What does the UAE’s growing cultural confidence mean for tissue?

The Arab world’s first universal museum – Louvre Abu Dhabi - has opened in the United Arab Emirates. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, described the stunning symbol of a wider cultural perspective as “a...

Tissue World – 25 years bringing the world’s tissue businesses together

It began in Nice in March 1993 … the first ever trade show exclusively dedicated to tissue. There were 700 attendees and 49 exhibitors. Now, attendance at TW Milan 2017 reached almost 4,000, with participants coming...

Even the great Bobby Fischer would find tissue’s US chess game a challenge

Our cover image depicts the US tissue battlefield. The reds strategically occupying the hill represent all we know of the status quo. For many decades the industry in the USA meant few giants monopolising the market in...

Getting the best out of our ever more sophisticated technology

HMI, the Human Machine Interface, might stand as a symbol of TWM’s Technical Theme on packaging, wrapping and logistics in this edition… as for the tissue industry across the board. Four top companies report on...

The shifting growth of Asia’s most developed country; premium and lower mainstream products key

  Quality, in Asia’s most developed country, is key in the Japanese tissue market … that much is a constant. Much else, however, has moved on in the four years since TWM’s last Country Report from there,...

Canada – strengthening its away game

Canada, of course, has a big neighbour. The biggest, in economic terms, which while returning a fluctuating performance is never, currently, less that the biggest economic giant. In tissue terms, Canada is small scale … it’s a...

Pulp and Paper United do the nation proud

Let’s describe general economic performance in recent years as a football match … why not, this is Brazil after all: it has been an end-to-end thriller. TWM must first apologise to those across the...

The Home of Tissue: driving forward innovation to create the products of the future

It’s pressure which produces diamonds, and the fiercely competitive nature of the Italian market is producing some sparkling results. They have been called “smart factories,” but tissue factories have always been smart ... these are...

It does exactly what it says on the scented packaging

I like the sound of Vårt Finaste Toalettpapper. It means, as I’m sure you will have worked out, Our Finest Toilet Paper. It was launched by the grocery retailer ICA Sverige in Sweden in 2015,...

India – the world’s greatest untapped market

              India - the world’s greatest untapped market In no other country is so great a potential so apparently locked out of reach. India has untapped retail tissue growth estimated at US$12 billion, 4.5 million tonnes....

Iran ‘at a turning point’ and ready for business home and away

              Iran’s tissue professionals are ready for business more than ever. That’s the overwhelming impression I came away with having spent time in and around Tehran for our Country Report. The talk is...

Colombians like what they see with tissue

Before the recent setback, Colombia had ranked as high as 34th in the World Bank’s “Doing Business” index, up from 53rd in 2013. That is above larger economies such as Brazil...

The US faces big structural changes to its tissue market

TWM, and hopefully all who read our Regional Report in this edition will join us, has enjoyed the privilege of touring the world’s leading tissue market North America – ranked third...

Egypt and Jordan: progress against the odds

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Tissue makers well know the difference between potential growth and realisable growth. Growth which has every chance of being turned into revenue when consumers enjoy more...

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the world market – official

There have been calls recently for the inclusion of Vietnam among the MINT economies … the next major set of emerging nations comprised of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. V, unfortunately,...

Huge potential yes, but plan for the long term in sub-Saharan Africa

The extraordinary history and traditions of the peoples of the continent of Africa have produced many proverbs … I especially like this one: Beware time, because it has the answers. What struck...

Tissue tough enough to withstand the Greek tragedy … so far

It is the least wanted of distinctions, but Greece’s woes do give the industry the chance to study how tissue is able to perform in a country enduring economic collapse. The...

Tissue sans frontiers

By Helen Morris The boundaries of the tissue industry’s reach across the globe are forever being pushed forward. This edition of TWM has especially emphasised the pioneering spirit that propels the search...

An intriguing contrast – an economy on solid ground in a country prone to...

I don’t know if Guillermo Swett, chief executive of Chilean producer FPC Tissue, has any Italian ancestry, but he reminds me of some good Italian friends of mine - the ones...

French market shows evolving tissue trends are helping to buck a gloomy European marketplace

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris As a Francophile it doesn’t surprise me in the least that French shoppers are bucking the trend, in more ways than one. The standard model economic...

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