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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