TWM Interview: Manuel Dizon, CEO – International, Global Tissue Business Unit, Asia Pulp & Paper

Manuel Dizon joined Asia Pulp & Paper as CEO – International, Global Tissue Business Unit in January 2017. He has more than 20 years of general management, sales, and marketing experience with companies including Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble. A TWM report. TWM/1 What is your vision for APP’s AfH and retail tissue products...

As Brexit looms UK domestic tissue suppliers see their chance

Poppies is a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of high quality bespoke printed napkins. TWM asked partner and technical director Armindo Marques how he plans to meet the challenges and uncertainties of the pre- and post-Brexit market. The AfH market in the UK has historically been very challenging due to fierce price competition. Lately the trend has...

Unprecedented number of tissue machines installed since 2010

With tissue consumption growing at a rapid pace in emerging markets, particularly in China, an unprecedented number of new tissue paper machines have been installed. Numera’s analysis shows that 327 new tissue paper machines with an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes or higher have started up since 2010, adding approximately 11 million tonnes of new...

Tissue EU Ecolabel: its current success is the best proof that the scheme works and should not be abolished

The tissue industry was stunned in November 2016 to hear that the EU College of Commissioners was considering not renewing three Ecolabels, including one of the most successful – the Ecolabel for tissue. This Ecolabel is a credible way for the tissue industry and those associated with it to show environmental excellence. Objections have been raised to...

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...

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