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Workers at Softy's, Chile

Softys completes PM rebuild

CMPC Group subsidiary Softys has completed a rebuild of its Recard-supplied PM. Recard revamped the Puente Alto, Chile-based PM17 in order to replace the fourdrinier with...

Overmade launches drying and energy company Powermade

Italy’s Overmade has boosted its drying and energy saving offering after launching new business Powermade. It will provide drying and energy saving solutions for both tissue...
Valmet machinery

C&S boosts presence in China with TM start-up

C&S is to start up its twelfth Valmet-supplied tissue machine at its Tangshan-based site in China. Start-up of the IntelliTissue 1600 line is scheduled for the...
Valmet machinery

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper boosts high-quality capacity

China’s Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co. has responded to customer demand for high-quality tissue products by investing in two Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue lines.
Mario Plourde headshot

Cascades Q1 results impacted by lower AfH demand and contracted retail tissue

Cascades has said the sequential decrease in its Q1 results is due to a contraction in retail tissue demand and continued lower AfH volumes. Sales of...
Morphology analyser

BTG launches online morphology analyser SPM

BTG has introduced its BTG Single Point Morphology (SPM-5550) - a building block for fibre morphology solutions - into the tissue market. It is the latest...
Sing Buri mill

C.A.S. enters tissue market with TM start-up

Thailand’s C.A.S. Paper Mill has entered the premium tissue market after starting up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 1.5S TM at its Sing Buri mill. The machine has...
Remi G. Lalonde

Resolute reports increased sales; optimistic for pulp and paper improvements

Resolute Forest Products has said it is optimistic for near-term performance improvements in its pulp and paper segments as it reports its preliminary first quarter 2021 results.
Mike Hsu

K-C reports “volatile and challenging environment” in Q1 results; market shares remain “healthy” overall

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said its first quarter 2021 results were impacted by Covid-19 related stock up in the year-ago period as well as consumer tissue category softness and commodity...
Essity office

Essity reports Q1 net sales decline; demand boost expected from vaccine rollout

Essity has announced a net sales decrease of 18.3% to SEK27,528m in its Q1 results, but said it expects improved market conditions resulting from vaccination rollouts to boost demand...
BC 1300

Yunnan Nan’en Sugar Paper boosts tissue capacity

China’s Yunnan Nan'en Sugar Paper has signed for its second Baosuo Enterprise Group-supplied Baotuo BC1300-2850 Crescent Former tissue machine.   The company made the second part of...

Aktül Kagit boosts capacity with TM investment

Turkey’s Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama is to increase its production capacity after investing in its third Valmet-supplied TM.  The Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine will be...

Essity announces Consumer Tissue price hikes

Essity has announced price increases in its Consumer Tissue division following the impact of higher raw material costs. The price increases are being announced in the...
"The market for tissue products in Algeria is evolving rapidly", Amor Habes, Faderco’s General Manager

Faderco records 40% productivity increase following Constellation investment

Algeria’s Faderco has said it recorded a 40% increase in productivity after investing in Körber-supplied Perini Constellation S6 lines complete with wrapping, bundling, and engraving solutions.

India’s CPP boosts premium tissue capacity

Century Pulp and Paper (CPP) has responded to an increase in demand for premium tissue products by starting up its second Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 100HS TM.
Russ Torres headshot

K-C North America announces Russ Torres as Group President

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Russ Torres as Group President of its North America business, succeeding Kim Underhill. Currently President of K-C Professional, Torres will lead the...
Metin Mete, General Manager, Hayat Russia

Hayat invests RUB9bn in Russian plant

Turkey’s Hayat Holding has strengthened its presence in Russia after announcing a new plant in Kaluga. The RUB9bn investment made by Hayat Russia, a subsidiary of...
Bedford Paper, Wisconsin

Bedford Paper boosts capacity with converting expansion

Wisconsin-based Bedford Paper has responded to an increase in demand for high-quality tissue products by investing in its third PCMC-supplied tissue converting line. The company said...
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Tissue & Paper Bangkok’s first webinar announced; exhibition rescheduled to November

The first ever Tissue & Paper Bangkok webinar will be held on 10 June 2021. With the theme "Post-pandemic: opportunities ahead for the tissue and paper...
BC1300-2850 Crescent Former TM

Baosuo expands into Middle East

China’s Baosuo Enterprise Group has entered the Middle Eastern tissue market with a turnkey solution for a leading tissue manufacturer. Based in a confidential location, a...
tissue and paper products

GP completes $7m expansion project in Green Bay

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has boosted its North American production facilities after completing an expansion project at its GP PRO facility in Wisconsin. The company said the $7m...
K-C’s headquarters in Dallas

K-C announces North American price hike

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced mid-to-high single digit percentage price increases for its North American Consumer Products business. Customers in the USA and Canada have now been...
Gambini converting line

K-C Thailand boosts consumer capacities

Kimberly-Clark Thailand has invested in a Gambini-supplied consumer Flex 600 converting line at its plant in Pathumthani, northern Bangkok.  The investment features the supplier’s TouchMax embossing and will boost the company’s premium bathroom tissue offering in the region.  Despite the ongoing...
Essel plant

Essel Selüloz diversifies into consumer tissue with TM investment

Turkey’s Essel Selüloz ve Kağıt and sister company Yöntem Kağıt have expanded their AfH product offering to include consumer tissue products after announcing plans for a tissue machine in Osmaniye.   Construction at the Osmaniye plant - which has an...

Solenis announces Wet Strength Product price hikes in EMEA

Solenis will increase prices on all wet strength resins in the EMEA region by up to 20%.  The company said the price increase is necessary “due to a lack of raw material availability, escalating...
Essity Lilla Edet plant

Essity attempts its first CO2 emission-free tissue production

Essity has started testing of its first CO2 emission-free, large-scale tissue production at its Lilla Edet plant in Sweden.   By completely replacing natural gas with biogas, Essity said the plant will reduce its fossil CO2 emissions to zero during normal operations. 
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Södra announces $100 NBSK price hike

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $100 to $1,220 per tonne.   Effective 1 April 2021, the pulp giant said that the “global...
Start-up team - Suzhou Taison Paper Co.

Suzhou Taison boosts high-quality tissue capacity

China’s Suzhou Taison Paper Co. has started-up two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineST W8 tissue production lines.  TM13 and TM15 have a design speed of 1,900m/min, a paper width of 5.6m and a...
Tissue rolls on machine, Navigator Company

The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

The Navigator Company is to increase tissue prices by 6 to 8% in all markets. Effective for all dispatches from 1 April, the company said it...
Pisit Samatha

Berli Jucker Cellox boosts capacity

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has started up its Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine at its mill in Prachinburi. The 16ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of...
Essential Supply Products plant

Lucart boosts AfH hygiene presence with ESP purchase

Italy’s Lucart Group has increased its production in the European AfH hygiene market after it acquired Essential Supply Products (ESP), a UK-based independent manufacturer of professional hygiene products.
Arsen Kitch, Clearwater Paper President and Chief Executive

Clearwater reports “outstanding” 4Q and 2020 results

Clearwater Paper has said it delivered “exceptional results” in its fourth quarter and 2020 financial and operating results, despite the challenges of Covid-19. In the fourth...
Dino Bianco, Kruger Products Chief Executive

Kruger boosts North America TAD capacity; announces $240m expansion project

Canada’s Kruger Products has increased its presence across the North American tissue market after starting up a TAD tissue machine at its Sherbrooke plant. Once up...
Mario Plourde

Cascades reports record annual profitability for third consecutive year

Cascades has reported “significant strategic progress” in its fourth quarter and full-year results, as demand for its consumer retail tissue products helps offset lower pandemic-related AfH demand levels.
Giovacchino Giurlani

Körber appoints MD of Fold Division

Körber has appointed Giovacchino Giurlani as Managing Director of its Fold Division.  He will develop the company on a global level and told TWM that “by combining our expertise under the Körber brand, we offer the market...

PPC boosts facial tissue capacity with investments

USA-based Precision Paper Converters (PPC) has made a series of investments to increase capacity following an increase in demand for the products.    Headquartered in Northeast Wisconsin, the facial...
Gareth Jenkins,

Accrol reports H1 revenue drop following Covid outbreak

UK-based tissue converting company Accrol Group has reported a revenue drop of 4.3% to £62.3m for the six months ended 31 October 2020, down from £57.6m for the same period a year earlier.  
Hayat Kimya's Perini Constellation

Hayat Kimya boosts premium tissue capacity in Russia

Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has responded to increased demand for premium tissue products in Russia by investing in multiple Kӧrber-supplied converting and packaging lines.  The Perini Constellation S8 lines will be installed at the company’s new 210,000tpy plant in Kaluga, near Moscow, which is...

Kemira announces price hikes across EMEA

Kemira has increased the price of its inorganic coagulants in the EMEA region.   Iron coagulants will increase between 8-15% and aluminum coagulants will increase between 4-6%, varying based...

P&G reports strong quarter; Family Care increases organic sales by double digits

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported net sales results up 8% year-on-year to $19.7bn in its fiscal year 2021 second quarter results.  Gross profit increased 12% to $10.4bn and operating income increased 20% to $5.38bn for the October -...