September / October 2013

DEPARTMENTS: Frontissues: The fast pace of changing market strategies is shaping short and long term planning for tissue manufacturers… and retailers Marketissues: Tissue is an $80bn market category with no event covering the entire value chain… until now Exitissues: Taking advantage of NBSK pulp for soft and strong tissue grades   WORLD...

Yankee Dryer System: critical asset protection, monitoring and control using 3D TRASAR™ Technology by Nalco

A TW report by Steve Hoefs, senior industry development manager, Nalco, an Ecolab company. Reliable Yankee dryer performance is a key contributor to the smooth operation and finished product quality of every tissue machine. Continuous delivery of a high quality steam supply and an efficient condensate removal system is necessary to maintain consistent dryer...

2013 September / October – Europe News

Russia METSÄ GROUP’S TISSUE AND COOKING PAPER BUSINESS OPENS SITE Metsä Tissue has boosted its presence in Russia after it opened up a converting and warehousing site in Vorsino. The company said the developing Russian market is “strategically important to Finnish Metsä Tissue which seeks strong growth”. In Vorsino, the company has introduced a Futura...

2013 September / October – Global News

Global K-C’S CONSUMER TISSUE SEGMENT POSTS INCREASE Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said it “continues to be optimistic” about its prospects to drive profitable growth and generate attractive returns as it reports its 2Q results. For the three months ended 30 June 2013, its consumer tissue segment reported sales of $1.6bn, an increase of 2% compared to a...

SHORT ISSUES

ABB has appointed the head of its discrete automation and motion (DM) division Ulrich Spiesshofer as chief executive. He will succeed Joe Hogan in this role on 15 September. Hogan will continue with ABB for some months as senior advisor to the board. Spiesshofer joined ABB’s Executive Committee in 2005 and was named responsible for DM in 2009. Kruger Products...

2013 September / October – Americas News

North America BUCKMAN LAUNCHES BUCKMAN NORTH AMERICA Buckman has launched Buckman North America, a new organisation that “focuses on maximum efficiency” across Canada and the USA. The current Buckman Canada and Buckman United States organisations will be brought together into a single operation. It has begun operating immediately and will be based out of the...

Taking advantage of NBSK pulp for soft and strong tissue grades

With the fibre cost of the finished tissue product still a dominant factor in the tissue industry, Canfor Pulp explains its latest developments to TW. By Wlad Janssen, Specialist on tissue for Canfor Pulp and Paul Watson, Director of Canfor Pulp Innovation Pulp giant Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) has positioned itself as a leader in terms of...

Setting the standard on environmental performance

The tissue industry faces increasing pressure to make sure its water and energy consumption is environmentally sustainable as well as energy efficient. Here, Sofidel Group tells TW how its adoption of an Environmental Group Policy across its UK plants has led to increased efficiencies. The Sofidel Group has put itself forward to set an industry standard...

The UK: recovering from the global recession downturn

By Bill Burns, senior consultant, Fisher International   The United Kingdom (UK) produces approximately 860 thousand mt/yr of Towel and Tissue (T&T) paper. That makes the UK the fourth largest T&T producing country in the European Union (EU) with about 10% of the EU capacity. The UK was particularly hard hit by the 2008/09 economic...

零售: 塑造全球卫生纸行业

卫生纸生产商追随零售商客户,将业务拓展到新区域,设立相应部门并达到所需的质量,满足环保需求。 ——《世界卫生纸》报道。 作者:Pirkko Petäjä,Pöyry 管理咨询公司负责人 Pirkko...