Northeast United States – A mix of T&T machine vintages, sizes and technologies

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International The global Towel and Tissue (T&T) market can be divided into six regions where North America ranks third with 22%...

Targeting top brand icons … by comparison and confusion

By Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst Copy-cat labelling on private label products has created a lucrative revenue stream for discount stores, increasing confusion for consumers, and upped the champagne consumption of litigation lawyers. Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko reports. Over 40 years have passed since the Federal Trade Commission of the United States,...

Battle for the biggest Away-from-Home sector in the world

Table napkins are on a surge as Americans eat out more, enjoy ‘fast casual’ dining, and turn to the pleasures of the homeland and the ‘staycation.’ TWM editor Helen Morris heads out towards the Adirondacks to SCA’s Hudson River mill. The slow and steady train journey to Glens Falls from the heart of Manhattan gives a taste of the stunning natural...

Opportunity on “our doorstep” – or as it’s otherwise known … New York

The great metropolis is also “a great waste paper basket,” says Soundview Paper Company chief executive Karl Meyers who has targeted recycled and virgin fibre T&T. The key issue is still “how do we get chosen first?” Helen Morris, TWM editor, reports from New York. Driving underneath the towering skyscrapers that make up Manhattan’s iconic skyline,...

The US faces big structural changes to its tissue market

TWM, and hopefully all who read our Regional Report in this edition will join us, has enjoyed the privilege of touring the world’s leading tissue market North America – ranked third in terms of global T&T with 22% of overall capacity. New York and the Northeast US have another level of energy above and beyond most of the regions TWM has had the privilege...

ISMA 2000 starts up PM1 after rebuild

Published on 7 April 2016 | Spain’s ISMA 2000 has successfully started up its PM1 at its mill in La Torre de Claramunt mill, Barcelona, after a major dry-end rebuild delivered by supplier Toscotec. The delivery included a Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-3,600mm provided with Toscotec-patented solutions for head insulation, a Yankee steam and condensate system and a...

STAX Technologies responds to demand with UNICA launch

Published on 7 April 2016 | STAX Technologies has launched packaging machine UNICA, a single roll wrapper that wraps single bath rolls in both paper and poly. The machine can reach speeds of up to 200+ packs per minute and “offers long term reliability together with a high-end product”, according to the supplier. Stevan Kalos, sales and marketing director...

Sofidel increases UK tissue presence

Published on 7 April 2016 | Global tissue producer Sofidel is to boost its presence in the UK market after it invested in a latest-generation tissue rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the machine has a 3,400mm format and will be housed in Sofidel UK’s Lancaster plant. Delivery is scheduled for July 2016. Sofidel Group was founded in 1966 and is a world...

Infinity boosts presence with Italian subsidiary

Published on 7 April 2016 | Infinity Machine & Engineering has responded to global market growth in the tissue industry with the opening of a subsidiary in Bologna. The Italian headquarters will be dedicated to the research and development of packaging machines, such as the company’s single-roll wrapping machine SOLO 250 and the Eclipse ET4 multi-pack...

SCA’s divestment of business for integration with Vinda closes

Published on 7 April 2016 | SCA has said the divestment of its business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea for integration with Vinda closed on 1 April.​ The tissue giant is the majority shareholder in Vinda, one of China’s largest hygiene companies. As part of the transaction, SCA and Vinda have signed an agreement regarding the exclusive...

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