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Star Paper Mill boosts capacity

United Arab Emirates-based Star Paper Mill is to increase its production capacity after signing a contract for the supply of a turnkey plant. Supplied by Recard, once up and running the investment will produce around 38,000tpy of high quality tissue products. The plant will be equipped with two stock preparation lines (long and short virgin fibre) and two...

Italy: Growth in consumer tissue sales hampered by market maturity and sluggish economy

One of the largest economies in Europe and in the world, Italy has gone through a period of significant economic and financial downturn. The country’s economy contracted for three years since 2011, while real disposable income of households declined dramatically. In 2015, real GDP rose by only 0.8% and demonstrated a similar trend in 2016. The level...

Converting technology sector in positive mood heading into 2017

Despite a modest 1.5% GDP growth forecast for the EU and a world economy still emerging from a lacklustre 2016, research by TWM sees Italy’s major companies expecting strong performances in 2017-18. By Martin Bayliss. Italy’s tissue converting industry suppliers are bullish about prospects for the next couple of years, according to research in January...

‘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...

We need greater speed on the production floor… and we need it now

The smart robotics revolution is underway to meet the rapid pace of change in the feminine, adult and baby care products markets. As E-commerce and other market trends demand an increased range of packaging and case sizes, JMP Automation discusses helping factories face this challenge. A TWM report. The upstream area of a tissue plant sees very high speeds...

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