Fibria announces July $20/tonne price hike on BEK in Europe and North America; Asia unchanged

(News from RISI) – Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer Fibria has announced a $20/tonne price increase for North American and European markets effective 1 July. With the increase, Fibria’s BEK prices in North America will climb to $1,060/tonne. In Europe, the new prices will be $880/tonne. Fibria stated that its BEK prices in Asia...

Suzano to reduce BEK sales to Asia by 100,000 tonnes in 3Q17, says CCO

(News from RISI) – Suzano estimates a 100,000 tonnes reduction in its bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp sales volumes during the third quarter of this year, due to longer maintenance downtime to be taken at the company’s Imperatriz mill, Maranhão state. Suzano’s CCO Carlos Aníbal said: “We will be cutting down our pulp shipments to Asia by...

Alas Dorada boosts capacity with TM investment

El Salvador’s Alas Dorada is to increase its capacity and production efficiency after signing up Valmet to rebuild its PM4. The main target for the rebuild is to raise production capacity by increasing press dryness, and enable improved paper quality as a second stage. This will be achieved by installation of an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with an...

Fabricas de Papel Potosì boosts capacity with converting investment

Mexico’s Fabricas de Papel Potosì has invested in its bathroom tissue production capacity after acquiring a Gambini-supplied converting line. The FLEX 600 line has a rollface width of 2.9m and a production speed of 600m/min, and will be supplied at the end of June with start-up expected for August 2017. The line will produce 2 ply bathroom tissue rolls, 200...

The countdown to Tissue World São Paulo has begun!

The Latin American tissue industry is gearing up to attend Tissue World São Paulo – the only key meeting point for the region’s growing and dynamic tissue market. Whether on the show floor or with the impressive line-up of speakers presenting talks on the latest trends, the event promises to offer you networking opportunities and a new viewpoint on the...

Suzano to sell converted tissue products; investment in tissue increases to $176.1m

(News from RISI) – Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano is to acquire converting equipment that will enable it to sell finished products in the tissue segment. The company is currently installing two tissue paper machines (PMs) with combined capacity of 120,000tpy at its Mucuri and Imperatriz units, scheduled to kick off in the third and fourth...

Grupo Corporativo Papelera boosts capacity with tissue investment

Grupo Corporativo Papelera has invested in a tissue machine for its Mexico-based site. Supplied by A.Celli, the line will add an additional 34,000 tonnes to the company’s annual production. The machine is 2.6m wide machine and has a speed of 2,000m/min. It is part of a complete turn-key project that includes the Control & Automation system, as well as the...

Carta Fabril to install “world’s largest Steel Yankee” for tissue

Carta Fabril is to boost its capacity after it signed for a PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with Steel Yankee and steam-heated hood. The line is scheduled to start up at the company’s Anápolis mill in Brazil during January 2019. According to supplier Andritz, with a diameter of 22ft the machine is the largest Steel Yankee for tissue worldwide. The supplied...

Little Rapids Corporation boosts capacity

Little Rapids Corporation has signed a contract with Voith Paper Brazil to purchase a new tissue paper machine. The new machine will replace the existing PM3, located in Shawano Wisconsin (USA). It will produce 119 metric tonnes per day at a speed of 1,830m/min. Except for the existing Yankee Dryer, which will be reused, all the other machine’s components will...

CMPC’s market pulp sales in 2Q16 boom 56% year-over-year; net revenues 0.5% up to $1.1B

(News from RISI) – Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC released its second quarter results showing consolidated sales of $1.1 billion, 0.5% higher than a year ago. Pulp sales volume rose 56% year-over-year to 791,000 tonnes due to the new 1.3 million tpy bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp capacity of Guaíba mill, which kicked off in Brazil in May...

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