Project Survey 2016

While 2016 has gone down in history for the many significant global events that took place, for the tissue industry it’s been a slightly more subdued period according to this year’s annual Projects Survey. TWM’s annual survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during  2016-2017. The survey is interested in...

Paper Machine Quality, energy, fibre, water, costs… the search for high end advances

TWM/1 What new technical advances have you made in the last year concerning issues such as energy, fibre and water reduction, sheet quality and reliability? Paolo Raffaelli, technical director, Toscotec: “The focus was on specific areas of the paper process identified through field experience and with actions driven by the energy cost increase trend worldwide....

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...

From the Himalayas to city life – a modern-day nomad’s world of tissue

Gary J. Carroll is an adventurer and professional photographer. Born in Birmingham, England, he travels the world as a street/urban photographer exploring different cultures, infrastructure and day-to-day living. When I live in one place for a period of time and live in an apartment, I use the common-placed products such as toilet paper, kitchen roll...

PIX Pulp indices 27.9.2016

By FOEX Indexes’ Lars Halén and Timo Teräs               NBSK pulp Europe: The softwood pulp market remains relatively stable. Price pressures have, however, recently been rather downwards than upwards, in spite of the so far quite good delivery volumes and low producer stocks. One reason for this has been the strength...

Focus on Sweden: a nation of tissue lovers

By Marcus Hellberg, Head of marketing and business development at Södra Cell Ten million Swedes are second only to the US in per capita consumption. It’s all down to a historic affinity with the trees and forests covering the landscape … from sapling to harvest providing jobs, buildings, homes, membership of an exclusive club of tissue net-exporters,...

A tough modern makeover for the table top star ‘close to nowhere’ in Västra Götaland

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris After closures and a sharp market re-focus, global coloured tissue leader Duni’s SEK110m investment has brought its 5% mature market growth target into sight. Helen Morris journeys passed elk, lakes and forests to Skåpafors, Sweden. Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid’s managing director Stefan Åbom uses the words...

Tradition and passion creates Sofidel’s most advanced automated site

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris TWM interviews Robert Jensen, Sofidel Sweden, country operations manager, on the latest tissue trends in the region. Sofidel’s Swedish plant produces 56,000tpy of private label products, specialist tissue in jumbo reels and the Lycke products brand. The private label products are intended for the...

Back from the brink in Norway’s dramatic Paper Valley

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris Amid the spectacular mountains and fjords, the story of a mill’s survival is barely less impressive. After all looked lost in 2013, Vajda-Papir Scandinavia is now investing, becoming more efficient, planning 15% sales growth, targeting new markets and reaching for the top. Another stunningly beautiful journey...

Scandinavia – regional provider of pulp and paper with local T&T business

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) is well known for producing pulp and paper products for both the local market and export. Exports are heavily focused on Western European countries but the reach goes well beyond...

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