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Vivek-Joshi

MarketIssues. Vivek Joshi senior vice president and general manager, tissue category, for Georgia- Pacific’s...

In general, given the current situation surrounding the coronavirus/Covid-19, and just cold and flu season in general, we anticipated more handwashing – especially given how everyone is focused on and...
TWM digitalisation

Our formidable army of professionals has geared up to meet unprecedented challenges … As...

We are enduring extraordinary times. It seems unreal that a pandemic of such tragic consequences was unthinkable just a few months ago. Before the relative consumer calm recently established, panic buying of...
Tissue World Magazine Marketissues Pandemic Special

THE TWM MAY-JUNE 2020 “MARKETISSUES” OPENING: Pandemic special, part 1

TWM interviewed tissue mills and industry insiders to get their views on how the pandemic is impacting the tissue market – and their forecasts for the future
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ANALYSIS: INDUSTRY INSIDERS. Pandemic Special, part 2

As the world is set for recession, this is shaping up to be a banner year for consumer tissue producers. Bathroom product sales tripled, mills on full capacity,...
Tissue World Magazine MarketIssues

USA TISSUE IN COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT: TEMPORARY UPTAKE IN RETAIL, TROUBLES IN AFH SECTOR. Pandemic...

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry
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POTENTIAL IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL HAND TOWEL DEMAND. Pandemic Special, part 4.

Please wash your hands and dry them with a paper towel! By Bruce Janda, senior consultant, Fisher International Bruce Janda, Senior consultant, Fisher International
Tissue World Magazine, TWM, Exitissues, May-June 2020

ARE TISSUE’S GREEN CREDENTIALS AS GOOD AS ITS MAJOR COMPANIES CLAIM?

A report has claimed that the tissue industry is not as environmentally friendly as it used to be. For TWM, freelance journalist Simon Creasey put the claim to...
Tissue World Magazine Consumerspeak May-June 2020

THE GAME CHANGER IN RECENT TIMES HAS BEEN ACCESS TO TISSUE PRODUCT INFORMATION… ALLOWING...

London based Mark Hendriksen is a researcher and blogger about the world of toilets, with humorous and educational health related books to his credit. He’s an entrepreneur with...

TISSUE: INDISPENSABLE FOR GAME CREATORS

The multi-dimensional board and construction game Vektorelle® has advanced simple building blocks to new educational levels covering geometry, mathematics and Cartesian space. Here pioneering siblings Stefano and Eleonora Vuga,...

SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS – THE GROWTH WORLD LEADER IN TISSUE DEMAND

The emerging ASEAN trade bloc is being powered by a new generation of young spenders, quality products and low production costs. Economic analyst Phillip Lawrence reports on whether this...
Luoyang Jieda Paper boosts facial tissue capacity with investment

HOW LONG WILL THE RAPID EXPANSION OF THE CHINESE TISSUE BUSINESS CONTINUE?

Esko Uutela, Principal, tissue, Fastmarket RISI Today tissue products are part of normal daily life in the vast majority of Chinese households. But major developments...

THE SHAPE OF THE ECONOMIES OF THE FUTURE BELONGS TO MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z

Helen Morris Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Any industry today has to know what Millennials and Generation Z consumers want. This new generation of shoppers is the smartest ever…...
Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine

SCANDINAVIA’S PRODUCTION IS OLD AND SLOW – BUT POISED TO REAP BENEFITS OF INNOVATION...

Tissue in Scandinavia - Denmark, Sweden and Norway - is the classic story of whereto find the growth. A combined population of about 21 million, they enjoy open modern...
Tissue World Magazine Tissue World São Paulo

WORLD TISSUE GROWTH – BIG DATA – AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS – INDUSTRY 4.0 – CHANGING...

Tissue World São Paulo, Brazil, has again raised the standard for the region’s dynamic tissue industry. Trade visitors to the event, now in its third edition, were 898. A...
Lilla Edet: Located an hours drive north of Gothenburg, Essity has owned the historic site since 1986.

“WE BECAME CIRCULAR BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE THOUGHT TO DO SO.”

Even within green leader Essity, the Lilla Edet mill north of Gothenburg is a pioneer in driving growth while still prioritising sustainability ... through waste usage, low cost steam, biofuel...
History and tradition: Klippans Bruk is located in Skåne County, Sweden, just over an hour north of Malmö

KLIPPANS BRUK STARTS TO SELL INTO THE USA AND ASIA AS DEMAND FOR...

Operating since 1573, Klippans Bruk has just invested in a new Recard-supplied PM which will quadruple production and means “the globe is now our market.” Here, TWM met chief...
Peach – a digital-first, sustainable luxury bath tissue brand based in New York City.

‘I DON’T WANT TO FEEL GUILTY WHEN I’M USING A PRODUCT SO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY...

Aaron Doades is founder and chief executive of Peach – a digital-first, sustainable luxury bath tissue brand based in New York City. Here, he chats about his preferences at home.

GROWTH IN DEMAND IN DEVELOPING MARKETS SET TO OUTWEIGH GROWTH IN THE US

Good news, bad news: US consumer tissue – a matter of perspective Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry
Export potential: L.C. Paper's Besalú, Girona-based site is incorporating new export destinations in South America and the Middle East.

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

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...
Spain

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...
“For the first time, we are starting to see a more seriously approach to the issue of sustainability in the Spanish market,” Francesco Pasquini, corporate sales and marketing director AfH, Lucart Group

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

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...
Tissue World Magazine, World News

GLOBAL AVERAGE PER CAPITA TISSUE CONSUMPTION STANDS AT ABOVE 5KG – BUT 10KG IS...

Esko Uutela, Principal, tissue, Fastmarket RISI While the US – currently 25kg per person – is likely to remain unmatched, untapped potential growth in other...
Australian-based environmentally conscious tissue producer Who Gives A Crap

‘I WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. I WANT TO PRESERVE...

Danny Alexander is a co-founder of the Australian-based environmentally conscious tissue producer Who Gives A Crap. He established the company along with Simon Griffiths and Jehan Ratnatunga in 2012 after...
Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst, Tissue World Magazine

PREMIUM PRODUCTS LEADING BALTIC STATES’ STEADY GROWTH AFTER THE SOVIET ERA

Relatively new to western style consumerism, increasing numbers of sophisticated consumers with more money to spend are leading tissue from functionality to luxury. Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko returns to...
"Balance Rate": Grigiskes has developed the product labelling of its tissue brand Grite with four ranks – bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

State of local manufacturing

Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst In 2018 Grigeo Grigiskes was the strongest player in the Lithuanian retail tissue market. The company is a part of Grigeo,...
Competition: Private labels retain a significant stake in retail tissue while local chain retailers compete for customers buying tissue goods.

Strong growth in AfH tissue is driven by HoReCa channel

Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst According to Euromonitor International, in 2018 the AfH segment in the Baltic States reached €38.7m in combined sales, showing a 4%,...
November December 2019 Tissue World Magazine ExitIssue

Private label holds its strong share in retail sales

Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst During the last decade toilet paper matured in the region where the demographic situation (especially in Lithuania) was not beneficial even for limited...
Estonia, Tissue World Magazine, Country Report

Brand competition

Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst In 2018, the Zewa brand remained the tissue sales leader in Latvia and Estonia with a share of 20.3% and 20.4%...
Alexander Wirth Senior manager, StepChange Consulting

DIGITALISATION AND ITS INTEGRATION – KEYS TO REACHING GLOBAL TISSUE’S ‘HUGE POTENTIAL’

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...
Modernising process: the Green Bay-based company has two sites with 75,000sq ft of manufacturing and 40,000sq ft of warehouse, converting around 20,000-30,000tpy.

“US TISSUE IS GROWING AT 1-2%… WE ARE GROWING IN EXCESS OF 20% A...

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...
High efficiencies: Resolute Tissue's new distribution centre in Tennessee

FULLY INTEGRATED RESOLUTE TARGETS PREMIUM AND ULTRA PREMIUM PRODUCTION

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...
David Crosweller, co-founder charity 'Sanitation First', a charity based in north Wiltshire, England.

‘WE REALLY NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOW WE LIVE AND THE IMPACT WE...

David Crosweller is the co-founder of the charity Sanitation First, a charity based in north Wiltshire, England, which currently works in Tamil Nadu, south-east India. We...
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Impacts of China’s trade policies – on China

Susan Cornish, Associate, Moore & Associates China has been a dominant player in the global recovered paper (RCP) business for some time, consuming as much...
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Objectives of the new Chinese policies (what were they thinking?)

Susan Cornish, Associate, Moore & Associates China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, in combination with China Customs, has been responsible implementing the new regulations that have...
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Recent Publications from the Chinese Ministry of the Environment

Susan Cornish, Associate, Moore & Associates • “Imported Waste Management Catalog” (2017) • “Directory of Prohibited Solid Waste” • “Provisions of the...
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New opportunities in RCP markets

Susan Cornish, Associate, Moore & Associates These ongoing changes to policy in China have been monitored closely around the globe, in RCP sectors as well...
TWM goes to Poland

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 –...

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...
Pierre Bach Research manager, Hawkins Wright

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...

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...