Analysis: how supply and costs are changing across the world’s recovered paper markets?

As SOP and easy-access OCC supply declines, Bill Moore, president of Moore & Associates, assesses region specific trends in emerging kraft pulps in the Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market. Key trends: Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market  Producing paper & board using recycled fibres  • For the last several decades, recycled fibre has had a...

The chemistry of soft tissue

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. The exact recipe for soft tissue is often a well-guarded trade secret. While the recipe or SOP to manufacture soft tissue can be different from corporation...

Widening the operating window to improve competitiveness in today’s environment

Tissue makers have to face consumer demands every day — demands for softer, stronger and more absorbent products at an efficient cost. Whether producing premium brands or value brands for consumers or the away-from-home market, the need to improve product quality and machine productivity never ends. Market trends towards sustainable fibre usage and...

Discussing eco-friendly and effective repulping aids in response to new regulatory challenges

     By  Kemira Chemicals Germany’s Vladimir Grigoriev, senior manager, applications and marketing, Pulp&Paper EMEA, and Tea Hannuksela, group leader Abstract Wet-strengthened paper grades often require a use of oxidative repulping aids. Traditional hypochlorite is undesirable due to its hazardous nature and a contribution to AOX. New...

It could only be 5-star tissue at this idyllic treehouse by the lake

One-stop bulk bought tissue is transported by boat – The Hangover – across Lake Harrison in British Columbia to her thriving home and business. Coleen Brown shares a glimpse of her beautiful lifestyle. We live on the edge of Lake Harrison in British Columbia, Canada, directly adjacent to the lakeshore. Our home is there, as well as the Tree House, a...

Bangkok launch success in the world’s largest and fastest grown retail tissue region

More than 100 exhibiting companies from 18 countries at Asian Paper / Tissue World Bangkok 2018 showcase technologies and solutions in pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and related sectors The launch of Asian Paper / Tissue World Bangkok 2018 has successfully showcased the latest technologies and innovations from over 100 exhibiting companies. Held between...

What does the UAE’s growing cultural confidence mean for tissue?

The Arab world’s first universal museum – Louvre Abu Dhabi – has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, described the stunning symbol of a wider cultural perspective as “a bridge between civilisations.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, the emirate along the coast, said:...

Kimberly-Clark reaches out to advance the cause of preserving precious water

In just seven years’ time 1.8bn people will be living with absolute water scarcity. Tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C) recently launched WaterLoupe, an analytical tool to advance the science of water sustainability… for its mills, the surrounding high risk river basins, for local communities, and the wider environmental source. Here, Vetrivel Dhagumudi,...

UAE: Imports and costs dominate but emission curves suggest competitive position in future

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed from a merger of six states in 1971 (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain), with Ras Al Khaimah joining in 1972. The United Nations (UN) estimated the country’s total population at a little over 9.4m in July 2017, with immigrants  making up more than 88% of the total population. According...

FHH targets impressive ‘5% annual tissue growth’ potential in the UAE

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) plans to double capacity at its integrated Al Nakheel site in the next two years. Director of operations Adel Al Far explains the strategy. Report: Helen Morris, TWM Senior Editor. One of the most striking aspects on arriving at Fine Hygienic Holding’s (FHH) Al Nakheel site is its obvious potential for expansion. Located around...

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