January / February 2014

DEPARTMENTS: Frontissues: Don’t cry for us in Argentina: ‘Tissue Culture’ primed and ready for an economic upturn Commemoration: Stefano Santini Exitissues: The importance of effective dust removal   WORLD NEWS: Global news Americas news Africas news Asia news Europe news Short issues   FEATURES: Country Report: Argentina: modest, locally...

WORLD NEWS: Global, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Short Issues

GLOBAL NEWS METSO’S PULP, PAPER AND POWER BUSINESS REBRANDS AFRICA NEWS ALGERIA: FADERCO EXPANDS WITH NEW LINE AMERICAS NEWS MEXICO: FABRICA DE PAPEL SAN FRANCISCO STARTS UP ADVANTAGE NTT TISSUE LINE MEXICO: K-C DE MÉXICO ANNOUNCES NEW TISSUE PM BRAZIL: BRAZIL’S TISSUE PRODUCER SANTHER POSTS THIRD QUARTER REVENUE IMPROVEMENT OF 7.5% NORTH AMERICA:...

SHORT ISSUES

Kemira has increased the price of its pulp and paper chemicals by up to 15%. The hike took affect in November 2013 on selected product lines between 5-15%. The company said the increase is a result of “increases in all major cost drivers including key feed stocks and raw material, energy and transport”. Tissue World 2013 Project Survey additions: PMP’s...

2014 January / February – Asia News

China APP CHINA STARTS UP SIX TISSUE MACHINES, ADDING NEW CAPACITY OF 200,000TPY TO HAINAN APP China has stayed on course with its plans for tissue paper expansion, bringing six tissue machines online at its Haikou mill on the Chinese island of Hainan. The new units have a combined capacity of 200,000tpy. These units include two 60,000tpy A Celli machines, PMs...

2014 January / February – Europe News

Ukraine PJSC “VGP” STARTS UP GAMBINI LINE Ukrainian tissue converter PJSC “VGP” has boosted its product offering after it successfully started up a Gambini supplied production line. The Right 550 line is capable of producing premium class products, 3-ply toilet paper and kitchen towels, medium and economy class products, 2-ply toilet paper, 2-ply...

2014 January / February – Americas News

Mexico FABRICA DE PAPEL SAN FRANCISCO STARTS UP ADVANTAGE NTT TISSUE LINE The world’s first Advantage NTT tissue line has been successfully started up at Fabrica De Papel San Francisco in Mexico. Supplied by future Valmet, the new line is the tissue manufacturer’s third tissue machine supplied by Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future...

2014 January / February – Global News

Global METSO’S PULP, PAPER AND POWER BUSINESS REBRANDS Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business has rebranded as Valmet Corporation. Valmet will focus on developing and supplying technology and services primarily to industries that use bio-based raw materials. The company said: “Valmet’s mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable...

‘No one knew what kitchen roll was – now it has become a habit’

Government cash incentives, a growing middle class, awareness of environmentally-friendly products, changing priorities… it all adds up to a dynamic future as the market catches up with Papelera San Andrés de Giles. A TW report. The 90 minutes drive to Papelera San Andrés de Giles’s (PSAG) family-run mill quickly leaves behind the hustle and bustle and...

The importance of effective dust removal

Explosion prevention from dust build-up is an ever-increasing hazard for tissue manufacturers. Here, Martèl’s chief executive Massimo Bertocchi talks to TW about how its effective removal can create a safer working environment as well as a better end product. In converting processes, effective dust removal is becoming ever more important. How successful it is...

One goal – one team

“Once I might have said I ran my mill… that changed years ago. Run, no – manage, yes.” Eric Taylor is the mill manager at Cascades Tissue Group’s Rockingham, North Carolina site. “I start the day at 6:30am with a review of email and machine run data. The focus is always to stay current with the health of the operation such that when problems do...

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