APP boosts capacity with TM start-ups

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has increased its production capacity in Indonesia after starting-up two Ahead-2.0L Prodergy tissue machines at its OKI mill. Supplied by Toscotec, the lines are 22ft second-generation Steel Yankee dryers with widths of 5.6m and operating speeds of 2,000m/min. The site is fully integrated with a pulp mill that is estimated to produce...

K-C highlights progress towards 2022 sustainability target

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has highlighted its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability in its 2017 Global Sustainability Report. The report gives an update on its progress towards achieving its 2022 sustainability goals. In 2017, key outcomes included: • Social Impact – in the first two years, the lives of 4.3m people in need worldwide have benefited...

Celupaper boosts capacity in South America with TM start-up

Argentina’s Celupaper has started-up its new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its Papelera Nicaragua mill. Supplied by Tosoctec, the line produces 65tpd and features a single layer TT Headbox, TT SuctionPressRoll, TT SYD-3200MM and TT Milltech-MYH monosystem gas-fired hoods. The scope of supply also includes the approach flow system, the electrification and...

Analysis: how supply and costs are changing across the world’s recovered paper markets?

As SOP and easy-access OCC supply declines, Bill Moore, president of Moore & Associates, assesses region specific trends in emerging kraft pulps in the Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market. Key trends: Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market  Producing paper & board using recycled fibres  • For the last several decades, recycled fibre has had a...

The chemistry of soft tissue

As urbanisation increases, so does demand for more varied and sophisticated tissue products. The tissue giant tells TWM why it has growing confidence in its Thai and Asian tissue operations. The exact recipe for soft tissue is often a well-guarded trade secret. While the recipe or SOP to manufacture soft tissue can be different from corporation...

Widening the operating window to improve competitiveness in today’s environment

Tissue makers have to face consumer demands every day — demands for softer, stronger and more absorbent products at an efficient cost. Whether producing premium brands or value brands for consumers or the away-from-home market, the need to improve product quality and machine productivity never ends. Market trends towards sustainable fibre usage and...

Discussing eco-friendly and effective repulping aids in response to new regulatory challenges

     By  Kemira Chemicals Germany’s Vladimir Grigoriev, senior manager, applications and marketing, Pulp&Paper EMEA, and Tea Hannuksela, group leader Abstract Wet-strengthened paper grades often require a use of oxidative repulping aids. Traditional hypochlorite is undesirable due to its hazardous nature and a contribution to AOX. New...

It could only be 5-star tissue at this idyllic treehouse by the lake

One-stop bulk bought tissue is transported by boat – The Hangover – across Lake Harrison in British Columbia to her thriving home and business. Coleen Brown shares a glimpse of her beautiful lifestyle. We live on the edge of Lake Harrison in British Columbia, Canada, directly adjacent to the lakeshore. Our home is there, as well as the Tree House, a...

Bangkok launch success in the world’s largest and fastest grown retail tissue region

More than 100 exhibiting companies from 18 countries at Asian Paper / Tissue World Bangkok 2018 showcase technologies and solutions in pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and related sectors The launch of Asian Paper / Tissue World Bangkok 2018 has successfully showcased the latest technologies and innovations from over 100 exhibiting companies. Held between...

What does the UAE’s growing cultural confidence mean for tissue?

The Arab world’s first universal museum – Louvre Abu Dhabi – has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, described the stunning symbol of a wider cultural perspective as “a bridge between civilisations.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, the emirate along the coast, said:...

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