November / December 2014 – Asia News

RUSSIA Syktyvkar Tissue Group starts up new tissue PM Syktyvkar Tissue Group (STG) has started up a new 114tpd tissue machine at its brownfield Semibratovo plant in the Yaroslavl region in northwestern Russia. The 2.7m wide PM makes tissue from recovered fibre, which is converted into (AfH) tissue products on the facility’s three converting lines. While...

November / December 2014 – World News

GLOBAL NEWS Cascades Tissue president and CEO steps down Södra hikes up prices Futura appoints Piero Ceccon   EUROPE GERMANY: WEPA to build two new tissue machines TURKEY: Parteks boosts capacity TURKEY: Ipek Kagit Tissue boosts converting capacity UK: Accrol Papers reveals plans to build paper mill   ASIA RUSSIA: Syktyvkar Tissue Group starts up new...

November / December 2014 – Europe News

GERMANY WEPA to build two new tissue machines German tissue giant WEPA is poised for growth as it plans to spend more than Euro 50 million on two new tissue machines. The new lines will be installed at WEPA’s mills in Lille, France and Marsberg, Germany and will have a total capacity of 64,000tpy. According to the group, the capacity expansion will optimise...

2014 November / December – Global News

Cascades Tissue president and CEO steps down Cascades Tissue has announced that its president and chief executive Suzanne Blanchet is to step down after more than 17 years at the head of the group. She will join the corporate ranks of the Cascades management team as senior vice-president, corporate development. Jean Jobin will succeed her and add the title of...

2014 November / December – Americas News

USA Roses Southeast Papers acquired by Peak Rock Capital affiliate Atlas Southeast Papers, an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, has acquired tissue manufacturer Roses Southeast Papers. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, Atlas Southeast is now an integrated tissue manufacturer of tissue paper products, capable of producing both virgin and...

November / December 2014

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues:  The sweet smell of success for tissue in Russia Marketissues: Social media – a powerful tool for all sectors of the tissue industry Exitissues: Capacity additions plus aggressive promotions spell interesting times in North American tissue markets.   WORLD NEWS:  Global news Americas news Asia news Europe...

Home and away … Anika compares West and East

By Anika Michielsen Here in Korea, I don’t recognise any of the tissue brands that I’m used to in Belgium, so that really affects what I buy. When I buy tissues here I mainly look at the price, I don’t care much about brands or where they’re from. I just pick the one that attracts me the most in terms of packaging and price. The main difference I’ve...

Pulp Invest targets No.1 position in Tatarstan as Russian tissue surges

In the emerging Republic of Tatarstan, Pulp Invest is on the brink of a major start up. With the towering presence of the Kazan Kremlin never far from sight or mind, TWM finds population growth and disposable incomes the keys to the future. Driving through Kazan towards Pulp Invest’s mill, the city’s striking pale sandstone Kazan Kremlin is impossible to...

Dynamic economic growth – massive consumer markets – unique geographical position

By Helen Morris With Russian tissue consumption expected to rise fivefold in three years, Hayat Kimya – the largest tissue manufacturer in Eastern Europe and the Middle East – sees higher quality soft, coloured and perfumed products as a key strategy in a rapidly changing market. Hayat Kimya’s persistent drive to break records, push boundaries and...

Rising incomes spur growth in Russian tissue

By Euromonitor International’s Ian Bell With a tissue market worth US$1 billion, Russia dominates the Eastern European retail tissue landscape, accounting for 31% of sales in the region – and it’s not just size, growth is also strong. In 2013, the Russian tissue market registered 15% current value growth, the second highest in the region. With this fast...