“The discussion was what size of tissue machine… so we went for the latest and fastest. We wanted everything, the most modern, the most energy efficient, in order to produce the best quality of tissue with have better energy costs and to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Managing director Abdullah Al Khateeb explains the key to success in the Gulf as Crown Paper Mill aims to be the largest tissue manufacturer in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf by 2020. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine.   Driving through the grand streets of the UAE’s capital in June to visit Crown Paper Mill...

Quality and savings key for Queenex as energy costs rise and supply outstrips demand

Based in Abu Dhabi, Queenex Hygiene Paper Manufacturing (QHPM) is a subsidiary of Queenex Paper Products. In 2012, it started up a crescent former tissue machine that produces first-class tissue paper from the high-quality virgin pulp. TWM talked to general manager Medhat Saleh. TWM/1: What is your position in the UAE’s tissue market? Medhat Saleh: “As...

Retail tissue in the UAE: value, pricing pressures, and outlook for the coming years

The UAE’s economic performance is expected to improve in 2018 but remain below trend for the next several years. Real GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2018, following a 1.3% increase in 2017. A large increase in fiscal spending, led by Dubai’s preparations for the 2020 World Expo, will be the major driver of the economy. A rise in oil prices also...

The Barometer Issue: One year on… you report back on your progress

In 2017, TWM visited several tissue mills around the world, including sites in Scandinavia, Italy and Canada for the magazine’s Country and Regional Reports. Here, we revisit a few mills who have been in the headlines since to see what has changed. A TWM report. CANADA – Cascades PRO The past few years has seen the emergence of Cascades PRO as a new...

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