Suavecel boosts capacity in Iberian Peninsula

Suavecel has recently purchased two OMET TV 840 lines and one OMET ASV Line for interfolded production. In addition to the production of tissue paper, the company works as a converter with folded products (napkins, facial tissue, interfolded towels and toilet paper) and rolls (toilet paper, kitchen roll and industrial roll).The also produces private label...

Essity invests SEK 400m in sustainable alternative fibre technology

Tissue manufacturer Essity is investing SEK 400m in an integrated facility for the production of pulp based on alternative fibre from plant-based agricultural by-products. The investment is taking place at the company’s tissue plant in Mannheim, Germany. Production is expected to commence in the second half of 2020.Essity has signed a license agreement...

MG TEC Industry boosts capacity

Romania’s MG TEC Industry has invested in two tissue production lines with stock preparation for its mill in Dej. Supplied by Andritz, the lines are scheduled for start-up in 2020 (TM1) and 2022 (TM2). The turnkey order comprises two PrimeLineCOMPACT V tissue machines with Steel Yankee as well as complete stock preparation systems, pumps, automation, hall...

Essity sets sustainability targets for packaging

Essity has said 85% of its packaging will be manufactured from renewable or recycled material by 2025, as it announces new targets aimed at reducing its environmental footprint. The targets are part of the company’s commitment to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s plastic initiative “A line in the sand.” The commitment is aligned with Essity’s...

GP reinforces importance of its T&T assets as it closes down Arkansas bleached board operations

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has confirmed that tissue and towel manufacturing will continue as an important asset for its consumer business, as it announces plans to close the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at its Crossett, Arkansas. The closure of the facility will take place on October 2019. The company said the decision was based...

Convertipap targets Americas with capacity boost

Mexico’s Convertidor de Papel has increased its high-quality tissue production capacity after investing in an Intelli-Tissue Advanced 2100 tissue machine.Supplied by PMP, the Crescent Former line will have a maximum capacity of 41,000tpy, a reel trim of 2.8m and a maximum balance speed of 2,100mpm. The machine will produce high quality tissue with the basis...

Clearwater Paper reports Q1 results

Clearwater Paper has reported net sales of $428.8m for the first quarter of 2019, 1.9% lower than $437.0m recorded in the first quarter of 2018. The company said the decrease was due to lower paperboard and tissue shipments, including the impact from the sale of the company’s mill in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, in August 2018, partially offset by higher tissue...

Kruger Products boosts capacity with Canada investment

KP Tissue and Kruger Products have officially announced their future $575m Sherbrooke tissue plant, which will be equipped with TAD technology. Located in the borough of Brompton, the new plant will be constructed on a site adjacent to an existing Kruger paper mill. Some 180 jobs will be created, as well as some 1,700 direct and indirect jobs during the...

Essity divests partly-owned company in Turkey

Essity is divesting its 50% stake in the partly owned company SCA Yildiz in Turkey to the other part owner Yildiz.SCA Yildiz is primarily active in Baby Care products. In 2018, the company reported net sales of SEK 364m (TRY 197m). The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval by the competition authorities and is expected to be finalised in the...

Suzano announces Q1 results in “challenging market environment”

Brazil’s Suzano has reported first quarter net revenue results of R$5.7bn, which it said was supported by the “strong performance of prices and margins in both the pulp and paper businesses”. Following the merger of Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria, the company reported operating cash generation of R$1.8bn, while EBITDA was R$2.8 bn. Pulp sales volume...

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