Northwood Paper boosts recycled paper capacity with acquisitions in Spain and UK

Northwood Paper, Tissue & Hygiene has acquired Spanish paper producer Dicepa Papelera and the converting assets of Manipa in Madrid. The UK-based business also announced the completed acquisition of the trade and assets of the whole Sidcot Group, UK, comprising of the recycled tissue mill at Chesterfield and the converting operations of Matryx, Techcel...

Voith to acquire BTG for €319m

Voith has strengthened its position as a full-line supplier after signed an agreement with Spectris to acquire BTG. The €319m acquisition of BTG – a multinational provider of integrated, highly specialised process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry – is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of 2019. The closing is...

Marutomi boosts capacity with start-up

Japan’s Marutomi has started-up a MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its paper mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka. It is the first of two tissue lines ordered by the Japanese producer. The second line is scheduled for start-up in 2020 at Ono Paper’s mill. The MODULO-PLUS ES machine features a sheet width of 2.8m, an operating speed of...

Global Hygiène boosts capacity

France’s Global Hygiène has signed for an iDEAL 1800S tissue machine. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the line has a 2.8m format and an operating speed of 1,800mpm. The turn-key project also includes an E-WIND T100 rewinder and a R-WAY roll-handling system. The Yankee supplied has a diameter of 15’. The machinery will be shipped to the company’s...

Klippans Bruk

Sweden’s Klippans Bruk has started up its Recard-supplied PM11. This new machine will add an annual capacity of 30,000tpy of coloured and white, high quality tissue to the market. Recard’s supply is based in a turn key project and includes a tissue machine Crescent Former with a maximum operating speed of 1.700mpm, trim at reel by 3.200mm and with a...

Baoding Ruifeng Paper and Baosuo Enterprise Group boost capacity

Baoding Ruifeng Paper and Baosuo Enterprise Group have signed for two sets of Baotuo-supplied tissue machines. The BaoTuo Crescent Former tissue machines, model BC1300-2850, have a design speed of 1,300m/min, and the jumbo roll a width of 2.8m. Baosuo Enterprise has previously provided two sets of BaoTuo paper machines to Baoding Ruifeng Paper. The...

Sofidel commits to eradicating disposable plastics in its workplace

Sofidel has said it will abandon its use of disposable plastic items in its workplaces. The decision included its Italian companies as of 1 July and will be extended over the coming months to all group companies across Europe and the US. In Italian offices and production sites all disposable plastic bottles, glasses, plates and cutlery have been...

K-C invests US$40m in Costa Rica plant

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced a significant investment plan at its Coris Mill in Costa Rica The expansion programme includes more than US$40m investment in Coris Mill and the creation of jobs at its Global Business Services centre. K-C Costa Rica employs over 1,500 collaborators who produce over five million products daily to supply the domestic and...

Tissue World São Paulo 2019 conference – early bird cut-off on 20 September

Do you want to learn how Kimberly-Clark, The Navigator Company & Voith Paper, Mili, IPEL, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 achieve sustainable success in the region’s most dynamic tissue markets? Get inspired by critical, out-of-box presentations and panel discussions during the Senior Management Symposium on 22 October. The Senior Management Symposium...

Blue Tissue boosts capacity with TM start-up

Mexico’s Blue Tissue has increased its production capacity after starting up an iDEAL Master Tissue Machine. Supplied by A.Celli, the turnkey plant includes the two-plies slitter A.Celli E-Wind T100 rewinder in addition to the tissue machine, which will integrate into the customer’s existing converting line. The line was installed in the tissue...