The Brexit vote has meant increased demand for Poppies Europe

Above: Armindo Marque, Partner and technical director With up to 10 million napkins produced per day, the Northern Powerhouse company is the UK’s market leader in the printed napkins sector. TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris went to meet the team. We are sitting around the office table at Poppies Europe’s facility in the northwest of England. No less...

It could be a big win or a big loss… But UK Tissue is ready for the Brexit Challenge

Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine In a professionally efficient way this edition of TWM was chosen to coincide with Brexit Day – March 29, 2019.Our UK Country Report would bring the latest analysis from both sides of the moment – midnight on that Friday – when the dramatic new future would begin for the UK economy generally, and...

Faderco boosts presence in Mediterranean region with investment

Algeria’s Faderco has invested in a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the line will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000m/min. It will be installed at the company’s mill in Warak, Setif, and start-up is planned for June 2020. It will add 30,000tpy to Faderco’s current production of tissue...

GP boosts bath tissue capacity with $120m investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) will install a new tissue machine and roll storage building to increase its consumer (retail) bath tissue business at its Naheola, Alabama-based mill. In a $120m investment, the new tissue machine will use modern Crescent former technology, replacing two older machines but increasing capacity at the mill. It will support new bath tissue...

Packaging is facing a revolution as consumers and governments demand a dramatic response to the crisis of global plastic pollution. TWM asked leading machinery suppliers to outline their strategies, and found them already ahead of the game

RADICAL CHANGE IS COMING – IS THE CASEPACKER THE ANSWER? Europe’s packaging tradition of wrapper to bundler must evolve to meet consumer and government demands. Ryan Holmer, technical sales/marketing manager, Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp, makes the case for casepacking. Europe’s tissue packaging layouts have not undergone a...

Södra Q1 results “better than expected”

Södra has reported a net sales increase of 11% to SEK 6,318m in its first quarter results. Operating profit increased 22% to SEK 1,148m. The company said the result is due to “favourable demand and continued high price levels, combined with production facilities that delivered an excellent performance”. Lars Idermark, president and chief executive, said:...

Metsä Group reports “good Q1 result as anticipated”; announces co-determination negotiations in operations as part of cost saving programme

Metsä Group has reported year-on-year sales of €1,438m compared with €1,428m in its Q1 results. Operating result was €183m compared with €208m a year earlier.The company said that delivery volumes of market pulp began to grow again after the sudden decline in the previous quarter. It said: “The market in China picked up, and prices began to rise. In...

Essity Q1 results helped by innovations, cost savings and price increases

Essity has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 9.4% to SEK 30,656m in its first quarter results. Emerging markets accounted for 37% of net sales and here organic net sales increased 9.1%. Operating profit before EBITA increased 9% to SEK 3,002m, while higher raw material and energy costs had a negative impact of SEK 1,017m on earnings.Profit for the...

K-C reports Q1 results; makes “excellent progress towards higher selling prices”

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported a year-on-year net sales decrease of 2% to $4.6bn in its first quarter 2019 results. However, operating profit for the period was $655m in 2019 and $247m in 2018. Net selling prices rose approximately 4% and product mix improved 1%, while volumes fell about 2%.In North America, organic sales increased 1% in consumer products...

Grupo Corporativo Papelera boosts capacity

Grupo Corporativo Papelera has invested in an iDEAL Forged_YD – 16” Yankee Cylinder.The Yankee has been shipped to Mexico and will be installed at the company’s El Tepetloxto plant.IDEAL forged YD is a new production technology that has been produced and patented by A.Celli Paper.It supplier said the machine allows companies to make cylinders with a...

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