“A significant number of smaller converters and importers are popping up throughout the industry… it makes for an interesting paradox. While distributors are getting bigger, manufacturers seem to be getting smaller.”

With distribution consolidating and M&As on the rise, tissue giant Cascades PRO targets opportunities in dispensers, towels and bath tissue. TWM talks to marketing director André Daviault. TWM/1: What are the main opportunities for you in the north/northeast of America over the next five years?  André Daviault: “For our PRO business, we expect...

“We’ve spent a lot of R&D time, energy and money to find a sustainable solution.”

 Morris Housen, chief executive and president of Erving Industries, operates a paper mill in Erving, Massachusetts. Established in 1905, the company employs more than 100 people and has sustainability high on the agenda: it uses nearly 50 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 400,000mcf of natural gas annually. The mill produces napkin, towels and...

Defining the products of the future

  Greater efforts to save margins, fearless investment in technological innovation and new products, e-commerce selling, increasing of stakeholder engagement processes, potential double digit growth in the US. Luigi Lazzareschi, chief executive of the Sofidel Group, looks ahead for TWM. By Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor TWM/1: How...

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