May / June 2017

    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Futura appoints new BoD and promotes Piero Ceccon to CEO

    Futura has announced a new board of directors and promoted Piero Ceccon to chief executive. The board is joined by head of technology & FuturaLab Giovacchino Giurlani and head of operations Giulio...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    PAPCEL boosts presence with PMT Italia acquisition

    PAPCEL has completed the acquisition of Pinerolo-based company PMT Italia, helping it expand its presence in the USA and China. PMT manufactures and supplies technology for the production of graphic papers and...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    SCA to close tissue production plant in America

    SCA is to close its 55,000tpy tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company said the move was to further improve efficiency and strengthen competitiveness for its Professional Hygiene business in North...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Solenis announces price hike

    Specialty chemicals producer Solenis is to increase its prices on all wet strength and sizing product lines across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The hike will see prices increase by 10...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    China’s Mancheng Jinguang starts up two TMs in Baoding

    (News from RISI) - Mancheng Jinguang Paper fired up two 12,000tpy tissue machines earlier this month at its sole mill in Baoding city, Hebei province, China. The units, dubbed PM3 and PM4,...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Lee & Man starts up tissue machine in Jiangxi

    (News from RISI) - Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing started trial runs on a new 60,000tpy tissue machine earlier this month at its mill in Jiujiang city, in the inland province...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Hengan Group ramps up capacity with investment

    China’s Hengan Group has boosted its presence in the tissue market after starting up an Andritz-supplied tissue line. The PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machine started up at the tissue mill’s Chongqing mill on...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Paper Prime invests with new TM

    Portugal’s Paper Prime has boosted its capacity after investing in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD tissue machine. TM1 will be installed at the company’s Vila Velha de Rodão site. Included in the investment is...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Brazil: P&P on a sharp positive trend despite country’s rollercoaster economic performance

    By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International Brazil’s economy was in a strong growth cycle when the global financial crisis of 2008 hit, when its GDP growth rate plummeted from 4+% down to zero. However, recovery from...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Unprecedented number of tissue machines installed since 2010

    With tissue consumption growing at a rapid pace in emerging markets, particularly in China, an unprecedented number of new tissue paper machines have been installed. Numera’s analysis shows that 327 new tissue paper machines...
    Tissue World Magazine

    The future for fibres

    The higher web strength that premium reinforced pulps bring the tissue maker improves tissue machine and converting efficiency, says Bill Adams, senior director at Canfor Pulp, the world’s fifth largest producer of market...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Investments mean more ECF pulp from Södra

    Södra Cell has pioneered TCF pulp but with the evolution in the market and in ECF bleaching technology, the company has significantly boosted its growing position in ECF. Södra’s latest investments have included the new...

    Multi-solutions for multi-shoppers

    Product positioning, choosing a loud and clear way to communicate a product’s attributes, inspiring and educating shoppers: Fernanda Accorsi, founder of F.A. Retail, talks to TWM about changing retail trends We do not wear...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Brazil consumer tissue: lingering effects of economic downturn

    Brazil’s economy has experienced one of its worst recessions, with real GDP contracting once again by 3.4% in 2016. With economic downturn, the value of private final consumption fell by 3.5% in 2015 and only a marginal...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Chinese tissue market in a good growth phase but oversupply continues

    According to a recent talk by Zhang Yulan, of the China National Household Paper Association (CNHPIA), in 2016 the Chinese tissue business maintained growth, and the expansion of the tissue industry continued at a good pace –...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Pulp and Paper United do the nation proud

    Let’s describe general economic performance in recent years as a football match … why not, this is Brazil after all: it has been an end-to-end thriller. TWM must first apologise to those across the...
    Tissue World Magazine

    How to achieve growth in a national crisis

    These are turbulent times in Brazil – but tissue is toughing it out. Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor, visits Carta Fabril’s Rio de Janeiro headquarters as the company begins the start-up...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Family tissue: for babies’ noses… and Construction Club

    Creativity is at the heart of Brazilian Melissa Hoemke’s family. After living in London for 12 years she wants to do right by the children and the environment, and make sure she doesn’t...
    Tissue World Magazine

    ‘We diversified, it was the only way to survive. And it worked.’

    If ever a company was poised for an economic uplift it’s IPEL at its impressive new site in Indaial city. Managing director Juliano Silva talks growth, investment, flexibility, justice… and football...

    Tissue World Milan: Global tissue ‘is reaching new peaks year after year’

    Worldwide consumption stands at 36.3 million tonnes with estimated unmet potential at over 15 million tonnes in retail alone. As an increasingly complex and diverse marketplace presents great challenges and  opportunities, Tissue World Milan...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Baotuo Paper Machinery supplying Baoding firms with TMs in China

    (News from RISI) - Two small producers in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, recently purchased new tissue machines from domestic supplier Baotuo Paper Machinery. Mancheng Yongxing Paper has placed orders for two...
    Tissue World Magazine

    China’s Hengan starts new 60,000tpy TM in Chongqing

    (News from RISI) - Hengan International has fired up a new 60,000tpy tissue machine at its mill in Chongqing municipality, southwestern China. The Andritz-supplied PM23 has a trim width of 5.6m, a...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Algeria’s PMI boosts capacity with TM investment

    Paper Mill Investment (PMI) has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine with Steel Yankee and shoe press. The new plant will produce high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel...
    Tissue World Magazine

    Cascades 1Q margins impacted; results in the near-term to benefit from price increases

    Cascades has said higher raw material prices, lower jumbo roll sales and new facility construction investments have impacted its first quarter 2017 results. Sales were stable at $1,006m compared to $1,003m in...
    Tissue World Magazine

    WEPA targets European AfH market with Van Houtum acquisition

    WEPA Hygieneprodukte is to boost its AfH capacity in Europe with the acquisition of Netherlands-based Van Houtum Group Holding. The purchase is subject to the approval of the competition authorities and is...
    Tissue World Magazine

    GP invests $400m in consumer business; funding approved for TAD line

    Georgia-Pacific (GP) is to boost its private label branded capacity with a $400m investment in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business. Funding has been approved for a through-air-dried (TAD) paper...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Hengan Group boosts capacity with investment

    China’s Hengan Group has started up its 12th Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machine. The line is based at the company’s Chongqing mill and has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a width...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Sun Paper boosts capacity with investment

    South Carolina-based Sun Paper has invested in its packaging facilities after purchasing a XF800 wrapper line from PCMC. It will be installed in October 2017 and is replacing a reciprocating wrapper that...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Ningxia Jiamei gets two new TMs for mill in Wuzhong, Ningxia

    (News from RISI) Ningxia Jiamei Paper will install two new 20,000tpy tissue machines at its mill in Wuzhong city, in northwest China’s Ningxia autonomous region. The producer has placed orders for the...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    The countdown to Tissue World São Paulo has begun!

    The Latin American tissue industry is gearing up to attend Tissue World São Paulo - the only key meeting point for the region’s growing and dynamic tissue market. Whether on the show...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    SCA reports 1Q EBITDA decrease of 2%; 5% net sales increase

    SCA has reported an EBITDA decreased of 2% to SEK 797m in its first quarter 2017 interim results. Net sales increased 5% to SEK 3,969m compared to the same time a year...