January / February 2015

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues:  The great balancing act Marketissues: Thinking inside … and outside the box Exitissues: Algeria set to double its tissue capacity   FEATURES: Country Report: Romania – overall weakness offset by strength in T&T Country Report:  Romanian retail tissue is on a roll Operations Report: Steeped in history, a recent...

Algeria set to double its tissue capacity

By former senior paper industry officer Omar Chabane With North Africa awakening from a period of inertia, TWM spotlights Faderco, a company with big ideas whose investment is driving the momentum A previous article published in TWM in June/July 2009 concluded: “… despite constraints due to a financial crunch and a gloomy international environment, the...

Paper machine technical theme

New technology start-ups, Chinese overcapacity, softness and bulk innovations … TWM interviews the world’s leading tissue machinery manufacturers to bring you the latest knowledge TW/1 How are the start-ups of new technologies such as NTT and ATMOS changing the marketplace?   Günter Offenbacher, Andritz Pulp Drying & Paper’s director of sales...

“Friends laugh at my mini obsession”

By Simon Bird Originally from Manchester, Simon Bird now lives in Bristol in the south-west of England. He works in business research for one of the world’s top outsourcing companies that acts as a dedicated resource to one of the world’s largest law firms. When he’s not playing badminton or taking full advantage of the city’s excellent eateries, he has...

Project Survey 2014/15

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris Recessionary climates and a global slowdown in many tissue markets do not seem to have drastically impacted the amount of new tissue projects that are planned worldwide over the next two years. TWM’s 2014 Project Survey responses chart new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages in 2014-2015. All...

PIX Pulp indices 11.11.2014

By FOEX Indexes’ Lars Halén and Timo Teräs NBSK pulp Europe September 2014 market pulp statistics were stronger than expected, even when taking into account the seasonal factors. Delivery numbers were stronger than expected and the fall of the producer inventories was larger than what most analysts had anticipated. Maintenance downtime-related and other...

Romania – overall weakness offset by strength in T&T

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Romania had enjoyed a diverse and solid paper industry for many years. In the last decade, however, the shrinking global market for printing and writing and newsprint paper is being felt in Romania. Today’s paper market is dominated by packaging, Towel and Tissue (T&T) (figure 1) with small specialty segments....

TISSUE WORLD ASIA 2014

With the world’s eyes on China and its tissue industry, Asia’s largest international show specifically dedicated to the sector gave visitors unparalleled access to the key movers and shakers as well as the most vital information and forecasts to help businesses stay one step ahead of the competition. A TWM report   TW Asia attracts 2,899 key...

The great balancing act

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris There is a real sense across the industry of a waiting game being patiently played out. That there is massive potential for growth across so many regions of the world is made clear to TWM as we go to get the best kind of intelligence … from the players themselves on their home patch. That there is problematic...

Romanian retail tissue is on a roll

At US$160 million, the Romanian retail tissue market is, on a global scale at least, a relatively small prospect – but that’s not to say it should be overlooked. Underdeveloped categories combined with rising disposable incomes and a low per capita spend on retail tissue in general mean there are certainly rewards to be had for the right strategy. Although...

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