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Helicopter crash tragedy for tissue industry colleagues

Six tissue industry colleagues have been killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, along with the Italian pilot.

Kruger confirms Kamloops pulp mill purchase

Kruger affiliate Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has completed the acquisition of Domtar’s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia.

BTG boosts Industry 4.0 efforts with virtually connected sensors launch

BTG has announced that all its sensors are now supplied with the bCONNECTTM module, allowing them to be virtually connected and attaining all the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Double E Company acquires Daven Manufacturing

Double E Company has increased its critical converting components portfolio after acquiring Daven Manufacturing.

Zeus boosts packaging capabilities with €25m UK acquisition

Irish-owned global packaging solutions company Zeus has completed the acquisition of two UK-based packaging companies - Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart - in a move worth more than €25m.

IM Converting announces advanced IM-Hug line launch

IM Converting has introduced its upgraded IM-Hug and IM-Fold lines into the global tissue market. The interfolding lines for towels, toilet paper and facial tissues were...

BTG launches Yankee refreshment blade

BTG has introduced its PROcleanTM Yankee Dryer refreshment blade into the tissue market. The company said the blade is made of advanced composite material and is designed to quickly...

Körber presents MTC ITF Change folding head

Körber Business Area Tissue has introduced its latest folding head capable of changing a product’s cut off. The MTC ITF Change is the company’s latest machine...
Lee & Man Group upgrades its Jiangxi-based TM_

Lee & Man Group to upgrade Jiangxi plant

Jiangxi Lee & Man Sanitary Paper Manufacturing has announced plans to upgrade its high-speed crescent paper machine to increase its production of high-quality products. Supplied by...
Sun Paper’s new mill in Beihai, China

Sun Paper boosts production capacity

China’s Sun Paper has increased its production capacity after starting up key pulping process equipment at its new pulp mill Guangxi Sun Paper in Beihai. Supplied...

Zeus acquires Canadian distributor Agri-Flex

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has acquired Canadian agricultural supply business Agri-Flex.

K-C confirms it won’t sell Latin American operations

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it has not announced plans to put its Latin American operations up for sale following reports it planned to sell the business.

Resolute reports Q1 sales surge as tissue segment incurs operating loss

Resolute Forest Products has reported sales of $945m - an increase of $72m from the year-ago period – in its first quarter results, as its tissue segment incurs a $9m operating loss.

Kruger boosts NBSK production capacity with purchase of Domtar’s Kamloops mill

Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DKP Pulp, a legal entity wholly-owned by Domtar.

Cascades reports “disappointing” Q1 results; announces price increases for AfH products from 1 July

Cascades has reported “disappointing and lower than expected” Q1 results, which it said was due to “significant inflationary pressure on costs”.

Wacker announces global price hikes

The Wacker Group has announced global price increases of up to 12% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible polymer powders.

Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q1 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported first quarter net sales of $488m - a 15% year-on-year increase compared to $426m recorded in 2021 - as tissue volumes stabilise.

GP announces $50m investment at Muskogee plant

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced it will invest $50m to upgrade its Muskogee, Oklahoma-based bath tissue, towel and napkin manufacturing facility.

Essity reports “high organic sales growth” in all business areas

Essity has reported higher sales, price increases and a completed acquisition in its first quarter results, as it announces that work has been initiated to exit the Russian market.

K-C delivers double-digit organic sales growth in Q1 results

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has reported first quarter net sales up 7% year-on-year to $5.1bn, and an organic sales increase of 10%.

P&G appoints Jon Moeller as Chairman

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has appointed Jon R. Moeller Chairman of the Board, effective 1 July 2022.

Navigator implements price hikes

The Navigator Company has applied a 20% energy, logistics and commodities surcharge on the sales price of its tissue products, effective since 21 March.

Sofidel reports “steady growth” in 2021 results

Sofidel has said its 2021 financial results have “returned to pre-pandemic crisis levels” as it reported a consolidated turnover of over €2bn and net sales of €2,095m.

Northwood Group joins forces with Consuma Paper Products

The UK’s Northwood Group has acquired a significant shareholding Consuma Paper Products to create a retail-focused tissue and towel business.

Vinda boosts capacity with four hybrid TM start-ups

Vinda has increased its ultra-premium quality tissue production capacity by 150,000 tonnes after starting up four Valmet-supplied hybrid machines.

Canfor Pulp extends Taylor Pulp product curtailment

Canfor Pulp has announced a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of Softwood Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) production at its Taylor pulp mill in Canada.

Bretting launches 400 MPM Towel Interfolding line

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing has officially launched the 400 MPM Singlefold Towel Interfolder into the global tissue market.

Manipulados Lisma boosts packaging capacity

Spanish tissue manufacturer Manipulados Lisma has increased its packaging capacities at its plant in Toledo after investing in three Infinity Italia-supplied machines.

Hengan Group increases capacity with TM investment

China’s Hengan Group has signed for a Baosuo Group-supplied BC1800-3650 Baotuo Crescent Former tissue machine.

Shawano Specialty Papers boosts capacity with Toscotec TM

Shawano Specialty Papers, a division of Little Rapids Corporation, has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.

BuyFirst Network launches RR cores product into market    

New-launch business BuyFirst has introduced its RR Core product - which it said helps tissue producers reduce bulky packaging storage and shipping by up to 30% - into the global tissue market.

Liansheng Pulp & Paper boosts capacity

Chinese pulp, paper and tissue producer Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co. has invested in an Andritz-supplied complete pulp mill to be erected in Zhangzhou, Fujian province.

Outlook Nebraska boosts capacity with Bretting investment

Outlook Nebraska has invested in a Bretting Manufacturing bander and log saw to double the production capacity of its multi-fold towel machine.

Fujian Hengan Group boosts premium tissue capacity

China’s Fujian Hengan Group has invested in two Valmet-supplied Advantage QRT tissue lines to increase its production of premium tissue products.

Buckman announces price hikes

Buckman has announced global price increases for all product offerings.

Velvet CARE investment boosts capacity by 60%

Poland’s Velvet CARE has started up its second Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT line at its plant in Klucze.

GP to close Green Bay Day Street facility

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has said it will close its Green Bay Day Street facility over the next 18 months, with the loss of 190 jobs.
Gambini's double-NIP AirMill

WEPA invests in double-NIP AirMill technology

WEPA Group has signed a contract to install Gambini's patented heated rolls AirMill technology at a plant in Germany. This double-NIP AirMill will be installed...
Miami Beach

One week to go! Tissue World Miami – back in business

North America’s largest tissue paper exhibition will open its doors in one week's time at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   The three-day exhibition and four-day conference...
Kruger Products launches Bonterra

Kruger Products launches Bonterra tissue products range

Kruger Products has launched its Bonterra range of tissue products into the Canadian market. The company said the range was “an innovative and sustainably focused line...