GP reinforces importance of its T&T assets as it closes down Arkansas bleached board operations

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has confirmed that tissue and towel manufacturing will continue as an important asset for its consumer business, as it announces plans to close the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at its Crossett, Arkansas. The closure of the facility will take place on October 2019. The company said the decision was based...

Convertipap targets Americas with capacity boost

Mexico’s Convertidor de Papel has increased its high-quality tissue production capacity after investing in an Intelli-Tissue Advanced 2100 tissue machine.Supplied by PMP, the Crescent Former line will have a maximum capacity of 41,000tpy, a reel trim of 2.8m and a maximum balance speed of 2,100mpm. The machine will produce high quality tissue with the basis...

Clearwater Paper reports Q1 results

Clearwater Paper has reported net sales of $428.8m for the first quarter of 2019, 1.9% lower than $437.0m recorded in the first quarter of 2018. The company said the decrease was due to lower paperboard and tissue shipments, including the impact from the sale of the company’s mill in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, in August 2018, partially offset by higher tissue...

Kruger Products boosts capacity with Canada investment

KP Tissue and Kruger Products have officially announced their future $575m Sherbrooke tissue plant, which will be equipped with TAD technology. Located in the borough of Brompton, the new plant will be constructed on a site adjacent to an existing Kruger paper mill. Some 180 jobs will be created, as well as some 1,700 direct and indirect jobs during the...

Essity divests partly-owned company in Turkey

Essity is divesting its 50% stake in the partly owned company SCA Yildiz in Turkey to the other part owner Yildiz.SCA Yildiz is primarily active in Baby Care products. In 2018, the company reported net sales of SEK 364m (TRY 197m). The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval by the competition authorities and is expected to be finalised in the...

Suzano announces Q1 results in “challenging market environment”

Brazil’s Suzano has reported first quarter net revenue results of R$5.7bn, which it said was supported by the “strong performance of prices and margins in both the pulp and paper businesses”. Following the merger of Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria, the company reported operating cash generation of R$1.8bn, while EBITDA was R$2.8 bn. Pulp sales volume...

Xuan Mai Paper targets high-quality tissue with capacity boost

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has invested in a PrimeLineECO tissue machine to be installed at its Ho Chi Minh City-based plant. Supplied by Andritz, the machine has a design speed of 1,300m per minute and a paper width of 2.85m and start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.Scope of supply includes a separate DIP line, a stock preparation system for...

Cascades reports “important sequential improvement” in Q1 tissue results

Cascades has reported group sales of $1,230m – an increase of 3% compared to $1,196m in Q4 2018, and an increase of 12% from $1,098m in Q1 2018 – in its first quarter results. Operating income for the company was $72m compared to an operating loss of $37m in Q4 2018, up 295%, but decreased 36% from $112m in Q1 2018. Mario Plourde, president and chief...

Faderco boosts presence in Mediterranean region with investment

Algeria’s Faderco has invested in a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the line will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000m/min. It will be installed at the company’s mill in Warak, Setif, and start-up is planned for June 2020. It will add 30,000tpy to Faderco’s current production of tissue...

GP boosts bath tissue capacity with $120m investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) will install a new tissue machine and roll storage building to increase its consumer (retail) bath tissue business at its Naheola, Alabama-based mill. In a $120m investment, the new tissue machine will use modern Crescent former technology, replacing two older machines but increasing capacity at the mill. It will support new bath tissue...

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