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    Metsä Tissue in management shake-up

    Metsä Group has announced a series of changes to its Metsä Tissue company to “improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business”. Steps have been taken...
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    K-C to call off European tissue sale: FT

    Kimberly-Clark (K-C) is understood to have called off its plans to sell its European tissue unit, according to the Financial Times. It follows reports during 2018 that the tissue...
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    Tissue World Milan 2019 Conference to focus on global megatrends driving the industry

    Over 50 expert speakers will offer insights into new suppliers, emerging markets, and changing trade flows shaping the tissue sector.This year’s Tissue World Conference in Milan will focus on...
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    Entry submission for TWM Mill Awards 2019 is now open!

    Tissue World magazine Mill Awards 2019 - the premier awards celebrating excellence in the tissue industry - is now open for entry submission. An initiative by Tissue World magazine, the awards have...
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    Metsä Tissue SVP Juha Tilli leaves company

    Metsä Tissue has announced that Juha Tilli, its former senior vice president, AfH, has decided to leave the company. Tilli has held the role since 2016. Jani Sillanpää has been appointed as interim...
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    Bashundhara Paper Mills boosts capacity

    Bashundhara Paper Mills has started-up its Andritz-supplied turnkey PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at its site in Bangladesh. It has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a paper width of 2.85m and...
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    APP Indonesia boosts capacity with four TM start-ups

    Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has started production on the remaining four of its eight Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines. Based at its OKI mill, South Sumatra, the four lines started production...
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    Buckman announces price hike

    Buckman has announced a global price increase for its paper division. The company said the increases are “being driven by rising raw materials, constraints from supply chain tightness and growing challenges associated...
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    Suzano Pulp and Paper merges with Fibria

    Suzano Pulp and Paper has gained approval from the European Commission to merge with Brazilian eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria. The combination of the two companies will be concluded on 14 January 2019. The...
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    Lucart targets premium market with latest investment

    Italy’s Lucart has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine and a TT WIND-H slitter rewinder at its Porcari mill in Lucca. The machine has a paper width of 2.8m, an operating...
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    Orchids Paper announces amended agreement with creditors

    Orchids Paper has reached an agreement with its creditors, amending its credit agreement. The news comes in light of the company’s ongoing efforts with interested parties in terms of its sale. The company...
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    Cascades boosts converting capacity with $58m Wagram investment

    Cascades will invest in its Wagram, North Carolina site, and install five new state-of-the-art converting lines and modernise its four existing lines. Commissioning of the new converting lines is expected to begin...
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    Vinda Personal Care boosts capacity with twin start-up

    Vinda Personal Care (China) has started up two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines in Xiaogan city, Hubei. Both lines feature a second-generation large diameter TT SYD, the supplier’s shoe press technology TT NextPress,...
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    ICT targets high quality tissue production with investment

    Spain’s ICT Iberica has started up the company’s fifth Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT tissue line. The Advantage DCT 200HS machine includes an extensive automation package and was successfully started up at the company’s...
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    Berli Jucker Cellox targets high-quality T&T with investment

    Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in a PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine. Supplied by Andritz, the line includes a shoe press with stock preparation and automation systems for the company’s mill in...
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    Clearwater reports positive tissue business improvements in 3Q results

    Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales of $426.5m for the third quarter of 2018, which was flat with net sales for the third quarter of 2017. Net earnings were $34.4m compared...
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    Cascades Packaging boosts production at Kingsey Falls

    Cascades Packaging has increased its production capacity after starting-up its PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill, Canada-based site, following a major rebuild. Supplied by Toscotec, the project included the rebuild of the...
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    Cascades reports solid 3Q results; tissue division hit by raw material costs

    Cascades has reported solid third quarter results but said its tissue division was hit by “rising raw material and logistics costs”. For the three-month period ended 30 September, it reported sales of...
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    Bids for K-C’s European tissue unit ongoing

    Kimberly-Clark’s European tissue unit will potentially be sold to private equity groups including Goldman Sachs, reports have claimed. The unit has been put up for sale by the New York-listed company as...
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    Marutomi Group invests in two

    Japan’s Marutomi Group has invested in two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines. Supplied by Toscotec, the machines will be installed at Marutomi Paper’s mill and at Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka,...
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    Shaniv Paper Industries increases capacity

    Israel’s Shaniv Paper Industries has boosted its production capacity after investing in the rebuild of its TM1. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the rebuild was successfully completed with start-up of the machine in...
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    C.A.S. Paper Mill boosts capacity

    Thailand’s C.A.S. Paper Mill has increased its production capacity after investing in an AHEAD-1.5S tissue line. Supplied by Toscotec, delivery is scheduled for 2019 and the start-up for the first quarter of...
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    K-C appoints new CEO

     Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Michael D. Hsu as chief executive as of 1 January 2019. Hsu has served as K-C’s president and chief operating officer since 1 January 2017 and will continue...
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    Essity results hit by raw material and energy price hikes

    Essity has said higher raw material and energy costs have had a negative impact of SEK3,268m on earnings in its third quarter results. Net sales for the period 1 January 2018 and...
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    Yibin Paper Industry increases capacity

    China’s Yibin Paper Industry has increased its production capacity after investing in two 18ft IDEAL Steel Yankees. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the two lines are expected to be installed on site in...
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    The Navigator Company announces price hike

    The Navigator Company will increase the price of its tissue papers in Europe by 8 to 12%. The hike will be effective as of 1 November and covers all products and markets. It...
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    Fapajal increases capacity with rewinder investment

    Portuguese tissue producer Fapajal has boosted its production capacity after investing in a E-WIND T80S rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli, the rewinder is modular and fully automated, running at 1000mpm, with built-in electrical...
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    Buckman announces North American price hikes

    Buckman will increase the cost of its freight pricing for the pulp and paper industry in North America. Effective 1 November, the increases are: • Buckman-arranged bulk tank truck orders - $.02 -...
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    Sofidel America boosts capacity in Oklahoma

    Sofidel America has invested in two AHEAD-2.0L tissue lines at its new integrated mill in Inola, Oklahoma. Supplied by Toscotec, start-up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2019 for PM1 and...
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    Yibin Paper boosts capacity with investment

    China’s Yibin Paper has boosted its production capacity after starting up a TM2-ideal line. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, TM2 has a design speed of 1,800m/min, an operating speed of 1,600m/min and an...
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    Sofidel opens its “largest and most innovative” tissue plant in Ohio

    Italian tissue giant Sofidel has officially opened its 280-acre, $400m plant in Circleville, Ohio. The site is one of the most technologically and environmentally-advanced paper plants in the world, and Sofidel’s largest...
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    The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

    The Navigator Company will increase the price of its tissue papers by 8 to 12% in all products and markets. This increase will be effective from 1 November deliveries and follows two...
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    APP and APRIL accused of violating zero-deforestation policies

    Paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have been accused of defaulting on their zero-deforestation commitments, according to a new report by a...
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    FSC suspends roadmap process for APP disassociation

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has suspended the process to design a roadmap for ending disassociation with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The environmental certification scheme has been disassociated from APP since October...
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    Essity launches cost reduction programme as raw material costs hit margins

    Essity has targeted its long-term cost efficiencies after announcing a group-wide cost-savings programme. The group said its margin was “negatively impacted in the first half of 2018 by significantly higher raw material...

    Tissue World Istanbul: 1,767 total participants, 66 exhibiting companies, attendees from 93 countries

    An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants have attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference. Held in Istanbul between 4-6 September, exhibitors from 14 countries included...
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    Gomà-Camps boosts Iberian Peninsula presence with TM start-up

    Spain’s Gomà-Camps has announced the successful start-up of its Voith-supplied XcelLine machine at at Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain. TM 7 has a working width of 2.8m and produces toilet paper and...
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    RGE boosts pulp capacity with Lwarcel Celulose purchase

    Indonesia’s RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) – the holding company of pulp and paper manufacturer APRIL Group - has boosted its global pulp capacity after acquiring Lwarcel Celulose from Lwart Group. The acquisition...
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    Fabio Perini achieves ISO 50001 certification

    Fabio Perini has boosted its environmental sustainability efforts after becoming ISO 50001-certified. The company has previously made a formal statement to highlight its focus on energy efficiencies. Riccardo Signorini, maintenance and capex manager...
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    Kruger announces price hikes in in Canada

    Kruger Products (KPLP) will increase the price of its consumer branded tissue products sold in Canada as of 14 October. The company said the increase is required “to offset unprecedented and sustained...