SCA to close tissue production plant in America

SCA is to close its 55,000tpy tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company said the move was to further improve efficiency and strengthen competitiveness for its Professional Hygiene business in North America. It added that the restructuring costs for the closure are expected to amount to SEK250m. SCA is the second largest player in America’s...

First Quality boosts capacity with 70,000tpy TAD investment

America’s First Quality Tissue has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTAD tissue line with complete stock preparation for its mill in Lock Haven. Start-up is scheduled for 2019 and once up and running the TAD tissue machine has a capacity of around 70,000tpy. Andritz said the machine “will improve softness, absorbency, and bulk generated by the TAD...

Sun Paper boosts capacity with investment

South Carolina-based Sun Paper has invested in its packaging facilities after purchasing a XF800 wrapper line from PCMC. It will be installed in October 2017 and is replacing a reciprocating wrapper that was a bottleneck on one of Sun Paper’s existing winder lines. The XF800 wrapper features a continuous motion design, flexible layout options and motorized...

Irving Consumer Products boosts premium product capacity

Irving Consumer Products has invested in an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the machine increases Irving’s capacity to provide premium household paper products to the North American market. It will be delivered in 2018 and the value of the order will not be disclosed. Valmet has previously delivered ThruAir machines to Irving...

Resolute boosts capacity with Calhoun start-up

Resolute Forest Products has boosted its private label capacity with the start-up of its new tissue machine in Tennessee. The first tissue parent roll was produced on 28 February 2017. It will continue its scheduled ramp-up through 2017 and is expected to be producing at maximum capacity toward mid-2018. With its fully operational converting facility, converted...

Sofidel America boosts American capacity with rewinder investment

Sofidel America has increased its presence in the American market after signing for a rewinder for its facility in Circleville, Ohio. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the E-WIND T200 model has a width of 5.6m and a working speed of 1,600mpm. It is expected to be up and running in the first quarter of 2018. Sofidel America was founded in 2012 when Sofidel purchased...

Clearwater boosts private label capacity with $340m NTT investment

Clearwater Paper has responded to customer demand for premium and ultra-premium products by investing in a second tissue machine and converting facility at its site in North Carolina. The 200-inch, Valmet-supplied NTT tissue machine will be started up at a site adjacent to the company’s existing facility in Shelby during the first quarter of 2019. Construction...

Resolute reports results; prepares to ramp-up Calhoun tissue operations

Resolute Forest Products has reported a net loss for the quarter ended 31 December 2016 of $45m, compared to a loss of $214m in the same period a year earlier. Sales were $889m in the quarter, essentially unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2015. For the year, the company reported a net loss of $81m compared to a net loss of $257m in 2015. Annual sales were...

2016 North American tissue statistics point to a balanced market

Shipments and operating rates are currently strong but we worry about the supply side So the demand side of the North American tissue market appears strong, but we continue to worry about the lineup of additions to the supply side. That said, our supply-demand (s-d) model has looked similar over the last three years with our forecast of lower...

Irving boosts capacity with TAD investment

Canadian tissue manufacturer Irving Consumer Products has invested in a Thru-Air Dried tissue making machine from Valmet. Delivery is expected in 2018 and once up and running the line will increase its household paper products capacity. President of the Dieppe-based company Robert K. Irving said: “The purchase of a new TAD machine will help...

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