Tissue ‘the unsung hero of our daily lives’

Dave Ripper is one of many to discover how prominent tissue is only when asked, as here, to recall their encounters with the vital aid to living. He lives in the south of England and is especially pleased to have a wet wipe to beat the ‘hot desking’ hygiene problem. I’ve not given this topic much thought before now. But thinking back over the past...

Quality product initiatives, greater technology efficiency, energy and labour costs – keys to the new markets

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine TWM asked industry experts around the world to explain how they see emerging technologies, cultural trends, financial markets, political initiatives and energy costs affecting their short and long terms prospects. Devrim Deniz, director, ICM Makina, Turkey “Increased tissue supply and lower costs are pushing...

India: From shanty towns to shopping malls

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine. When, not if, tissue consumption takes off among a population of 1.25bn. Top industry managers are preparing for that momentous cultural change. As the second most populous country in the world, India’s tissue potential is very evident as well as severely hindered, at least for the near future. Driving through...

PIX Pulp indices 27.9.2016

By FOEX Indexes’ Lars Halén and Timo Teräs                 NBSK pulp Europe The PPPC-statistics were fairly weak over July, but the August performance was again strong in softwood, especially taking into account the summer season, but remained subdued in hardwood. Total paper grade market pulp shipments were up in...

Market trends inspire advanced delivery for diverse customer needs

By Giulio Bignami, Microline chairman, for TWM Microline’s Giulio Bignami talks about the company’s latest technology developments plus a new line installation at Dubai-based Metropolic Paper Industries. A TWM report. For many years, Microline has been responding to customer demands and focussing on different aspects for packaging tissue products,...

Raptor SL integrates features from top-of-the-range packers

                  Chris Bladek, marketing specialist, Edson Packaging Machinery, discusses the latest case packaging design innovations in the Raptor SL case packer. A TWM report. The tissue packaging industry is continually evolving and  demanding reliable, easy to use case packing equipment to maximize overall...

İpek Kağıt invests in regional power

By Sertaç Nişli, general manager, İpek Kağıt                   A long-time pioneer and leader of Turkey’s tissue paper sector, İpek Kağıt has opened two new plants in Turkey and Kazakhstan that will advance its goal of regional leadership. Sertaç Nişli, general manager of İpek Kağıt, highlights its...

India – the world’s greatest untapped market

              India – the world’s greatest untapped market In no other country is so great a potential so apparently locked out of reach. India has untapped retail tissue growth estimated at US$12 billion, 4.5 million tonnes. A population of 1.3 billion is expected to overtake China’s in less than 20 years. One...

India’s T&T – a market profoundly influenced by cultural preferences

By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International The second most populous nation in the world, India is ranked fifth in a worldwide listing of countries producing paper products. With a...

Consumer tissue in India: Value in focus but significant long-term opportunities ahead

                India remains one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. Real GDP is expected to increase by 7.3% in 2016, while unemployment in the country is expected to come down from 5.1% in 2015 to 4.8% in 2016. Per capita disposable incomes have been on the rise. During the 2015-2030 period, total disposable...

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