March/April 2016

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    Egypt and Jordan: progress against the odds

    By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Tissue makers well know the difference between potential growth and realisable growth. Growth which has every chance of being turned into revenue when consumers enjoy more...

    Getting Mr Robot – flexible, quick and tireless – to take on the heavy...

    By Luc Vanden-Abeele, Marketing Research Advisor, Axium Robotics and Automation After an explosion in choices of packaging and sizes – 15 different bath tissue packs for example – factories are stepping up...
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    Target: Egypt’s distinctive facial tissue preference

    By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine At more than half the tissue market in volume and marketed in boxes and plastic covers, Hayat Kimya sees a chance to advance a unique...
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    And baby makes three … plus lots more tissue product

    With a first child on the way, soon-to-be-dad Anders Wendel, originally from Denmark but now living and working in London, suspects he’ll soon be learning a lot more that he used...
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    IPI aims to strengthen its reach overseas

    Faced with regional jumbo roll overcapacity, the loss of energy cost leverage, traditional neighbouring markets hit by security issues, Egypt’s Interstate Paper Industries’ strategy is to find new potential growth …...

    OCME: The latest generation in handling

    By Marcello Lusardi, OCME Regional Sales Manager Since it was established in 1954, OCME has prioritised research and development for palletisation and the handling of products in warehouses. Fast changing market demands...
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    “Our vision is to become the undisputed market leader in Egypt and North Africa.”

    By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Keen for growth, Zeina Group founder and chairman Abdul Karim Natout talks to TWM about market potential in Egypt and beyond. With an impressive annual production...
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    PIX Pulp indices 26.1.2016

    By FOEX Indexes' Lars Halén and Timo Teräs NBSK pulp Europe When writing these notes, the only publicly available pulp data over December is by UTIPULP, providing the softwood pulp consumption and inventory...
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    Hayat Kimya restarts tissue PM at Yeniköy mill in Turkey after rebuild

    Tissue producer Hayat Kimya has resumed production on the 70,000tpy PM1 at its Yeniköy mill, some 100km southeast of Istanbul, following downtime lasting more than a month. The aim is to increase...
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    China unveils 2014 closure results; 5.47 million tpy of old pulp and paper capacity...

    China has recently publicised its 2014 old capacity closure campaign results, confirming some 5.47 million tpy of pulp and paper (P&P) capacity was removed. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)...
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    Faderco starts up tissue PM in Algeria

    Independent tissue paper company Faderco has started up its Valmet-supplied tissue line at its site in Sétif. Owner Amor Habes told TWM the new line will produce more than 30,000 tonnes of...
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    Metsä Tissue renews organisational structure

    Metsä Tissue has renewed its business unit structure as of 1 January 2016. The new organization is based on four business units: Consumer Nordics, Consumer Continental, Away-from-Home and Baking & Cooking. CEO Petri...
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    Bolton Group shuts Softex tissue production in Greece

    (News from RISI) - The manufacture of Softex tissue products in Greece has come to an end. In mid-January, the employees of the factory based in Athens were informed that the site...
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    OverMeccanica acquired by OVERMADE

    OverMeccanica - in temporary operation since September 2014 after entering bankruptcy proceedings - has been acquired by OVERMADE in November 2015. OVERMADE is a new company of Italian investors headed up by...
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    Nuqul Group’s Fine Hygienic to boost capacity

    Nuqul Group’s Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has signed for a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production line. The tissue machine will be installed at the Al Nakheel mill in Abu Dhabi and...
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    Tissue mills in Baoding, China, keep expanding

    (News from RISI) - Two small tissue mills in Baoding city, Hebei province recently ordered four new tissue PMs with a combined capacity of 80,000tpy. On 22 January, Hebei Jinboshi Group signed...
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    What to expect next: March/April 2016

    MarketIssues: With a whirlwind of different factors impacting the UK’s grocer volume sales, the country’s tissue industry is in an interesting phase. The big four grocers are struggling as people are...
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    SCA closes Wausau Paper acquisition

    SCA has closed its acquisition of Wausau Paper for USD 513 million in cash. The European tissue giant consolidated Wausau Paper on 21 January 2016. Magnus Groth, SCA president and chief executive, said:...
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    Metalicplas boosts capacity with TM start-up

    Romania’s Metalicplas has increased its production capacity by 34,000tpy after starting up its new tissue PM. Part of the Pehart Tec Group, the A.Celli-supplied machine has a width of 2.8m at the...
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    Suzano orders two tissue paper machines for Mucuri and Imperatriz mills

    (News from RISI) - Suzano Pulp and Paper has signed a $58 million order for two tissue paper machines (PM) to be installed at the company’s Mucuri and Imperatriz mills in...
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    K-C announces Q4 and full year 2015 earnings

    Kimberly-Clark has reported a fourth quarter net sales decrease of 6% to $4.5 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. The company said changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced...
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    Barry-Wehmiller boosts tissue presence with further acquisition

    Barry-Wehmiller has acquired Winkler+Dünnebier and POEM GmbH (W+D) from Körber. W+D is headquartered in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, and has additional locations in the United States and Malaysia. It provides integrated system solutions...
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    YFY brings first of two medium-sized tissue machines on stream in China

    (News from RISI) - Taiwan’s Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has started up a 27,000tpy tissue paper machine at its mill in Zhaoqing city, Guangdong province, China. Guangdong Dingfeng Paper, the YFY subsidiary...
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    Fábricas de Papel Potosí boosts production

    Mexico’s Fábricas de Papel Potosí has started-up a new tissue machine supplied by A.Celli Paper. The machine has a 2,850mm web width, a working speed of 1,500m/min and a production capacity of...
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    Gordon Brothers Group purchases assets formerly owned by Lincoln Paper and Tissue

    Gordon Brothers Group has purchased the assets of Lincoln Paper and Tissue as part of a joint venture that includes Capital Recovery Group (CRG), PPL Group and Rabin Worldwide. The global advisory,...
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    Kimberly-Clark to cooperate with cartel tissue investigation in Peru

    (News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark Peru said it will cooperate with the investigation opened by the country’s Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (INDECOPI) into certain competition practices within the...
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    Vinda to acquire SCA’s hygiene business in Asia

    Vinda International Holdings is to purchase SCA’s hygiene business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea. The divestment of the business for integration with Vinda was approved on 13 January and...