January / February 2017

    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...

    Back from the brink in Norway’s dramatic Paper Valley

    By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris Amid the spectacular mountains and fjords, the story of a mill’s survival is barely less impressive. After all looked lost in 2013, Vajda-Papir Scandinavia is now investing,...

    Scandinavia – regional provider of pulp and paper with local T&T business

    By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) is well known for producing pulp and paper products for both the local market and export. Exports are heavily focused on Western European countries but the...

    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...

    It does exactly what it says on the scented packaging

    I like the sound of Vårt Finaste Toalettpapper. It means, as I’m sure you will have worked out, Our Finest Toilet Paper. It was launched by the grocery retailer ICA Sverige in Sweden in 2015,...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Tissue World Milan set to be world’s largest tissue event

    Italy is gearing up to host the world’s largest gathering of tissue professionals for the first time as the industry prepares for Tissue World Milan held during 10-12 April 2017. With an exhibition...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Irving boosts capacity with TAD investment

    Canadian tissue manufacturer Irving Consumer Products has invested in a Thru-Air Dried tissue making machine from Valmet. Delivery is expected in 2018 and once up and running the line will increase its household paper products capacity. President of the Dieppe-based company Robert K. Irving...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    First Quality expands manufacturing capacity with PM investments

    First Quality Tissue is to focus its long term growth plans on the ultra-premium towel and tissue sectors after it announced plans to invest in two new state-of-the-art tissue machines. The lines will be installed at the company's South Carolina and...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Bedford Paper invests in retail and AfH production capacity

    America's Bedford Paper has invested in a tissue converting and packaging line for its facility in De Pere, Wisconsin. Supplied by PCMC, start-up is expected in 2017 and will increase the company's production of retail and AfH small bath...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    C&S plans tissue expansion in Hebei; small mills in Mancheng forced to stop to...

    (News from RISI) - C&S Paper is to add 75,000tpy of new tissue paper capacity at its mill in Tangshan city, Hebei province, to feed increasing demand in northern and northeastern China. The board...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Winners of Sofidel’s Suppliers Sustainability Award announced

    Italian tissue company Sofidel has announced the winners of the first edition of its Suppliers Sustainability Award. The Award was created to encourage and spread best practice and improvement activity currently being carried out by the tissue mill's suppliers in the area of...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    China’s Shandong Tranlin condemns report revealing legal problems and pledge of shares in subsidiary

    (News from RISI) - Shandong Tranlin condemned a media report on its involvement in multiple lawsuits and its pledge of the entirety of its equity in a subsidiary, Chiping Tranlin Paper,...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Japan’s Daio loses appeal in NPI tissue patent infringement case

    (News from RISI) - The latest ruling in a legal battle that has been in the Japanese courts since 2012 between Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) and Daio Paper was made in...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Timeline for BOR Biotechnology tissue mill project in Czech Republic pushed back

    (News from RISI) - The plans of Czech firm BOR Biotechnology to build a new tissue mill in the town of Kozomín, north of Prague, are moving forward but the timeline...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Twinsaver Group to become “largest tissue manufacturer” in Sub-Saharan Africa

    South Africa’s Twinsaver Group has boosted its capacity after it invested R500m in a new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S tissue production line. Based at its Kliprivier site in Gauteng, the line will be started-up...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Abu Dhabi’s Ittihad to invest in new UWF PM; mulls new tissue PM

    (News from RISI) - Abu Dhabi’s Ittihad International Investments will start construction of a 325,000tpy uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper machine at its Ittihad Paper Mill in November. The 7.5m wide machine –...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    SCA targets environment with Okay® Compressé launch

    SCA’s consumer tissue brand Okay® has launched a compressed household towel “Okay® Compressé”. The company said the product performs as well as regular household paper towels but added that it is half...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Carta Fabril to install “world’s largest Steel Yankee” for tissue

    Carta Fabril is to boost its capacity after it signed for a PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with Steel Yankee and steam-heated hood. The line is scheduled to start up at the company’s...

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