Shrinkflation – reducing product size becomes an issue for tissue

Toxic combination of cost inflation, a stagnant economy, the fluctuating pound … and Brexit has forced the UK tissue sector, like many other producers, to look for savings elsewhere. Report by freelance journalist Simon Creasey. The UK tissue sector is enduring a turbulent period thanks to the combination of rising pulp prices and wild fluctuations in...

Nigeria – solid GDP but significant population-to-capacity gap

Nigeria, with its oil wealth and sizable population (190 million, or more than half the population of the USA - it’s the most populous country in Africa) has been an economic powerhouse by many measures for quite some time. Yet it also typifies a phenomenon among certain rapidly developing countries for a stubborn resistance to the Tissue and Towel...

Building a tissue empire from the Adelaide Mill… England

Angela Dawson is a writer and poet who has featured on community radio and at various venues around Melbourne, Australia, since 2000. Originally from Manchester, England, this year saw the release of her first book, Like Two Mexicans Dancing, a nonfiction tale about falling in love with a fair-haired busker… 15,000km from home. A truly Australian romance,...

“We are aiming to be the number one player in Nigeria as well as a formidable force in West Africa.”

TWM interviews Bola Ataiyero-Adefila, the chief operating officer of Nigeria’s second largest converter, Banrut Rolls Nigeria. TWM/1: What products do you currently produce? Bola Adefila: “We produce all tissue paper products; toilet tissues, napkins, both white and coloured, kitchen towel, pocket tissue and facial boxes. We operate in the consumer, AfH...

Hayat Kimya’s $100m Nigerian plant expands its dominance in Africa

In June, Turkish tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya expanded its geographical presence with the inauguration of its $100m Nigerian diaper and tissue plant in Agbara, Nigeria. Hayat first entered into the Nigeria market in 2015 with its flagship diaper brand MOLFIX, and it now manufactures MOLFIX diapers and Papia Familia tissues at the facility. Hayat Kimya...

Pulsar targets quality control with Quatis Bags launch

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. By Massimo Franzaroli, president of Pulsar Engineering Pulsar Engineering has broadened its range of Quatis machines with the launch of the Quatis Bags machine. The range and latest addition aims to increase quality control of tissue products, both...

Overcapacity – Promotions – Private Label – Population – Prices – Energy – Income – Automation – Added Value – Growth – M&A – Sustainability

By TWM Senior Editor, Helen Morris Sacrifice short term profitability for long term opportunity – the increasing dilemma? TWM asked industry experts around the world to access the state of the industry as the search for ‘growth frontiers’ gets ever more competitive. Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue & hygiene industry,...

With 10-15% growth y-o-y, Star Tissue is making the headlines at home and abroad

Named as one of Europe’s most dynamic SMEs, this Blackburn, UK-based tissue converter talks opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain. UK-based, family-owned tissue converter Star Tissue is on a roll. Established in 2003, it was recently named one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The 2017 report celebrates the...

HMI redefined: a radical technological change in Human Machine Interface (HMI) hardware – and HMI development

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. OPTIMA Nonwoven’s Gustav Marwitz discusses the recent research results. Smartphones and tablets are continually driving tissue machine operator’s expectations from packaging equipment. Until June 2017, Optima has been involved with a project...

Tissue and towel packaging: consumers demand higher quality.

 Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report.  In recent years, the tissue market in North America has shifted dramatically to structured sheet, high-quality, product-branded and private-label products. Similarly, packaging needs in the private market have also changed. Retail chains are...

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