Xuan Mai Paper targets high-quality tissue with capacity boost

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has invested in a PrimeLineECO tissue machine to be installed at its Ho Chi Minh City-based plant. Supplied by Andritz, the machine has a design speed of 1,300m per minute and a paper width of 2.85m and start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.Scope of supply includes a separate DIP line, a stock preparation system for...

Cascades reports “important sequential improvement” in Q1 tissue results

Cascades has reported group sales of $1,230m – an increase of 3% compared to $1,196m in Q4 2018, and an increase of 12% from $1,098m in Q1 2018 – in its first quarter results. Operating income for the company was $72m compared to an operating loss of $37m in Q4 2018, up 295%, but decreased 36% from $112m in Q1 2018. Mario Plourde, president and chief...

GP boosts bath tissue capacity with $120m investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) will install a new tissue machine and roll storage building to increase its consumer (retail) bath tissue business at its Naheola, Alabama-based mill. In a $120m investment, the new tissue machine will use modern Crescent former technology, replacing two older machines but increasing capacity at the mill. It will support new bath tissue...

Faderco boosts presence in Mediterranean region with investment

Algeria’s Faderco has invested in a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the line will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000m/min. It will be installed at the company’s mill in Warak, Setif, and start-up is planned for June 2020. It will add 30,000tpy to Faderco’s current production of tissue...

Södra Q1 results “better than expected”

Södra has reported a net sales increase of 11% to SEK 6,318m in its first quarter results. Operating profit increased 22% to SEK 1,148m. The company said the result is due to “favourable demand and continued high price levels, combined with production facilities that delivered an excellent performance”. Lars Idermark, president and chief executive, said:...

Essity Q1 results helped by innovations, cost savings and price increases

Essity has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 9.4% to SEK 30,656m in its first quarter results. Emerging markets accounted for 37% of net sales and here organic net sales increased 9.1%. Operating profit before EBITA increased 9% to SEK 3,002m, while higher raw material and energy costs had a negative impact of SEK 1,017m on earnings.Profit for the...

Metsä Group reports “good Q1 result as anticipated”; announces co-determination negotiations in operations as part of cost saving programme

Metsä Group has reported year-on-year sales of €1,438m compared with €1,428m in its Q1 results. Operating result was €183m compared with €208m a year earlier.The company said that delivery volumes of market pulp began to grow again after the sudden decline in the previous quarter. It said: “The market in China picked up, and prices began to rise. In...

K-C reports Q1 results; makes “excellent progress towards higher selling prices”

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported a year-on-year net sales decrease of 2% to $4.6bn in its first quarter 2019 results. However, operating profit for the period was $655m in 2019 and $247m in 2018. Net selling prices rose approximately 4% and product mix improved 1%, while volumes fell about 2%.In North America, organic sales increased 1% in consumer products...

Grupo Corporativo Papelera boosts capacity

Grupo Corporativo Papelera has invested in an iDEAL Forged_YD – 16” Yankee Cylinder.The Yankee has been shipped to Mexico and will be installed at the company’s El Tepetloxto plant.IDEAL forged YD is a new production technology that has been produced and patented by A.Celli Paper.It supplier said the machine allows companies to make cylinders with a...

OMET launches Industry 4.0 Intelligent Plant

OMET has launched its new software developed for production control, which allows real-time connection with any OMET machine, anywhere installed in the world, for data collection and analysis. The supplier said this allows its clients to make “a qualitative leap” due to the continuous monitoring, precision diagnostics, remote control and process...

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