May / June 2016

    WEPA Group: Consolidated growth for Europe’s third largest tissue player

    With paper machines recently started-up in Germany and France, and another PM investment announced in Poland, WEPA Group has its eyes firmly fixed on growth. TWM discusses market strategy with the...

    Headwinds in the Russian tissue market

    By Esko Uutela, Principal, Tissue, RISI Russian tissue consumption showed a very strong growth pattern from 2000 until 2012, with an average growth rate of close to 10% per year. But since...
    USA Country Report Tissue World Magazine

    US: Battle for value and volume growth hots up in mature market

    By Jabel Parayil, Analyst – tissue & hygiene, Euromonitor International With per capita volume consumption of retail tissue standing at 14kg, the US has the highest usage rate of retail tissue in...

    Northeast United States – A mix of T&T machine vintages, sizes and technologies

    By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International The global Towel and Tissue (T&T) market can be divided into six regions where North America ranks third with 22% of overall capacity. North American...

    Targeting top brand icons … by comparison and confusion

    By Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst Copy-cat labelling on private label products has created a lucrative revenue stream for discount stores, increasing confusion for consumers, and upped the champagne consumption of litigation lawyers....
    USA Country Report Tissue World Magazine

    Battle for the biggest Away-from-Home sector in the world

    Table napkins are on a surge as Americans eat out more, enjoy ‘fast casual’ dining, and turn to the pleasures of the homeland and the ‘staycation.’ TWM editor Helen Morris heads...
    USA Country Report Tissue World Magazine

    Opportunity on “our doorstep” – or as it’s otherwise known … New York

    The great metropolis is also “a great waste paper basket,” says Soundview Paper Company chief executive Karl Meyers who has targeted recycled and virgin fibre T&T. The key issue is still...

    The US faces big structural changes to its tissue market

    TWM, and hopefully all who read our Regional Report in this edition will join us, has enjoyed the privilege of touring the world’s leading tissue market North America – ranked third...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    ISMA 2000 starts up PM1 after rebuild

    Published on 7 April 2016 | Spain’s ISMA 2000 has successfully started up its PM1 at its mill in La Torre de Claramunt mill, Barcelona, after a major dry-end rebuild delivered by supplier...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    STAX Technologies responds to demand with UNICA launch

    Published on 7 April 2016 | STAX Technologies has launched packaging machine UNICA, a single roll wrapper that wraps single bath rolls in both paper and poly. The machine can reach speeds of up...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Sofidel increases UK tissue presence

    Published on 7 April 2016 | Global tissue producer Sofidel is to boost its presence in the UK market after it invested in a latest-generation tissue rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the machine has...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Infinity boosts presence with Italian subsidiary

    Published on 7 April 2016 | Infinity Machine & Engineering has responded to global market growth in the tissue industry with the opening of a subsidiary in Bologna. The Italian headquarters will be dedicated...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    SCA’s divestment of business for integration with Vinda closes

    Published on 7 April 2016 | SCA has said the divestment of its business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea for integration with Vinda closed on 1 April.​ The tissue giant is the majority shareholder in...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Forestal y Papelera Concepcion starts up new line

    Chile’s Forestal y Papelera Concepcion (FPC) has successfully boosted its capacity with the start up of a new Advantage NTT tissue line. The new line fulfils FPC's target of producing 100% textured...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Fire briefly idles production at WEPA tissue mill in Mainz, Germany

    (News from RISI) - A fire brought production to a brief standstill at WEPA’s tissue mill in Mainz earlier this month. A spokesperson for the group confirmed a report of the local...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Eliodoro Matte leaves CMPC; company hires Luis Felipe Gazitúa as new president

    (News from RISI) - Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC’s president Eliodoro Matte has decided to leave the company for personal reasons and will be substituted by Luis Felipe Gazitúa. Matte has...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Wepa Professional Piechowice to boost capacity

    Wepa Professional Piechowice is to boost its capacity after it signed for a Toscotec-supplied tissue line to be installed at its Poland-based site. The new AHEAD-2.0S line will strengthen Wepa’s recent strategic growth...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Vinda boosts capacity with three TMs

    Chinese giant Vinda Group has invested in three Toscotec-supplied tissue machines that are scheduled for start-up in the second half of 2016. Two Ahead 2.0M machines will be installed at the company’s...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Kimberly-Clark Europe boosts Swiss converting facilities

    Kimberly-Clark Europe has invested in the latest generation Futura JOI Embosser for an existing tissue converting line at its Niederbipp facility in Switzerland. The new JOI Embosser started up in October 2015 and...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    UK-based Poppies Europe boosts converting production

    Tissue producer Poppies Europe has invested in three OMET napkin production lines. They will join six existing OMET lines installed by the company in the last two years. Poppies Europe has been operating...

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