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Tissue World Magazine, Departments: Consumer Speak, Exitissues, Foex, Frontissues, Marketissues, and Operations Report

Bringing manufacturing ownership back to a region which once led the world

Northwood’s recent acquisitions in the UK’s AfH tissue market has propelled it to the number three spot in the sector. Now with its latest joint venture Northwood & Wepa acquiring the former Georgia- Pacific...
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Looking for a chain reaction

Fabryka Papieru Kaczory is ready to start up its new tissue mill to supply customers as far away as Congo and Haiti. TW meets the independent producer diversifying in a changing market under German influence. By Helen...

Improving runnability on tissue machines

Catanchem’s Gerhard Viljoen and aquaTECH’s Julien Arnold and David Hunkeler consider how to make savings, and get the most from the mill When tissue grades with high wet-strength resin (WSR) are being...

Top of the league SCA is on the ball to meet consumers’ changing needs

With its focus on innovation and sustainability, SCA has taken the top spot in the UK tissue market. TW visits its renowned Manchester mill on the city’s Trafford Park. By Helen Morris, Tissue World...
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With 2,000 different designs and products being exported to 40 countries, flexibility is key...

The Polish economy slowed but never entered in deep recession and now it’s poised again for another leap forward. TW visited one leading napkin producer determined to adapt to market demands...

Tissue retail in Africa’s southern region

The current state of the continent’s strongest economy, South Africa, has had a noticeable impact with many consumers suffering a sharp dip in their disposable income. As a result, they are opting for a...

PIX pulp indices: FOEX examines NBSK and BHK pulp prices in Europe as of...

By Lars Lars HalĂ©n, senior manager, FOEX Indexes and Timo Teras, managing director, FOEX Indexes  NBSK pulp Europe Data over the producers’ pulp stocks was released by PPPC at the end of July with inventories...

From spotlight to campsite quality tissue is essential

Donna Sawyer is a finance journalist living and working in Sydney, Australia. With much of her work on camera, she looks for high quality tissue products that are beneficial for the skin and environmentally...

Poland gets in shape to take full advantage of the European recovery

By Helen Morris, Tissue World Editor Poland’s 40 million population, or at least the ones who get round to doing the cooking and the cleaning, love their kitchen towels...the star performers in a relatively...

Young and dynamic – Lamix typifies Poland’s emerging tissue sector

Successive investment has strengthened Lamix’s hold on the hygiene market. Here the company discusses its market strategy with TW. “The customer is getting richer and richer as Poland has become better off,” says owner Miroslaw Laszko...
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Indonesia: the perfect combination of inputs for tissue growth

Indonesia has the perfect combination of inputs driving growth in tissue manufacture, from a lifted GDP to an expanding middle class. Here, Phillip Lawrence explains why the country is one to...
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A unique market aiming to create a new category of ICI nations – India,...

Indonesia is a fascinating market offering huge potential for the tissue industry. Almost 251 million people and counting, geographically located as the gateway between Asia and Australasia and consisting of the...

‘When cooking and cleaning, and polishing the bike… nothing beats the kitchen towel’

Paul Ashcroft lives in the picturesque village of Rivington in the north west of England. He works in the water industry and in his spare time he is a...

Sopanusa Tissue: adapting to an ever-expanding global market

With a new business and substantial investments underway, TW meets integrated Indonesia manufacturer Sopanusa Tissue It takes one and half hour drive from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya to reach PT.Sopanusa Tissue....

APP says it’s turned the page … but will the sheet of paper be...

After a significant sustainability announcement in February that grabbed the attention of the world’s paper industries and media, TW visited APP in Indonesia to get the latest on the company and...

Better monitoring – fewer stoppages

When SCA’s Edet Bruk mill invested in a new burner management system from ABB, the difference was immediate. Two years later, the company tells TW what a difference it has made SCA’s...
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Cascades launches facial tissue product

Cascades Tissue Group has extended its Cascades Moka line with the launch of what it claims is the first-ever unbleached, 100% recycled beige facial tissue. The company said the single-use paper product...

Sopanusa Tissue to double capacity

Indonesia-based Sopanusa Tissue has announced plans to create a new company called Sun Paper Source that will double the company’s tissue capacity. In an interview at the company's site near Surabaya in...
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Sofidel finalises G-P acquisition

Sofidel Group has finalised the acquisition from SCA of the former Georgia-Pacific businesses. The move is connected with G-P’s consumer brands in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Luigi...
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Metso receives repeat order from Turkey’s Hayat Kimya

Hayat Kimya has announced at Tissue World 2013 that it has signed for a repeat order for two complete tissue lines from Metso for an undisclosed sum. Each production line will include...
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With tough times at home Portugal gets innovative abroad

As the industry focuses on the major event in the trade show calendar at Tissue World Barcelona 2013 in March, at long last there are signs of strongly rooted green shoots...

ConsumerSpeak: Tissue’s greatest collector?

Silvio Fioravanti is an archaeologist and lives near Lucca in Italy. He has a large collection of pocket hankie packs – at the last count, 11,972 different tissue pocket...

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent states of the...

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent states of the former Yugoslavia  After the collapse of the Austria-Hungary Empire at the end of WW1, the victorious European majors shaped Yugoslavia, a new country...

Portugal’s tissue pioneer Renova innovates to thrive

Renova is the home of “the sexiest toilet paper on earth” says production director Mario Lopes. TW met the business with the designer products.  “Black toilet paper is an icebreaker,” says Mario...
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ïżŒAs a small company thinking big Fapajal is bucking the national trend

Sales output tripled in four years as Portugal fights economic downturn  A year and a half is a long time in an economic downturn. When TW first met Fapajal in June 2011,...

ADT’s first start-up successfully running in the USA

By Ed Graf ADT’s first start-up successfully running in the USA Air Dried Tissue (ADT) Technology has been hailed as a real alternative to TAD. Two years after the start-up of the first installation of...

LC Paper green ambitions

Green ambition, niche products and export potential hold the key to not just surviving but thriving through Spain’s economic crisis at LC Paper. “You don’t often see a mill with a philosophy...

Almost 255 years in operation under 10 generations of the family

GomĂ -Camps tells TW how it draws on its history in order to stay one step ahead of the game By Helen Morris, Tissue World editor As tissue plaDuring the steep and winding approach to...

K-C announces net sales increase

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported a decline of 2% to $1.7bn in its consumer tissue division’s fourth quarter 2012 sales. The consumer tissue division recorded a decline of 4% in fourth quarter operating...

SCA reports increased tissue operating profit

SCA has reported an increase in its tissue division’s operating profit of 47% to SEK 4,640m in its year end report. The company put the increase down to a number of factors,...

Wausau Paper to narrow focus to tissue business

Wausau Paper has started a process to identify “strategic alternatives” for its paper segment that will position its focus on the growth of its tissue business. It recently began the start-up phase...
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Intelli-TissueÂź machine in China

PMP Group has signed a contract with Chinese producer Henan Hulijia Industrial CO to install an Intelli-TissueÂź 900 EcoEc line. The Intelli-TissueÂź 900 EcoEc machine has a double-press configuration, a design speed...

Disley Tissue starts up

UK-based Disley Tissue has boosted its capacity with the successful start up of a Metso-supplied Yankee Advantage AirCap hood and Advantage WetDust dust control system. Disley Tissue starts up Metso-supplied Yankee hood...

WEPA to cut 150 jobs

German tissue giant WEPA has announced more cost-cutting measures. In addition to the planned sale of two mills in Italy, the firm revealed plans to cut some 150 out of a total...

TISSUES are a must in the mountains

Lisa Pearson lives near Denbigh in north east Wales with her partner Owen and cat Guinness. She is a careers adviser working with teenagers in local schools and...
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Clearwater Paper consumer products division’s target: “The best private label TAD bath and towel...

A Tissue World report With a strong influence in the development of private label tissue in the western USA, TW visited the company’s north Las Vegas site to find out how its...
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Consumers want it both ways 
 national brand equivalent quality in economy products. TW...

A Tissue World report Cascades' Kingman, Arizona, USA-based tissue converting facility. The approach to Cascades’ Kingman tissue converting site in Arizona in the west of the USA is nothing if not dramatic. Located...

Consumer Speak

Greg Williams is a tour director and lives in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. As a Tassie, he has a knack for local humour that makes him a central...
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Global tissue market continuing its strong growth, but Europe struggling

Global tissue business has recovered well from the 2009 recession, but recent economic and political turbulences have disturbed the return to normal business conditions in some regions. Europe's desperate attempts to...
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A more bullish west US aspires to quality and economy in production and sales

After reading our Euromonitor International report Western USA: From recession to recovery about ‘bellwether activities’ such as eating out contributing toward an upturn in the US economy, I must say I...