Special Features

Tissue World Magazine, Special Features: Annual Review, Distribution Special, Private Label & Brands, Project Survey, Retail Special Report, and The Barometer Issue

‘We are at a very dynamic moment in the tissue industry’

TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2018 and prospectives for 2019. Here they analyse key issues … raw material costs, integration, overcapacity, automation, E-commerce, sustainability, regional...

Brands and private labels – premiumisation, digitalisation and bricks & mortar

By Soile Kilpi, director, Pöyry Management Consulting The retail sector continues to go through a transition. Online shopping is just one of the catalysts. New retail stores are opened, some closed, repurposed for...

Impact of a private label orientated business

Have you ever thought about the launch process of a private label Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)? If yes, you may have realised that this SKU was not a new product, but actually it was a follower...

The Barometer Issue: One year on… you report back on your progress

In 2017, TWM visited several tissue mills around the world, including sites in Scandinavia, Italy and Canada for the magazine’s Country and Regional Reports. Here, we revisit a few mills who have...

The retailer’s power: a major buyer’s view on market developments

While larger sizes or club packs are growing across all segments due to e-commerce, the American market is also seeing a steady increase in private label products with premium branded quality across  channels....

Today’s retail realities – what does it take to compete?

Shoppers’ expectations today are sky high. With a revolution in retail well underway, the industry needs to inspire and uplift … to redefine the consumer experience. By Patrick Boateng, leader, global sourcing, The...

What’s in store: 2018 and beyond

“Attention is the scarce commodity. The way that we captured it was by doing something new and innovative that has real value for the customer.” Jeff Bezos, American technology entrepreneur and founder of...

Is distribution the main challenge for tissue e-commerce?

The tissue online business is rather limited for the consumer segment and follows the on-line business of groceries. Relatively taken e-commerce is much more common for the AfH sector. Due to...

Project Survey 2017/18

2017 has seen an increase in tissue projects compared to the same time a year earlier. TWM’s annual survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during 2017-2018. The survey is interested...

Overcapacity – Promotions – Private Label – Population – Prices – Energy – Income...

By TWM Senior Editor, Helen Morris Sacrifice short term profitability for long term opportunity – the increasing dilemma? TWM asked industry experts around the world to access the state of the industry as the search...

Delivery economy – centre store online?

The retail sector is going through a transition. Everything can be purchased by a click of a mouse, or a swipe on an app, and get delivered to your doorstep, including tissue and hygiene products. Major retailers,...

The Barometer Issue: One year on… you report back on your progress

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine In 2016, TWM visited a number of tissue mills from around the world – in Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan, the US Northeast, Colombia and India –...
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The pulp giant planning a stronger future in tissue

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine No ‘Country Report’ from Canada would be complete without referencing its mighty forests. Canfor Pulp in British Colombia is surrounded by an unrivalled natural resource bound for...

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...

We need greater speed on the production floor… and we need it now

The Smart robotics revolution is underway to meet the rapid pace of change in the feminine, adult and baby care products markets. As E-commerce and other market trends demand an increased range of...

Distribution Special Feature

Adapting to every request for end of line or the automatic conveying system: TWM hears from OCME on its latest offerings. A TWM report. OCME is always on the lookout to respond to every-changing customer...

Project Survey 2016

While 2016 has gone down in history for the many significant global events that took place, for the tissue industry it’s been a slightly more subdued period according to this year’s annual Projects Survey. TWM’s...
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Focus on Sweden: a nation of tissue lovers

By Marcus Hellberg, Head of marketing and business development at Södra Cell Ten million Swedes are second only to the US in per capita consumption. It’s all down to a historic affinity with the trees...

Quality product initiatives, greater technology efficiency, energy and labour costs – keys to the...

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine TWM asked industry experts around the world to explain how they see emerging technologies, cultural trends, financial markets, political initiatives and energy costs affecting their short and long...

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...

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 Barometer Issue – one year on – you report back on your progress

  ROMANIA Big retail channels rapidly changing the market place When TWM visited Petrocart’s historic snow-laden tissue mill in Piatra Neamț in eastern Romania, the site was just eight months into production on a...

The Millennial consumer: converting brand agnostics into brand believers

Global retail today is a more competitive, complex business than ever before for retailers and brands of all sizes. US retailers, in particular, are struggling to compete in an economy that...
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WEPA Group: Consolidated growth for Europe’s third largest tissue player

With paper machines recently started-up in Germany and France, and another PM investment announced in Poland, WEPA Group has its eyes firmly fixed on growth. TWM discusses market strategy with the...

Getting Mr Robot – flexible, quick and tireless – to take on the heavy...

By Luc Vanden-Abeele, Marketing Research Advisor, Axium Robotics and Automation After an explosion in choices of packaging and sizes – 15 different bath tissue packs for example – factories are stepping up...

OCME: The latest generation in handling

By Marcello Lusardi, OCME Regional Sales Manager Since it was established in 1954, OCME has prioritised research and development for palletisation and the handling of products in warehouses. Fast changing market demands...

Project Survey 2015/16

Overcapacity and the mushrooming of new tissue projects, in particular in markets such as Brazil and Mexico, along with a lot of activity in many of the ‘CIVETS’ emerging economies: Colombia,...

Special Feature: Annual Review 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2015… and predictions for 2016   Sumit Khanna Chief executive of tissue manufacturer Beeta Machines...

Why (not) Private Labels?

F.A. RETAIL founder Fernanda Accorsi talks to TWM about the issues for tissues Private Label (PL) is already a recognised brand in the market. If we consider the thousands of brands from...

The Barometer Issue – One year on… you report back on your progress

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris In 2014, TWM visited a number of mills from around the world – from Argentina, Mexico, Benelux, Italy, East China and Russia - for the...
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry

Global retail tissue in 2014: a diverse and dynamic marketplace

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue and hygiene industry at Euromonitor International The global retail tissue market continued to show a healthy growth in 2014, achieving US$77bn in sales (2014 constant value,...

RETAIL SPECIAL: Recession as a springboard for private brand growth, purchasing power trends, modernity…

TWM takes a look at some of the talks from Tissue World Barcelona’s Tissue Retail & Distributor Insight Forum (TRIF)   World tissue - development, normalisation, modernity and the middle class trap Ian...

New sulphur reduction targets mean a potential 30% increase in sea freight costs

By Pöyry Management Consulting’s Pirkko Petäjä and Jyrki Latvala In an ever more challenging business environment, top experts suggest how the industry should manage a cost effective delivery chain in TWM’s Distribution...

Project Survey 2014/15

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris Recessionary climates and a global slowdown in many tissue markets do not seem to have drastically impacted the amount of new tissue projects that are...

Annual Review

Industry experts tell TWM about how emerging technological, cultural, political and commercial changes could shape global tissue in the years ahead   Once consumers try private brands they are staying with them Kit Vale, Daymon...

Timing is everything in private label evolution

By Nielsen SVP's Todd Hale The private label sector in the US experienced a sizeable growth spike during the recent recession and that upward trend continued through 2010 and 2011. However, as...

Private Label vs Brands: latest trends and developments

By Mintel's Jamie Rosenberg Worldwide, the private label and brands markets are rapidly evolving. In our Special Feature, TWM spoke to Mintel and Nielsen to get the latest on the respective markets...

从知名卫生纸企业看行业发展趋势

2013年,《世界卫生纸》杂志为撰写卫生纸行业国别发展报告,访问了位于西班牙、印尼、波兰、德国等世界各地的多家造纸厂。这里,我们精选几段访问,回顾行业发生的变化。  研发取得显著成果,市场再现成功产品 西班牙:Gomà Camps 2012年12月/2013年1月 Gomà Camps的产品经理Jordi Gomà-Camps Travé表示,2013年初《世界卫生纸》杂志访问了工厂,而在那之后,他们在研发领域的巨额投资开始产生回报,为卫生纸部门带来了显著的创新效益。他说:“我们不断推出的新理念产品已非常受欢迎,例如,新毛巾理念产品Xtrasec以及更柔软的新款大卷卫生纸ConforDeco XL。” 他补充道:“Xtrasec是一款设计优雅的产品,它采用双层复卷系统,比市面上大部分卫生纸更柔软,吸水性更佳。它采用全密封式包装,使用起来安全卫生。得益于全新的复卷系统,压花双层ConforDeco卫生纸的容量不断增大。精美的产品不一定只能做得很小,我们的压花卷筒卫生纸ConforDeco XL总长可达240米。” 除了现有的法国和伊比利半岛市场,公司正向其他新市场拓展出口业务。“我们希望将公司业务拓展到传统市场之外的地区。未来几年,我们会在非洲等其他大陆寻找新商机。” Gomà Camps Angola成立于2009年,是Gomà Camps Portugal的子公司,专门服务于安哥拉市场,其总部设于罗安达(Luanda),在非洲市场销售卫生纸产品。2014年1月底,Gomà Camps Angola首次上线了两台纸巾设备,在安哥拉开启了纸品加工业务。工厂目前有两台设备,可生产纸巾,纸巾规格为33 * 33和40 * 40,分为一层、两层和三层。 在西班牙,集团主要的工厂仍在不断投资,提高其ECO生产线的产能和品质,升级DIP库存准备区。他说:“2013年最后一季度成功启动了全新的污泥脱水线,污泥干燥水平持续超过55%。加上工厂在其他领域的投资,集团可以最高标准生产更多再循环纸品。生产流程一天比一天环保,年复一年,我们的碳足迹就会持续实现最小化。”   爱生雅做出多项举措,为在西班牙长远发展奠定基础 西班牙:爱生雅巴利斯镇工厂 2012年12月/2013年1月 《世界卫生纸》杂志访问爱生雅(SCA)在巴利斯镇(Valls)的工厂时,该集团刚宣布收购了Georgia-Pacific (G-P)在欧洲的卫生纸业务。G-P于2011年底退出欧洲卫生纸市场,这使爱生雅在西班牙的市场份额增加了不少,总份额排名接近第三。 巴利斯镇的工厂经理Toni Mata告诉到访的《世界卫生纸》杂志,经济不景气对西班牙的居家外纸品(AfH)行业影响很大,业内发展普遍缓慢。 2013年年底,爱生雅宣布重组其在西班牙的业务,以此“确保短期和长期竞争力,为未来发展奠定基础。”这一举动意味着要关闭其在西班牙卡尔莫纳镇(Carmona)的卫生纸厂,并因此削减24个工作岗位。产品加工部也从麦地那市(Mediona)转到纳瓦拉区(Navarre)阿略镇(Allo)。公司同员工代表协商,并最终宣布企业在西班牙的中心转到纳瓦拉区的阿略镇和塔拉戈纳市(Tarragona)的巴利斯镇。爱生雅的西班牙区经理José Ramón Iracheta说:“我们这样做绝非草率而为;我们这样做,是进行了全面分析,认为这是确保公司在西班牙持久发展、拥有更长远未来的最佳方式。” 2014年6月,爱生雅宣布在西班牙启动婴儿纸尿裤生产线,这一举动也表明该公司致力于发展在西班牙的业务。全新的婴儿纸尿裤生产线将在巴利斯镇的工厂启动,这也使该工厂成为爱生雅在欧洲的首家同时生产个人护理品与卫生纸产品的工厂。按计划,该生产线将于2014年第三季度启动。爱生雅欧洲消费者产品部经理Magnus Groth说:“爱生雅通过这条新的婴儿纸尿裤生产线,加强我们在西班牙的业务,为未来发展奠定基础。” 爱生雅是全球第四大婴儿纸尿裤生产商,在欧洲市场位列第二。巴利斯镇的工厂为连锁超市Mercadona的个人护理品牌Deliplus生产婴儿纸尿裤。   伊比利亚半岛:追究精益,健康发展 葡萄牙:Fapajal 2013年2月/3月 2013年1月,《世界卫生纸》杂志在里斯本附近的葡萄牙公司Fapajal见到了公司董事兼股东Helen Gray De Castro。当时,该公司的市场战略是追求精益、降低成本,并暂时搁置之前的扩展规划。但Helen也非常坚信,这家不大的独立公司拥有宏大的愿景。 将近一年半后,Helen告诉《世界卫生纸》杂志,该公司在过去一年中发展迅猛,总销售额和利润同比增长十分显著。 Fapajal始终都很注重强化绩效、提高未来发展能力,投资建设独立的阔叶木和针叶木专门纸浆生产线。它还提高了加工纸品(AfH)的产量和销售额,投建新的加工生产线,并升级现有生产线。 她告诉《世界卫生纸》:“从2008年开始,伊比利亚半岛恶化的环境导致西班牙和葡萄牙的很多低效工厂关闭;要使这些工厂盈利并不那么简单,因为至少在这两个国家经营企业的固有成本就很高。因此,我们期望自己的纸品能持续得到市场的较高需求。”同时,她补充说,虽然道路漫长,但前方有很多引导的指明灯。 “我们希望低通胀能使欧洲形势普遍好转,这应该可以提高需求水平。尤其是葡萄牙和西班牙政府在过去几年通过强有力的财政紧缩政策,以重新获得国际投资者的尊重,而且国家经济也开始复苏,这应该能改善流动性,降低利率。” 葡萄牙出口商在应对财政紧缩措施中,通过提高生产力来增加竞争力,进而扩大出口量。她说:“美元不断贬值,至少从某种程度上说明它作为储备货币的吸引力已经降低,这反过来为像我们一样的公司提供了竞争机遇,此类公司在欧盟区内做出口,但成本主要以美元计价(纸浆和能源)。” 该公司通过投资水质,进行水治理,为拓展产能进行了高压能源投入,通过这些方式不断提高边际利润。 Fapajal公司的Helen Gray De Castro说:“我们希望低通胀能使欧洲形势普遍好转,这应该可以提高需求水平。”  亚洲浆纸集团:放缓卫生纸业务拓展计划 印度尼西亚:亚洲浆纸集团 2013年4月/5月 2013年3月,《世界卫生纸》杂志参观了Pindo...

The Barometer Issue – a climate report on tissue growth

In 2013, TWM visited a number of mills from around the world - from Spain to Indonesia, Poland to Germany - for the magazine’s Country Reports. Here, we revisit a selection...

增值TRIF揭示全球贸易趋势转变

客户复杂性的增加、可持续发展能力、电子商务、创新、多元文化、人口老龄化、家庭收入减少、人口增速放缓、便利性、全球物流的增加……2014年「世界卫生纸展 - 美洲」上启动的卫生纸零售商与分销商展望论坛(TRIF)就行业的关键推动因素进行了广泛深入的展望,几乎触及全球每个人。   LYDIA WORK, 美国 AMERICAN PAPER CONVERTING总裁及创始人 居家外卫生纸业务的变化及原因 “面纸和卫生纸行业仍是一个充满活力且处于成长阶段的行业,几乎触及全球每个人。面纸和卫生纸产品中的三分之一通过分散的居家外市场流向消费者。医疗保健、合约制清洁员、工业和教育市场占据居家外销售额的57.7%。2013年度ISSA/SM卫生供应研究表明,清洁分销销售额达240亿美元,年增长率为2%。肥皂、洗手液、面纸和面巾纸等盥洗消费品销量的增加是推动市场增长的一大原因。面巾纸、面纸、厕纸以及餐巾纸等产品类别仍占据销售额的前列。” “行业竞争仍非常激烈,客户决策因大量的电子数据使用而更为成熟。如今,‘追求健康的清洁’、‘可持续发展能力’以及‘产品差异’成为市场的主要趋势。非接触式系统被广泛用于水龙头、肥皂和纸品售货机以及出入口。这些变化和趋势会对面纸和卫生纸制造商及加工商产生哪些影响?” 我们生活的世界——美国数据统计 据美国疾病控制和预防中心估计,美国每20名病人中就有1人在医院内受到感染,共导致9万人死亡。 去年共200万人患病。 据报道,2010年清洁行业记录在案的受伤人数为2.15万人,误工8.4万天,损失580万美元。清洁预算仍在削减。 概述 2012年的分销商销售额较2010年上升1.7%。目前的销售总额为240亿美元。 2012年,医疗保健、工业、合约制清洁员和教育市场占据居家外销售额的57.7%。 面巾纸、面纸和厕纸等产品仍占据销售额的前列。 可持续发展能力——对再生产品的需求持续增加,但消费者期待产品性能的提升,却不愿意为此增加花费。 产品差异。 追求健康的清洁——非接触式和受控分配。   分销商销售额(市场部门):主要部门 14.9% - 医疗 14.6% - 工业 14.5% - 合约制清洁员 13.7% - 教育 8.4% - 政府 7.9% - 零售 6.6% - 餐厅/俱乐部...