Our top priority is quality – one high-quality product does the job of two or three economical products

Cenk Guner lives in Istanbul and works as a country manager for Industrial Process Products sales and business development in Turkey and Europe. He tells TWM about his tissue choices for cooking, his pets, seeing before buying, and the importance of a brand’s environmental mentality. TWM/1: What tissue products do you use in your house? “We use kitchen...

Tissue World – 25 years bringing the world’s tissue businesses together

It began in Nice in March 1993 … the first ever trade show exclusively dedicated to tissue. There were 700 attendees and 49 exhibitors. Now, attendance at TW Milan 2017 reached almost 4,000, with participants coming from 91 countries and 220 exhibiting companies. In Nice, conference preprints were given to delegates. Now, Tissue World TV...

Is distribution the main challenge for tissue e-commerce?

The tissue online business is rather limited for the consumer segment and follows the on-line business of groceries. Relatively taken e-commerce is much more common for the AfH sector. Due to the important role of retailers and distributors, distribution in e-commerce is much less of a challenge for the tissue producers than one would think. How is the tissue...

Market pulp capacity review: investment cycle to peak in 2018

Global bleached chemical market pulp capacity reached 64Mt/y in 2017, comprising 35.3Mt/y of hardwood market pulp, 28.3Mt/y of softwood, and just 0.4Mt/y of sulphite pulp. Capacity expanded by 3.7% last year, equivalent to +2.3Mt; a rather strong expansion when compared to the 2.5% (+1.3Mt) average growth rate of the previous decade. • BSKP capacity increased...

Converting Technical Theme 2018: Process optimisation – customer loyalty – intelligent factories – worldwide interconnection – the nonstop line – intrinsically designed machinery – faster troubleshooting – trust – smart data analytics.

Leading converters outline their priorities in business strategy towards producing a better roll more efficiently. A TWM report. TWM/1: What events in 2017 have had the biggest impact on your business and how are you dealing with them? Oswaldo Cruz, chief executive, Fabio Perini: “There were two events that had the biggest impact for us. The first was the...

Mexico consumer tissue: fundamentals and soft drivers – what does the future hold?

Mexico – the second largest economy in Latin America – has grown slower than most other large Latin American countries for more than a decade and continues to grow at a modest pace. Growth of private consumption has slowed down, and fears of a disorderly renegotiation of NAFTA weigh on the growth outlook. Disposable income per capita in Mexico...

Mexico: Exports – and NAFTA renegotiations – are becoming vital

Mexico’s tissue business continues to evolve to take advantage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) since implementation in 1994. Mexico has free trade agreements with over 50 countries, but trade with NAFTA neighbours Canada and United States represents the bulk of external tissue flows. This article will focus on reviewing the Mexican...

Mexico needs more tissue – and one family owned company is ready to respond

With consumer growth figures up to 6%, there is currently not enough tissue to supply the population. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, general director of family firm Convertipap, explains what he plans to do about it. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor Tissue World Magazine. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, the general manager of the family-owned Convertipap, arrives...

‘Mexico has what it takes to be the South American tissue giant’

In a classic market of huge untapped potential, general manager Humberto Narro Flores says Absormex CMPC – with a history of double digit growth – is poised to benefit from steady population growth, improved productivity and  infrastructure, and a growing economy. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. The drive through the financial and industrial...

Strong investment is key for Papel San Francisco

The Mexican pioneer will target AfH to keep ahead of a tissue market growth trend up to 4.5% annually. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine. It was no surprise when the world’s first Advantage NTT tissue line was started up by a Mexican company in 2013. Located in Mexicali on the Mexican/US border, TWM speaks to PSF operations director Dario...

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