November / December 2013

DEPARTMENTS: Frontissues: Global market must take care to create balanced expansion Marketissues: Will closing capacity help the Chinese tissue overcapacity situation? Exitissues: ‘Designer’ printing rises to the challenge   WORLD NEWS: Global news Americas news Asia news Europe news Short issues   FEATURES: Country Report: Germany: stability...

WORLD NEWS: Global, America, Europe & Short Issues

GLOBAL NEWS KP TISSUE AND KPLP BOOST EBITDA BY 8.1% KADANT LAUNCHES HIGH-PERFORMANCE DOCTOR BLADE LINE UNGRICHT LAUNCHES PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR CERAMIC COATED ANILOX ROLLERS SCA LAUNCHES HIGH-END HAND TOWELS PROCARE DEVELOPS PROTABLET GREEN HYGIENICS LAUNCHES 100% TREE-FREE, BAMBOO-BASED LINE BRAZIL’S SEPAC INVESTS IN LOW-ENERGY TISSUE MACHINE Calling all...

SHORT ISSUES

Metsä Tissue has appointed Mikko Forsell as CFO and member of the Metsä Tissue management team as of 1 January 2014. He joined the company in 2005 and has since held various positions in finance. He is currently working as vice president, purchasing, and replaces Markus Holm, who has been appointed CFO for Metsä Board Corporation as of 1 January 2014. Double...

2013 November / December – Asia News

China CHINA’S ZHEJIANG JINGXING PAPER ENTERS TISSUE MARKET Chinese linerboard producer Zhejiang Jingxing Paper has entered the tissue market after it ordered two Steel Yankees from Andritz. The machines will be supplied to the company’s Pinghu city, Zhejiang Province site, where they will produce high-quality facial and toilet paper. Start-up is expected at...

2013 November / December – Europe News

UK SOFIDEL ACQUIRES NTG PAPERMILL Tissue giant Sofidel has boosted its presence in the UK after it acquired Lancaster-based NTG Papermill. The agreement became effective on 1 October, with the company adding the move enables it to “optimise the operations of its converting plants in the UK”. Luigi Lazzareschi, chief executive of Sofidel, said: “Through...

2013 November / December – Americas News

Argentina CELULOSA ARGENTINA BOOSTS CAPACITY Celulosa Argentina has diversified its product offering after it invested in a complete tissue line from Voith. The company will now also produce high-quality tissue papers and continue to pursue its long-term growth strategy. The system will be supplied as a Process Line Package (PLP) and will go on stream in...

2013 November / December – Global News

Global KP TISSUE AND KPLP BOOST EBITDA BY 8.1% KP Tissue has reported EBITDA of $31.7m compared to $29.3m a year earlier in its Q2 2013 results. The Canadian tissue manufacturer released its results and those of Kruger Products (KPLP) reporting revenue of $246.8m compared to $231.3m in Q2 2012, an increase of 6.7% year on year. Mario Gosselin, chief executive of...

Germany: stability with steady growth

By Bill Burns, senior consultant, Fisher International   Germany is the European Union’s (EU) largest economy  and the second largest producer of Towel and Tissue (T&T), making nearly 1.5 million MT/Yr. That means Germany, second only to Italy, represents about 20% of European Union capacity. Germany went through a series of economic reforms between...

Tissue World Project Survey 2013

China dominates with 75 of the 151 announced tissue projects.   In the past 12 months, the global tissue industry has seen another substantial amount of new capacity announced or coming on stream. Last year’s Project Survey charted 114 projects, with China claiming 69 of them. This year however, details of...

Day in the life: Enrique Todd, Roses Paper

Enrique Todd is the executive vice president of Roses Paper, a Sanford, Florida-based independent tissue manufacturer that originated in Mexico. Here, he explains his working day to TW. “I start my day by getting up at 5:30am, having a cup of espresso and a protein shake, and then I go out for a 30 mile bike ride. Immediately after I shower while catching my...

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