Operations Report

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Operations Report: Essity expects professional hygiene market is set to grow faster compared to...

Italian operations at Lucca and Collodi playing leading roles in new “more agile and competitive” Consumer Tissue Private Label division for Europe announced in 2021. Here, Riccardo Trionfera, Commercial...

MEPCO: Launch of first state-of-the-art TM aims to redirect Saudi Arabia’s tradition as the...

Aided by population growth and high income per capita, Saudi Arabia’s tissue consumption is forecast to accelerate in the medium term with per capita consumption jumping to a potential...

FHH: The region’s top tissue company raises the bar higher: “We are going to...

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) – the tissue market leader in the Middle East and North Africa region – has a history dating back to 1958. Here, Chief Executive James...

Mili: Is Covid-19 the tipping point for accelerated growth in the Brazilian tissue market?

With over 70% of production dedicated to the At-Home market, one of Brazil’s leading tissue manufacturers Mili saw sales grow 18% in 2020 – and expects a 10% increase...

IPEL gearing up to ride the economic and industrial recovery

The hard-hit AfH sector is now back to pre-pandemic sales levels. Private label is structuring and professionalising while exports are targeted across South and Central America. IPEL’s Commercial Director...

DISPENSING A CLEANER, SAFER SERVICE FOR GERMANY’S HEALTH-CONSCIOUS PUBLIC

Metsä Tissue divested its napkin business in 2020 and has realigned its focus on tissue. Tobias Lüning, Vice President Supply Chain Western Europe, Country Manager Germany, spoke to TWM.

How the pandemic raised the demand for sustainable and innovative hygiene products, and may...

WEPA didn’t just think outside the box when the Covid-19 crisis hit, it created new boxes, says CEO Martin Krengel. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris.

‘A project that could change the course of the tissue industry’s future’

The circular economy, tissue from wheat straw, a dual strategy of private label and brands: TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris interviewed Donato Giorgio, President Global Supply Chain and member...
Gearing up: The company's 13-acre Sun Paper Source plant in Indonesia; Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the businesses have expanded into new and bigger markets they previously weren't able to get a foothold in.

WHEN THE COVID-19 CRISIS BROKE WE WERE ALREADY GEARED UP TO MEET THE NEW...

Sopanusa Tissue & Packaging Saranasukes and Sun Paper Source’s state-of-readiness was due to a dynamic business strategy which today sees it trading in over 80 countries and across five continents....
Green potential: The company’s environmentally-friendly products are seeing increased demand in Thailand and across Southeast Asia .

The return of a much-needed tourism boom is anticipated to bring back income –...

The anticipated rise in tissue use of three years ago has been hit by three waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. TWM interviewed Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, Managing Director of Thailand’s...
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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...
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...
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...
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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....
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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...
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...
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...
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...

IN A WORLD WHERE SPEED TO MARKET AND DYNAMIC PRODUCTION FLOWS ARE CRITICAL, ADVANCES...

While initial capital investment in a mobile robot with control software and interfaces and changes to existing systems may cost close to $200,000, the return on investment is often...

REBRAND AND M&A TAKES CASCADES UP TO 4TH BIGGEST PRODUCER IN NORTH AMERICA

Like all tissue companies the easing of the pulp price crisis has been warmly welcomed. Like most, the Canadian green and private label leader focussed on productivity… creating a...
Lilla Edet: Located an hours drive north of Gothenburg, Essity has owned the historic site since 1986.

“WE BECAME CIRCULAR BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE THOUGHT TO DO SO.”

Even within green leader Essity, the Lilla Edet mill north of Gothenburg is a pioneer in driving growth while still prioritising sustainability ... through waste usage, low cost steam, biofuel...
History and tradition: Klippans Bruk is located in Skåne County, Sweden, just over an hour north of Malmö

KLIPPANS BRUK STARTS TO SELL INTO THE USA AND ASIA AS DEMAND FOR...

Operating since 1573, Klippans Bruk has just invested in a new Recard-supplied PM which will quadruple production and means “the globe is now our market.” Here, TWM met chief...
Export potential: L.C. Paper's Besalú, Girona-based site is incorporating new export destinations in South America and the Middle East.

ENVIRONMENT FIRST: “WE ARE IN AN AWAKENING IN TERMS OF RETHINKING CONSUMER TISSUE...

TWM first met Joan Vila – chief executive, L.C. Paper – at the company’s Besalú, Girona-based site in 2013. As 2019 draws to a close, we return to interview the...
“For the first time, we are starting to see a more seriously approach to the issue of sustainability in the Spanish market,” Francesco Pasquini, corporate sales and marketing director AfH, Lucart Group

LUCART GROUP: THE ITALIAN PLAYER AIMING TO BRING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE SPANISH TISSUE...

Spanish subsidiary Lucart Tissue & Soap is starting to see a more seriously approach to the issue of sustainability in the Spanish market for the very first time. It is...
Modernising process: the Green Bay-based company has two sites with 75,000sq ft of manufacturing and 40,000sq ft of warehouse, converting around 20,000-30,000tpy.

“US TISSUE IS GROWING AT 1-2%… WE ARE GROWING IN EXCESS OF 20% A...

The future is electronic intelligence, robots and Human–Machine Interface. At this Green Bay converter financial support is offered for schooling and several personnel are going to technical school to...
High efficiencies: Resolute Tissue's new distribution centre in Tennessee

FULLY INTEGRATED RESOLUTE TARGETS PREMIUM AND ULTRA PREMIUM PRODUCTION

Vertical control of production backed by major investment is driving this former leading newsprint producer towards growth in quality products and geographic reach. TWM interviews Resolute Tissue Group president...

“Brexit will bring its own challenges – we are ready for them.”

With plans to build a crucial tissue mill in the UK in 2022, the family behind LPC – having once made its own exit from the industry – is...

The Brexit vote has meant increased demand for Poppies Europe

Above: Armindo Marque, Partner and technical director With up to 10 million napkins produced per day, the Northern Powerhouse company is the UK’s market leader...

Niche tissue… Independence, recycled paper, rapid response, flexibility, personalised and increasingly green products

French manufacturer Papeco director general Emmanuel Coulon explains his smart circular economy concept at his Normandy mill. Report: TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. When I...

WEPA plans for Vive La Difference in the French market

WEPA France is investing while some competitors are selling or restructuring. Country Manager Christophe Dorin spoke to TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. It has taken a...

In balance – WEPA Group ethos mirrors Germany’s stable tissue performance

A key ‘produce where you sell’ policy is just one of the strategies behind the consumer sector’s second largest private label manufacturer. TWM talked to Hendrik Otto, chief...

German consumers are eager for innovation – and are prepared to pay

Italian tissue giant Sofidel’s German sites offer a blueprint for its business strategy globally. Here, TWM meets Andreas Meyer and Domenico D’Angelo to get the latest in Europe’s...
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Thriving against a price war, an overcrowded market… and Trump

With two paper machine start-ups planned for next year pushing total output to 140,000tpy, Hebei Jinboshi Group will prioritise product quality and variety, expand sales channels and develop markets with low price...
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Hengan Group shuns the price war to concentrate on quality, brand and good service

Consumer demand – with ‘consumption of household paper set to increase by 6-8%’ – is shifting to medium and high-end tissue, and urbanisation is carrying products into third- and fourth-tier cities and...

“ We consider competition as a factor that grows the market, increases quality, triggers...

Asli Bicer, marketing director at Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products, talks to TWM. TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Asli Bicer: “Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products has been at the forefront of Turkey’s tissue paper...