Tissue World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from 91 countries. Held at the Fieramilanocity, Milan, more than 170 companies showcased on the exhibition floor. Tissue World 2019 has...

China’s economic slowdown and New green regime is rippling across the world

The recent economic slowdown in China has hit a number of relatively nascent industry sectors hard. One sector that’s been particularly badly affected is the pulp and paper market. In addition to demand for pulp and paper-based goods like tissue falling as the nation’s middle classes find household budgets squeezed, the Chinese government has imposed...

Growing consumer awareness and education is driving Russia’s market performance in spite of sanctions

Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko examines the rising level of quality products, retail display, home production and consumer choice in the world’s largest landmass tissue market. The unique nature of the tissue paper business among the majority of paper industry segments has assured its success and continuing growth across the world for the last 50...

“I believe an investment like Circleville will really change the way tissue mills are producing in the USA.”

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has officially opened its $400m, 280-acre plant in Circleville, Ohio… one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced paper plants in the world and Sofidel’s largest worldwide to-date. Sofidel CEO Luigi Lazzareschi (pictured below) and Simone Capuano, project manager of Circleville, talked to TWM senior editor Helen...

Should the US industry be concerned by the small but growing trend of tissue coming from Asia?

Imported bath tissue, kitchen towels and napkins are being sold in discount grocery stores and large supermarket chains in Chinese, Japanese and Korean enclaves in large metropolitan areas. Will shipping costs allow that to work? Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko reports. Tissue – the paper industry’s bright spot – continues to grow steadily and...

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