Andritz targets textured tissue with PrimeLineTEX TM launch

Andritz has launched its new tissue machine for textured tissue, the PrimeLineTEX. According to the supplier, the machine enables customers to produce textured tissue of a quality superior to dry crepe and very close to structured (TAD) tissue, while at the same time achieving significant cost savings.PrimeLineTEX is available with widths of 5.6 or 2.8m and...

WEPA UK stockpiles products in case of no-deal Brexit

WEPA UK has been stockpilling 3.5m toilet and kitchen rolls in its warehouses during the past four months in case of a no-deal Brexit.It is hoped that the extra 600 tonnes will safeguard supplies in Britain. Mike Docker, managing director of WEPA UK, said: “We have an end-to-end plan to make sure our supermarket customers do not run out of stock onshelf as a...

Fourstones boosts capacity with TM investment

Scotland’s Fourstones Group is understood to have invested in a new tissue machine at its Sapphire mill. According to reports, the line has been supplied by China’s Weifang Hicredit Machinery. It has a trim width of 2.75m, a design speed of 1,800m/min and a capacity of 80 metric tpd. It is scheduled to be delivered in September 2019. In addition...

WEPA applies to take over Arjowiggins’ Greenfield plant

Germany’s anti-trust authority the Bundeskartellamt has given its approval for a possible takeover of Arjowiggins’ French Greenfield de-inked pulp mill by German tissue producer WEPA. According to reports, the company has submitted an application to the Bundeskartellamt for the takeover. The site can produce up to 150,000tpy of deinked recycled...

Cascades to close two Canadian-based tissue PMs

Cascades has said it will close two of its tissue paper machines located in Whitby and Scarborough, Ontario . The end date of the production remains to be determined. In total, the sites produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually and employ 68 workers. Jean Jobin, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group, said of the two paper...

Cascades announces results; reports “difficult industry-wide market dynamics” for tissue

Cascades has reported a sales increase up 2% to $1,196m for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $1,175m in the third quarter of 2018. This is an increase of 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. For the whole of 2018, it reported sales of $4,649m compared to $4,321m in 2017, an increase of 8%. Mario Plourde, president and chief executive,...

Tissue World Milan – Experience the future of tissue making on the show floor!

At Tissue World Milan next month, cutting-edge tissue making technologies and solutions will be showcased through the lenses of VR headsets at “The Mill of the Future Zone”, a brand new section at the event. Paper machinery supplier Andritz will take participants on a virtual guided tour through its sophisticated tissue production line to learn more about...

GP to exit communication papers business; focus on tissue and towel

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is exiting the communication papers business following an assessment of its long-term competitive position in a declining market. The company will permanently shut down the communication papers machines, related converting assets, as well as the woodyard, pulp mill and a significant portion of the energy complex at its Port Hudson,...

Metsä Tissue launches €25m fixed cost saving programme

Metsä Tissue has launched a fixed cost saving programme as part of its operational review.It is aiming to save €25m in annual fixed costs and has started co-determination negotiations in order to improve internal efficiency, focus and reduce complexity in the Tissue Business. It said that the planned restructuring could lead to organisational changes, such...

Kemira announces sizing technologies price hike

Kemira is to increase the price for its sizing technologies in the Asia Pacific region. The price increase of FennoSize ASA will be an average of 15-25% and will be effective immediately or as contracts allow. The company said the hike is “triggered by continuous cost increases of raw materials, energy and logistics, regulatory compliance requirements...

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