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Tissue World Magazine pandemic special

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
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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 World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from...
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China’s economic slowdown and New green regime is rippling across the world

The recent economic slowdown in China has hit a number of relatively nascent industry sectors hard. One sector that’s been particularly badly affected is...

Growing consumer awareness and education is driving Russia’s market performance in spite of sanctions

Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko examines the rising level of quality products, retail display, home production and consumer choice in the world’s largest landmass tissue market.
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“I believe an investment like Circleville will really change the way tissue mills are...

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has officially opened its $400m, 280-acre plant in Circleville, Ohio… one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced paper plants in the world and Sofidel’s largest worldwide to-date. Sofidel...
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Should the US industry be concerned by the small but growing trend of tissue...

Imported bath tissue, kitchen towels and napkins are being sold in discount grocery stores and large supermarket chains in Chinese, Japanese and Korean enclaves in large metropolitan areas. Will shipping costs...

Kimberly-Clark reaches out to advance the cause of preserving precious water

In just seven years’ time 1.8bn people will be living with absolute water scarcity. Tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C) recently launched WaterLoupe, an analytical tool to advance the science of water sustainability… for its...
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Over 200 exhibitors, 1,687 total participants, 69 countries… Tissue World celebrated our 25th anniversary...

The wonderfully modernised Miami Beach Convention Center was the fitting setting for Tissue World’s double celebration – our 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary as the global industry’s leading tradeshow, and the opening of North America’s...
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The squeeze on tissue margins is getting tighter

From rocketing raw material prices to cost conscious consumers with faltering brand or retailer loyalty – to discounting grocers and ‘shrinkflation’ – the market faces tough challenges. Report by Simon Creasey. High volume, low...
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What does China’s Belt & Road master plan mean for tissue?

China is a major financier to the world. Just one of many investment vehicles is its initiative to transform transport systems and smooth trade across Asia, Europe and Africa – estimated at $900bn...
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Shrinkflation – reducing product size becomes an issue for tissue

Toxic combination of cost inflation, a stagnant economy, the fluctuating pound … and Brexit has forced the UK tissue sector, like many other producers, to look for savings elsewhere. Report by freelance journalist...
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All is not well for North American tissue producers

As brand loyalty is slowly eroding in the US, Europe’s leading discounters are set for major expansions. Report for TWM by RBC Capital’s markets analyst Paul Quinn. Change is afoot. Branded tissue products will...
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Resolute ramps up capacity to position itself as key player in tissue

President and chief executive Richard Garneau provides an update on Resolute Forest Products’ ongoing transformation strategy and entry into the growing tissue market. A TWM report. In June 2015, Resolute announced its entry...
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Chinese tissue market in a good growth phase but oversupply continues

According to a recent talk by Zhang Yulan, of the China National Household Paper Association (CNHPIA), in 2016 the Chinese tissue business maintained growth, and the expansion of the tissue industry continued at a good pace –...
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How will the tissue connection between Europe and North America continue?

For several decades, North America and Europe shared some of the same tissue suppliers. However, during the last decade a lot has changed. Previously, North American companies were expanding into Europe, and now exactly the...
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Eurozone’s ‘saturated’ market consumption has risen well above trend … thanks to oil. But...

Tissue usage increased 3.6% after a dramatic drop in energy prices in the winter of 2014-2015, plus an improvement in consumer confidence. TWM asked Numera Analytics to explain how it happened … and...
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Tissue World Istanbul A Success; Attracts 1,602 attendees from 65 countries

First dedicated event covering huge region attracted 1,602 attendees from 65 countries Tissue World Istanbul 2016 concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors – from across 65 countries. Held in...

Ukraine: How does an industry survive corruption, revolution and military conflict?

By industry analyst Greg Grishchenko   When Greg Grishchenko first reported on the Ukrainian tissue market the country was full of hope for prosperity after the 2004 Orange Revolution. Here, he reports again...
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“Exceptionally strong growth” at 4% for the global tissue industry in 2015

By Esko Uutela Last year was “above-average” for the global tissue business with worldwide tissue consumption growing to 34.8 million tonnes, up by more than 1.3 million tonnes from 2014. TWM hears...
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Targeting top brand icons … by comparison and confusion

By Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst Copy-cat labelling on private label products has created a lucrative revenue stream for discount stores, increasing confusion for consumers, and upped the champagne consumption of litigation lawyers....
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It’s fierce out there – the battle for tissue raging across the UK market

By Simon Creasey, Freelance Journalist Sales of household paper products at the top four superstores have slumped. The reasons – branded sales fall, the rise of own label, a price war, discounters...
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US tissue market: dynamic phase following recent slow growth

With America’s tissue market geared up for Tissue World New Orleans in March 2016, RISI’s Esko Uutela talks growth and demand trends in the world’s largest tissue market This year has been...
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Is the slowdown in China a threat for the South East Asian tissue market?

By Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting The South East Asian region is among the fastest growing tissue markets worldwide, but tissue production in the region grows even faster South East Asia consists of eleven...
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APP welcomes competition from multinational and local players … it’s just that it means...

Asia Pulp & Paper’s Chinese tissue division is to bring six new tissue machines on stream making a total new capacity of 354,000tpy – around 30% of the one million tpy...
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Magnus Groth searching for ‘win-win’ across SCA’s global performance

Tissue’s global giant SCA has a new supremo. Magnus Groth talks to TWM about business strategy for China, Asia, Russia, The Americas, emerging markets, energy efficiency and the intriguing ‘intelligent washroom...
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Tissue World Barcelona attracted key industry members from across Europe and beyond. We kick...

Country Update: France France is the fourth largest producer of Paper and Market Pulp in Western Europe making 10.1 million metric tonnes per year. Towel and Tissue (T&T) represents a little more...
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As shopping habits change SCA’s Barker sees multiple, price-relevant and distinctive products as the...

By freelance journalist Simon Creasey Sally Barker has a vision. And that vision is to drive a sustainable business for long-term growth. It’s a vision she’s been working towards ever since she...

Thinking inside … and outside the box

The EU is in danger of missing the point as it reviews policy on packaging. Product protection – including tissue products - and overall resource efficiency are much more important than a...

Social media – a powerful tool for all sectors of the tissue industry

By The Grocer’s Associate editor (features) Simon Creasey To tweet or not to tweet – that’s the question every company has to address at some point. Although many business leaders are reluctant...

Overheating investment activity threatening market balance in the North American tissue business

After the Great Recession of 2009 and the recovery in 2010, North America’s tissue supply and demand have been well balanced, and from time to time, the business has been a...
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Attract and keep the next generation of talent

By Brian Work At Tissue World Americas 2014, American Paper Converting’s Brian Work discussed why tissue is a dynamic sector that can attract smart young people with creative minds. Here, he talks...
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哈萨克斯坦——中亚卫生纸市场的生力军

由卫生纸业专家Greg Grishchenko撰写 在2008年至2009年的世界金融危机波及哈斯克斯坦前,当地卫生纸市场的年均增长率为10%。行业专家Greg Grishchenko带来最新进展。 哈萨克斯坦于1991年与其他与几个中亚共和国一起从苏联独立。经历了苏联时代密集的农业开发以及核武器试验场的洗礼,该国环境问题严重。哈萨克斯坦首任及现任总统努尔苏丹·纳·扎尔巴耶夫从上任以来一直推行平衡的外交政策,并于1993年推动了核不扩散条约的批准。 现代哈萨克斯坦是全球最大的内陆国家,国土面积位列世界第九(270万平方公里),人口达1700万。凭借得天独厚的自然财富以及世界一流的旅游资源,该国经济正在迅猛发展。卡萨克斯坦中南部城市拜科努尔因作为俄罗斯航天项目发射基地而举世闻名。 哈萨克斯坦的卫生纸行业兴起于20世纪90年代早期,几乎与苏联解体同时,当时卫生纸产品来自俄罗斯有限的资源,其供应渠道开始瓦解。在苏联计划经济体制下,哈萨克斯坦是苏联军事、航天以及核项目的重要工业基地,拥有大量制造、采矿和测试基地。由于大部分国土地处沙漠和草原,哈萨克斯坦森林资源匮乏(约占其总面积的1.2%),这也是当地纸浆和造纸行业从未真正起步的原因。 当时哈萨克斯坦与邻国俄罗斯、中国以及更为遥远的土耳其建立了全新的供应渠道,以此获得各式卫生纸产品。部分新开张的小型商店使用进口大卷在当地加工最为低价的厕纸和餐巾纸。 在2008年至2009年的世界金融危机波及哈斯克斯坦前,当地卫生纸市场的年均增长率为10%。经过2009年以及2010年的负增长之后,卫生纸市场从2011年开始复苏,形成持续性温和增长的局面,增幅保持在个位数,其中手纸增幅最为明显。该国存在较大的贫富差距和城乡差异,农村地区的卫生纸产品花费仍微不足道。 然而过去四年,随着可支配收入的增加,部分消费者逐步从经济型品牌转向标准化甚至是优质产品。先进的城市消费者愿意增加花费以追求更高的舒适度,而这些产品往往来自技术较本国供应商更为先进的跨国制造企业(尤其是在失禁用品部门)。不过相较于品质优良,大部分国民在选择产品时仍将价格低廉视为优先考虑因素。 根据欧睿信息咨询(Euromonitor International)提供的数据,2012年该国卫生纸零售额为2000万美元,其中83%来自手纸,另外15%来自面纸和餐巾纸。年人均卫生纸消费量约为1.4千克。与来自宝洁中亚公司、Kimberly-Clark Corp以及SCA等跨国企业的失禁用品相比,以优质手纸、厨房用纸和餐巾纸等形式进口的卫生纸数量微不足道。 虽然自有品牌并不存在,但2012年最受消费者喜爱的产品仍是低价经济的卫生纸品牌。很多领先的跨国卫生纸制造企业及其当地分销商则提供价格适中的品牌。然而,在标准化产品和经济产品类别中,目前占据领先地位的是位于阿拉木图的本国供应商Karina Trading TOO,位居第二的是土耳其Ipek Kagit Kazakhstan TOO公司旗下的同名子公司。尽管哈萨克斯坦拥有发达的采矿和加工业,但目前为止,其居家外市场的规模很小,仅限于正处于增长阶段的快餐店业务。   零售选择 凭借其在各居住区中便捷的位置,独立小型杂货店(根据欧睿信息咨询的数据,占卫生纸零售额的58%)目前仍是哈萨克斯坦主要的分销渠道。近年来,大城市的超市数量急速增加。小型杂货店以经济型品牌的销售为主,种类有限,而超市则依赖于更加完善的分销系统,为所有地区的居民展示各类卫生纸产品,从低价产品到奢侈产品应有尽有。2012年,零售额最大的企业是Magnum Cash & Carry TOO,Ramstore Kazakhstan TOO紧随其后。虽然Ramstore(土耳其)、麦德龙(德国)以及Maxima(立陶宛)等跨国连锁超市在哈萨克斯坦的市场占有率逐渐增加,但由于国内超市门店全年全天候营业且价格实惠,本国的连锁超市更受消费者的欢迎。 超市中卫生纸产品品牌的多样化密切反映出:该国紧邻制造中心,并在全国建立起分销附属机构和“灰色”市场渠道。由于自有品牌的缺失,超市出售的手纸、厨房用纸以及面巾纸包括Mola、Lambi和Öko- Purex (Metsä Tissue)、Kleenex (Kimberly-Clark)、Zewa (SCA)、Sammy (Wepa)、Selpak和Silen(Ipek Kagit –土耳其)、Karina (哈萨克斯坦)、Veiro(Syktyvkar Tissue –俄罗斯)、Ruta(乌克兰)甚至distant Clean Nara Co.Ltd(韩国)出品的ClearWordPure。少量厕纸和面巾纸等自有品牌卫生纸产品偶尔会出现在超市中,但大部分都与跨国连锁企业相关。     制造  2012年,哈萨克斯坦的卫生纸产品产量约为3.1万吨。在苏联计划经济体制下,哈萨克苏维埃社会主义共和国的定位是采矿、航天和核试验/加工区域。家居用品行业的发展空间不足,基本的卫生纸供应来自俄罗斯。独立之后,前苏联的供应渠道断裂,卫生纸和卫生用品供应的空白亟需填补。在卫生纸产品经济效应(进口与制造的比较)的激励下,当地涌现出一批愿意冒险尝试的企业家。包括Karina Trading在内的其中一部分企业发展成为涵盖整个生产周期的综合性卫生纸制造商(参见以下现场报道),在行业中占据领先地位,而部分企业则以关停收场。 在该国数十家卫生纸制造商中,仅年产能约1.8万吨的Karina Trading...
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Kazakhstan – emerging tissue market leader in Central Asia

By Greg Grishchenko, Industry Expert Before the world economic crisis of 2008-2009 reached Kazakhstan, its local tissue market grew at 10% per year. Industry expert Greg Grishchenko gets the latest. Along with the...
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Will Asian tissue suppliers capture the whole world?

By Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, RISI Global tissue consumption has returned onto its steady growth trend line of 4% per year after only a small bend on the growth curve caused by...
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Growth in the European tissue business moving from West to East

By ESKO UUTELA, Principal,Tissue, RISI Russian tissue market alone expected to grow more than German and UK markets combined. We do not yet have statistics for the whole of last year but based...