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...

İpek Kağıt invests in regional power

By Sertaç Nişli, general manager, İpek Kağıt                   A long-time pioneer and leader of Turkey’s tissue paper sector, İpek Kağıt has opened two new plants in Turkey and Kazakhstan that will advance its goal of regional leadership. Sertaç Nişli, general manager of İpek Kağıt, highlights its...

A tissue industry “overwhelmed” with new paper convertors entering the local market

Tissue consumption growth remains at 15% in the United Arab Emirates despite an economy hit by a fall in oil prices. Sajid Hussain, general manager of Gulf Manufacturing Company, explains why. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has three paper mills that have a collective production of 135,000mt annually. The per capita consumption of tissue paper in UAE in 2014-15...

CMPC created a costs virtue out of an energy necessity

Cogeneration is the key to boost already impressive growth across Latin America for an innovative company which faced tough energy issues by building in efficiency at the design stage of its mill in Talagante, Chile. A TWM report. CMPC has been repeatedly hitting the headlines over the past 12 months or so. The Chilean pulp and paper company has announced a...

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