‘We are facing a sophistication of demand’

Only in Italy could there be a fibre di latte, one of many pioneering products of fibre experts Lucart at its Diecimo site. In a price war when competition is fierce, balanced expansion and targeted innovation are vital. By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine We meet at the company’s 106,000tpy Diecimo-based tissue site, one of the largest...

Searching for distinction in a complex market

When competition is fierce and price discounting dominates, niche, flexibility and targeted response to rapidly changing consumer demands become crucial. TWM visited family owned Industria Cartaria Fenili By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine During a time when Italy has gone through an extended period of economic and financial downturn, as...

Converting Technical Theme: key innovations in the search for perfection on the converting line

Futura, PCMC, OMET, Fabio Perini, Maflex and MTorres talk to TWM about targeting their latest R&D efforts in response to customer demands. A TWM report. TWM/1: What new technical challenges are you facing from customers and how are you responding to their needs? Giovacchino Giurlani, head of technology and FuturaLab, Futura: “We are very focused...

A tough modern makeover for the table top star ‘close to nowhere’ in Västra Götaland

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris After closures and a sharp market re-focus, global coloured tissue leader Duni’s SEK110m investment has brought its 5% mature market growth target into sight. Helen Morris journeys passed elk, lakes and forests to Skåpafors, Sweden. Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid’s managing director Stefan Åbom uses the words...

Tradition and passion creates Sofidel’s most advanced automated site

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris TWM interviews Robert Jensen, Sofidel Sweden, country operations manager, on the latest tissue trends in the region. Sofidel’s Swedish plant produces 56,000tpy of private label products, specialist tissue in jumbo reels and the Lycke products brand. The private label products are intended for the...

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