Cascades reports improved 1Q results; tissue segment impacted by prices and competitiveness

Cascades has said its first quarter performance improved year-over-year and sequentially, but added its tissue segment results were impacted by lower than average selling prices, increased competitiveness and higher raw material costs. Sales for the company increased 9% to $1,098m compared with the same time a year earlier. Operating income before amortisation...

GP closes Augusta site; 55 staff redundancies

Georgia‐Pacific (GP) is to permanently close its Augusta Select Tissue mill following increased competition in the tissue business. The move will impact 55 members of staff. GP said: “The decision to close the facility comes after careful review of the current state of the mill and the tissue business. “Specifically, this business decision was driven by...

Bataan 2020 boosts capacity in the Philippines

Philippines-based tissue manufacturer Bataan 2020 has started up two Toscotec-supplied TT SYD-3600MM tissue lines. The Steel Yankee dryers have been started up at the company’s Samal mill in the Bataan province. Emmanuel Gaspar, executive vice president of Bataan 2020, said: “We are committed to responsible industrial production to protect the...

Buckman hikes up North America freight prices

Buckman is to increase the price of products sold and delivered to customers in North America by $0.02 to 0.04/pound. The increase will take place on 1 July and is being driven by “limited capacity, a shortage of drivers, new freight regulations and rising cost of fuel”. Jim Doan, president/COO of Buckman North America, said: “The widely-publicised driver...

Essity reports net sales increase in Q1 results

Hygiene products group Essity has announced a net sales increase of 10.9% to SEK28,020m in its first quarter results, helped by increased volumes and cost savings. Compared with the same period a year ago, operating profit before amortisation rose 6% to SEK 2,760m, while the group’s adjusted EBITA increased 7%. Higher volumes, a better price/mix, cost savings...

K-C announces executive leadership changes and 1Q net sales increase

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed the president of K-C Professional – Kim Underhill – group president K-C North America. In her new role, Underhill will lead the company’s $8bn North American consumer business. She is succeeding Larry Allgaier who the company said has “announced his intent to pursue opportunities outside of the company”. Aaron...

Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Development will be discussed at Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018 Conference

More than 20 industry experts will examine the future trajectory of the pulp, paper and related industries under the theme: Shaping Success: Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Paper, Packaging and Tissue, during Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018 Conference, 6-8 June. The high level Senior Management Symposium on the first day provides invaluable...

Sepac boosts capacity with TM start-up

Latin American tissue producer Sepac has started up an XcelLine tissue machine in Brazil. Supplied by Voith, TM6 is based at the company’s Mallet plant in Paraná and will be used to produce tissue paper for sanitary products. It has a design speed of 2,000m per minute and is able to produce 110 metric tonnes of paper per day. The scope of supply included the...

Twinsaver Group targets premium quality market with investment

South Africa’s Twinsaver Group has started up an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine at its Kliprivier operations in Gauteng. PM5 is a turnkey project supplied by Toscotec and is equipped with a second-generation TT SYD-15FT Steel Yankee dryer with a diameter of 15ft. The line will produce premium quality super-soft toilet tissue to supply the local and export markets,...

Paperdi boosts capacity with start-up

Italian tissue producer Paperdi has started up a Toscotec TT SYD-16FT at its Cartiera di Pietramelara mill. The second-generation TT SYD-16FT replaced a cast iron Yankee. The scope of supply included a complete Yankee steam and condensate system. Located in the province of Caserta, the Cartiera di Pietramelara mill has been producing tissue products including...

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