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Kimberly-Clark reaches out to advance the cause of preserving precious water

In just seven years’ time 1.8bn people will be living with absolute water scarcity. Tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C) recently launched WaterLoupe, an analytical tool to advance the science of water sustainability… for its mills, the surrounding high risk river basins, for local communities, and the wider environmental source. Here, Vetrivel Dhagumudi,...

UAE: Imports and costs dominate but emission curves suggest competitive position in future

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed from a merger of six states in 1971 (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain), with Ras Al Khaimah joining in 1972. The United Nations (UN) estimated the country’s total population at a little over 9.4m in July 2017, with immigrants  making up more than 88% of the total population. According...

FHH targets impressive ‘5% annual tissue growth’ potential in the UAE

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) plans to double capacity at its integrated Al Nakheel site in the next two years. Director of operations Adel Al Far explains the strategy. Report: Helen Morris, TWM Senior Editor. One of the most striking aspects on arriving at Fine Hygienic Holding’s (FHH) Al Nakheel site is its obvious potential for expansion. Located around...

“The discussion was what size of tissue machine… so we went for the latest and fastest. We wanted everything, the most modern, the most energy efficient, in order to produce the best quality of tissue with have better energy costs and to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Managing director Abdullah Al Khateeb explains the key to success in the Gulf as Crown Paper Mill aims to be the largest tissue manufacturer in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf by 2020. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine.   Driving through the grand streets of the UAE’s capital in June to visit Crown Paper Mill...

Quality and savings key for Queenex as energy costs rise and supply outstrips demand

Based in Abu Dhabi, Queenex Hygiene Paper Manufacturing (QHPM) is a subsidiary of Queenex Paper Products. In 2012, it started up a crescent former tissue machine that produces first-class tissue paper from the high-quality virgin pulp. TWM talked to general manager Medhat Saleh. TWM/1: What is your position in the UAE’s tissue market? Medhat Saleh: “As...

Retail tissue in the UAE: value, pricing pressures, and outlook for the coming years

The UAE’s economic performance is expected to improve in 2018 but remain below trend for the next several years. Real GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2018, following a 1.3% increase in 2017. A large increase in fiscal spending, led by Dubai’s preparations for the 2020 World Expo, will be the major driver of the economy. A rise in oil prices also...

The Barometer Issue: One year on… you report back on your progress

In 2017, TWM visited several tissue mills around the world, including sites in Scandinavia, Italy and Canada for the magazine’s Country and Regional Reports. Here, we revisit a few mills who have been in the headlines since to see what has changed. A TWM report. CANADA - Cascades PRO The past few years has seen the emergence of Cascades PRO as a new global...

Perfect choice for covers – SkyLine

Perfect choice for covers SkyLine Voith is the competent and innovative partner for the optimum combination of fabrics, rolls, roll covers and coatings with doctor blades and coater blades. Advanced solutions in products, logistics and customer care create essential benefits for papermakers. With expertise and know-how, Voith is the specialist for demanding...

C&S boosts capacity in Chinese tissue market with TM investment

Chinese tissue producer C&S Paper Co. has invested in another Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 TM. It is the fourth line to be delivered to the company by supplier PMP. The first TM was started-up in November 2017 at the company’s Tangshan mill; TM3 and TM4 were started up in Yunfu in January 2018 and February 2018. At the beginning of 2018, PMP said it was...

Blue Tissue boosts production capacity

Mexico’s Blue Tissue is to invest in a complete turnkey tissue plant. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the new generation LPG Gas Hood and 16-foot Steel Yankee cylinder will have a width of 2.7m and a working speed of 2,000m/min. Blue Tissue specialises in the production of high-absorption, soft, and high-quality tissue product for the hygienic, healthcare and AfH...

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