Tissue World São Paulo attracts record attendance from 46 countries!

Tissue World São Paulo, Brazil, has again raised the standard for the region’s dynamic tissue industry. Trade visitors to the event, the only dedicated tissue conference and tradeshow in South America and now in its third edition, increased by 25% to 1,042. A total number of 1,193 participants attended during the three days from October...

Sofidel unveils “reduced-waste” toilet tissue and napkins products

Sofidel has launched two Papernet-branded products – the small core toilet tissue and Ready Table interfolded napkins – that it said contributes to a site’s waste reduction. The small core toilet tissue limits waste by allowing more paper to fit in a smaller roll – each roll holds more than eight rolls of conventional toilet paper. In...

Sofidel achieves record environmental score in WWF report

Sofidel has continued to boost its environmental efforts after achieving a 77.2% overall score in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2019, up from its 76.6% result in 2017’s survey. The Italian tissue giant’s result was also ahead of the 67% recorded by the overall global tissue category. Sofidel has further improved in two out of...

Maflex introduces Heracle quick change embosser

Maflex has launched the Heracle embosser and laminator, which it said is a brand new and original design. According to the company, the machine is designed to ensure a quick and safe upper engraved roller change, offering “unprecedented versatility”. Due to the presence of two hydraulic and telescopic arms integrated into the machine, it is possible...

Papel San Francisco improves energy efficiencies at Mexicali site

Papel San Francisco has invested in a complete stock preparation and deinking line for its new tissue production line at its Mexicali, Mexico facility. Supplied by Kadant Black Clawson, the tissue mill said it needed a sustainable, highly-flexible solution with the ability to expand production while maintaining the high quality of the finished product....

SPECIAL FEATURE: ANNUAL REVIEW 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2019… and predictions for 2020 Paul Fecher, Northwood chairman, Northwood Paper, Tissue & Hygiene TWM/1: How have the events in the tissue industry in the last year impacted your business? “2018 and 2019 have performed...

ENVIRONMENT FIRST: “WE ARE IN AN AWAKENING IN TERMS OF RETHINKING CONSUMER TISSUE PRODUCTS.”

TWM first met Joan Vila – chief executive, L.C. Paper – at the company’s Besalú, Girona-based site in 2013. As 2019 draws to a close, we return to interview the environmental pioneer to get the latest on the company and the Spanish tissue market. TWM/1: What’s the latest news at L.C. Paper? “2018 was a particularly difficult year for...

LUCART GROUP: THE ITALIAN PLAYER AIMING TO BRING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE SPANISH TISSUE MARKET

Spanish subsidiary Lucart Tissue & Soap is starting to see a more seriously approach to the issue of sustainability in the Spanish market for the very first time. It is ready and poised to take advantage of that potential. By Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor Revitalisation, the imparting of new life or vigour, restoring to an...

SPAIN: IS THE GREEN REVOLUTION READY TO TAKE OFF?

Visiting mills for our Country Report brings home a real appreciation that Spain’s tissue industry is on the brink of a new era. It is just a matter of when. Luciano Lopez expects it to be little short of a cultural revolution. Importantly, he plans to be not just ready to reap the benefits when that happens, but to play an active part in changing...

Resolute reports impact of market pulp pricing on 3Q results

Resolute Forest Products has said the ongoing weakness in market pulp pricing has had “a significant impact” on its third quarter results. For the period ending 30 September 2019, the company reported a net loss of $43m compared to a net income of $117m in the same period in 2018. Sales were $705m in the quarter, a decrease of $269m from a year...