November / December 2016

    India – the world’s greatest untapped market

                  India - the world’s greatest untapped market In no other country is so great a potential so apparently locked out of reach. India has untapped retail tissue growth estimated at US$12 billion, 4.5 million tonnes....

    India’s T&T – a market profoundly influenced by cultural preferences

    By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International The second most populous nation in the world, India is ranked fifth in a worldwide listing of countries producing paper products. With a population of 1.25 billion, one...

    Consumer tissue in India: Value in focus but significant long-term opportunities ahead

                    India remains one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. Real GDP is expected to increase by 7.3% in 2016, while unemployment in the country is expected to come down from 5.1% in 2015 to 4.8% in 2016....

    Tissue World Istanbul A Success; Attracts 1,602 attendees from 65 countries

    First dedicated event covering huge region attracted 1,602 attendees from 65 countries Tissue World Istanbul 2016 concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors – from across 65 countries. Held in...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Daio Paper firms up plans to start tissue production at Kawanoe mill

    (News from RISI) - Japan’s Daio Paper has announced that its board of directors have green-lit a plan to restart operations at its inactive Kawanoe mill in Ehime prefecture. The site, which...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    K-C invests €15m in tissue converting line at Villey-Saint-Etienne plant

    (News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark has invested approximately €15m in a hand towel tissue converting line at its Villey-Saint-Etienne facility in France. After installation at the start of the year, the new...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    K-C reports a “more challenging economic and competitive environment” in 3Q results

    Kimberly-Clark has reported a net sales decrease y-o-y of 3% in its 3Q 2016 results, as chairman and chief executive Thomas J. Falk describes the company’s market share positions as “broadly...
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    SCA announces capital structure and dividend policy for hygiene business; doesn’t rule out potential...

    SCA has decided on capital structure and dividend policy targets for its hygiene business. The capital structure target for SCA’s hygiene business is to have an effective capital structure at the same...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Russia’s Arkhangelsk pitches for state aid for domestic tissue investments

    (News from RISI) - The Russian pulp and paper giant Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill (APPM), which is implementing a large tissue mill investment in Vorsino, in the Kaluga region, is...
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    Taison Group paving the way for tissue expansions in Jiangxi, China

    (News from RISI) - China’s Taison Group is planning to build a huge greenfield tissue and hygiene product mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province. The proposed project is subject to environmental impact assessments...
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    Henan Yinge’s principle shareholder listed for sale in China

    (News from RISI) - China’s Henan Yinge Industrial Investment has revealed that its principle shareholder has been put up for sale for RMB 3.08 billion ($457 million). Luohe Yinge Industrial Group holds...
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    ICT to double capacity at Spanish mill with new tissue PMP

    (News from RISI) - Italy's Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) will double the production capacity of its paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain, by installing a new 70,000tpy tissue paper...
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    Von Drehle starts-up USA’s first NTT line

    Von Drehle Corporation has successfully started up its First Advantage NTT tissue production line at its Natchez-based mill. It is the first tissue maker in the USA to produce tissue with Valmet's...
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    ST Tissue invests in “widest Steel Yankee” ever manufactured

    ST Tissue has invested in “the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured”, according to supplier Toscotec. The Franklin, Virginia-based mill will convert its F-5 machine to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Södra’s Värö pulp mill amongst world’s largest following start-up

    Södra has started up its state-of-the-art pulp line in Värö, Sweden, boosting the site’s current 425,000tpy capacity to 700,00tpy. The expansion is part of a SEK 6 billion investment, with SEK 4...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Sofidel America to boost capacity with NTT purchases

    Italian tissue giant Sofidel is to start-up two Valmet-supplied Advantage NTT 200 machines at its site in Circleville, Ohio. Each line will have a width of 5.5m, a speed of 2,000m/min and...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Tissue World Istanbul attracts 1,602 attendees

    Tissue World Istanbul 2016 has been concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors - from across 65 countries. Held in Istanbul from 27-29 September, the...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    Eurovast restarts former Eurotec tissue mill in Italy, plans more investments

    (News from RISI) - Production is up and running again at the former Eurotec Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill near Lucca in Italy. Eurovast, which took over the 20,000tpy site earlier this...
    Tissue World Magazine, World News

    China’s Hwagain Paper starts five tissue machines in Jiangxi province

    (News from RISI) - Hwagain Paper kicked off trial runs on five new tissue PMs with a combined capacity of 18,000tpy in the first half of August at its mill in...
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    Sofidel targets tissue supply chain with sustainability award

    Sofidel has launched the ‘Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award’, an annual award that aims to motivate its national and international suppliers to promote high sustainable standards. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the award will...

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