On the offensive for a place in the Big League

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Having touched-down in the Green Bay home of the famous NFL stars the Packers, Italian giant Sofidel plans to shoot the gap with a spread offense in a bid to establish itself amongst the big boys. A TWM report (with apologies for any tactical blunders). Everyone told TWM beforehand that the flight and...

“We are aiming to be the number one player in Nigeria as well as a formidable force in West Africa.”

TWM interviews Bola Ataiyero-Adefila, the chief operating officer of Nigeria’s second largest converter, Banrut Rolls Nigeria. TWM/1: What products do you currently produce? Bola Adefila: “We produce all tissue paper products; toilet tissues, napkins, both white and coloured, kitchen towel, pocket tissue and facial boxes. We operate in the consumer, AfH...

Hayat Kimya’s $100m Nigerian plant expands its dominance in Africa

In June, Turkish tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya expanded its geographical presence with the inauguration of its $100m Nigerian diaper and tissue plant in Agbara, Nigeria. Hayat first entered into the Nigeria market in 2015 with its flagship diaper brand MOLFIX, and it now manufactures MOLFIX diapers and Papia Familia tissues at the facility. Hayat Kimya...

Surge in tourists hiding the effects of Japan’s declining population

Tissue facing a challenge and an opportunity says JP Corelex Holdings president Mr. Hiroshi Kurosaki. Production balanced against demand is the key. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. The first thing TWM notices on touchdown during summertime in Tokyo is the heat. Even at 7AM, the humidity is well on its way. Once inside the taxi to get to our...

Universal Paper is gearing up for a move into Japan’s growing premium tissue market

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor The APP Group company’s success has been in the economy segment with 9.4% of Japan’s T&T sector last year. Now its key strategy is to follow younger consumers who want the highest quality. A TWM report. TWM first visited Japan to meet its impressive tissue industry in 2013. Meetings with mills including Doh-Ei Paper,...

How to achieve growth in a national crisis

These are turbulent times in Brazil – but tissue is toughing it out. Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor, visits Carta Fabril’s Rio de Janeiro headquarters as the company begins the start-up phase of what will be a world record breaking tissue machine. By Tissue World senior editor, Helen Morris The drive to Carta Fabril’s headquarters...

‘We diversified, it was the only way to survive. And it worked.’

If ever a company was poised for an economic uplift it’s IPEL at its impressive new site in Indaial city. Managing director Juliano Silva talks growth, investment, flexibility, justice… and football and beer. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. Juliano Silva’s enthusiasm for his job is very infectious. The warm and charismatic managing director of...

Tissue World Milan: Global tissue ‘is reaching new peaks year after year’

Worldwide consumption stands at 36.3 million tonnes with estimated unmet potential at over 15 million tonnes in retail alone. As an increasingly complex and diverse marketplace presents great challenges and  opportunities, Tissue World Milan drew together the industry’s specialists. Tissue’s historic heartland always deserves something extra special…...

‘We are facing a sophistication of demand’

Only in Italy could there be a fibre di latte, one of many pioneering products of fibre experts Lucart at its Diecimo site. In a price war when competition is fierce, balanced expansion and targeted innovation are vital. By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine We meet at the company’s 106,000tpy Diecimo-based tissue site, one of the largest...

Searching for distinction in a complex market

When competition is fierce and price discounting dominates, niche, flexibility and targeted response to rapidly changing consumer demands become crucial. TWM visited family owned Industria Cartaria Fenili By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine During a time when Italy has gone through an extended period of economic and financial downturn, as...

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