How will the tissue connection between Europe and North America continue?

For several decades, North America and Europe shared some of the same tissue suppliers. However, during the last decade a lot has changed. Previously, North American companies were expanding into Europe, and now exactly the opposite is taking place. European tissue companies have shown increasing interest in participating in the North American tissue...

Eurozone’s ‘saturated’ market consumption has risen well above trend … thanks to oil. But could it yet go the other way?

Tissue usage increased 3.6% after a dramatic drop in energy prices in the winter of 2014-2015, plus an improvement in consumer confidence. TWM asked Numera Analytics to explain how it happened … and to look ahead. Eurozone tissue consumption accelerated sharply over the last year and lower oil prices have a lot to do with it. Our research indicates...

Tissue World Istanbul A Success; Attracts 1,602 attendees from 65 countries

First dedicated event covering huge region attracted 1,602 attendees from 65 countries Tissue World Istanbul 2016 concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors – from across 65 countries. Held in Istanbul from 27-29 September, the fully-fledged event was the first dedicated tissue exhibition and...

Ukraine: How does an industry survive corruption, revolution and military conflict?

By industry analyst Greg Grishchenko   When Greg Grishchenko first reported on the Ukrainian tissue market the country was full of hope for prosperity after the 2004 Orange Revolution. Here, he reports again on a tumultuous 12 years. The Orange Revolution was ushered in on promises of economic growth, a fight against corruption, a turning away from Russia,...

“Exceptionally strong growth” at 4% for the global tissue industry in 2015

By Esko Uutela Last year was “above-average” for the global tissue business with worldwide tissue consumption growing to 34.8 million tonnes, up by more than 1.3 million tonnes from 2014. TWM hears from RISI’s principal, tissue, Esko Uutela Although the statistics for last year are not yet available for all countries in the world, 2015 was an above-average...

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