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...

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 takes on the looming issue of rapid decline in P&W

Costs concern as the supply and use of printing and writing papers – the primary source of recycled fibre for tissue/towel production – is declining rapidly as the digital world takes over. Bill Moore, president, Moore & Associates, addresses the key issues. Although the global use of recycled fibre use as a percentage of tissue/towel mill...

Fundamentals drive Australian and New Zealand tissue consumption higher

Steady population growth, population ageing and rising per capita consumption have combined to push tissue production in Australia to capacity. The question for the Australian tissue market is when, and where, the next manufacturing development will come. By Tim Woods, managing director, IndustryEdge Australia is a developed and mature economy. In...

Toilet paper was a luxury on Haiti when Glory Industries began its niche mission for hygiene… and 80% of the market

A new era of enterprise has started for one industry on the Caribbean republic eight years after a devastating earthquake caused major damage and killed up to 160,000. Long supplied exclusively by multinational brand imports, founder and director general Myrtha Vilbon plans ambitious expansion… and eventually exports. She talked to TWM. TWM/1: What led you...

Georgia – rising tissue market in Caucasus Mountains

The tissue story in the former Soviet republic emerged after independence in 1991, and is marked by headline percentage growth figures – 30- 51 – 54%. But increased disposable incomes, product familiarity, modern retailing and distribution, devaluation of the local currency and a local entrepreneurial spirit all point to a deeper resurgence. Industry...

Analysis: how supply and costs are changing across the world’s recovered paper markets?

As SOP and easy-access OCC supply declines, Bill Moore, president of Moore & Associates, assesses region specific trends in emerging kraft pulps in the Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market. Key trends: Global Recovered Paper (RCP) market  Producing paper & board using recycled fibres  • For the last several decades, recycled fibre has had a...

UK consumer tissue industry after Brexit: taken to the cleaners?

As the United Kingdom is heavily dependent on imports of raw materials for its tissue industry, the country has been exposed to threatening market fluctuations in 2017. Steady rise of pulp and parent reels prices combined with a highly fluctuating exchange rate have had a deep impact on manufacturers which saw their profit margins evaporate in just...

Market pulp capacity review: investment cycle to peak in 2018

Global bleached chemical market pulp capacity reached 64Mt/y in 2017, comprising 35.3Mt/y of hardwood market pulp, 28.3Mt/y of softwood, and just 0.4Mt/y of sulphite pulp. Capacity expanded by 3.7% last year, equivalent to +2.3Mt; a rather strong expansion when compared to the 2.5% (+1.3Mt) average growth rate of the previous decade. • BSKP capacity increased...

How to triple sales in three years, by South Florida Tissue Paper Co.

It’s listed in Inc. Magazines’ top 5,000 fastest growing US companies, has tripled sales from 2014 to 2017, notched up a growth rate of 179%, and expanded the operation across all 50 states. South Florida Tissue Paper Co is a success story… oh, and it’s recently beaten off the threat from Irma as the hurricane wreaked havoc across Florida. The...