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

Wild-Bambo

After a brief retail appearance on US chain store shelves, bamboo has returned to...

Online, bamboo tissue products - especially toilet paper - are on the rise with more enterprises offering impressive varieties to attract price-concerned savers, “green” loyalists and “white cloud” softness...
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AfH is making a strong comeback in China and across Asia

People want to return to their traditional lifestyles … vacations, going to restaurants, theatres, bars, or just simply getting out, and a resurgence in commercial tissue shows it’s happening....
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Intense market competition sees China’s tissue industry setting record performance levels 

A November 2020 report by China National Household Paper Industry (CNHPIA) Association looks at margins, soft and hardwood pulp and parent roll prices, investment, capacity, import and export and...
Sivashankari Bharathi, Analyst, AFRY Management Consulting, and Sanna Sosa, Senior Principal, AFRY Management Consulting

HOW THE TOP TISSUE COMPANIES ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHER PERFORMANCE LEVELS

The pandemic meant record sales for retailers. But beyond external market demand spikes and input cost deflation, strategic and operational planning led to top EBITDA performance. Sanna Sosa, Senior...
Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine

In 2020 China swung from historic contraction to world leading growth

Not only is China’s economic performance in 2020 a classic “V shaped” slump and recovery, when the multi-complexities of such a populous nation are reduced to a convenient shape...
Tissue World Magazine

North American tissue’s unprecedented boom … and a record nosedive

The phrase ‘boom and bust’ is traditionally used in a sequential sense. If a boom gets out of control it may lead to an economic collapse or a major...
Q1 target for start-up: Critical weeks ahead to get TAD line on stream at Kruger’s impressive Sherbrooke plant in Quebec.

Kruger Products’ ‘Dynamic’ 2020 Continues with Imminent Major Start-Up and Planned Future Expansion

Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality tissue has redirected its strategy during the last three years. Chief Executive Dino Bianco has driven a focus on consumer insight… “to up our...
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“Don’t go anywhere without Kleenex” as my mother used to say back in the...

Charlotte Minor is a long-time Colorado resident but grew up in Maryland and Michigan and also lived in Arizona for a time. Now retired, she worked for a decade...
Hendrik Otto, Chief Operating Officer, WEPA

People’s hygiene awareness has grown during the past months … we expect it to...

Chief Operating Officer Hendrik Otto assesses the opportunities and challenges facing WEPA production sites in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands as Covid-19’s varying impact continues. 
Savvy consumers: Royal Paper's SuperSoft brand targets the value equation

“2020 was a record year of growth for us. We expect 2021 to be...

An entrepreneurial spirit gives Royal Paper the means to diversify and expand west to east across the complete range of private label products. Chief Executive Kevin Otero gives TWM...
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New York’s historic tissue mill reinventing itself … after a devastating fire and now...

“Overnight, we saw a shift across America … Covid changed the way everyone is behaving and thinking … we all need to keep a close eye on how many...

Next investment cycle to see 5.8Mt additional supply of global BCP in 2022-2023

Pierre Bach, Research manager, Hawkins Wright Last year’s subdued capacity growth – the first net contraction since 2014 – to be accelerated by so-far confirmed...
Marutomi, Ultra long coreless

Marutomi Group targets unique product development in drive towards 20% home market share

The goal of Marutomi Seishi Co., a tissue product manufacturer with facilities across Japan, is to reach a 20% share of the Japanese tissue market in the near future....
Mr. Kazufumi Yamasaki, President, Nippon Paper Crecia Co.

Tissue use habits are changing as ‘new lifestyle’ takes hold in Japan 

Nippon Paper Crecia Co. President Mr. Kazufumi Yamasaki outlines focus on product development to meet challenges of rapidly changing market and the possibility of a third wave of the...
Simon Creasey Freelance journalist

Inside view of how leading companies are responding to the Covid crisis

The surge in tissue consumption meant an intense focus on operating efficiencies, increasing control of entire supply chains, generational software updates, a catalyst for major investment, and innovation which...
Tissue World Digital Days

Tissue World Digital Days brings the global industry together

Three day online platform examined key trends across Asia, Yankee Dryer developments, the emerging dynamic in the Turkey region, Latin America and the US market … all seeking new...

TWM reveals the resilience and commitment of our industry

If you are looking for a rallying call during this bleak pandemic you should look no further than the words of Kim Underhill. Helen Morris,...

Truly multi-functional – mopping up and smoothing out the spills and thrills of a...

Mum-of-two Louise Stemp is the Account Director of Contrast Creative, a full service creative and branding agency based in Manchester, UK. But the creativity doesn’t end there. Here, she charts...
Alpay Yalçın, Export Sales and Operations Manager, Europap Tezol Kağit

“We saw a very substantial sales increase in a very short time”

Alpay Yalçın, Export Sales and Operations Manager, Europap Tezol Kağit, says Turkey was more successful than many countries in combating the disease. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris.
Orhan Öğücü and the company's Çorlu, Tekirdağ-based plant: “Our share in the exports of our industry is 34%. In the world, we export to more than 80 countries in five continents.”

‘Global tissue consumption set to rise by 10-15% post-pandemic’

Will a new ‘Era of Hygiene’ emerge once Covid-19 is under control? Turkey’s Lila Group Chairman Orhan Öğücü believes it will, after consumers have grown to rely on and...
Guided by experience: Lutfi Aydin

Turkey’s tissue leader sets its sights on becoming Russia’s largest producer

Already dominating in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Hayat Kimya continues its impressive growth programme, and targeted pandemic response in manufacturing and marketing. Lutfi Aydın, Global Tissue...
Benny Iswandy, Chief Executive for Asia Pulp & Paper’s Indonesian-based global tissue business unit

Hygiene is key as increased demand to be sustained – emerging trends now and...

China and the ASEAN region were the first to suffer the worldwide pandemic. Leading tissue players are now emerging stronger and more flexible having adapted to the changing times....
Tissue World Magazine Sept.Oct. 2020

Is the global tissue market at the beginning of a new and permanent Era...

Across TWM pages in this edition you will read a familiar business outlook expressed with confidence. Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue...
Continued investments: Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products has full confidence in the potential of the Turkish tissue market

‘Changed consumer habits will bring Turkey’s per capita usage closer to that of developed...

At 6.3kg in Turkey - 26kg in the US – the figure has risen during the pandemic and will remain higher permanently, says Bilge Çiftçi, Chief Marketing Officer, Eczacıbaşı...
The four sisters: With babe-in-arms Jo

From the war years’ ‘Make Do and Mend’ … to spend, spend, spend to...

Jo Horner grew up in north west England with her parents and five siblings. She enjoyed a varied career in education, working in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. She is...
Jaiprakash Narain: Century Pulp and Paper

While there have been no queues for tissue in India under pandemic, personal and...

Century Pulp and Paper, headquartered in New Delhi, is India’s tissue leader. When TWM visited in 2016, the company felt the key to tissue’s take off could be in...

WE ARE AT THE START OF A NEW ERA WHEN INNOVATION WILL DRAMATICALLY SHAPE...

Across TWM’s online pages you will see the same thought expressed in a variety of ways. This pandemic – tragic in its still unfinished health and economic implications – has nevertheless...
Growth set to continue: investment in equipment and human resources at the Pako Group factory in Belgrade

SERBIA: SEARCH FOR NEW MARKETS AS DEMAND FALLS BELOW PRE-COVID-19 LEVEL

Pako Group Company is a family business founded in Belgrade, Serbia in 1995. Under its UNO brand, it specialises in the production and distribution of toilet paper, tissue and...
Camelia’s Lazar Stevanović: Advanced machine expected to pioneer new quality products

CONSUMERS ARE GETTING SMARTER – AND QUALITY PREVAILS

In an awakening market with more and more company start-ups, Serbia’s tissue industry is “in a constant state of growth.” Here, Lazar Stevanović, commercial director of Čačak-based manufacturer Camelia, looks...
Ibrahim Kareem

I’M A ONE-STOP BULK-BUY SHOPPER WHO GOES FOR QUALITY… IT’S CHEAPER IN THE END

Ibrahim Kareem is an SEO executive for an employment law consultant company in Manchester, UK. He also manages a blog (marketingknowhow.co.uk), where he offers beginner level marketing tips for individuals...
Bill Moore, Susan Cornish, Moore & Associates

RECOVERED PAPER SUPPLY – ALREADY IN DECLINE – HIT HARD BY THE PANDEMIC

New sources of recovered paper for the recycled tissue industry must be found, say Bill Moore and Susan Cornish of Moore & Associates. Here they analyse the long-term trend, and...
Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth

MarketIssues: THE PHENOMENAL EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS THE WORLD IS COUNTING ON...

Tissue’s leading executives chart the challenges and responses to the Covid-19 effects across the globe - Essity’s president and chief executive Magnus Groth, Kimberly-Clark North America president Kim Underhill, and...
Kim Underhill President, Kimberly-Clark North America

MarketIssues, Kim Underhill, Kimberly-Clark North America

TWM/1: How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted Kimberly-Clark and how has it responded? “Kimberly-Clark is doing its part to make life a little less stressful during...
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
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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...