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    Nine Dragons to purchase Resolute’s Fairmont mill for $55m

    Hong Kong-based Nine Dragons has entered into an agreement to purchase Resolute Forest Products’ pulp mill in Fairmont, USA. The mill produces recycled bleached kraft pulp that is used in packaging and...
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    APP’s Perawang mill increases capacity

    Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Perawang mill in Indonesia has successfully started-up three E-wind winders for tissue production. Supplied by A.Celli, the three new generation winders are a partial delivery of a...
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    Taison Pulp boosts capacity

    China’s Taison Pulp (Group) has invested in two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines for its mill in Suzhou, Anhui province. The machines will produce up to 120,000tpy and are designed for 12 -...
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    Vinda Personal Care increases capacity by 60,000tpy

    Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) has fired up two new Toscotec-supplied Ahead-2.0M tissue machines at its Yangjiang, Guangdong-based site. They will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tonnes. With these start-ups, Vinda...
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    Clearwater Paper announces sale of Ladysmith Facility to Dunn Paper

    Clearwater Paper Corporation has sold its Ladysmith, Wisconsin-based facility to Dunn Paper for $72m, and reiterated its focus on the production of ultra-quality tissue products. The company will use the net proceeds...
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    Cascades reports record sales in 2Q 2018; tissue segment results down due to “competitive...

    Cascades has announced record sales of C$1,179m in its second quarter results, up 4% year-on-year. This is compared to C$1,098m in Q1 2018 and C$1,130m in the second quarter of 2017 and...
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    St. Croix Tissue’s Baileyville site in industrial spill incident

    An incident at St. Croix Tissue’s Baileyville, Maine-based tissue plant has resulted in a leak of more than a half million gallons of industrial wastewater spilling into the St. Croix River. The...
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    Essity restructures consumer tissue operations in France

    Essity has said it is closing a converting facility for retail branded products in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and will invest in its remaining integrated production facilities in France. The closure is to “further strengthen...
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    Resolute reports “improved operational performance” but tissue segment incurred operating loss in 2Q results

    Resolute Forest Products has reported net income for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 of $72m, compared to a net loss of $74m in the same period in 2017. Sales were $976m...
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    Cascades Packaging boosts capacity with PM rebuild

    Cascades Packaging has invested in a dryer section rebuild of its PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill, Canada. Supplied by Toscotec, the line is expected to achieve an 8% increase in production. According...
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    Clearwater: 2Q result expectations met despite “competitive tissue market and high pulp prices”

    Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales for the second quarter of 2018 up 0.6% year-on-year to $432.1m. Net earnings were $7.0m, down from $8.0m in 2017, due to “a weaker product...
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    Papelera San Andrés de Giles boosts high-quality tissue capacity

    Papelera San Andrés de Giles has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS tissue machine and extensive automation package at its Buenos Aires-based mill. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018...
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    CMPC boosts consumer and AfH presence in Argentina with investment

    CMPC Tissue has invested in an Advantage tissue production line to be installed at its Zarate mill. Supplied by Valmet for an undisclosed sum, start-up is expected in the fourth quarter of...
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    K-C reports 2Q results

    Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said its second quarter results reflect “a challenging environment” with rising competition, in particular from private label, as well as higher operational and raw material costs. It reported a...
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    Essity warns of further consumer tissue price hikes in 2Q results

    Essity has reported increased net sales in its second quarter results but said that following “sharp” raw material price increases it was likely to implement further price hikes in its consumer...
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    Lila Group boosts capacity with TM investment

    Turkey’s Lila Group has invested in an Advantage DCT 200 tissue line to be installed at its Corlu site. Supplied by Valmet, TM3 will add 70,000tpy of tissue capacity to the site...
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    Stax targets multi-roll market with Dinamica 2.0 launch

    Stax Technologies has launched Dinamica 2.0, which it said is the fastest multi-roll wrapper on the planet. Launched in June, the line has improved on the supplier’s existing Dinamica and can now...
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    APP boosts capacity with TM start-ups

    Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has increased its production capacity in Indonesia after starting-up two Ahead-2.0L Prodergy tissue machines at its OKI mill. Supplied by Toscotec, the lines are 22ft second-generation Steel...
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    K-C highlights progress towards 2022 sustainability target

    Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has highlighted its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability in its 2017 Global Sustainability Report. The report gives an update on its progress towards achieving its 2022 sustainability goals. In 2017, key...
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    Celupaper boosts capacity in South America with TM start-up

    Argentina’s Celupaper has started-up its new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its Papelera Nicaragua mill. Supplied by Tosoctec, the line produces 65tpd and features a single layer TT Headbox, TT SuctionPressRoll, TT SYD-3200MM and...
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    C&S boosts capacity in Chinese tissue market with TM investment

    Chinese tissue producer C&S Paper Co. has invested in another Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 TM. It is the fourth line to be delivered to the company by supplier PMP. The first TM was started-up...
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    Blue Tissue boosts production capacity

    Mexico’s Blue Tissue is to invest in a complete turnkey tissue plant. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the new generation LPG Gas Hood and 16-foot Steel Yankee cylinder will have a width of...
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    Baoding Yusen boosts capacity with twin TM investment

    China’s Baoding Yusen Health Supplies Co. has invested in two Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 Premium tissue machines. Supplied by PMP, the lines will have a width of 3.5m, an operating speed of 1,600m/min,...
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    CMPC resumes Brazilian operations following transportation strike

    Chilean pulp and tissue giant CMPC has confirmed it has resumed operations at its Guaíba-based site. The plant had previously been impacted by a transportation strike in Brazil. It said it has now...
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    Bangkok launch success in the world’s largest and fastest grown retail tissue region

    The launch of Asian Paper / Tissue World Bangkok 2018 has successfully showcased the latest technologies and innovations from over 100 exhibiting companies. Held between 6 - 8 June at BITEC, Bangkok,...
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    Andritz to acquire Novimpianti

    Andritz has boosted its product offering after signing a contract to acquire Novimpianti Drying Technology. Owned by Novigroup and based in Lucca, Novimpianti is a global supplier of engineered equipment and services...
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    Irving boosts capacity with TM start-up

    Irving Pulp & Paper and sister company Irving Tissue have started up a Valmet-supplied Yankee Dryer as part of a $40m investment. The line has been running at the company’s New Brunswick-based...
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    CMPC appoints new CEO

    CMPC has appointed Francisco Ruiz-Tagle Edwards as its new chief executive following the resignation of Hernán Rodríguez Wilson. Ruiz-Tagle Edwards is the current chief executive of the company’s pulp subsidiary. Both his appointment...
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    Baoding Yusen Health Supplies boosts capacity

    China’s Baoding Yusen Health Supplies has invested in two Intelli-Tissue EcoEc 1600 Premium tissue machines. Supplied by PMP, each will have an operating speed of 1,600m/min, produce 75tpd, and a basis weight...
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    Accrol Group offers plastic-free tissue packaging in UK first

    Accrol Group has become the first UK-based tissue converter to offer a plastic-free option on all its toilet roll, kitchen roll and facial tissue products. The company said the products are commercially...
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    Arkhbum Tissue Group invests to increase capacity

    Russia’s Arkhbum Tissue Group has invested in a PrimeLineTM W6-XT tissue machine. Supplied by Andritz, the line will be installed at its mill in Vorsino and produce high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and...
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    Essity announces job cuts at Ohio tissue site

    Tissue giant Essity has announced the loss of 55 jobs at its Middletown, Ohio-based operations. The site, which was a part of the company’s 2016 acquisition of Wausau Paper Corp, has around...
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    Södra announces price hike

    Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $30/tonne to $1,230. The hike will take place as of 1 June. Magnus Björkman, VP Marketing...
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    GP and Valmet partner on eTAD Technology

    Georgia-Pacific (GP) and Valmet have entered into a licensing agreement covering the tissue manufacturer’s eTAD(TM) technology. Under the license agreement, Valmet will market, manufacture and install Advantage eTAD machines for tissue customers...
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    The Navigator Company announces price hikes

    The Navigator Company will increase its tissue prices by 5 - 8 % in all products and markets across Europe as of 1 July. It said the decision follows “the continuous increase...
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    Xiamen Sin Yang Paper boosts capacity

    Xiamen Sin Yang Paper has invested in a tissue machine restart-up package from Valmet. Delivery will include project management, maintenance, spare parts and start-up of a tissue machine idled in 2014 and...
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    Velvet Care acquired by Abris Capital Partners

    Poland’s largest manufacturer of tissue hygiene consumer products has been successfully acquired by private equity company Abris Capital Partners. The transaction has been approved by Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. Velvet...
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    WEPA Group targets European private label market with N&W acquisition

    The WEPA Group has signed a contract to acquire all shares in UK-based Northwood & WEPA (N&W). Since 2013, WEPA and Northwood previously both had a 50% share in the N&W joint...
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    Cascades reports improved 1Q results; tissue segment impacted by prices and competitiveness

    Cascades has said its first quarter performance improved year-over-year and sequentially, but added its tissue segment results were impacted by lower than average selling prices, increased competitiveness and higher raw material...
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    GP closes Augusta site; 55 staff redundancies

    Georgia‐Pacific (GP) is to permanently close its Augusta Select Tissue mill following increased competition in the tissue business. The move will impact 55 members of staff. GP said: “The decision to close the...