Environment Technical Theme – Our energy vision boosts our bottom line and sustains our future

At Tissue World Miami in March, Resolute Forest Products’ Calhoun mill was awarded the Most Energy-Aware Mill Award. Here, Patrice Minguez, president, Tissue Group, describes what the company did to achieve the award. A TWM report. “Improving energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint and increasing the use of lower carbon fuels is vital to us as...

Georgia – rising tissue market in Caucasus Mountains

The tissue story in the former Soviet republic emerged after independence in 1991, and is marked by headline percentage growth figures – 30- 51 – 54%. But increased disposable incomes, product familiarity, modern retailing and distribution, devaluation of the local currency and a local entrepreneurial spirit all point to a deeper resurgence. Industry...

Brands and private labels – premiumisation, digitalisation and bricks & mortar

By Soile Kilpi, director, Pöyry Management Consulting The retail sector continues to go through a transition. Online shopping is just one of the catalysts. New retail stores are opened, some closed, repurposed for fulfilment … and how does all this then relate to tissue products? Moving on up…  The quality tiers in retail (At-Home) tissue products are...

Lights, camera, clean-up…

How the paper towel helps in wiping down cameras to patting down the shine on the foreheads of talent on set Johnny Domingo lives in Miami, Florida, and is the chief executive of Blue Bunny Productions, a creative media company with backgrounds in broadcast, independent film and fashion photography. Specialising in corporate broadcast video and photography,...

Impact of a private label orientated business

Have you ever thought about the launch process of a private label Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)? If yes, you may have realised that this SKU was not a new product, but actually it was a follower of another brand’s great idea. By saying that, we are verifying that there is not a high risk involved when a retailer decides to add a new product to its own brand...

“ We consider competition as a factor that grows the market, increases quality, triggers category and product development, and we try to benefit from it in all circumstances.”

Asli Bicer, marketing director at Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products, talks to TWM. TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Asli Bicer: “Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products has been at the forefront of Turkey’s tissue paper market since its establishment in 1969 as İpek Kağıt Tissue Paper. Today, we dominate Turkey’s bathroom and facial tissue, napkin,...

Co-generation – Hayat Kimya takes a big leap into the future

The largest tissue manufacturer for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa sets up a blueprint for controlling long-term energy costs at its Mersin site in southern Turkey as future expansion plans may include Asia. Report by Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine. Driving through Istanbul on a hot July day, the city is in full bloom....

“ Turkey is becoming the tissue capital of the Middle East and Europe”

TWM interviews Parteks Paper Industry general manager Fatih Çapar TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Fatih Çapar: “Established in 1996, Parteks Paper Industry is a fully integrated manufacturer of virgin pulp parent reels, consumer tissue and AfH tissue together with corrugated cardboard and paper board production. Our plant is located...

Turkey: economy, urbanisation and expansion of modern grocery retail drives growth in tissue

Steady growth of Turkey’s economy Turkey has demonstrated an outstanding economic growth performance over the last 15 years. GDP has tripled, and the number of foreign enterprises has increased more than fivefold, largely thanks to harmonising its laws and regulations with EU standards. In 2017, although the Turkish lira markedly depreciated against...

Should the US industry be concerned by the small but growing trend of tissue coming from Asia?

Imported bath tissue, kitchen towels and napkins are being sold in discount grocery stores and large supermarket chains in Chinese, Japanese and Korean enclaves in large metropolitan areas. Will shipping costs allow that to work? Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko reports. Tissue – the paper industry’s bright spot – continues to grow steadily and...

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