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“ Digitisation is key; Our goal has been to focus on R&D that enables a complete integrated offer for the entire tissue roll production line.”

By Matteo Giardini, Global sales director packaging, Fabio Perini Casmatic is the Fabio Perini brand dedicated to packaging solutions that create perfect line integration. Key criteria from customers include: reliability, efficiency, super-fast format change and attention to energy savings. Digitisation is also key for the product and our goal has been to...

Revolutionary breakthrough in tissue packaging?

Mladen Starcevic, the founder and general manager of Stax Technologies, explains why he believes the company’s ULTIMA product is breaking new ground. A TWM report. Technical packaging innovations during the past 50 years have witnessed several big improvements in tissue packaging machine design. This has been crucial in assisting us in researching...

What’s in store: 2018 and beyond

“Attention is the scarce commodity. The way that we captured it was by doing something new and innovative that has real value for the customer.” Jeff Bezos, American technology entrepreneur and founder of online retail giant Amazon FMCG retail growth appears to be slowing over the long term. But even in a mature market, there is growth and that growth...

Bataan 2020 boosts capacity in the Philippines

Philippines-based tissue manufacturer Bataan 2020 has started up two Toscotec-supplied TT SYD-3600MM tissue lines. The Steel Yankee dryers have been started up at the company’s Samal mill in the Bataan province. Emmanuel Gaspar, executive vice president of Bataan 2020, said: “We are committed to responsible industrial production to protect the...

Buckman hikes up North America freight prices

Buckman is to increase the price of products sold and delivered to customers in North America by $0.02 to 0.04/pound. The increase will take place on 1 July and is being driven by “limited capacity, a shortage of drivers, new freight regulations and rising cost of fuel”. Jim Doan, president/COO of Buckman North America, said: “The widely-publicised driver...

Essity reports net sales increase in Q1 results

Hygiene products group Essity has announced a net sales increase of 10.9% to SEK28,020m in its first quarter results, helped by increased volumes and cost savings. Compared with the same period a year ago, operating profit before amortisation rose 6% to SEK 2,760m, while the group’s adjusted EBITA increased 7%. Higher volumes, a better price/mix, cost savings...

K-C announces executive leadership changes and 1Q net sales increase

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed the president of K-C Professional – Kim Underhill – group president K-C North America. In her new role, Underhill will lead the company’s $8bn North American consumer business. She is succeeding Larry Allgaier who the company said has “announced his intent to pursue opportunities outside of the company”. Aaron...

Kimberly-Clark – Thailand’s prospects are strengthening

As urbanisation increases, so does demand for more varied and sophisticated tissue products. The tissue giant tells TWM why it has growing confidence in its Thai and Asian tissue operations. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Kimberly-Clark (K-C) holds the leading position in Thailand’s tissue market. It operates solely in the country’s...

Tissue use poised for a big stride forward in Thailand

With lower tissue consumption per capita than its neighbouring countries in 2017, Thailand still has much room for growth to fulfil its potential. Demand for retail and AfH tissue is set to rise due to various factors such as increasing private consumption, urbanisation and government initiatives to boost tourism. Furthermore, strong  value growth for...

Over 200 exhibitors, 1,687 total participants, 69 countries… Tissue World celebrated our 25th anniversary in Miami in style

The wonderfully modernised Miami Beach Convention Center was the fitting setting for Tissue World’s double celebration – our 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary as the global industry’s leading tradeshow, and the opening of North America’s largest tissue exhibition and conference … the 9th edition in the US. More than 200 exhibitors and a total of...

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