Hayat Kimya boosts presence with Egypt start-up

Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has boosted its presence in the Middle East after it started-up a PM at its new mill in Egypt. The Valmet-supplied line will produce 70,000tpy of high quality facial, toilet and towel tissue. It has a width of 5.6m and a design speed of 2,200m/min and is part of the company’s expansion plan in the region, where it also has tissue mills...

K-C reports a “more challenging economic and competitive environment” in 3Q results

Kimberly-Clark has reported a net sales decrease y-o-y of 3% in its 3Q 2016 results, as chairman and chief executive Thomas J. Falk describes the company’s market share positions as “broadly healthy”. For the three months ended 30 September 2016, the company reported net sales of $4.6bn. This was a result of changes in foreign currency exchange rates that...

SCA targets environment with Okay® Compressé launch

SCA’s consumer tissue brand Okay® has launched a compressed household towel “Okay® Compressé”. The company said the product performs as well as regular household paper towels but added that it is half the size and therefore better for the environment. SCA said the product is made using patented High Density Fibres technology “to compress the...

Tissue World Istanbul attracts 1,602 attendees

Tissue World Istanbul 2016 has been concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors – from across 65 countries. Held in Istanbul from 27-29 September, the fully-fledged event is the first dedicated tissue exhibition and conference for the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and...

SCA to integrate its business in the Middle East, India and Africa into consumer goods

SCA has said it will integrate its business in the Middle East, India and Africa into consumer goods. The company will integrate its Business Unit MEIA (Middle East, India and Africa) into Business Unit Consumer Goods. The company said that combining the organisations will help to facilitate best practice within the consumer business. Magnus Groth, chief...

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