Clearwater reports “solid” 3Q results; 8% tissue sales increase

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 4.4% to $445.2m in its third quarter results. This was due to higher net paperboard and tissue pricing from previously announced price changes and higher retail tissue shipments. These items were partially offset by lower non-retail tissue shipments mainly as a result of the...

Resolute reports impact of market pulp pricing on 3Q results

Resolute Forest Products has said the ongoing weakness in market pulp pricing has had “a significant impact” on its third quarter results. For the period ending 30 September 2019, the company reported a net loss of $43m compared to a net income of $117m in the same period in 2018. Sales were $705m in the quarter, a decrease of $269m from a year...

Double E launches “tissue industry’s lightest core”

Double E has launched what is calling the tissue industry’s lightest core plug. The company said the carbon fibre-based, ultra-light core plug weighs at least one third less than current models. It aims to help the converting industry by enhancing productivity and safety and builds upon Double E’s industry leadership in applying carbon fibre...

Cascades to close converting activities at Waterford and Kingman

Cascades is to permanently close its tissue converting operations at its Waterford, New York and Kingman and Arizona plants. Effective March 27, 2020, the closures do not involve the Waterford customer service or distribution centres, while the Kingman distribution centre will continue to operate until the lease ends in October 2020. The two sites...

César Iglesias enters tissue market with TT SYD start-up

The Dominican Republic’s César Iglesias Group has moved into the tissue market after starting up a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD. The second-generation machine was successfully started-up at its paper mill in Santo Domingo in the Caribbean, producing and converting toilet tissue, paper towels and napkins. Following start-up, the company said it has...

Lila Group doubles production capacity with TRY450m investment

Turkish hygienic tissue paper manufacturer Lila Group is to increase its production capacity by 50% after investing in an integrated tissue plant. According to the company, the TRY450m investment will make it the second largest integrated tissue producer in Europe. Exporting to 78 different counties throughout the globe, Lila Group decided to increase...

Essity 3Q results; net sales up 9%

Essity has reported “strong development” in growth and profitability as all business areas reported higher margins in its third quarter interim report. From 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019, net sales increased 9% to SEK95,289m, up from SEK87,388m the same time a year earlier. Organic net sales for the period increased 4.8%. Emerging markets...

South American tissue industry gathers for Tissue World São Paulo

Leading companies from across the South American tissue market have gathered for the third edition of Tissue World São Paulo. The only dedicated tissue event for the region opened its doors on 22 October with exhibitors from across the industry and a conference programme entitled: Global Impacts, Local Challenges, Latin American Prospects –...

Metsä Tissue to curtail tissue production at Krapkowice

Metsä Tissue is to curtail its tissue production at its Krapkowice mill in Poland by stopping the PM6 until the end of December 2019. It will then decide by the end of the year whether PM6 will be restarted. The annual production capacity of the PM6 has been approximately 20,000 tonnes. The company said the curtailment is necessary “because of...

BTG launches the next generation of charge measurement

BTG has launched the next generation of charge measurement with the Single Point Charge SPC-5500. The company said it is considerably smaller, easier to install and easier to handle than previous products. It said the single point modular design “allows for greater flexibility”. It is suitable for wet-end applications in all papermaking processes...