UK consumer tissue industry after Brexit: taken to the cleaners?

As the United Kingdom is heavily dependent on imports of raw materials for its tissue industry, the country has been exposed to threatening market fluctuations in 2017. Steady rise of pulp and parent reels prices combined with a highly fluctuating exchange rate have had a deep impact on manufacturers which saw their profit margins evaporate in just...

Import dominated, Thailand faces strong regional competition

The Kingdom of Thailand has the second largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. The World Bank classifies Thailand as an upper-middle-income economy. The CIA World Factbook ranked Thailand’s economic GDP as 21st in purchasing power parity with exports accounting for about two-thirds of this value. Their economy grew at an estimated rate of...

Thailand’s first tissue mill poised to reap rewards of a new future

Half the population of 68 million doesn’t use tissue. But a boom in tourism, urbanisation and an ageing society is changing that, explains Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, MD of RiverPRO. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine.” TWM (unwittingly) arrives in Bangkok on the first day of Songkran, the country’s fabulous water festival that...

Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in the best technology to target growth potential

Rising numbers… in population, tourism, retail stores, personal income and a strong economic performance gives the Bangkok-based manufacturer confidence for the future. A TWM report. TWM/1 What tissue markets do you operate in in Thailand and is there much growth? “Berli Jucker Cellox operates in all markets and we’re seeing growth across all of the...

The retailer’s power: a major buyer’s view on market developments

While larger sizes or club packs are growing across all segments due to e-commerce, the American market is also seeing a steady increase in private label products with premium branded quality across  channels. Below is an extra from Patrick Boateng’s interview for TWM’s “Focus Report:USA” supplement magazine. FR/1: What trends are you seeing in the...

Today’s retail realities – what does it take to compete?

Shoppers’ expectations today are sky high. With a revolution in retail well underway, the industry needs to inspire and uplift … to redefine the consumer experience. By Patrick Boateng, leader, global sourcing, The Kroger Co. At Tissue World Miami in March, The Kroger Co’s Patrick Boateng discussed the key drivers that have created a revolution in...

For this creative cook the kitchen roll smooths away any spillage disasters

Charlie is a Bristol, UK-based food blogger and content editor who also runs a pop up pudding (dessert) club. When she isn’t eating or writing she can be found in the pub enjoying a beer or two. See her blog at: https://bedsitbonnevivante.com/ As a keen homecook I am usually not that far away from some sort of spillage disaster. Each spill has its own...

Packaging, Wrapping & Logistics: Technical Theme

The global packaging machinery market is estimated to be worth €35.6bn in 2020. Here, our Technical Theme brings you a selection of some of the most recent innovations and the trends behind them. TWM spoke to packaging machinery manufacturers Macdue, Stax Technologies and Fabio Perini and asked them to explain why they believe their product is breaking new...

“ Digitisation is key; Our goal has been to focus on R&D that enables a complete integrated offer for the entire tissue roll production line.”

By Matteo Giardini, Global sales director packaging, Fabio Perini Casmatic is the Fabio Perini brand dedicated to packaging solutions that create perfect line integration. Key criteria from customers include: reliability, efficiency, super-fast format change and attention to energy savings. Digitisation is also key for the product and our goal has been to...

Revolutionary breakthrough in tissue packaging?

Mladen Starcevic, the founder and general manager of Stax Technologies, explains why he believes the company’s ULTIMA product is breaking new ground. A TWM report. Technical packaging innovations during the past 50 years have witnessed several big improvements in tissue packaging machine design. This has been crucial in assisting us in researching...

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