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...

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...

Market pulp capacity review: investment cycle to peak in 2018

Global bleached chemical market pulp capacity reached 64Mt/y in 2017, comprising 35.3Mt/y of hardwood market pulp, 28.3Mt/y of softwood, and just 0.4Mt/y of sulphite pulp. Capacity expanded by 3.7% last year, equivalent to +2.3Mt; a rather strong expansion when compared to the 2.5% (+1.3Mt) average growth rate of the previous decade. • BSKP capacity increased...

How to triple sales in three years, by South Florida Tissue Paper Co.

It’s listed in Inc. Magazines’ top 5,000 fastest growing US companies, has tripled sales from 2014 to 2017, notched up a growth rate of 179%, and expanded the operation across all 50 states. South Florida Tissue Paper Co is a success story… oh, and it’s recently beaten off the threat from Irma as the hurricane wreaked havoc across Florida. The...

With 10-15% growth y-o-y, Star Tissue is making the headlines at home and abroad

Named as one of Europe’s most dynamic SMEs, this Blackburn, UK-based tissue converter talks opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain. UK-based, family-owned tissue converter Star Tissue is on a roll. Established in 2003, it was recently named one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The 2017 report celebrates the...

TWM Interview: Manuel Dizon, CEO – International, Global Tissue Business Unit, Asia Pulp & Paper

Manuel Dizon joined Asia Pulp & Paper as CEO – International, Global Tissue Business Unit in January 2017. He has more than 20 years of general management, sales, and marketing experience with companies including Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble. A TWM report. TWM/1 What is your vision for APP’s AfH and retail tissue products...

As Brexit looms UK domestic tissue suppliers see their chance

Poppies is a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of high quality bespoke printed napkins. TWM asked partner and technical director Armindo Marques how he plans to meet the challenges and uncertainties of the pre- and post-Brexit market. The AfH market in the UK has historically been very challenging due to fierce price competition. Lately the trend has...

Unprecedented number of tissue machines installed since 2010

With tissue consumption growing at a rapid pace in emerging markets, particularly in China, an unprecedented number of new tissue paper machines have been installed. Numera’s analysis shows that 327 new tissue paper machines with an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes or higher have started up since 2010, adding approximately 11 million tonnes of new...

Tissue EU Ecolabel: its current success is the best proof that the scheme works and should not be abolished

The tissue industry was stunned in November 2016 to hear that the EU College of Commissioners was considering not renewing three Ecolabels, including one of the most successful – the Ecolabel for tissue. This Ecolabel is a credible way for the tissue industry and those associated with it to show environmental excellence. Objections have been raised to...

2016 North American tissue statistics point to a balanced market

Shipments and operating rates are currently strong but we worry about the supply side So the demand side of the North American tissue market appears strong, but we continue to worry about the lineup of additions to the supply side. That said, our supply-demand (s-d) model has looked similar over the last three years with our forecast of lower...

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