September / October 2016

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues: Iran ‘at a turning point’ and ready for business home and away Marketissues: Ukraine: How does an industry survive corruption, revolution and military conflict? Exitissues: A tissue industry “overwhelmed” with new paper convertors entering the local market   FEATURES: Country Report: Iran – regional leader...

Competition authority slaps fines of Euro 128.8 million on heavy inco cartel

(News from RISI) – The Spanish National Market and Competition Commission, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has imposed fines of Euro 128.8 million ($142.6 million) on seven manufacturers of absorbent adult incontinence products and the Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies, Federación Española de Empresas de...

Super soft and super premium quality gaining momentum

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry TRENDS REVIEW: Euromonitor International’s head of tissue and hygiene industry Svetlana Uduslivaia talks to TWM about trends across the private label and branded tissue markets. Developed markets are still the largest in terms of private label share of sales....

Private label and brands: Which has the edge now?

By Ron Shirk, industry specialist  Locally and globally, markets are experiencing “retail climate change.”  Relationships are shifting, including the relationship between private label and brands. Presently, three areas stand out where change has the potential to dramatically affect the balance of power. Consumers have spoken Two Nielsen studies speak to...

Iran ‘at a turning point’ and ready for business home and away

              Iran’s tissue professionals are ready for business more than ever. That’s the overwhelming impression I came away with having spent time in and around Tehran for our Country Report. The talk is of creating markets, getting in there first, top technology, improving quality, increasing capacity, transport...

PIX Pulp indices 26.7.2016

By FOEX Indexes’ Lars Halén and Timo Teräs               NBSK Pulp Europe Utipulp statistics show BSKP consumption down by 1.4% from May but up by 2.3% when compared to June last year. Consumer inventories of market softwood pulp at the European paper mills are quite low and almost 7% lower than a year ago. The re-start of...

Ukraine: How does an industry survive corruption, revolution and military conflict?

By industry analyst Greg Grishchenko   When Greg Grishchenko first reported on the Ukrainian tissue market the country was full of hope for prosperity after the 2004 Orange Revolution. Here, he reports again on a tumultuous 12 years. The Orange Revolution was ushered in on promises of economic growth, a fight against corruption, a turning away from Russia,...

Lee & Man Paper boosts capacity with rewinders buy – delivery end of 2016

  Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has ordered four tissue rewinders to be supplied by A.Celli Paper. The model AC882 rewinders will have a paper width of 5,620mm and a speed of 1,000 metres per minute. Two are designated for the company’s Jiangxi Jiujiang facility, while the other two for the Dongguan Guangdong plant. All are scheduled to be delivered...

Drenik boosts capacity with rebuild

Tissue manufacturer Drenik is to increase the production capacity of its Belgrade-based facilities after it placed an order with supplier Recard to rebuild PM1. The move will boost the machine’s maximum speed of 800m/min to 1,300m/min, while its production capacity will increase from 40tpd to 70tpd. Delivery is scheduled for September 2016 and the start-up for...

Wherever I am in the world I’m never without face wipes!

Only now after putting pen to paper – or keystroke to screen – has Australian Aimee Andersen, 33, living in London, realised she is a one-woman research project into tissue use across cultures. Here she passes on some of her insights. “I really started to think about how much tissue product I use when asked to write this article and I realised that my...