Tissue executives need a good night’s sleep… we’re doing our best to help

Helen Morris Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Having long claimed the top spot in the global market, the USA tissue industry’s search for new revenue streams of growth remains intense. This edition of TWM lays out that search at the micro- and macro-levels. We report from the Green Bay tissue hub where a dynamic, relatively new to the...

Managing the impact of China’s import policies – the view from inside China

The global recovered paper sector changed radically when China changed direction. With US recycling ‘moving from turmoil to crisis,’ what is the impact inside China itself? Moore & Associates’ Susan Cornish summarises an analysis by Hong Kong based NPC Partners – 2019 China Recovered Paper Market & Policy Advisory Report. Susan Cornish...

Fully integrated resolute targets premium and ultra premium production

“Opportunity in tissue”: Patrice Minguez, Resolute Tissue Group president Vertical control of production backed by major investment is driving this former leading newsprint producer towards growth in quality products and geographic reach. TWM interviews Resolute Tissue Group president Patrice Minguez. TWM/1: Can you give an overview of the...

“US tissue is growing at 1-2%… We are growing in excess of 20% a year”

The future is electronic intelligence, robots and Human–Machine Interface. At this Green Bay converter financial support is offered for schooling and several personnel are going to technical school to become electrical or mechanical engineers. Modernising process: the Green Bay-based company has two sites with 75,000sq ft of manufacturing and 40,000sq ft...

Digitalisation and its integration – Keys to reaching global tissue’s ‘huge potential’

Alexander Wirth Senior manager, StepChange Consulting In a major analysis of costs and technology trends across world markets, senior manager Alexander Wirth at StepChange Consulting urges a greater embrace of the digitalised mill of the future. Since the 2009 recession, global demand in the tissue sector has been growing relatively stably between 3% and...

TWM goes to Poland to see what a tissue boom looks like

Helen Morris Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Outside of China – and the China of a few years ago, as this edition’s Exitissues suggests – it is rare to come across growth and consumption figures like these. Poland is seeing a rise in salaries – the description used by one of our contributors is an unequivocal “fast” – so shoppers have...

Chinese consumption growth down from recent high of 10% to a 4.8% forecast

Tissue’s strong upswing was broken in 2018. Much now depends on the economy and consumer expenditures recovering from external and internal pressures. Report by Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. For years, the Chinese tissue market has been in a very strong upswing, with new peaks in...

Growth in Tissue Industry’s Share of BCP Likely to Continue

Rapid changes in supply and pricing in the pulp market presents major challenges for both suppliers and buyers. The need for price hedging tools is likely to increase. Report by Pierre Bach, Hawkins Wright research manager. Pierre Bach Research manager, Hawkins Wright More than 37% of all bleached chemical market pulp shipments went to the tissue...

Tissue needs a step change to be fit for the near- and long-term future

In a wide-ranging analysis, Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth told Tissue World Milan that innovation in the last decade has not been enough. A deeper insight into consumer needs is vital if theindustry is to up its game to attract investors, young talent, and sustainable growth. “How do we make the industry attractive in the long run, but...

Tissue World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from 91 countries. Held at the Fieramilanocity, Milan, more than 170 companies showcased on the exhibition floor. Tissue World 2019 has...