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Cascades reports improved 1Q results; tissue segment impacted by prices and competitiveness

Cascades has said its first quarter performance improved year-over-year and sequentially, but added its tissue segment results were impacted by lower than average selling prices, increased competitiveness and higher raw material costs. Sales for the company increased 9% to $1,098m compared with the same time a year earlier. Operating income before amortisation...

GP closes Augusta site; 55 staff redundancies

Georgia‐Pacific (GP) is to permanently close its Augusta Select Tissue mill following increased competition in the tissue business. The move will impact 55 members of staff. GP said: “The decision to close the facility comes after careful review of the current state of the mill and the tissue business. “Specifically, this business decision was driven by...

Bataan 2020 boosts capacity in the Philippines

Philippines-based tissue manufacturer Bataan 2020 has started up two Toscotec-supplied TT SYD-3600MM tissue lines. The Steel Yankee dryers have been started up at the company’s Samal mill in the Bataan province. Emmanuel Gaspar, executive vice president of Bataan 2020, said: “We are committed to responsible industrial production to protect the...

Buckman hikes up North America freight prices

Buckman is to increase the price of products sold and delivered to customers in North America by $0.02 to 0.04/pound. The increase will take place on 1 July and is being driven by “limited capacity, a shortage of drivers, new freight regulations and rising cost of fuel”. Jim Doan, president/COO of Buckman North America, said: “The widely-publicised driver...

Essity reports net sales increase in Q1 results

Hygiene products group Essity has announced a net sales increase of 10.9% to SEK28,020m in its first quarter results, helped by increased volumes and cost savings. Compared with the same period a year ago, operating profit before amortisation rose 6% to SEK 2,760m, while the group’s adjusted EBITA increased 7%. Higher volumes, a better price/mix, cost savings...

K-C announces executive leadership changes and 1Q net sales increase

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed the president of K-C Professional – Kim Underhill – group president K-C North America. In her new role, Underhill will lead the company’s $8bn North American consumer business. She is succeeding Larry Allgaier who the company said has “announced his intent to pursue opportunities outside of the company”. Aaron...

Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Development will be discussed at Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018 Conference

More than 20 industry experts will examine the future trajectory of the pulp, paper and related industries under the theme: Shaping Success: Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Paper, Packaging and Tissue, during Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018 Conference, 6-8 June. The high level Senior Management Symposium on the first day provides invaluable...

Twinsaver Group targets premium quality market with investment

South Africa’s Twinsaver Group has started up an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine at its Kliprivier operations in Gauteng. PM5 is a turnkey project supplied by Toscotec and is equipped with a second-generation TT SYD-15FT Steel Yankee dryer with a diameter of 15ft. The line will produce premium quality super-soft toilet tissue to supply the local and export markets,...

Paperdi boosts capacity with start-up

Italian tissue producer Paperdi has started up a Toscotec TT SYD-16FT at its Cartiera di Pietramelara mill. The second-generation TT SYD-16FT replaced a cast iron Yankee. The scope of supply included a complete Yankee steam and condensate system. Located in the province of Caserta, the Cartiera di Pietramelara mill has been producing tissue products including...

Latest paper and tissue industry trends to be examined at the Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok Conference

The industry today is being rapidly transformed, faster than anyone would have expected  even just a couple years ago and it continues to accelerate. New demands, trends, regulations and changes are impacting the entire value chain from fibre raw materials, through machinery and production process efficiencies, packaging materials, logistics and transport,...

Essity to close La Riba site and Allo TM in Spain

Essity is to restructure its consumer tissue production in Spain after announcing plans to close its production facility in La Riba and close one of its tissue machines at its site in Allo. It said the move was to further increase production efficiencies, to increase cost and capital efficiency, and to bolster its efforts in the consumer tissue segment. The...

APP boosts capacity with Indonesian TM start-up

APP has successfully started up a Prodergy AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine at its Perawang mill, Indonesia. Supplied by Toscotec, the supplier said its 22 ft diameter Steel Yankee dryer constitutes a world record: the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured worldwide for tissue application. The Perawang line is 5.6m width and has an operating speed of 2,000m/min....

VTP and TMC join forces in North America

Valley Tissue Packaging (VTP) and Tissue Machine Company (TMC) have entered into a joint partnership to offer an enhanced range of packaging services for the global tissue industry. The move will “better fulfil customers’ packaging needs with new products, world-class service and spare parts”. TMC and VTP have annual sales of around $100,000,000 and will...

Södra announces price hikes in Europe

Södra Cell has increased the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp as “supply remains tight”. As of 1 April, the company’s NBSK pulp has been increased in Europe to $1,170/tonne. Magnus Björkman, VP marketing and sales Södra Cell, said: “We continue to see very strong global demand while supply remains tight. “This latest...

UK consumer tissue industry after Brexit: taken to the cleaners?

As the United Kingdom is heavily dependent on imports of raw materials for its tissue industry, the country has been exposed to threatening market fluctuations in 2017. Steady rise of pulp and parent reels prices combined with a highly fluctuating exchange rate have had a deep impact on manufacturers which saw their profit margins evaporate in just...

Import dominated, Thailand faces strong regional competition

The Kingdom of Thailand has the second largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. The World Bank classifies Thailand as an upper-middle-income economy. The CIA World Factbook ranked Thailand’s economic GDP as 21st in purchasing power parity with exports accounting for about two-thirds of this value. Their economy grew at an estimated rate of...

Thailand’s first tissue mill poised to reap rewards of a new future

Half the population of 68 million doesn’t use tissue. But a boom in tourism, urbanisation and an ageing society is changing that, explains Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, MD of RiverPRO. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine.” TWM (unwittingly) arrives in Bangkok on the first day of Songkran, the country’s fabulous water festival that...

Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in the best technology to target growth potential

Rising numbers… in population, tourism, retail stores, personal income and a strong economic performance gives the Bangkok-based manufacturer confidence for the future. A TWM report. TWM/1 What tissue markets do you operate in in Thailand and is there much growth? “Berli Jucker Cellox operates in all markets and we’re seeing growth across all of the...

The retailer’s power: a major buyer’s view on market developments

While larger sizes or club packs are growing across all segments due to e-commerce, the American market is also seeing a steady increase in private label products with premium branded quality across  channels. Below is an extra from Patrick Boateng’s interview for TWM’s “Focus Report:USA” supplement magazine. FR/1: What trends are you seeing in the...

Today’s retail realities – what does it take to compete?

Shoppers’ expectations today are sky high. With a revolution in retail well underway, the industry needs to inspire and uplift … to redefine the consumer experience. By Patrick Boateng, leader, global sourcing, The Kroger Co. At Tissue World Miami in March, The Kroger Co’s Patrick Boateng discussed the key drivers that have created a revolution in...

For this creative cook the kitchen roll smooths away any spillage disasters

Charlie is a Bristol, UK-based food blogger and content editor who also runs a pop up pudding (dessert) club. When she isn’t eating or writing she can be found in the pub enjoying a beer or two. See her blog at: https://bedsitbonnevivante.com/ As a keen homecook I am usually not that far away from some sort of spillage disaster. Each spill has its own...

Packaging, Wrapping & Logistics: Technical Theme

The global packaging machinery market is estimated to be worth €35.6bn in 2020. Here, our Technical Theme brings you a selection of some of the most recent innovations and the trends behind them. TWM spoke to packaging machinery manufacturers Macdue, Stax Technologies and Fabio Perini and asked them to explain why they believe their product is breaking new...

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