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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...
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    PMP Group celebrates sale of 101st PMP Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox

    PMP Group has announced the sale of the 101st PMP Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox since 2000. The headbox can now be found in 15 countries and across three continents, North America, Asia...
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    Georgia-Pacific introduces new Angel Soft facial tissue

    Georgia-Pacific has extended its Angel Soft family range with the launch of Angel Soft® Facial Tissue, which the company said “delivers softness and strength at an appealing price”. The new product offers...
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    Bel Papyrus expands to meet local demand

    Nigerian tissue producer Bel Papyrus has boosted its tissue capacity after it started up new production line PM3 at its site in Lagos. The machine will produce on average 23,000 tonnes per...
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    K-C’s consumer tissue segment posts increase

    Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said it “continues to be optimistic” about its prospects to drive profitable growth and generate attractive returns as it reports its 2Q results. For the three months ended 30...

    Sofidel reduces CO2 emissions by 11%

    Sofidel has reduced its CO2 emissions by 186,000 tonnes, a target that was set when the tissue giant became part of the WWF’s international Climate Savers programme. The company has invested over...

    Grigiskes starts construction of new Toscotec tissue line

    Lithuanian tissue producer Grigiskes has boosted its tissue capacity by 110tpd after it invested in a new Toscotec line. The machine design speed is 1,900 mpm with a net web width of...

    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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    Toilet paper in the UK: private label sales have reached the ceiling

    As fears of further economic downturn are fading branded toilet paper is enjoying a strong market position. By Tamara Bartels, Euromonitor International analyst - homecare, tissue & hygiene  Toilet paper sales show once again that the...

    Strength technologies improve profitability

    Kemira’s Vladimir Grigoriev, Mikko Mäkinen and Roberto Zulian review the new developments in strength technologies and discuss the economic benefits found from industrial case studies. The tissue market is one of the...

    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 Halén, 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...

    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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    SHORT ISSUES

    Apex North America has been granted its first US patent for its Genetic Transfer Technology (GTT). The GTT Anilox technologies have been recently introduced into the niche towel, tissue and napkin...
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    Europe news: Belarus, Austria, Italy and UK

    UK Northwood & Wepa acquires former GB&I G-P private label business Northwood & Wepa has acquired the former GB&I Georgia-Pacific private label tissue business from SCA. Northwood & Wepa is a joint venture made up...
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    ASIA NEWS: Indonesia, Japan and China

    Indonesia PT. Suparma signs for new tissue line Indonesian tissue producer PT. Suparma has signed for a new Metsosupplied tissue line that targets cost efficient high-quality tissue production. It will be installed at the...
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    AMERICA NEWS

    Canada Kruger Products reports 1Q results following TAD construction Canadian manufacturer Kruger Products has posted an increase in its 1Q 2013 revenue after it completed the construction phase of its TAD project. It reported...
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    GLOBAL NEWS

    Global Wausau Paper launches DublNature T&T Line Wausau Paper has launched its new Green Seal certified, DublNature line of premium, cloth-like towel and tissue products. It uses 100% recycled fibre on the company’s recently...
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    BASF increases prices

    Chemical company BASF has announced it will increase prices for its resins and additives by 3-10%. The increase will take effect from 1 July in Europe, Africa and western Asia. The company said...
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    ABB appoints Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO

    ABB has appointed the head of its discrete automation and motion (DM) division Ulrich Spiesshofer as chief executive. He will succeed Joe Hogan in this role on 15 September. Hogan will continue with...
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    Voith rebuilds tissue machine at
WEPA

    WEPA’s TM1 has been successfully rebuilt and modernised by Voith to “substantially increase the availability and efficiency” of the tissue machine. Located in Mainz, Germany, TM1 produces toilet paper from 100% recovered...
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    OMET launches vacuum-fold FV Line

    OMET has launched its latest vacuum-fold FV line, a new tissue converting line for the production of folded napkins. Its launch targets the market for medium and large runs of white embossed...

    Metsä Group’s tissue and cooking paper business opens site



    Metsä Tissue has boosted its presence in Russia after it opened up a converting and warehousing site in Vorsino. The company said the developing Russian market is “strategically important to Finnish Metsä...
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    K-C sells Reisholz mill and German rolled tissue brands


    Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has concluded the final handover of its Reisholz tissue manufacturing mill and its German rolled tissue brands to Palero capital. The move includes Hakle(r) Dry Toilet Tissue, Dick&Durstig and Servus,...

    Muniks boosts production capacity with Crescent Former buy

    Muniks has invested in a secondhand slope wire machine that it plans to rebuild into a Crescent Former. The Minsk, Belarus-based tissue producer has made the investment to improve the quality of...

    Sepac increases operating speed after investment

    Sepac has said its operating speeds on two paper machines have increased by 20% after it invested in two Hergen-supplied Steel Yankee Dryers. At the end of 2012 the Brazilian tissue producer...
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    Clariant launches Leucophor Ack

    Specialty chemicals producer Clariant has launched Leucophor® ACK, which it said is “the world’s most highly-concentrated, urea-free liquid optical brightening agent (OBA)”. The product can be used on unsized tissue, printing and...
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    LPT signs natural gas pipeline agreement

    Lincoln Paper and Tissue (LPT) has boosted its energy and environmental performance after it signed a contract with Bangor Gas that will provide pipeline gas to its mill in Lincoln, Maine. Pipeline...
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    Yunnan Yun-Jing to install high-quality tissue line

    China’s Yunnan Yun-Jing forestry and pulp mill company is to boost its product range after it announced it will install a complete tissue production line. Metso will supply the line to the...
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    NTG (Papermill) prosecuted for health and safety breach

    UK-based tissue manufacturer NTG (Papermill) has been fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of health and safety regulations.
 The announcement was made on 3 May following an incident at the...
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    Wausau Paper launches DublNature T&T line

    Wausau Paper has launched
its new Green Seal certified, DublNature line of premium,
 cloth-like towel and tissue products. It uses 100% recycled fibre on the company’s recently completed ATMOS technology-enabled paper machine at...
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    W+D launches W+D FLOWTOS

    W+D has targeted the tissue and hygiene industries with the launch of its W+D FLOWTOS. The company said it is “the industry’s most innovative 2-lane paper handkerchief production and packaging performance...
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    Voith launches MasterJet Pro T headbox

    Voith has targeted the tissue market with the launch of its new MasterJet Pro T headbox. With this headbox, the company said “an excellent quality level with minimum energy consumption” is reached,...

    
Northwood & Wepa acquires former GB&I G-P private label business



    Northwood & Wepa has acquired the former GB&I Georgia-Pacific private label tissue business from SCA. Northwood & Wepa is a joint venture made up of the shareholders of Northwood Paper Sales, the...
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    SCA starts staff consultation at Oughtibridge site

    SCA has started a period of consultation on the future of its site at Oughtibridge in the UK; a move that could impact 161 staff. The site has been operating converting...
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    PT. Suparma signs for new tissue line

    Indonesian tissue producer PT. Suparma has signed for a new Metso-supplied tissue line that targets cost-efficient high-quality tissue production. It will be installed at the company’s mill in Surabaya and start-up is...
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    Apex North America granted its first US patent

    Apex North America has been granted its first US patent for its Genetic Transfer Technology (GTT). The GTT Anilox technologies have been recently introduced into the niche towel, tissue and napkin market. The...
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    Green Innovations to launch North America’s first tree-free bamboo-based bath tissue

    

Green Hygienics is set to launch an exclusively licensed line of tree-free bamboo-based bath tissue.  
The Green Innovations subsidiary said it will be the first ever tree-free bamboo fibre-based toilet paper products...
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    Kruger Products reports 1Q results following TAD construction

    Canadian manufacturer Kruger Products has posted an increase in its 1Q 2013 revenue after it completed the construction phase of its TAD project. It reported revenue of $221.8 million, up 2.6%...

    Soundview in US first

    Soundview has started using natural gas instead of oil as boiler fuel for its recycled tissue, towel and napkin operation in Putney, Vermont. The move is a first in the US according...