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    Tissue World 2013 in Barcelona: video review

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    Relive the highlights and hear about the key trends and themes at the industry’s biggest trade show Tissue World 2013 in Barcelona. TW interviewed exhibitors and visitors, as well as companies running...

    Marutomi invests in a Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer

    Japanese tissue producer Marutomi has boosted its production speed after it invested in a Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer to replace its existing 12ft Cast Iron Yankee. The TT SYD-12FT (PM 1) features...

    Syktyvkar Tissue Group plans for turnkey DIP line

    Syktyvkar Tissue Group has invested in a turnkey deinked pulping (DIP) line, a move that will help the company on its way to becoming the largestest tissue producer in Russia. 
The...

    Yuen Foong Yu orders four Intelli-TissueTM 1500

    Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has ordered four Intelli-TissueTM 1500 machines from PMP Group as it continues along its substantial expansion path. 
The company has invested over US$260 million in Taiwan and China...

    Focus on: Tango Roll makes a point for point-to-point

    Futura’s Tango line has been lauded as the latest breakthrough in high efficiency, value- adding technologies. It marked the debut of the latest JOI Technology; the first embosser to feature a...
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    Technical theme: ‘virginising’ tissue fibre furnish

    Tightening availability and increasing prices of ‘white’ recovered fibre are impacting the developments of the tissue fibre furnish while recovered fibre usage concentrates on brown grades. Here, Pirkko Petäjä, principal at...

    Sopanusa Tissue: adapting to an ever-expanding global market

    With a new business and substantial investments underway, TW meets integrated Indonesia manufacturer Sopanusa Tissue It takes one and half hour drive from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya to reach PT.Sopanusa Tissue....

    APP says it’s turned the page … but will the sheet of paper be...

    After a significant sustainability announcement in February that grabbed the attention of the world’s paper industries and media, TW visited APP in Indonesia to get the latest on the company and...
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    SCA reports 28% increase in 1Q tissue net sales

    SCA has said acquisitions, higher volumes and cost savings have contributed to its tissue division’s earnings improvement. Between 1 January and 31 March 2013 compared with the same time a year ago,...
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    APP to leapfrog to global tissue top spot with Chinese, Indonesian investments (News from...

    (PPI Asia) – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has rolled out an aggressive expansion plan that will see it leapfrog Kimberly-Clark, SCA Hygiene Products and Georgia-Pacific to become the world’s top...
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    Wausau Paper reports 1Q net loss

    Wausau Paper has made “significant progress on repositioning itself to focus on tissue” as it reports a net loss of $1.7m in its first quarter results. The results reflect the impact...
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    Parent roll increase of $40-50 gaining momentum in USA (News from RISI)


    (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) - Parent roll tissue pricing appeared to be moving up, with producers seeking a $40-50/ton increase, contacts have said. One contact noted "very strong demand for...
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    1Q end-product prices show little change for North American producers (News from RISI)

    (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) - Four tissue paper producers in North America reported mostly flat pricing for the first quarter vs their levels in first quarter 2012. North America's second and...
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    Södra raises softwood pulp price

    Pulp manufacturer Södra has raised the price of its softwood pulp to US$ 890 in Europe. The increase took effect as of 1 May. In a statement, the company said: “The...
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    Flexlink launches X65 conveyor platform

    Flexlink has launched the X65 conveyor platform, which the company said offers twice the strength compared to today’s standards and “triples user value”. It offers “a high flexibility in line design as...
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    Global BSK producer stock decline leads one-day drop, as BHK overhang could hit May...

    (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) - A seasonal bounce in demand and a two days-of-supply reduction in bleached softwood kraft (BSK) stock led overall worldwide chemical market pulp producer inventory to...
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    Metsä Group’s tissue and cooking paper business invests in bioenergy

    Katrinefors Kraftvärme (KKAB) is to build a new biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Mariestad, Sweden, in conjunction with the Metsä Tissue mill. KKAB, a 50/50 joint venture owned by...
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    Innventia launches tissue paper project

    Innventia has launched a project within the field of tissue paper that will focus on product properties and different aspects of tissue paper. The project is part of the paper and...
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    Rate of tissue investments creates overcapacity

    A huge jump in new tissue investments in emerging markets will lead to over capacity in the industry between 2012-2014, according to a talk by RISI’s tissue principal Esko Uutela.   Speaking at the first day...
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    Latest changes in the supply of recovered paper

    LIVE FROM TISSUE WORLD 2013: Bill Moore, president of Moore & Associates Atlanta, has discussed the number of changes occurring in the available supply of recovered paper.   His World’s Recovered Paper Supply...
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    Södra raises softwood and hardwood pulp prices

    Södra has said it will raise the price of its softwood pulp to US$ 860.00 and hardwood pulp to USD 820.00 per tonne in Europe. The price hike came into effective on...
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    Clearwater Paper announces closure of Thomaston; 150 staff affected

    Clearwater Paper has announced the planned permanent closure of its Thomaston, Georgia, tissue converting and distribution facility. The gradual shutdown of converting equipment will occur on a schedule throughout the year, with...
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    Duni to close part of Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid production unit

    Duni has entered into trade union negotiations with the intention to close one of three production units in its Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid subsidiary, putting the jobs of 110 staff at...

    Södra reports SEK -929m operating profit for 2012

    Södra has said its operating profit for 2012 amounted to SEK -929m, which it said was a result of the “major economic downturn and a strong Swedish krona”. Net sales fell by...

    The Tissue World Runnability awards

    Since 1993, Tissue World (www.tissueworld.com) has been the world’s meeting place for the soft hygienic tissue paper business. Now, on the 20th anniversary since Tissue World was created, the organizers wish...
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    Productos Familia starts up tissue machine

    Columbia tissue producer Productos Familia has boosted its tissue paper production capacity after it installed a Voith Paper machine. The new TM7 has been installed in the Cajica plant where another Voith...
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    Orient paper announces tissue line update

    Orient Paper has secured the land lease of 200,000 square metres for its new household and tissue paper production facilities. The Chinese producer also signed the construction and installation contract for the...
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    Clearwater’s Shelby TAD machine starts production

    America’s Clearwater Paper Corporation has boosted its private label consumer tissue offering after it announced its Shelby-based TAD tissue machine started production. The additional production and distribution capability at Shelby is expected...
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    Nikmas’ Omet-supplied TV 503 boosts production

    Russian producer Nikmas has boosted its napkin production after it installed an Omet TV 503. In the last 15 years, Nikmas has become one of the largest manufacturers of paper napkins and...
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    Hengan starts up 60,000tpy tissue pm

    Hengan International has fired up a 60,000tpy tissue PM at its site in Wuhu city, Anhui province, China. The Voith Paper unit, PM14, is 5.6m wide and has a design speed of...

    TISSUE WORLD ASIA 2012 show review

    The $70bn a year global tissue industry is built on information, intelligence, technological innovation, cost analysis and business strategy. It faces new challenges and opportunity on a daily basis. The importance...