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Tissue World Milan opens its doors!

Key members of the tissue industry have descended on Milan to attend the world’s leading exhibition and conference event for the global tissue industry. Over 200 exhibitors and 50 industry speakers are currently onsite for Tissue World Milan. The event is looking set to be a record-breaker – not least as over 25 companies are exhibiting for the very...

Kemira increases prices of polymer products in Europe

Kemira has increased the price for its polymer product line by 4-8 % across all European countries. It said the price increase is “necessary due to overall significant cost increase and global tight supply of many key raw materials across our entire polymer product line”. These included increases in price of major raw materials for polymer manufacturing;...

WEPA invests in new converting line in Germany

(News from RISI) German tissue giant WEPA is set to raise the converting capacity at its Kriebethal tissue mill in Saxony. The company is investing in a new line for cosmetic wipes, which will reportedly double the site’s converting capacity. It is also building three new warehouses on an area it acquired from the neighbouring Papierfabrik Kübler &...

China’s Mancheng Paper to add two new TMs to Baoding mill

(News from RISI) – Mancheng Paper (formerly known as Tiantian Paper) will install two new tissue production lines at its sole mill in Baoding city, Hebei province, northern China. Chinese supplier Liaoyang Allideas Paperteck has been signed up to provide the units. Each of them has a width of 3.55m and a design speed of 1,200m/min, and is able to churn out...

PCMC launches tissue embosser-laminator Omnia

PCMC has launched Omnia, a new tissue embosser-laminator that the supplier said will “offer customers’ flexibility and safety in a small footprint”. According to the supplier, the Omnia, which in Latin means “all, everything,” will deliver “safety, flexibility, fast changeovers and productivity for customers, all in a compact footprint”. Jason...

Resolute boosts capacity with Calhoun start-up

Resolute Forest Products has boosted its private label capacity with the start-up of its new tissue machine in Tennessee. The first tissue parent roll was produced on 28 February 2017. It will continue its scheduled ramp-up through 2017 and is expected to be producing at maximum capacity toward mid-2018. With its fully operational converting facility, converted...

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