Asian Paper and Tissue World successfully organized their first seminar in Bangkok, Thailand on 8 August 2017

In conjunction with the merger of Asian Paper and Tissue World Bangkok trade shows, and with the support of The Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association (TPPIA), Asian Paper and Tissue World successfully organized their first seminar for the Thailand pulp, paper and tissue industries which took place at the Emerald Hotel in Bangkok on 8 August 2017. Over 60...

Fabio Perini expands Industry 4.0 presence; announces laboratories in US, Brazil and China

Fabio Perini is to boost its Industry 4.0 data-driven offering with the opening of three additional “PIVOT” laboratories. PIVOT is the supplier’s global database that uses data to support tissue customers in growing their business. Its first laboratory opened in Lucca, Italy, in 2016; a facility in Green Bay, US, opened in July 2017, and subsequent...

Resolute reports net loss in preliminary 2Q results

Resolute Forest Products has reported a net loss of $74m for the quarter ended 30 June 2017, compared with a net loss of $42m in the same period in 2016. Sales were $858m in the quarter, down 4% from the second quarter of 2016. In tissue, the company said its improvement in its profitability continued but “remained short of expectations”. Its tissue segment...

Clearwater Paper reports decline in earnings

Clearwater Paper has reported net earnings of $8.04m in its second quarter compared with $20.9m for the same time last year. Net earnings for the six months ended 30 June 2017 were $15.5m compared with $39.3m the same time a year earlier. EBITDA was $45.7m for the second quarter of 2017 compared to $62.2m a year earlier. Linda K. Massman, president and chief...

K-C references “challenging environment” in 2Q results

Kimberly-Clark has reported net sales of $4.6bn for the three months ended 30 June, down 1% compared to the same time a year earlier. Operating profit for the period was $799m, down from $838 million in 2016. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates had no overall effect on sales and the company added that its full-year 2017 net sales and organic sales are...

The Navigator Company continues expansion into tissue with XcelLine investment

Portugal’s The Navigator Company is to boost its tissue capacity by 70,000tpy after investing in an XcelLine TM. Supplied by Voith, the line is designed to produce high-quality tissue paper and maximise the usage of slush Eucalyptus pulp. The tissue facility will be integrated into the company’s existing Cacia site, where it operates one of the biggest pulp...

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