Fibria announces July $20/tonne price hike on BEK in Europe and North America; Asia unchanged

(News from RISI) – Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer Fibria has announced a $20/tonne price increase for North American and European markets effective 1 July. With the increase, Fibria’s BEK prices in North America will climb to $1,060/tonne. In Europe, the new prices will be $880/tonne. Fibria stated that its BEK prices in Asia...

Suzano to reduce BEK sales to Asia by 100,000 tonnes in 3Q17, says CCO

(News from RISI) – Suzano estimates a 100,000 tonnes reduction in its bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp sales volumes during the third quarter of this year, due to longer maintenance downtime to be taken at the company’s Imperatriz mill, Maranhão state. Suzano’s CCO Carlos Aníbal said: “We will be cutting down our pulp shipments to Asia by...

Alas Dorada boosts capacity with TM investment

El Salvador’s Alas Dorada is to increase its capacity and production efficiency after signing up Valmet to rebuild its PM4. The main target for the rebuild is to raise production capacity by increasing press dryness, and enable improved paper quality as a second stage. This will be achieved by installation of an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with an...

Fabricas de Papel Potosì boosts capacity with converting investment

Mexico’s Fabricas de Papel Potosì has invested in its bathroom tissue production capacity after acquiring a Gambini-supplied converting line. The FLEX 600 line has a rollface width of 2.9m and a production speed of 600m/min, and will be supplied at the end of June with start-up expected for August 2017. The line will produce 2 ply bathroom tissue rolls, 200...

The countdown to Tissue World São Paulo has begun!

The Latin American tissue industry is gearing up to attend Tissue World São Paulo – the only key meeting point for the region’s growing and dynamic tissue market. Whether on the show floor or with the impressive line-up of speakers presenting talks on the latest trends, the event promises to offer you networking opportunities and a new viewpoint on the...

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