May / June 2014

    Tissue World Magazine

    PIX Pulp indices 25.3.14

    By LARS HALEN, Senior Manager, FOEX Indexes and TIMO TERAS, Managing Director, FOEX Indexes Paper industry More statistics are gradually coming out over the pulp and paper industry performance in 2013. As we...
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    A half billion Euro investment with tissue at its core

    Södra’s expansion at Värö has the needs of tissue makers at heart. A TW report. On 24 February 2014, Södra’s board of directors gave the green light to invest SEK 4 billion...

    Value-added TRIF reveals shifting trends facing global trade

    Increased customer sophistication, sustainability, e-commerce, innovation, multiculture, aging population, decline in household income, slowing population growth, convenience, increased global logistics... the launch of the Tissue Retailers and Distributors Insight Forum (TRIF)...

    Luxury products have been the most dynamic at 6% value growth in 2013

    How the largest facial tissue plant in Europe is stepping up to meet customer demand After TW’s visit to Belgium and the Netherlands for this issue’s regional report it was evident that...
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    ‘I hate to walk around looking like John Wayne’

    Paul Seviour (far right) reveals why the wrong sort of loo roll doesn’t make his day “I have never been overly brand conscious and I certainly am not the kind of person...

    High quality NBSK fibre for premium tissue paper grades

    By Paul Watson, director of Canfor Pulp Innovation and Wlad Janssen, specialist on tissue for Canfor Pulp Fibre is the highest single cost element of a finished tissue product, typically more than...
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    Bellwether of Hungary’s economic evolution

    A new converting line will give Forest Papir of Hungary a powerful boost for competitiveness and innovation. A TW report. The uneventful transformation into a market economy which Hungary experienced just over...

    Van Houtum aims to better substantial value growth in washroom solutions

    Exporting finished product to 25 companies and with annual turnover of €60 million the Dutch niche player is looking to grow through value-increase “We’re a small niche player,” Van Houtum general manager...
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    Benelux – success tied to world markets and EU trade

    By Bill Burns, senior consultant, Fisher International The Benelux Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg) represent good trading partners in the European Union (EU). Belgium and the Netherlands (the only towel and tissue...

    Tissue World launches two new events to boost new market potential

    Istanbul and São Paulo shows to serve key emerging regions The worldwide search for potential lucrative new markets in emerging regions was a dominant central theme of the recent and successful Tissue...
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    Tissue World Americas 2014: A snapshot of conference talks

    The variety of analysis and debate at Tissue World Americas 2014 was impressive. Here, TW provides a brief taster of just some of the themes. A TW report.     GUILLAUME BOUVIER, VP OPERATIONAL...
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    TW Americas 2014 is the latest record breaking show

    It’s official - Tissue World Americas 2014 was the most successful Tissue World Americas show ever. The stats are stacking up and they make impressive reading for the global tissue industry. The Miami...
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    Kazakhstan – emerging tissue market leader in Central Asia

    By Greg Grishchenko, Industry Expert Before the world economic crisis of 2008-2009 reached Kazakhstan, its local tissue market grew at 10% per year. Industry expert Greg Grishchenko gets the latest. Along with the...
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    Despite the economic gloom, tissue makes some headway in Benelux

    By Ian Bell, Euromonitor International's global head of tissue and hygiene research With words such as ‘feeble’ and ‘modest’ peppering any references to economic recovery in 2014, the economies of Belgium, the...
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    WORLD NEWS: Global, Europe, America and Asia

    GLOBAL NEWS SÖDRA HIKES UP PRICES AMERICAS NEWS CHILE: CMPC TO INSTALL NEW 50,000TPY TISSUE PM IN MEXICO IN 3Q15 USA: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE EXPANDS TAD CAPACITY USA: CLEARWATER PAPER TO CLOSE LONG ISLAND TISSUE CONVERTING...
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    2014 May / June – Americas News

    CHILE CMPC TO INSTALL NEW 50,000TPY TISSUE PM IN MEXICO IN 3Q15 Chilean Empresas CMPC has announced a $160 million investment to expand its Altamira tissue plant capacity in Mexico by 50%. The company...
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    2014 May / June – Global News

    SÖDRA HIKES UP PRICES Pulp manufacturer Södra has increased the price of its softwood pulp in Europe to USD 940 per tonne. The company said the move was due to “strong global...
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    2014 May / June – Europe News

    TURKEY IPEK KAGIT TISSUE PAPER BOOSTS CAPACITY Turkey’s Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper has invested in a new Advantage tissue production line. The Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line will be installed at the company’s Manisa...
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    2014 May / June – Asia News

    THAILAND RVP BOOSTS PRODUCTION WITH START-UP RiverPRO Pulp & Paper Company Limited (RVP) has boosted its production after it successfully started up a 25,000tpy tissue machine at its mill in Saraburi province, Thailand. The...
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    Bold investment in luxury products pays off as staying at home is the new...

    Staying in, our EuroMonitor report on the Benelux countries tells us, is the new going out. What’s happening in the At-Home category offers up rich promise for tissue producers, at least...