Cascades delivers “record quarterly sales”; Orchids Paper acquisition provides “compelling optimisation opportunities”

Cascades has said all segments executed well in its second quarter results, with its tissue results supported by favourable input costs and selling prices. For the three-month period ended 30 June 2019, the company reported a 4% sales increase to C$1,275m compared to C$1,230m in Q1 2019. It was an increase of 8% compared to C$1,180m in Q2 2018. Sales...

Recard announces management changes

Recard has officially announced that Mauro Michelini exited the company on 31 July. He had been general manager at Recard since 1994. Doctor of engineering Riccardo Lorenzo Campo has joined the company as managing director. As of 1 August 2019, doctor of engineering Alberto Tomelleri joined Recard as commercial and marketing director....

CMPC expands operations in Brazil with acquisition of SEPAC

CMPC subsidiary Softys has agreed to acquire family-owned tissue manufacturer SEPAC, a move it said will consolidate Softys as the largest tissue producer in Brazil. SEPAC was established 45 years ago and has leading brands in the tissue paper segment including Duetto and Paloma. It has a tissue mill in the Paraná state with an annual capacity of...

Clearwater Paper Reports Q2 results; positively impacted by higher retail tissue shipments and tissue pricing

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported a net sales increase of 4.6% to $452.0m for the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same time a year earlier. The company said the increase was due to “record quarterly paperboard shipments and sales, higher retail tissue shipments and higher paperboard and tissue pricing from previously announced price...

Global impacts, local challenges, Latin American prospects: Tissue World São Paulo 2019

Tissue World São Paulo 2019’s conference will unlock opportunities for sustainable success in the region’s most dynamic tissue markets. Latin America’s tissue industry has exciting further potential thanks to the abundant skills, resources and appetite for progress in a region which has an average annual growth rate of 4%. But how to...

Northwood Group boosts AfH offering with KPP Converters acquisition

UK-based Northwood has completed the purchase of 100% of the issued share capital of KPP Converters (KPP). KPP – a supplier of AfH tissue products – will continue to operate as an independent company out of its site in Ilkeston as a subsidiary of Northwood Hygiene Products (NHP).  Former KPP owners Cliff Arnold and David Vaughan will continue...

Körber Group acquires Roll-Tec; expands converting and packaging machine expertise

Körber Group has increased its Business Area Tissue division after acquiring Roll-Tec Cilindro, a Brazilian-based embossing roll specialist.  Roll-Tec develops, produces and sells engraving cylinders for embossing machines for tissue paper and other tissue products. The acquisition further expands Körber Group’s international Business Area...

Luoyang Jieda Paper boosts facial tissue capacity with investment

Luoyang Jieda Paper has signed a contract for the supply of two BC1300-2850 Crescent Former Tissue Machines. Supplied by Baotuo Enterprise, the two tissue machines have a design speed of 1,300m/min and a width of 2.8m. The contract also includes the general contracting project from the sizing flow system to the reeling completion. When producing...

Lucart highlights Circular Economy and sustainability in its latest report

Lucart has presented its 2018 Sustainability Report with a focus on Circular Economy, new investments and partnerships for sustainable development The company reported a turnover increase of 12% in 2018. Major investments include the acquisition of three production plants in Spain, the construction of a new plant in Hungary, as well as the start-up of a...

Star Paper Mill boosts capacity

Star Paper Mill (SPM) has increased its production capacity after starting up its DCT Crescent Former tissue machine in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Supplied by Recard, the line has the latest flexi-nip shoe press technology, which the mill said enables it to achieve higher bulk and softness. Machine deckle is 3.6m, and its two rewinders have a capability of...