Marutomi Group invests in two

Japan’s Marutomi Group has invested in two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines. Supplied by Toscotec, the machines will be installed at Marutomi Paper’s mill and at Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka, Japan. Start-up is scheduled for the first and second half of 2019. The scope of supply includes two MODULO-PLUS ES (Energy Saving) tissue machines featuring a...

Shaniv Paper Industries increases capacity

Israel’s Shaniv Paper Industries has boosted its production capacity after investing in the rebuild of its TM1. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the rebuild was successfully completed with start-up of the machine in early October. The operation included the supply of a new reel, an innovative DCS system, a more efficient set of motors, renewed roller equipment and...

C.A.S. Paper Mill boosts capacity

Thailand’s C.A.S. Paper Mill has increased its production capacity after investing in an AHEAD-1.5S tissue line. Supplied by Toscotec, delivery is scheduled for 2019 and the start-up for the first quarter of 2020. The turnkey supply includes the AHEAD-1.5S tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press...

K-C appoints new CEO

 Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Michael D. Hsu as chief executive as of 1 January 2019. Hsu has served as K-C’s president and chief operating officer since 1 January 2017 and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors. Before that, he oversaw the company’s nearly $8bn North American Personal Care and Consumer Tissue...

Essity results hit by raw material and energy price hikes

Essity has said higher raw material and energy costs have had a negative impact of SEK3,268m on earnings in its third quarter results. Net sales for the period 1 January 2018 and 30 September increased 8.4% to SEK87,388m compared to the same time a year ago, while operating profit before EBITA declined 10% to SEK8,085m. Adjusted pre-tax profit decreased 6% to...

Yibin Paper Industry increases capacity

China’s Yibin Paper Industry has increased its production capacity after investing in two 18ft IDEAL Steel Yankees. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the two lines are expected to be installed on site in early November 2018. In total, the order by the company has included five sets of iDEAL Tissue Machines; three of which are equipped with three 16ft. Steel Yankees...

The Navigator Company announces price hike

The Navigator Company will increase the price of its tissue papers in Europe by 8 to 12%. The hike will be effective as of 1 November and covers all products and markets. It follows two previous price increases in January and July this year. The company said the move was due to “the continuous increase in key raw materials costs, namely short and long fibre...

Fapajal increases capacity with rewinder investment

Portuguese tissue producer Fapajal has boosted its production capacity after investing in a E-WIND T80S rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli, the rewinder is modular and fully automated, running at 1000mpm, with built-in electrical cabinets. According to the supplier, it is “capable of managing products that involve a specific volume, diameter and cutting format...

Buckman announces North American price hikes

Buckman will increase the cost of its freight pricing for the pulp and paper industry in North America. Effective 1 November, the increases are: • Buckman-arranged bulk tank truck orders – $.02 – $.04/lb. • Buckman-arranged IBC/drum truck orders – $.02/lb. The company said the change is “being driven by the continued shortage of drivers,...

Sofidel America boosts capacity in Oklahoma

Sofidel America has invested in two AHEAD-2.0L tissue lines at its new integrated mill in Inola, Oklahoma. Supplied by Toscotec, start-up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2019 for PM1 and for the first quarter of 2020 for PM2. The supply includes two AHEAD-2.0L tissue machines equipped with second generation TT SYD and gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH Duosystem...

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