PREMIUM PRODUCTS LEADING BALTIC STATES’ STEADY GROWTH AFTER THE SOVIET ERA

Relatively new to western style consumerism, increasing numbers of sophisticated consumers with more money to spend are leading tissue from functionality to luxury. Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko returns to report on progress. Greg Grishchenko Industry analyst My previous report on the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – was...

IS A FUTURE PAPER LAMINATED OR EXTRUDED WITH ECOLOGICAL BIOPLASTICS THE ANSWER?

The tissue industry, like all production systems, must find the answer to the planet’s plastic problem. Many companies are already advanced inresearch. Pirkko Petäjä, principal at ÅF Pöyry AB Management Consulting Division, examines the latest best-hope developments. Pirkko Petäjä Principal, Poyry Management Consulting Plastic recycling and...

SPECIAL FEATURE: ANNUAL REVIEW 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2019… and predictions for 2020 Paul Fecher, Northwood chairman, Northwood Paper, Tissue & Hygiene TWM/1: How have the events in the tissue industry in the last year impacted your business? “2018 and 2019 have performed...

ENVIRONMENT FIRST: “WE ARE IN AN AWAKENING IN TERMS OF RETHINKING CONSUMER TISSUE PRODUCTS.”

TWM first met Joan Vila – chief executive, L.C. Paper – at the company’s Besalú, Girona-based site in 2013. As 2019 draws to a close, we return to interview the environmental pioneer to get the latest on the company and the Spanish tissue market. TWM/1: What’s the latest news at L.C. Paper? “2018 was a particularly difficult year for...

SPAIN: SATURATION, PREMIUMISATION, PRIVATE LABEL, SUSTAINABILITY – STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE GROWTH

Marc Alonso Research analyst, Euromonitor International In 2018, retail tissue sales in Spain recorded less than 1% growth in volume to reach 485,000 tonnes. Projections for the next five years through 2023 do not deviate far from the current reality, remaining at year-on-year growth rates below 1%. There are numerous reasons behind slow volume...

GLOBAL AVERAGE PER CAPITA TISSUE CONSUMPTION STANDS AT ABOVE 5KG – BUT 10KG IS POSSIBLE

While the US – currently 25kg per person – is likely to remain unmatched, untapped potential growth in other regions of the world is still huge. Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, at Fastmarkets RISI, reports. Esko Uutela Principal, tissue, Fastmarket RISI World tissue consumption has grown continuously year after year for at least as long as I have...

LUCART GROUP: THE ITALIAN PLAYER AIMING TO BRING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE SPANISH TISSUE MARKET

Spanish subsidiary Lucart Tissue & Soap is starting to see a more seriously approach to the issue of sustainability in the Spanish market for the very first time. It is ready and poised to take advantage of that potential. By Helen Morris, Tissue World magazine senior editor Revitalisation, the imparting of new life or vigour, restoring to an...

SPAIN: IS THE GREEN REVOLUTION READY TO TAKE OFF?

Visiting mills for our Country Report brings home a real appreciation that Spain’s tissue industry is on the brink of a new era. It is just a matter of when. Luciano Lopez expects it to be little short of a cultural revolution. Importantly, he plans to be not just ready to reap the benefits when that happens, but to play an active part in changing...