Thailand’s first tissue mill poised to reap rewards of a new future

Half the population of 68 million doesn’t use tissue. But a boom in tourism, urbanisation and an ageing society is changing that, explains Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, MD of RiverPRO. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine.” TWM (unwittingly) arrives in Bangkok on the first day of Songkran, the country’s fabulous water festival that...

Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in the best technology to target growth potential

Rising numbers… in population, tourism, retail stores, personal income and a strong economic performance gives the Bangkok-based manufacturer confidence for the future. A TWM report. TWM/1 What tissue markets do you operate in in Thailand and is there much growth? “Berli Jucker Cellox operates in all markets and we’re seeing growth across all of the...

Kimberly-Clark – Thailand’s prospects are strengthening

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. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Kimberly-Clark (K-C) holds the leading position in Thailand’s tissue market. It operates solely in the country’s...

Mexico needs more tissue – and one family owned company is ready to respond

With consumer growth figures up to 6%, there is currently not enough tissue to supply the population. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, general director of family firm Convertipap, explains what he plans to do about it. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor Tissue World Magazine. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, the general manager of the family-owned Convertipap, arrives...

‘Mexico has what it takes to be the South American tissue giant’

In a classic market of huge untapped potential, general manager Humberto Narro Flores says Absormex CMPC – with a history of double digit growth – is poised to benefit from steady population growth, improved productivity and  infrastructure, and a growing economy. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. The drive through the financial and industrial...

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,...

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