Eurozone’s ‘saturated’ market consumption has risen well above trend … thanks to oil. But could it yet go the other way?

Tissue usage increased 3.6% after a dramatic drop in energy prices in the winter of 2014-2015, plus an improvement in consumer confidence. TWM asked Numera Analytics to explain how it happened … and to look ahead. Eurozone tissue consumption accelerated sharply over the last year and lower oil prices have a lot to do with it. Our research indicates...

It does exactly what it says on the scented packaging

I like the sound of Vårt Finaste Toalettpapper. It means, as I’m sure you will have worked out, Our Finest Toilet Paper. It was launched by the grocery retailer ICA Sverige in Sweden in 2015, and it reminds me of a clever advertising strategy in the UK by a paint maker who declared that its product “Does exactly what it says on the tin.” Simple,...

Tissue World Milan set to be world’s largest tissue event

Italy is gearing up to host the world’s largest gathering of tissue professionals for the first time as the industry prepares for Tissue World Milan held during 10-12 April 2017. With an exhibition floor space full of the world’s leading companies as well as top-level speakers and vital conference topics, the event looks set to break records. As early as...

Irving boosts capacity with TAD investment

Canadian tissue manufacturer Irving Consumer Products has invested in a Thru-Air Dried tissue making machine from Valmet. Delivery is expected in 2018 and once up and running the line will increase its household paper products capacity. President of the Dieppe-based company Robert K. Irving said: “The purchase of a new TAD machine will help...

First Quality expands manufacturing capacity with PM investments

First Quality Tissue is to focus its long term growth plans on the ultra-premium towel and tissue sectors after it announced plans to invest in two new state-of-the-art tissue machines. The lines will be installed at the company’s South Carolina and Pennsylvania mills: the South Carolina facility is expected to be up and running in the...

Bedford Paper invests in retail and AfH production capacity

America’s Bedford Paper has invested in a tissue converting and packaging line for its facility in De Pere, Wisconsin. Supplied by PCMC, start-up is expected in 2017 and will increase the company’s production of retail and AfH small bath tissue and towels. The line will feature PCMC’s Forte Ultra high-speed rewinder and XF wrapper, as...

C&S plans tissue expansion in Hebei; small mills in Mancheng forced to stop to combat smog

(News from RISI) – C&S Paper is to add 75,000tpy of new tissue paper capacity at its mill in Tangshan city, Hebei province, to feed increasing demand in northern and northeastern China. The board of directors of the Shenzhen-listed company approved the expansion plan in November. The project will involve a total investment of RMB 408.81 million and...

Winners of Sofidel’s Suppliers Sustainability Award announced

Italian tissue company Sofidel has announced the winners of the first edition of its Suppliers Sustainability Award. The Award was created to encourage and spread best practice and improvement activity currently being carried out by the tissue mill’s suppliers in the area of environmental and social sustainability.     More than 300 of...

China’s Shandong Tranlin condemns report revealing legal problems and pledge of shares in subsidiary

(News from RISI) – Shandong Tranlin condemned a media report on its involvement in multiple lawsuits and its pledge of the entirety of its equity in a subsidiary, Chiping Tranlin Paper, to a distressed asset management company in China. The pulp and paper producer reacted late last week after Shandong Business Daily, a Chinese newspaper, revealed that...

Japan’s Daio loses appeal in NPI tissue patent infringement case

(News from RISI) – The latest ruling in a legal battle that has been in the Japanese courts since 2012 between Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) and Daio Paper was made in NPI’s favour. Daio was accused of infringing patents pertaining to tissue paper production held by NPI subsidiary Nippon Crecia. It was ruled guilty in 2012. It appealed the ruling, but...

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