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Ehab Abou-Oaf named President, K-C Professional

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has announced that Ehab Abou-Oaf - currently Managing Director of the company’s Middle East and Africa business – will become President of its Professional division.

MEPCO enters tissue market with 60,000tpy plant announcement

Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Paper Co. (MEPCO) has celebrated the inauguration of its 60,000tpy Toscotec-supplied tissue jumbo roll manufacturing facility in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

Intertrade Hellas invests to become Greece’s largest tissue manufacturer

Greek tissue converter Intertrade Hellas has signed for the supply of a complete turnkey line, a move which will make it the country’s largest tissue manufacturer.

Sun Paper boosts capacity with first of two start-ups

China’s Guangxi Sun Paper has started up the first of two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machines.

Essity in collaboration for responsible forest operations in Russia

Essity is collaborating with FSC and The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action initiative to further strengthen responsible forest management, nurture high conservation value forests and increase the certification of forest operations in north-western Russia.

K-C’s UK operations move to renewable energy

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has signed an agreement that will lead to the construction of a wind farm owned by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust that will make almost 80% of all its electrical power consumption in the UK renewable. 

Zhihu Cloud Commerce boosts household paper capacity

Zhihu Cloud Commerce Industrial Co. has started up the third of four Baotuo-supplied BC1500-4200 Crescent former tissue machines.

FHH boosts premium converting capacity with UAE investment

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has installed a Gambini-supplied converting line at its Abu Dhabi plant as part of a $136m investment project in the UAE.

Aldar Tissues boosts packaging capacity with TMC investment

Irish tissue converter Aldar Tissues has increased its consumer and AfH production capacity after investing in TMC-supplied tissue roll packaging lines.
Buckman launches immersive digital technology range

Buckman launches immersive digital technology range

Buckman has announced a range of immersive digital technology that combines artificial, augmented, and mixed reality capabilities.Supported by its expanding Ackumen platform, the company said its Ackumen Connected Reality...
Remi G. Lalonde

Resolute reports slow recovery for tissue business in Q3 results

Resolute Forest Products has said it will continue to focus on driving improvements in its tissue business and “leverage our integrated pulp advantage” in its Q3 results.
Mario Plourde

Cascades reports improved tissue performance in Q3 results

Cascades has reported a sequential improvement in its Q3 tissue results, as well as good packaging market dynamics that have “partially mitigated” continued inflationary costs pressures.
Suzano's Cerrado plant

Suzano invests in eucalyptus pulp plant

Suzano has invested in an Andritz-supplied complete pulp mill to be installed at its Cerrado project in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo. The supplier...
Tissue production at the Navigator Company’s Vila Velha de Ródão factory

The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

The Navigator Company has revealed plans to increase tissue prices by 8 - 10% in the Iberian markets and above 10% outside Iberia. The increase will...

Clearwater “exceeds expectations” in Q3 results due to higher tissue demand

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported strong third quarter results despite increased inflation across key cost categories. The company reported a 2% net sales decrease year-on-year to...

Rottneros announces price hike for high yield pulp

Swedish-based pulp producer Rottneros has announced price hikes of $75 per tonne for all orders effective 1 November 2021.

Kemira introduces advanced polymer technology

Kemira has launched its latest advanced polymer technology to solve stickies challenges in recycled paper, board and tissue.

WEPA boosts consumer converting capacity

converting abilities after investing in a Gambini-supplied 700m/min consumer converting line.  

Essity launches green hydrogen pilot for CO2-free tissue production

Essity has launched a €4m pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen at its plant in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany.

Cascades exits Boxboard Europe segment with RDM Group sale

Cascades has exited the Boxboard Europe segment after selling its 57.6% equity stake in RDM Group.

K-C reports “dynamic and challenging macro environment” in Q3 results

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported strong third quarter organic sales and an improving performance in its tissue business despite a “dynamic and challenging” macro environment.

Archroma announces general price hike across portfolio

Archroma has increased the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg.

Xinjiang Zhongtai Xingwei boosts household paper production

China’s Xinjiang Zhongtai Xingwei Biotechnology Co. has invested in four Baotuo-supplied MC1100-2850 Crescent former tissue machines to make household paper from caustic soda natural reed pulp.  

Xuong Giang boosts high-quality capacity with Andritz start-up

Vietnam’s Xuong Giang Paper Mill has started up an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine.

Solenis announces Asia Pacific price hikes

Solenis has increased prices on all its pulp, paper and water treatment chemicals across the Asia Pacific region.  

WEPA boosts AfH capacity in Poland with Toscotec start-up

WEPA Group has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at its Piechowice site in Poland. 

Lucart consolidates in Europe with €80m French project

Lucart has announced an €80m three-year investment project that will include the start-up of a tissue machine in 2024 at its plant in Laval sur Vologne, France.

P&G reports “solid” results with 5% net sales increase

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported a 5% net sales increase year-on-year to $20.3bn in its first quarter fiscal year results. 

Buckman announces global price hikes

Buckman has announced global price increases of 15 - 20% for all product offerings. The price increases became effective on 1 October, or as customer contracts allow.

Essity begins tissue production from wheat straw

Essity begins tissue production from wheat straw

Körber targets e-commerce business with Casmatic Zephyrus launch

has launched Casmatic Zephyrus, a packaging machine the supplier said helps customers develop their e-commerce business and transition to sustainable packaging with the use of Delta robots.   

Cartiera Confalone boosts capacity with Toscotec start-up

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue line at its plant in Montoro.  

Arkhbum Tissue Group boosts high-quality production by 70,000tpy

Russia’s Arkhbum Tissue Group has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue line for start-up at the company’s mill in Vorsino, Kaluga.

Metsä Tissue targets UK with ‘Future Mill’ investment

the UK and Ireland with a 240,000tpy tissue mill project.

Sofidel UK to install Advantage ViscoNip press

Sofidel is to install a Valmet-supplied Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage ReDry on its TM1 at its plant in Baglan, UK. 

Shenggang Paper boosts capacity

Shenggang Paper Co. has successfully started up its Baotuo-supplied BC1300-3600 Crescent tissue machine at its plant in Dezhou. TM5 has a design speed of 1300m/min, a...

CMPC announces expansion project in Guaíba

CMPC has teamed up with Valmet to announce BioCMPC, an expansion project it said will increase its production capacity as well as improve the site’s environmental performance.

Newcomer TPO Converting enters US tissue market

TPO Converting has started-up its tissue converting facility in America after investing in a Maflex-supplied ARES rewinder.

ICT Group to double French production capacity with TM project

ICT France has announced plans to boost its tissue production capacity by 70,000tpy after revealing investment plans for a tissue machine.

Sofidel signs a renewable gas supply agreement with Meva Energy to replace fossil gas...

Sofidel has signed a renewable gas supply agreement to replace fossil gas production in under two years at its Kisa plant, a move which will reduce its CO2 emissions by 8,500tpy.