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Tissue World Magazine, Departments: Consumer Speak, Exitissues, Foex, Frontissues, Marketissues, and Operations Report

India: Improved manufacturing climate and infrastructure, rising urbanisation and income, hygiene awareness and surge...

Despite its low global tissue volume share compared with its substantial population, India is projected to grow in volume at an 11% CAGR over 2020- 2025* - outperforming most...

MarketIssues AfH special: With global AfH sales at $25b in 2021 (fixed US exchange...

A sustained return is not yet certain with businesses yet to recover fully from the pandemic. Liying Qian, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International*, examines short- and long-term global market trends...

Velvet Care: Poland’s tissue market leader seeing dynamic post-pandemic growth

Velvet Care has achieved a series of firsts in production capacity, workforce levels, turnover, quality and its Eco Agenda 2025. Wanda Ciesielczuk, Production and Technical Director, talks to TWM...

Operations Report: “We estimate that about 40% of all paper sold on the shelf...

With roughly half the per capita consumption rate of Germany and France, the Transylvania, Romania-based company’s extensive investment programme is targeting home growth, as well as international expansion where...

FrontIssues: E-commerce and sustainability – A supply chain which starts with a decision about...

Evidence of the intensive research going into life cycle assessment of tissue products was dominant in Tissue World Miami, and is reflected equally in the pages of TWM.

Operations Report: With a sixth tissue machine due to be started-up in the last...

The best laid development plans on 2018 were tested during the pandemic years. Today, continued investments have brought the goal of 125,000tpy production target into sight. TWM Senior Editor...

Fábrica de Papel San Francisco: Controlled capacity to meet demand growing through move into private...

Juan José Mubarak Helú Villavicencio, Sales & Marketing Director of Fábrica de Papel San Francisco, forecasts a 5% plus tonnage sales growth ahead. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen...

ExitIssues: North America’s tissue finances are strong… but ageing machinery will need to be...

With four of the top 10 largest global tissue manufacturers in China, future North American investments are set to target advances in scale and technology, and over 80% of...

MarketIssues Special Report: Tissue World Miami 2022

Tissue World “reality” returned for an impressive four days in Miami with over 100 exhibitors and more than 1,200 total participants kicking off its first in-person exhibition and conference...

Miami is a big stride … as the global industry begins to step out...

Just how fit-for-purpose the $92bn* global issue industry is in the early months of 2022 is made abundantly clear in the pages ahead … TWM coming to you online,...

AFRY: Costs have reached unprecedented highs: How to mitigate their worst effects

Tissue producers faced multiple challenges in 2021 as demand cooled down and input costs increased significantly. During the third quarter of 2021, modelled manufacturing costs in Europe and North...

ExitIssues: Supply chain challenges in UK home and international markets at unprecedented levels

Spiraling energy costs, rising inflation, changing labour market forces, and Brexit regulations adding to pandemic restrictions have created issues “we have never faced before at such high levels.” Consumer...

WEPA Group: After the pandemic hit consumer business, 2022 is the year of recovery...

WEPA’s new strategies progressing product diversity, flexible machinery, recycled paper, packaging, hybrid products, and efficient renewable energy. Bernhard Gross, Managing Director WEPA Italia, talks to TWM. 

Operations Report: Essity expects professional hygiene market is set to grow faster compared to...

Italian operations at Lucca and Collodi playing leading roles in new “more agile and competitive” Consumer Tissue Private Label division for Europe announced in 2021. Here, Riccardo Trionfera, Commercial...
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ConsumerSpeak: Covid didn’t change my buying habits very much … but just wait until...

Brazilian-born world traveller Márcio Moura is, unsurprisingly, an avid football fan. His team is São Paulo’s Corinthians, and Márcio lives in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, where he works for...

MEPCO: Launch of first state-of-the-art TM aims to redirect Saudi Arabia’s tradition as the...

Aided by population growth and high income per capita, Saudi Arabia’s tissue consumption is forecast to accelerate in the medium term with per capita consumption jumping to a potential...

FHH: The region’s top tissue company raises the bar higher: “We are going to...

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) – the tissue market leader in the Middle East and North Africa region – has a history dating back to 1958. Here, Chief Executive James...

Shifts in brand loyalty have been a feature of pandemic buying – so how...

Susan Cornish, President, Insight + Action One of the strongest trends over the pandemic has been shifts in brand loyalty, with over 40% of consumers...

The Middle East: A study in contrasts and contradictions, extreme wealth and poverty

Fourteen nations make up the Middle East for TWM’s purposes, as diverse as any in world economics, demographics, political and social stability, and too often, instability.

What with the retired greyhound, the ongoing house renovation and my dust allergy… boy...

Hazel Gage is a Manchester, UK-based Senior Designer at Contrast Creative. Thinking about what tissue and towel products we actually use in our house, and -...

AFRY: Lack of control on size and weight means some companies are giving away...

Companies struggle to control base weight even within a single batch. In order to meet minimum weight targets, most compensate by increasing the average weight of their tissue rolls,...

Mili: Is Covid-19 the tipping point for accelerated growth in the Brazilian tissue market?

With over 70% of production dedicated to the At-Home market, one of Brazil’s leading tissue manufacturers Mili saw sales grow 18% in 2020 – and expects a 10% increase...

IPEL gearing up to ride the economic and industrial recovery

The hard-hit AfH sector is now back to pre-pandemic sales levels. Private label is structuring and professionalising while exports are targeted across South and Central America. IPEL’s Commercial Director...

A surge in Brazil? We have heard the prediction before, but just maybe the...

Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine If we wanted to choose a ‘Word of the Day’ in this edition of TWM it would have...

Tissue World Virtual Conference 2021: 24 speakers – six sessions for all tissue industry...

In September, Tissue World hosted eight hours of critical insights over the course of two days, analysing how the tissue market is preparing itself for...

Eco Trends: The sustainable product that claims to have transformed an entire company

After launching the first Brazilian toilet paper with a 100% sustainable life cycle in 2020, Copapa announces that this was just the beginning of its journey. Fernanda Accorsi, founder,...

I refused to stockpile … but then word swept through the office that a...

Simon Creasey, Freelance journalist UK freelance journalist Simon Creasey had to abandon his principles when he was down to the last roll at home, and...

DISPENSING A CLEANER, SAFER SERVICE FOR GERMANY’S HEALTH-CONSCIOUS PUBLIC

Metsä Tissue divested its napkin business in 2020 and has realigned its focus on tissue. Tobias Lüning, Vice President Supply Chain Western Europe, Country Manager Germany, spoke to TWM.

The emergence of projects where numerous TMs are being ordered at once is now...

Tissue machinery suppliers are broadening their product offering and focus areas to meet rapidly diversifying tissue markets. As the global consolidation rate among tissue paper producers has been declining,...

HANDY FOR OIL SPILLS, WASPS, BEES, SPIDERS, THE DOG … OH, AND YES, FOR...

Callum John is a writer who lives in England. He has contributed to various publications during a long career. He is also a gardener, a cook, a walker, an...

How the pandemic raised the demand for sustainable and innovative hygiene products, and may...

WEPA didn’t just think outside the box when the Covid-19 crisis hit, it created new boxes, says CEO Martin Krengel. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris.

‘A project that could change the course of the tissue industry’s future’

The circular economy, tissue from wheat straw, a dual strategy of private label and brands: TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris interviewed Donato Giorgio, President Global Supply Chain and member...

Has the pandemic changed customer behaviour permanently in tissue?

As we start to emerge from Covid-19, many aspects of people’s lives are being transformed. McKinsey & Company’s Oskar Lingqvist, Gregory Vainberg, Daniel Nordigarden and Emily Roeper discuss how...

How the ‘Next Normal’ tissue landscape begins to take shape

We need look no further for a classic example of a mature tissue market than Germany. A tissue pioneer, these days year-on-year registering slow but steady growth, its consumers...
Gearing up: The company's 13-acre Sun Paper Source plant in Indonesia; Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the businesses have expanded into new and bigger markets they previously weren't able to get a foothold in.

WHEN THE COVID-19 CRISIS BROKE WE WERE ALREADY GEARED UP TO MEET THE NEW...

Sopanusa Tissue & Packaging Saranasukes and Sun Paper Source’s state-of-readiness was due to a dynamic business strategy which today sees it trading in over 80 countries and across five continents....
Ralf Möbus, Senior Executive, StepChange Consulting

Covid-19: A catalyst for digitalisation

The impact of Covid-19 on market outlooks, company performance and digitalisation. Ralf Möbus, Senior Executive at StepChange Consulting, reports for TWM.
Green potential: The company’s environmentally-friendly products are seeing increased demand in Thailand and across Southeast Asia .

The return of a much-needed tourism boom is anticipated to bring back income –...

The anticipated rise in tissue use of three years ago has been hit by three waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. TWM interviewed Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, Managing Director of Thailand’s...
We realised we needed to become a referent at something – and we decided to put all of our efforts in becoming a leading player in sustainability

Towards – and reaching – the zero-waste horizon. A TWM report

The tissue industry has long been on a journey towards clean manufacturing. In many cases research, innovation and diversification towards that aim began decades ago. The...
Derin Oyekan is co-founder and CMO of REEL, US-based exclusively bamboo product tissue company.

As a Senior Millennial I’m constantly working on reducing my carbon footprint

Derin Oyekan is co-founder and CMO of REEL, the US-based exclusively bamboo product tissue company. He explains how his personal preferences inspired his business strategy. Obviously...

A big learning curve in survival as the essential tourist tissue trade slumped

The effects of the pandemic have hit the various regions and nations of the world disproportionately. Our Regional Report from Southeast Asia makes that point firmly.