Operations Report

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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...

Co-generation – Hayat Kimya takes a big leap into the future

The largest tissue manufacturer for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa sets up a blueprint for controlling long-term energy costs at its Mersin site in southern Turkey as future expansion plans may...

“ Turkey is becoming the tissue capital of the Middle East and Europe”

TWM interviews Parteks Paper Industry general manager Fatih Çapar TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Fatih Çapar: “Established in 1996, Parteks Paper Industry is a fully integrated manufacturer of virgin pulp parent...

FHH targets impressive ‘5% annual tissue growth’ potential in the UAE

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) plans to double capacity at its integrated Al Nakheel site in the next two years. Director of operations Adel Al Far explains the strategy. Report: Helen Morris, TWM...

“The discussion was what size of tissue machine… so we went for the latest...

Managing director Abdullah Al Khateeb explains the key to success in the Gulf as Crown Paper Mill aims to be the largest tissue manufacturer in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States...

Quality and savings key for Queenex as energy costs rise and supply outstrips demand

Based in Abu Dhabi, Queenex Hygiene Paper Manufacturing (QHPM) is a subsidiary of Queenex Paper Products. In 2012, it started up a crescent former tissue machine that produces first-class tissue paper from the...
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Thailand’s first tissue mill poised to reap rewards of a new future

Half the population of 68 million doesn’t use tissue. But a boom in tourism, urbanisation and an ageing society is changing that, explains Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, MD of RiverPRO. Report...
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Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in the best technology to target growth potential

Rising numbers… in population, tourism, retail stores, personal income and a strong economic performance gives the Bangkok-based manufacturer confidence for the future. A TWM report. TWM/1 What tissue markets do you operate in in Thailand...
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Kimberly-Clark – Thailand’s prospects are strengthening

As urbanisation increases, so does demand for more varied and sophisticated tissue products. The tissue giant tells TWM why it has growing confidence in its Thai and Asian tissue operations. By Helen Morris, Senior...

Mexico needs more tissue – and one family owned company is ready to respond

With consumer growth figures up to 6%, there is currently not enough tissue to supply the population. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, general director of family firm Convertipap, explains what he plans to...

‘Mexico has what it takes to be the South American tissue giant’

In a classic market of huge untapped potential, general manager Humberto Narro Flores says Absormex CMPC – with a history of double digit growth - is poised to benefit from steady...

On the offensive for a place in the Big League

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Having touched-down in the Green Bay home of the famous NFL stars the Packers, Italian giant Sofidel plans to shoot the gap with a spread...

“We are aiming to be the number one player in Nigeria as well as...

TWM interviews Bola Ataiyero-Adefila, the chief operating officer of Nigeria’s second largest converter, Banrut Rolls Nigeria. TWM/1: What products do you currently produce? Bola Adefila: “We produce all tissue paper products; toilet tissues, napkins, both...

Hayat Kimya’s $100m Nigerian plant expands its dominance in Africa

In June, Turkish tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya expanded its geographical presence with the inauguration of its $100m Nigerian diaper and tissue plant in Agbara, Nigeria. Hayat first entered into the Nigeria market in 2015...

Surge in tourists hiding the effects of Japan’s declining population

Tissue facing a challenge and an opportunity says JP Corelex Holdings president Mr. Hiroshi Kurosaki. Production balanced against demand is the key. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. The first thing TWM notices...

Universal Paper is gearing up for a move into Japan’s growing premium tissue market

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor The APP Group company’s success has been in the economy segment with 9.4% of Japan’s T&T sector last year. Now its key strategy is to follow younger consumers who...
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MPI Paper Mills – striving to be the industry’s premier supply chain solution

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Output is set to rise by 25% with a PM4 upgrade, even before adopting a new sales model could mean overhauling or replacing PM5 as...
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Cascades… the new major player determined to keep the personal touch

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine With a $64m start-up on American’s west coast just part of a major makeover, the Canadian company is now a big player with a small...
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How to achieve growth in a national crisis

These are turbulent times in Brazil – but tissue is toughing it out. Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor, visits Carta Fabril’s Rio de Janeiro headquarters as the company begins the start-up...
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‘We diversified, it was the only way to survive. And it worked.’

If ever a company was poised for an economic uplift it’s IPEL at its impressive new site in Indaial city. Managing director Juliano Silva talks growth, investment, flexibility, justice… and football...

Tissue World Milan: Global tissue ‘is reaching new peaks year after year’

Worldwide consumption stands at 36.3 million tonnes with estimated unmet potential at over 15 million tonnes in retail alone. As an increasingly complex and diverse marketplace presents great challenges and  opportunities, Tissue World Milan...
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‘We are facing a sophistication of demand’

Only in Italy could there be a fibre di latte, one of many pioneering products of fibre experts Lucart at its Diecimo site. In a price war when competition is fierce, balanced expansion...
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Searching for distinction in a complex market

When competition is fierce and price discounting dominates, niche, flexibility and targeted response to rapidly changing consumer demands become crucial. TWM visited family owned Industria Cartaria Fenili By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue...
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A tough modern makeover for the table top star ‘close to nowhere’ in Västra...

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris After closures and a sharp market re-focus, global coloured tissue leader Duni’s SEK110m investment has brought its 5% mature market growth target into sight. Helen Morris...
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Tradition and passion creates Sofidel’s most advanced automated site

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris TWM interviews Robert Jensen, Sofidel Sweden, country operations manager, on the latest tissue trends in the region. Sofidel’s Swedish plant produces 56,000tpy of private label products, specialist tissue in...