From east to west – the sun is rising on tissue’s New Year

A Happy New Year to you all. I don’t know whether you gave Auld Lang Syne a burst as the clock ticked down to the midnight hour on December 31, but we gave it a run for its money here at TWM.As befits tissue’s most globally devoted magazine, we are acutely aware that many of tissue’s personnel, in whatever capacity, will not have heard of the Scottish...

‘We are at a dynamic moment in the tissue industry’

This edition of TWM captures the distinct sense of momentum and energy, and change, at this point in tissue’s long history. These pages will give readers a comprehensive cross-analysis of those dynamics. We major on pulp – the single most important cost issue facing tissue today and the subject of much concerned speculation for some years.  In our...

After 15 years of outstanding economic performance how fit are Turkey’s thriving tissue companies to face the expected slowdown?

The chart on the wall of Turkey’s economic performance in the last 15 years has an impressive upward curve. To select just a few of the headlines: outstanding growth with GDP tripled and a per capita rise from 3,660 to 10,714 US$; incomes up and a dynamism in its young, open-minded and increasing population; rapid urbanisation, crucially linked to...

What does the UAE’s growing cultural confidence mean for tissue?

The Arab world’s first universal museum – Louvre Abu Dhabi – has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, described the stunning symbol of a wider cultural perspective as “a bridge between civilisations.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, the emirate along the coast, said:...

Tissue World – 25 years bringing the world’s tissue businesses together

It began in Nice in March 1993 … the first ever trade show exclusively dedicated to tissue. There were 700 attendees and 49 exhibitors. Now, attendance at TW Milan 2017 reached almost 4,000, with participants coming from 91 countries and 220 exhibiting companies. In Nice, conference preprints were given to delegates. Now, Tissue World TV...

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