Alas Dorada boosts capacity with TM investment

El Salvador’s Alas Dorada is to increase its capacity and production efficiency after signing up Valmet to rebuild its PM4. The main target for the rebuild is to raise production capacity by increasing press dryness, and enable improved paper quality as a second stage. This will be achieved by installation of an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with an...

Futura appoints new BoD and promotes Piero Ceccon to CEO

Futura has announced a new board of directors and promoted Piero Ceccon to chief executive. The board is joined by head of technology & FuturaLab Giovacchino Giurlani and head of operations Giulio Simonelli. They will both keep their respective positions in addition to joining the board. Ceccon joined Futura three years ago and was previously head of sales...

PAPCEL boosts presence with PMT Italia acquisition

PAPCEL has completed the acquisition of Pinerolo-based company PMT Italia, helping it expand its presence in the USA and China. PMT manufactures and supplies technology for the production of graphic papers and packaging paper grades. By merging with PMT, the number of employees has increased by more than 70 for the whole group. It is a specialist in the supply...

Fabricas de Papel Potosì boosts capacity with converting investment

Mexico’s Fabricas de Papel Potosì has invested in its bathroom tissue production capacity after acquiring a Gambini-supplied converting line. The FLEX 600 line has a rollface width of 2.9m and a production speed of 600m/min, and will be supplied at the end of June with start-up expected for August 2017. The line will produce 2 ply bathroom tissue rolls, 200...

SCA to close tissue production plant in America

SCA is to close its 55,000tpy tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company said the move was to further improve efficiency and strengthen competitiveness for its Professional Hygiene business in North America. It added that the restructuring costs for the closure are expected to amount to SEK250m. SCA is the second largest player in America’s...

Solenis announces price hike

Specialty chemicals producer Solenis is to increase its prices on all wet strength and sizing product lines across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The hike will see prices increase by 10 – 20% on all wet strength and sizing product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow. The company said that the price...

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