Metsä Tissue boosts natural gas delivery in Finland

Metsä Tissue has invested in its Mänttä mill in Finland after signing up Valmet to supply automation for the site’s liquefied natural gas delivery. Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Nordic energy company Gasum’s project at the plant. It will see the mill replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum’s...

Kemira forms joint venture in South Korea

Kemira is to establish a joint venture – Kemira Yongsan Chemicals (NewCo) – in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a South Korean privately-owned chemicals company. The company said the move was an important step in expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region. NewCo will produce dry polyacrylamide (DPAM), cationic monomer Q9 (AMD)...

Global Hygiène boosts capacity with investment

France’s Global Hygiène is to increase its production capacity after signing for a complete turnkey tissue production plant.Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the investment will take place at its Charavines plant. The new iDEAL1800S machine will have a 2.8m width and an operating speed of 1,800mpm. The project also includes an E-WIND T100 rewinder and a R-WAY®...

Metsä Tissue in management shake-up

Metsä Group has announced a series of changes to its Metsä Tissue company to “improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business”. Steps have been taken to “unify its mill and technology operations” and also renew its management team. As of 1 February, Jari Tiura will take on the role of senior vice president, operations,...

K-C to call off European tissue sale: FT

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) is understood to have called off its plans to sell its European tissue unit, according to the Financial Times. It follows reports during 2018 that the tissue giant was looking to sell the unit to private equity groups. However, the FT reported that the unit has fetched far lower than the $1.2bn asking price. It was put up for sale last year...

Tissue World Milan 2019 Conference to focus on global megatrends driving the industry

Over 50 expert speakers will offer insights into new suppliers, emerging markets, and changing trade flows shaping the tissue sector.This year’s Tissue World Conference in Milan will focus on the rapid developments in geopolitics, megatrends, circular economy, product innovation, and digitalisation shaping the global tissue trade. The European tissue volume...

Entry submission for TWM Mill Awards 2019 is now open!

Tissue World magazine Mill Awards 2019 – the premier awards celebrating excellence in the tissue industry – is now open for entry submission. An initiative by Tissue World magazine, the awards have honoured tissue manufacturers with proven track records in sustainability initiatives and out-of-the-box marketing campaigns for three years. The award...

Metsä Tissue SVP Juha Tilli leaves company

Metsä Tissue has announced that Juha Tilli, its former senior vice president, AfH, has decided to leave the company. Tilli has held the role since 2016. Jani Sillanpää has been appointed as interim senior vice president, business unit AfH Metsä Tissue. Currently Sillanpää is in charge of the AfH sales and is located in Mariestad, Sweden. He will be part of...

Bashundhara Paper Mills boosts capacity

India’s Bashundhara Paper Mills has started-up its Andritz-supplied turnkey PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at its site in Bangladesh. It has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a paper width of 2.85m and produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and napkins. The 16ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, which the...

APP Indonesia boosts capacity with four TM start-ups

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has started production on the remaining four of its eight Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines. Based at its OKI mill, South Sumatra, the four lines started production ahead of schedule – in just 60 days – between 14 August and 14 October 2018. They are part of a contract with the supplier that has now seen...

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