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Accrol Group appoints new CEO

UK independent tissue converter Accrol Group Holdings has appointed Gareth Jenkins as chief executive. He will take over the role from Steve Crossley with effect from 11 September 2017. Jenkins previously worked for DS Smith, one of Europe’s leading packaging companies that manufactures corrugated products for the retail, FMCG and industrial markets. He spent...

Guizhou Chitianhua starts-up 20-foot Steel Yankee

China’s Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has started up one of the world’s largest Steel Yankees at its Chishui, Guizhou Province-based site. Supplier Andritz said the PrimeLineST tissue machine is unique in the Asian market as it combines a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood. It has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a paper width of 5.6m and...

Call for Papers Now Open: Tissue World Americas 2018 – Technical Sessions

The Call for Papers is now open for Tissue World Miami 2018 Conference – the largest gathering dedicated exclusively to the tissue industry in North America. All industry players are invited to submit an abstract by 29 September 2017 at the latest and send this to the attention of conference producer Inga Augustynowska at inga.augustynowska@ubm.com. All...

Ashland announces price hike

Ashland has said it will increases its prices on all resins and gelcoats in North America. The increase will come into effect as of 18 September and will impact the supplier’s complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl ester resins and gelcoats in North America by $0.09/lb. It said: “This increase is primarily driven by continued...

Gambini targets performance and flexibility with TouchMax.Twin launch

Gambini has responded to customer demand with the launch of its TouchMax.Twin embosser. The product is the latest member of the TouchMax Family of embossing and lamination solutions which the supplier said aims to improve softness, strength, and bulk. The original TouchMax was the company’s first flexible embosser that could create a large variety of...

Andritz responds to increased global tissue demand with pilot centre investment

Andritz has announced the start-up of its new PrimeLineTIAC tissue innovation and applications centre in Austria. It was officially opened on 1 September and the supplier said it is the only plant in the world to offer eight different machine configurations for the production of conventional, structured, and premium tissue. Thomas Scherb, director of sales,...

Asian Paper and Tissue World successfully organized their first seminar in Bangkok, Thailand on 8 August 2017

In conjunction with the merger of Asian Paper and Tissue World Bangkok trade shows, and with the support of The Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association (TPPIA), Asian Paper and Tissue World successfully organized their first seminar for the Thailand pulp, paper and tissue industries which took place at the Emerald Hotel in Bangkok on 8 August 2017. Over 60...

Star Tissue named as one of Europe’s most dynamic SMEs

UK-based Star Tissue has been chosen as one of the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe’, an annual report created by the London Stock Exchange Group. It celebrates some of the fastest-growing SMEs from across the continent and also examines the opportunities and challenges they face, looking at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of Europe’s...

Cascades PRO claims 20% sales from new products by 2020

Cascades PRO has announced its commitment to new product launches and innovation after it said that 20% of its sales will come from innovation by 2020. The move is part of an 11-month complete rebranding process, which has included the launch of new Tandem Interfold Dispensers and the opening of its converting facility in Oregon, USA. The company has also...

Kruger boosts AfH capacity with PM start-up

Kruger Products has started-up PM8 at its Crabtree Plant, a $55m investment that will increase the Canadian tissue manufacturer’s AfH capacity by 30,000 metric tonnes annually. The purchase of an additional winder pushed the cost of the total investment to $67m. The Crabtree mill in based in the Lanaudière region of Québec, Canada, and is part of Kruger...

PCMC targets packaging sector with Graphbury Machines purchase

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has boosted its presence in the packaging sector with the acquisition of flexible packaging machinery manufacturer Graphbury Machines. PCMC president Steve Kemp said the purchase will “strengthen our ability to provide value to our existing customers, while remaining responsive to emerging market...

K-C announces first major commitment to renewable energy

Kimberly-Clark has substantially increased its environmental efforts after announcing its aims to power its north American mills with renewable wind energy. As part of the agreement, it will annually purchase 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts – MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma. The renewable energy supplied by...

Surge in tourists hiding the effects of Japan’s declining population

Tissue facing a challenge and an opportunity says JP Corelex Holdings president Mr. Hiroshi Kurosaki. Production balanced against demand is the key. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. The first thing TWM notices on touchdown during summertime in Tokyo is the heat. Even at 7AM, the humidity is well on its way. Once inside the taxi to get to our...

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