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Cascades to acquire Orchids Paper

Cascades has boosted its US retail tissue offering after entering into an agreement to acquire Orchids Paper Products Company.The move will include the Barnwell, South Carolina, and Pryor, Oklahoma-based operations, as well as certain assets, the supply and other commercial arrangements with Fabrica de Papel San Francisco (“Fabrica”), based in Mexicali,...

Accrol finishes full-year 2019 in “much stronger position”

The UK’s Accrol Group Holdings has said the group “performed well” in the Q4 2018, following a “transformational” restructuring programme.Total revenues for the full year ended 30 April 2019 were c.£119m, largely unchanged on a like-for-like basis against the prior year, as the group exited a number of low margin contracts.The company said it is...

Essity’s Kostheim mill hit by small fire

Essity has said a small fire hit one of its paper machines at its Kostheim mill in Germany on 12 June.No body was injured, and the company said it was able to quickly extinguish the fire.The company told TWM that “a smouldering fire” occurred at the site, but added that the damage to the machinery was “very minor”. “The incident had no impact on our...

GP Muskogee tissue mill back up after 13 May fire

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has confirmed that production has restarted at its recycled-content tissue paper mill and converting operation in Muskogee, USA.A spokesperson for the company told TWM that: “The mill managed a safe and effective restart of various lines over several days and continues to ramp up production.”Start-up has been gradual and commenced in...

Cascades joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network

Cascades has said it is now an official member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network.The company said it views this participation with Amazon as a way of offering “creative and sustainable packaging solutions that comply with the e-commerce industry’s most rigorous requirements and specifications,thus creating value in our...

Historic Marcal mill starts trial TM production after devastating fire

Soundview Paper Company – which manufactures the famous Marcal tissue brand – has started trial production on one of its two tissue machines five months after a devastating fire engulfed the New Jersey-based plant.A spokesman for the company told TWM that the Elmwood Park-based site is running one of its machines part-time to test its...

Sofidel aims to reduce 50% of its plastic production

Sofidel has further broadened its environmental efforts after announcing plans to reduce 50% of conventional plastic from its production by 2030 when compared to 2013.The Italian tissue giant said this is equivalent to eliminating more than 11,000 tonnes of plastic from the market every year.The company has also previously announced plans to generally reduce...

Suavecel boosts capacity in Iberian Peninsula

Suavecel has recently purchased two OMET TV 840 lines and one OMET ASV Line for interfolded production. In addition to the production of tissue paper, the company works as a converter with folded products (napkins, facial tissue, interfolded towels and toilet paper) and rolls (toilet paper, kitchen roll and industrial roll).The also produces private label...

Essity invests SEK 400m in sustainable alternative fibre technology

Tissue manufacturer Essity is investing SEK 400m in an integrated facility for the production of pulp based on alternative fibre from plant-based agricultural by-products. The investment is taking place at the company’s tissue plant in Mannheim, Germany. Production is expected to commence in the second half of 2020.Essity has signed a license agreement...

MG TEC Industry boosts capacity

Romania’s MG TEC Industry has invested in two tissue production lines with stock preparation for its mill in Dej. Supplied by Andritz, the lines are scheduled for start-up in 2020 (TM1) and 2022 (TM2). The turnkey order comprises two PrimeLineCOMPACT V tissue machines with Steel Yankee as well as complete stock preparation systems, pumps, automation, hall...

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