January / February 2016

    Tissue World Magazine

    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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    Vietnam – modest but steady growth in an underdeveloped T&T market

    By Fisher International's Bill Burns Globally, the Asia Pacific Region is the largest centre of Pulp and Paper (P&P) being first out of the six major global regions in total P&P production....
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    Consumer tissue in Vietnam: changing lifestyles spell good news for the industry

    While Vietnam’s household disposable incomes are the lowest, on average, of all major Asia Pacific nations, long-term economic growth continues to support strong gains in the country. Aside from the rising...
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    PIX Pulp indices 24.11.2015

    NBSK pulp Europe The consumption of softwood pulp was down and inventories up in October in Europe, compared to both September 2015 and October 2014, as reported by UTIPULP. The narrow price...
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    A radical step changer?

    The new Andromeda converting technology is, manufacturer Futura believes, going to revolutionise the market. TWM reports on the claims. It’s six months since Futura launched its new Andromeda converting technology for tissue...
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    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the world market – official

    There have been calls recently for the inclusion of Vietnam among the MINT economies … the next major set of emerging nations comprised of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. V, unfortunately,...
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    A tes souhaits!*

    Now living and working in London after 11 years in France, Rebecca was in New York when she discovered the one thing the much-loved multi-tasking kitchen roll is not great for. TWM/1....
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    Song Duong: on the brink of privatisation and expansion, TWM talks to director Nguyen...

    Director Nguyen Van Quan explains the fundamental shift taking place in consumers’ tissue expectations across Vietnam . TWM/1 What are your investment plans for the future? “Years of investment by our joint shareholders...
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    WEPA Giershagen boosts capacity

    WEPA Giershagen has increased its high quality tissue capacity by 32,000tpy after it started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD line. The turnkey Toscotec delivery for the new TM#19 is based on the best...
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    Potosí’s new 25,000tpy tissue PM begins production in Mexico; PM2 stops

    (News from RISI) - Mexican Fábricas de Papel Potosí has started up a new 25,000tpy tissue paper machine at its mill located in San Luis Potosí, north-central Mexico. The equipment was supplied...
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    Santher’s 3Q profits decline; company implements extra price adjustments

    (News from RISI) Brazilian tissue producer Santher reported net revenues at Real 340.4 million in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 0.9% over July-September 2014. Net loss for the period...
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    CMPC to participate in mediation involving tissue cartel case in Chile

    (News from RISI) - Empresas CMPC has agreed to join a mediation proposed by the Chilean Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Servicio Nacional del Consumidor – SERNAC) in order to compensate consumers...
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    What to expect next: January/February 2016

    Editorial content for the January/February 2016 issue includes:   Country Report: Vietnam Reports from Fisher International and Euromonitor International. Plus Operations Reports: TWM visits Corelex Vietnam, Saigon Paper and Vietnam Paper Corporation to get...
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    Suzano installs two 60,000tpy tissue PMs

    (News from RISI) – Brazil’s Suzano has announced a Real425 million investment in two tissue paper machines, each with capacity to produce 60,000tpy. One PM will be installed at its Mucuri plant...
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    Vinda boosts capacity with PM start-ups

    Vinda Sichuan and Vinda Shandong Paper have started-up two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5m tissue machines. The two machines have come on-stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan, and Laiwu, Shandong, and...
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    Sofidel continues drive in America with GBC purchase

    Italian tissue giant Sofidel has further strengthened its position in the American tissue market after announcing the acquisition of Green Bay Converting (GBC). With its subsidiary Sofidel America, the purchase includes a...
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    Resolute in “step-change acquisition” of Atlas Paper

    Resolute Forest Products has expanded its At-Home and AfH tissue product offering after it acquired Florida-based Atlas Paper Holdings. Atlas Paper manufactures branded and private label tissue products offering recycled and virgin...
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    Solenis announces price hike for process chemicals

    Solenis has increased the price of selected process chemicals and containers by 2-4% worldwide. Effective immediately, higher increases can be expected in countries where there has been significant local currency devaluation. Charles Robinson,...
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    Yuen Foong Yu Taiwan starts up PM

    Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Taiwan has started up its first AHEAD-1.5m tissue machine at its plant in Chingshui. Supplied by Toscotec, the machine has started up at Yuen Foong Yu’s Chingshui mill...
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    Resolute to boost tissue capacity with Futura install

    North America’s Resolute Forest Products has invested in the new Futura Andromeda Concept converting technology. It will be installed at the company’s plant in Calhoun, Tennessee, and will be delivered to coincide...
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    SCA strengthens presence in Asia

    SCA has strengthens the cooperation with Chinese hygiene company Vinda by integrating its business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea into the business. As part of the transaction, SCA and...
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    Wepa starts up tissue line in France

    The Wepa Group has started up a Toscotec-supplied tissue line in Lille, France. The 2.8m-wide machine came on-stream after the commissioning period and is now producing high quality tissue products. It has a...
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    CMPC and SCA allegedly colluded to control Chilean tissue market

    Chilean forestry company CMPC and a subsidiary of SCA are guilty of price-fixing in Chile, according to Chilean prosecutor Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE). On 28 October, the FNE presented an injunction against...
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    Papcel to deliver tissue paper line to Saudi Arabia

    The Papcel Group has signed a contract to deliver a new paper machine to a confidential company in Saudi Arabia. It will produce papers for the production of napkins, paper towels, tissues...
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    Sofidel boosts Nordic presence

    Sofidel’s Swedish subsidiary Swedish Tissue has boosted its capacity after it started up a new converting plant in Kisa. The new converting plant is now fully operational with two active production lines:...
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    Portucel targets tissue market with €120m investment

    The Portucel Soporcel group is to significantly boost its tissue capacity after announcing plans to install a new tissue machine at its Cacia pulp mill. The €120 million investment will increase the...
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    SCA set to acquire Wausau Paper

    SCA is to boost its presence in the north American Away-from-Home (AfH) tissue market with the acquisition of Wausau Paper for US$513m. The move enhances the tissue giant’s AfH premium tissue portfolio...
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    Lee & Man Paper boosts capacity

    Chinese pulp and paper producer Lee & Man Paper has signed up Valmet for a repeat order of two Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production lines. The new tissue machines will have a...
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    Vinda boosts tissue capacity to almost one million tpy in 2015

    (News from RISI) - Vinda International Holdings plans to build three new 30,000tpy tissue PMs in China in 2015, raising its total tissue capacity to 980,000tpy. One of the three will be...