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SCA to build biological wastewater treatment plant at Kunheim mill in France

(News from RISI) – SCA will add a biological water treatment stage to the wastewater treatment plant at its 50,000tpy Kunheim tissue mill in Alsace in northeastern France, using lagoons in which it will plant reeds. This is the first of its kind in France, the company said, and will improve the quality of the water discharged. Construction will start this...

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper starts up TM

China’s Zhejiang Jingxing Paper has successfully started up an Andritz-supplied tissue machine with an 18-foot steel Yankee. Based in Pinghu city, Zhejiang province, China, the PrimeLineST C8 machine produces high quality facial wipes and toilet paper grades. It has a design speed of 1,900m/min and a paper width of 2.85m. Start-up of a second Andritz tissue...

Slovakia’s Bukóza prepares for two new lines of personal care products

(News from RISI) – Bukóza Invest is taking another step in its entry into the hygiene products business. The company started production on two lines at its facility in Hencovce in eastern Slovakia in August last year and is now getting ready to start up two more lines in the second half of this year. The firm currently has a monthly capacity of some 3.5m...

Papcel finalises acquisition of ABK Groupe

Czech Republic machinery manufacturer Papcel has finalised the acquisition of French paper machine supplier ABK Groupe. The newly formed group will now supply tissue technology globally. In a statement the company said: “ABK Groupe has inherited this technology and during the period 2011-2014 was able to supply a number of tissue installations, representing...

Gambini boosts global presence with AMS joint agreement

Gambini has increased its global presence after it announced a joint collaboration with Vancouver-based Applied Motion Systems (AMS). The agreement will provide tissue converting technology and engineering services to the North American marketplace. Bart Drage, managing director of Gambini America, said: “This strategic agreement will allow Gambini America to...

Van Houtum to rebuild PM4

Independent hygienic paper producer Van Houtum is to boost its capacity after it signed up Toscotec to carry out a dry end rebuild of its PM4 tissue machine at its Netherlands-based Swalmen site. Start-up of the machine at the family-owned company is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015. The site produces 45,000tpy of tissue from recovered paper on two...

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