Italy – T&T capacity leader in Western Europe

By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International Italy is traditionally a major player in the story of tissue and today remains the capacity leader in the Western European market. Comparisons to competing countries within Italy’s natural market provide a good overview of these local market areas. This article has the added twist that it...

Cascades launches household tissue range

Cascades has targeted the consumer market with the launch of a range of household tissue products. Consisting of three varieties of toilet paper and two varieties of paper towels, the products will gradually replace the current generation of their Cascades counterparts. The brand-new line of household paper products include Cascades Fluff and Cascades...

Japan’s Daio announces 10% hike for its household paper range

(News from RISI) – Daio Paper has announced its intention to hike all of its household paper prices, on shipments starting from 1 May. The 10% hike will apply to tissue, toilet paper, kitchen roll, and all other household grades. Daio ascribed the hike to rising costs.

Italy’s Cartiera Ferrania to double capacity with installation of new tissue machine

(News from RISI) – Italy’s Cartiera Ferrania will install a new tissue machine as well as a cogeneration plant, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reports. The mill currently produces some 30,000tpy of tissue paper and its production capacity will double after the investment. According to the newspaper, the mill recently obtained an Environmental Assessment...

Universal Paper expands capacity with start-up

South Africa’s Universal Paper Manufacturers has successfully started up its turn-key green field tissue mill at its Ga-Rankuwa mill. Start-up of TM5, a PMP-supplied Intelli-Tissue Advanced 1600 tissue making line, was achieved in February. The line has a total capacity of 28,000tpy, an operating speed of 1,600m/min and a reel trim of 2,670mm. Depending on the...

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