China: Health awareness and product upgrades drive consumer tissue market

Driven by consumers’ rising hygiene and health consciousness as well as upgrades to tissue quality and variety, the retail tissue market recorded healthy growth in 2017 in China, in both value and volume. Growth is also expected to remain strong in the next five years, through to 2022. Rising raw materials costs have been passed on to consumers in the form...

China steps up industry revamp to target massive untapped potential

As the global tissue leader re-structures its entire economy by turning inward, natural gas, faster machinery, TAD pilot scale experiments, integrated plants and expanded e-commerce are just part of its strategy. China has taken the lead in tissue production, and total consumption in the last ten years. Because its per capita tissue consumption still lags...

TISSUE WORLD ISTANBUL 2018

An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants have attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference. Held in Istanbul between 4-6 September, exhibitors from 14 countries included tissue mills and a range of suppliers including chemicals, wrapping/packaging equipment, converting machinery, packaging equipment and...

“I believe an investment like Circleville will really change the way tissue mills are producing in the USA.”

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has officially opened its $400m, 280-acre plant in Circleville, Ohio… one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced paper plants in the world and Sofidel’s largest worldwide to-date. Sofidel CEO Luigi Lazzareschi (pictured below) and Simone Capuano, project manager of Circleville, talked to TWM senior editor Helen...

‘We are at a dynamic moment in the tissue industry’

This edition of TWM captures the distinct sense of momentum and energy, and change, at this point in tissue’s long history. These pages will give readers a comprehensive cross-analysis of those dynamics. We major on pulp – the single most important cost issue facing tissue today and the subject of much concerned speculation for some years.  In our...

‘The right fibres – treated correctly – gets the optimal fibre furnish’

In the last few years UPM has expanded its pulp production intensively. Due to its recent investments UPM Pulp has established a strong position on the pulp market through developing a versatile product portfolio. UPM supplies its global pulp customers with eucalyptus hardwood pulp from its Fray Bentos mill in Uruguay and with softwood and birch pulps from...

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