Tissue World Istanbul: 1,767 total participants, 66 exhibiting companies, attendees from 93 countries

An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants have attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference. Held in Istanbul between 4-6 September, exhibitors from 14 countries included tissue mills and a range of suppliers including chemicals, wrapping/packaging equipment, converting machinery, packaging equipment and...

RGE boosts pulp capacity with Lwarcel Celulose purchase

Indonesia’s RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) – the holding company of pulp and paper manufacturer APRIL Group – has boosted its global pulp capacity after acquiring Lwarcel Celulose from Lwart Group. The acquisition of the 250,000tpy pulp mill in São Paulo, Brazil, was confirmed on 31 August. In a statement, RGE said the purchase adds to the company’s...

Gomà-Camps boosts Iberian Peninsula presence with TM start-up

Spain’s Gomà-Camps has announced the successful start-up of its Voith-supplied XcelLine machine at at Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain. TM 7 has a working width of 2.8m and produces toilet paper and paper towels from 100% virgin pulp at a working speed of 2,000 metres per minute. The scope of supply included from BlueLine stock preparation and the double...

Fabio Perini achieves ISO 50001 certification

Fabio Perini has boosted its environmental sustainability efforts after becoming ISO 50001-certified. The company has previously made a formal statement to highlight its focus on energy efficiencies. Riccardo Signorini, maintenance and capex manager for the business, said: “To achieve the award we deployed steps that can be defined as ‘good housekeeping’...

Kruger announces price hikes in in Canada

Kruger Products (KPLP) will increase the price of its consumer branded tissue products sold in Canada as of 14 October. The company said the increase is required “to offset unprecedented and sustained cost increases on input materials and freight with pulp costs being up over 23% since our last pricing announcement in July 2017”. KPLP is a leading Canadian...

Nine Dragons to purchase Resolute’s Fairmont mill for $55m

Hong Kong-based Nine Dragons has entered into an agreement to purchase Resolute Forest Products’ pulp mill in Fairmont, USA. The mill produces recycled bleached kraft pulp that is used in packaging and tissue products and has a production capacity of 220,000tpy. Resolute entered into the agreement with ND Paper, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons. Nine Dragons is...

APP’s Perawang mill increases capacity

Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Perawang mill in Indonesia has successfully started-up three E-wind winders for tissue production. Supplied by A.Celli, the three new generation winders are a partial delivery of a larger sizeable order currently under delivery and consisting of two E-wind T200 winders, a calender and Slittomatic automatic knives positioning...

Taison Pulp boosts capacity

China’s Taison Pulp (Group) has invested in two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines for its mill in Suzhou, Anhui province. The machines will produce up to 120,000tpy and are designed for 12 – 42g/m2 for facial and toilet paper. Start-up is scheduled for 2019. They have a design speed of 1,800 metres per minute and a paper width on reel of 5.6m, and the 18ft...

Vinda Personal Care increases capacity by 60,000tpy

Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) has fired up two new Toscotec-supplied Ahead-2.0M tissue machines at its Yangjiang, Guangdong-based site. They will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tonnes. With these start-ups, Vinda kicked off production at its new Yangjiang mill, strategically located by Yangjiang Port in south-west...

Clearwater Paper announces sale of Ladysmith Facility to Dunn Paper

Clearwater Paper Corporation has sold its Ladysmith, Wisconsin-based facility to Dunn Paper for $72m, and reiterated its focus on the production of ultra-quality tissue products. The company will use the net proceeds to help fund the expansion of its Shelby, N.C. facility. Linda K. Massman, president and chief executive, said the strategy for its consumer...

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