Target: Egypt’s distinctive facial tissue preference

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine At more than half the tissue market in volume and marketed in boxes and plastic covers, Hayat Kimya sees a chance to advance a unique cultural choice. Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has been on a steady expansion path for many years. With tissue and paper facilities brought on stream in countries including Russia, Iran and...

And baby makes three … plus lots more tissue product

With a first child on the way, soon-to-be-dad Anders Wendel, originally from Denmark but now living and working in London, suspects he’ll soon be learning a lot more that he used to know about triple ply, absorbency levels and wet wipes. “I live with my fiancé in East London and I think our household is fairly normal in our use of tissue products. We...

IPI aims to strengthen its reach overseas

Faced with regional jumbo roll overcapacity, the loss of energy cost leverage, traditional neighbouring markets hit by security issues, Egypt’s Interstate Paper Industries’ strategy is to find new potential growth … and offer high value added products. Established in 2009 in Sadat City, Egypt, Interstate Paper Industries (IPI) is a member of INDEVCO Paper...

OCME: The latest generation in handling

By Marcello Lusardi, OCME Regional Sales Manager Since it was established in 1954, OCME has prioritised research and development for palletisation and the handling of products in warehouses. Fast changing market demands are forever evolving and the demands set by the international tissue market is a key example. The company can meet all end-of-line and automatic...

“Our vision is to become the undisputed market leader in Egypt and North Africa.”

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Keen for growth, Zeina Group founder and chairman Abdul Karim Natout talks to TWM about market potential in Egypt and beyond. With an impressive annual production capacity of 32,000 tonnes and an efficient operational speed of 2,000mt/minute, Al Zeina’s cutting edge tissue mill is a milestone in Egypt’s tissue...

PIX Pulp indices 26.1.2016

By FOEX Indexes’ Lars Halén and Timo Teräs NBSK pulp Europe When writing these notes, the only publicly available pulp data over December is by UTIPULP, providing the softwood pulp consumption and inventory numbers at consumers. BSKP consumption was down in December by -1.4%, year-on-year. Softwood kraft pulp inventories, at 19 days of consumption, were...

Hayat Kimya restarts tissue PM at Yeniköy mill in Turkey after rebuild

Tissue producer Hayat Kimya has resumed production on the 70,000tpy PM1 at its Yeniköy mill, some 100km southeast of Istanbul, following downtime lasting more than a month. The aim is to increase the PM’s energy efficiency, improve product properties as well as performance, runnability and the work environment, but it will not change the machine’s capacity....

China unveils 2014 closure results; 5.47 million tpy of old pulp and paper capacity scrapped

China has recently publicised its 2014 old capacity closure campaign results, confirming some 5.47 million tpy of pulp and paper (P&P) capacity was removed. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) revealed the shutdown results for 18 industries including the P&P sector. The announced figure of 5.47 million tpy was higher than the goal...

Faderco starts up tissue PM in Algeria

Independent tissue paper company Faderco has started up its Valmet-supplied tissue line at its site in Sétif. Owner Amor Habes told TWM the new line will produce more than 30,000 tonnes of tissue paper per year. It will be the second tissue mill in Algeria alongside Tonic Industries’ line, which a reporter for TWM said has not yet attained its full...

Metsä Tissue renews organisational structure

Metsä Tissue has renewed its business unit structure as of 1 January 2016. The new organization is based on four business units: Consumer Nordics, Consumer Continental, Away-from-Home and Baking & Cooking. CEO Petri Helsky said: “The new set up enables us to put more focus on our key customer segments and boosts our product and offering development. “We...

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