Kemira announces price hikes

Kemira has announced a price increase for its paper wet strength products in EMEA. The increase will be up to 15%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies and will come into effect immediately or as customer contracts allow. Kemira said the adjustment is necessary “due to significant increase in key raw material...

Polmak diversifies into tissue production

Poland’s Polmak has moved into tissue production after acquiring a tissue machine with a production capacity of 90tpd. Based in Batorowo, Poznań, the company is a leading manufacturer of superior quality printed table napkins, decorative paper bags, paper plates and cups. It moved into the tissue market after it started up an EVO 12, supplied by Hergen. The...

China urged to ‘Advance the Toilet Revolution Steadily’

A toilet – and therefore a tissue revolution – is underway in China. Chinese president Xi Jinping has stressed the national imperative to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve the hygiene of the masses. He launched the “toilet revolution” in 2015, initially aimed at building better bathrooms at tourist...

Lucart boosts French tissue production capacity

Lucart has started-up a tissue rewinder TT WIND-P at its facility in Laval sur Vologne, France. Supplied by Toscotec, it features two unwind stands and handles parent rolls with a width of 2.9m, 2.6m diameter, at a maximum speed of 1,400mpm. It is equipped with a slitting unit, automatic control of all unwinding and rewinding operations and sectional drive...

Yibin Paper targets high quality tissue sector with TM investment

China’s Yibin Paper Industry Co has invested in five high-speed tissue machines, each with a production capacity of 25,000tpy. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the supply includes two new model iDEAL® lines with widths of 2.8m, speeds of 1,800m/min and 18’ Steel Yankee Dryers, and three new model iDEAL® machines with widths of 2.8m, speeds of 1,800m/min and...

Kurita Europe boosts WSA capabilities with acquisition

Kurita Europe has acquired a wet strength agent (WSA) production plant from Akzo Nobel in France. The acquisition boosts the Japanese-owned subsidiary’s presence in the WSA market for tissue and speciality paper products in Europe. Based in Ambès, the site has a capacity of 25,000tpy. Kurita Europe is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and supplies...

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