Universal launches interactive game of snakes and ladders tissue products

Tissue producer Universal has launched a new and unique product into the South African market: the Dinu Décor Collection Multi packs. Forming part of the Dinu Décor Collection of 2-ply printed tissue products, the Multi range comprises household towel as well as bathroom tissue with each pack showcasing a different design per roll of product. There are 10...

Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry boosts rewinder capacity

Published on 21 April 2016 | Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has signed an agreement with A.Celli Paper for the supply of three tissue rewinders and an additional agreement for a further nine rewinders. Part of the Taison Group since the beginning of 2016, the Chinese company said the first three rewinders will be delivered to its Chishui facilities in the...

March / April 2016

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues: Egypt and Jordan: progress against the odds Marketissues: It’s fierce out there – the battle for tissue raging across the UK market Exitissues: India prepares for an expected surge in tissue demand   WORLD NEWS: Global news Africa news Americas news Asia news Europe news    FEATURES: Country Report: Egypt and...

Egypt: price sensitivity shapes consumer tissue demand

By Moustafa Sheta, Euromonitor Research Associate, Egypt With population approaching 88 million in 2015, Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East and is expected to add another 12.3 million inhabitants by 2020. Per capita consumption of retail tissue in the country stands at less than 1 kg compared to anywhere between 9 kg and 14 kg per capita in...

Key innovations in the search for perfection on the converting line

We asked the world’s leading converting machinery manufacturers to explain where their R&D efforts are leading them for TWM’s annual Converting Technical Theme. Gambini, Futura, PCMC, Maflex and MTorres responded. What events in 2015 have had the biggest impact on your business and why? Carlo Berti, sales and marketing director of Gambini: “In...

It’s fierce out there – the battle for tissue raging across the UK market

By Simon Creasey, Freelance Journalist Sales of household paper products at the top four superstores have slumped. The reasons – branded sales fall, the rise of own label, a price war, discounters and bargain stores, and more online shopping. But does it foreshadow a deeper crisis across the global industry? Simon Creasey reports from the front line. Sales of...

India prepares for an expected surge in tissue demand

By Sumit Khanna, Chief Executive of Beeta Tissues Regional growth rates can already reach 20-25%, and as the new one-party government clears away restrictions on manufacturing and international players enter the market Sumit Khanna, chief executive of Beeta Tissues, New Delhi, assesses possible developments ahead. After years of coalition politics, the...

Egypt and Jordan – holding on to progress despite the region’s economic and political challenges

By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International The Middle East and Africa represent about 2% each of the global Towel and Tissue (T&T) capacity. If you consider Egypt as more a part of the Middle East than Africa the Middle East would still only represent 3% of the total global T&T capacity. For this paper we will consider the Middle East...

Egypt and Jordan: progress against the odds

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Tissue makers well know the difference between potential growth and realisable growth. Growth which has every chance of being turned into revenue when consumers enjoy more spendable income, and growth which even when that occurs will remain elusive for cultural, historical reasons. Egypt and Jordan are a case in...

Getting Mr Robot – flexible, quick and tireless – to take on the heavy work downstream

By Luc Vanden-Abeele, Marketing Research Advisor, Axium Robotics and Automation After an explosion in choices of packaging and sizes – 15 different bath tissue packs for example – factories are stepping up automation to keep increased production runs as smooth as possible. Luc Vanden-Abeele, Axium Robotics and Automation’s marketing research advisor...

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