Suzano boosts capacity with R$540m mill start-up

Suzano Papel E Celulose has started the production and sale of jumbo rolls of sanitary paper at its mill in Mucuri, Bahia. The total estimated investment is R$540m and the total tissue paper production capacity is 120,000tpy, with a maximum conversion capacity of 60,000tpy. The mill is based in Imperatriz, Maranhão, and is expected to start production in the...

G-P investing millions at Naheola mill

Georgia-Pacific has boosted its tissue capacity after it invested $120m in new technology to be installed at its Naheola mill in Pennington. The investment will bring new technology to the mill’s converting lines, where tissue paper is converted into consumer rolls. The company declined to comment further on the investment.

Celtex eyes expansion into Moldova

Italian tissue manufacturer Celtex Industry Group is targeting eastern Europe with a potential expansion into Moldova. According to Moldova’s Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the company is planning to invest €3-4m in a site for the production of toilet paper and export-orientated products. It follows a meeting with Celtex chief executive Andrea...

Guangdong Shaoneng starts up TM at Nanxiong Zhuji site

China’s Guangdong Shaoneng has started-up its new tissue machine at its Nanxiong Zhuji paper mill. The machine was supplied by A.Celli and it is 2.8m wide with a working speed of 1,600m/min. It will boost the site’s production by 80tpd.

G-P sells chemicals business to Ecolab

Georgia-Pacific (G-P) has sold its paper chemicals business to Ecolab. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of the year subject to customary closing conditions. G-P declined to comment on why it was selling the division and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The move will boost chemical supplier Ecolab’s presence in the tissue...

Guizhou Chitianhua boosts capacity with 20-foot Steel Yankee start-up

China’s Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has increased production of high-quality tissue products after starting up its second PrimeLineST tissue machine. PM6 is based at the company’s Guizhou Province site and has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a paper width of 5.6m. It will produce high-quality facial wipes and toilet paper and paper tissues based on...

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