economy, new investments and partnerships for sustainable development The company reported a turnover increase of 12% in 2018. Major investments include the acquisition of three production plants in Spain, the construction of a new plant in Hungary, as well as the start-up of a...

Star Paper Mill boosts capacity

Star Paper Mill (SPM) has increased its production capacity after starting up its DCT Crescent Former tissue machine in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Supplied by Recard, the line has the latest flexi-nip shoe press technology, which the mill said enables it to achieve higher bulk and softness. Machine deckle is 3.6m, and its two rewinders have a capability of...

Infinity launches casepacker with 25% – 50% speed increase

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. has responded to customer demand with the launch of its Dual Rotating Cassette C15, a casepacker module designed for higher speed industrial and facial tissue lines. The concept was designed with the goal of increasing the speed at which the product can be loaded into the box. The packaging machinery supplier said...

Slovak Hygienic Paper Group boosts capacity at Paloma site

Slovenia’s Slovak Hygienic Paper Group (SHP Group) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0L tissue line. Delivery to its Paloma mill in Sladki Vrh is scheduled for March 2020 and start-up for June 2020. The turnkey supply includes one AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press...

Essity reports half-year results

Essity has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 8.6% to SEK 62,724m in its half-year report and said new innovation launches have strengthened its customer and consumer offering. Compared to the same period a year ago, emerging markets accounted for 37% of net sales and saw an organic net sales increase of 9.6%. Operating profit before EBITA...

APP invests in 18 TMs; all machines to produce tissue from 11.5gsm – 22.0gsm

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has boosted its capacity in China after investing in 18 Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 Premium machines. Supplied by PMP, the 18 complete tissue machines will be installed at the company’s new mill in Rudong Jiangsu. All the machines will be designed and manufactured with the same concept to produce tissue from 11.5gsm up to...

ABB launches Winder Performance Optimisation digital solution

ABB has launched a Winder Performance Optimisation to maximise capacity and productivity for tissue manufacturers.The supplier said the patented digital solution “optimises winder performance for improved availability, product quality and asset life”.It aims to maximise asset performance, convert to different paper grades and/or increase machine speed,...

Procter & Gamble launches Charmin Forever Roll

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched the Charmin Forever Roll – a month’s supply of toilet paper in one giant roll – in the United States.The product holds 850 sheets of toilet paper and promises to enable customers to: • Go up to one month before changing Charmin Forever Roll; • Made of 2-ply Ultra Soft toilet paper; • Comes in a...

MG TEC Group boosts capacity

Romania’s MG TEC Group has increased its production capacity after investing in two Ribo Tissue E-WIND® T100 rewinders.Supplied A.Celli Paper, the lines will be installed at the company’s Dej plant. They will have a width of 2.8m and will use high-quality tissue paper, with basis weight range from 14 up to 21gsm.They are equipped with four unwinders each...

Aldi to trial plastic-free toilet paper packaging

Aldi is to trial removing plastic packaging from packets of toilet roll in regions of the UK, in a move it said could save more than 900 tonnes of plastic a year.The supermarket will sell four-packs of Luxury Toilet Paper wrapped in paper rather than non-recyclable plastic in 174 stores across parts of the North East and Midlands.If successful, the company said...

Tissue World São Paulo announces conference speakers: Kimberly-Clark, Finep, The Navigator Company, Euromonitor, Fastmarkets RISI in line-up

Tissue World has announced a range of key speakers and a variety of hot topics to be put under the microscope at its conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Held between 22 – 24 October, the conference’s theme of Global Impacts, Local Challenges, Latin American Prospects – Unlocking Opportunities for Sustainable Success in the Region’s Most Dynamic Tissue...

OMET launches TV 840 Tronic

OMET has targeted the napkin market with the launch of its TV 840 Tronic machine.The supplier said the machine improves automation, offering a “cutting-edge machine that enhances ease of use and optimises waste”.OMET said: “TV 840 Tronic is a high-performance double-lane automatic napkins folding machine line that includes a wide range of high technology...

Fine Hygienic Holdings Begins Operation of Innovative Water Treatment Facility in Jordan

Maen Tabari Fine Hygienic Holding Director of supply chain, Jordan In its bid to optimise the conservation of water, Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has partnered with Engicon to design, finance and build a modular process water treatment plant (PWTP) for its Jordan-based operations. This project provides its two paper machines, PM2 and PM4, located in the...

Recard announces management changes

Recard has announces that Mauro Michelini exited the company on 31 July. Doctor of engineering Riccardo Lorenzo Campo has joined the company as manging director. As of 1 August 2019, doctor of engineering Alberto Tomelleri joined Recard as commercial and marketing director....

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