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Portrait of Magnus Groth, President and Chief Executive of Essity

Essity invests in tissue R&D centre in France

Essity is investing in a global tissue centre for research and development in Alsace, France, that it said will “re-shape” the paper-making process. Dedicated to tissue hygiene products, the company said the...

Africaine Paper Mills to increase presence in MENA with investment

Algerian tissue manufacturer Africaine Paper Mills (APM) is to boost its production capacity across the MENA tissue market after investing in a Toscotec-supplied rewinder line to be installed at its Rouiba...

Cascades reports favourable sales mix in Tissue segment’s Q1 results

Cascades has said its Tissue Papers division “executed well” in its latest results, with increased average selling prices for the division despite a context of elevated raw material prices and ongoing...

Suzano denies reports of acquisition of International Paper

Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano has confirmed that there is no formal document or decision regarding media reports of its potential acquisition of International Paper (IP). A report by Reuters has...

Tissue World Istanbul returns as premier tissue industry event for Türkiye and surrounding regions

Tissue World has confirmed that its conference and tradeshow in Istanbul - at the heart of the dynamic Türkiye, Middle East, Eastern Europe, North African and globally expanding tissue market -...

K-C delivers “solid start” to the year in latest results

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported net sales of $5.1bn in its latest results, which it said were driven by its “powerhouse pipeline of innovation”. First quarter sales of $5.1bn were 1% lower than...

Essity “in better shape than ever” in latest results

Essity has reported “high profitability and strong cash flow” in its Q1 results, as all three business areas increase their margins. Net sales decreased year-on-year by 4.1% to SEK34,850m, while organic growth...

P&G announces “solid sales and strong earnings growth” in latest results

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported net sales of $20.2bn up 1% year-on-year in its Q3 fiscal year 2024 results, as it reports “strong earnings growth despite multiple headwinds.” Between January –...

C.Y.P. Del R boosts capacity with TM start-up

Colombian tissue manufacturer C.Y.P. Del R. has started up a Toscotec-supplied complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue line at its mill in Risaralda. According to the supplier, the AHEAD 1.8 machine features an upgraded...

Combustion System Upgrade on PM2 TAD machine at Essity

Sweden’s Essity has invested in an Andritz-supplied combustion system upgrade on its PM2 TAD machine at its plant in Prudhoe Mill, England. The completed upgrade included the installation of new equipment including...

Navigator increases tissue prices by 8 to 10%

The Navigator Company has announced tissue price hikes of 8 to 10% in all markets, effective for all dispatches from May 2024 onwards. The company said the move was “to mitigate the...

Suzano announces May pulp price hikes

Suzano has announced price increases for eucalyptus pulp orders in May. In Asia, prices will increase by $30 per ton. In Europe, prices will increase by $60 per ton, meaning that the price...

Sipat optimises operations to meet growth target with ABB investment

Morocco’s Societé Industrielle Des Papiers Tissues (Sipat) has invested in two ABB-supplied advanced Quality Control System (QCS) to be installed at the company’s Meknes-based tissue mill. Family-run Sipat said made the investments...
Liying Qian, Head of Tissue and Hygiene, Euromonitor International

FOCUS ON – GLOBAL TISSUE: Outlook for global consumer tissue and opportunities amid new...

2023 was a year of demand recovery in consumer tissue. However, elevated inflation has led to diverging performance in value and volume sales across tissue categories, most notably in paper towels...

Metsä Group increases Lambi production with packaging line investment

Metsä Group has boosted production of its Lambi Home Towel household towel sheets after starting up a packaging line at its Mänttä tissue mill in Finland. The packaging machine was commissioned in...

Andritz acquires stake in HydrogenPro

Andritz has acquired a 13.8% stake in Norwegian tech-company HydrogenPro. The company was founded in 2013 and supplies pressurised alkaline electrolysers (AEL) for green hydrogen production. The two companies had previously entered a...

Valmet targets process automation with Valmet DNAe launch

Valmet has introduced its next-generation Distributed Control System (DCS), the Valmet DNAe, into the global tissue market. The fully web-based process control system includes a cybersecure system architecture, control software and hardware,...

Xuong Giang Paper boosts capacity to 72,000tpy with TM start-up

Vietnam's Xuong Giang Paper has started up its second Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue line at its plant in Song Khê - Nội Hoàng Industry Park, Bắc Giang Province. With this new...

GP invests $150m to grow consumer tissue business

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is to boost production in its consumer tissue business after announcing an investment of over $150m to rebuild a paper machine at its mill in Wauna, Oregon. The company said...

Navigator Paper UK makes offer to acquire Accrol Group

Navigator Paper UK has launched a public all-cash firm offer for the acquisition of UK-based tissue paper converter Accrol Group Holdings. Accrol converts and supplies toilet tissues, kitchen rolls, facial tissues, and...

K-C unveils restructuring initiatives focused on growing brands and businesses

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has unveiled the next phase of its growth strategy that it said will “catapult” the company into its next chapter. The next phase of growth will include changes to...

Northwood Tissue boosts capacity with PrimeDry Hood investment

UK-based Northwood Tissue has increased its production capacity after investing in an Andritz-supplied gas-heated PrimeDry Hood HT and air system for a tissue machine rebuild at its mill in Chesterfield. Andritz’s scope...

Hengan launches TAD products into the Chinese tissue market

China’s Hengan International Group has officially launched premium quality structured TAD tissue products into the local market, following the start-up of its Toscotec-supplied TADVISION tissue machine. Installed at the company’s Xiaogan mill,...

Grigeo acquires GZP’s Niedomice tissue mill

Grigeo has acquired a tissue paper mill from Polish tissue paper and paperboard producer Głuchołaskie Zakłady Papiernicze (GZP). Grigeo Hygiene – which is controlled by the Baltic States-based paper and wood industry group...

Suzano announces April price hikes

Suzano has announced a range of price increases for orders of eucalyptus pulp in April. In Asia, orders will increase by US$30 per ton. In Europe, they will increase by US$80 per ton,...

Metsä launches consultation for planned UK tissue paper mill

Finland’s Metsä Group has begun a three-week public consultation regarding its plans to build a multi-million-pound landmark tissue plant in Goole, UK. The 240,000tpy tissue paper project in East Yorkshire was announced...
Tissue World Miami 2024: 1,862 visitors from 86 countries attended North America’s largest tissue exhibition and conference, which was held in January on Miami Beach

Tissue World Miami 2024: The global tissue industry steps out in style

Tissue World Miami 2024: 1,862 visitors from 86 countries attended North America’s largest tissue exhibition and conference, which was held in January on Miami Beach
“We had a great year, driven by a significant improvement in our tissue margins and strong operational execution,” Arsen Kitch, President and Chief Executive, Clearwater Paper Corporation

Clearwater reports net income up $61.7m in 2023; boosts paperboard presence with Augusta acquisition

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said it will “explore strategic options for its tissue business”, as it rates the divisions performance improvement “outstanding” in its 2023 results.
Crown Paper’s Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 TM will boost the company’s production of high-quality tissue products

Crown Paper boosts capacity by 70,000tpy with TM investment

Crown Paper’s Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 TM will boost the company’s production of high-quality tissue products
“Our financial results in fiscal 2023 are highlighted by record sales of $1.9bn,” Dino Bianco, Chief Executive of KP Tissue

Kruger Products reports “record sales” and investment in latest results

Canada’s Kruger Products has targeted future growth in the facial tissue sector as it highlights “record sales” in its Q4 2023 and full year 2023 results.
The ground-breaking ceremony at the company’s Sun Paper Source factory: the four new lines will be homed in a total area of 9.5 hectares

PT Sun Paper Source increases capacity with four TMs

Indonesia’s PT Sun Paper Source (PT SPS) has invested in four paper machines to be installed at its plant in Ngoro, Mojokerto, boosting its production capacity to 300,000tpy in total with sister company PT. Sopanusa.
Walter Schalka to step down as Suzano President and be succeeded by Rumo’s João Alberto Abreu.

Walter Schalka steps down from Suzano Presidency

Walter Schalka is to step down from his role as the President of Suzano and be succeeded by João Alberto Abreu, who is leaving the Presidency of Latin America's largest logistics operator Rumo.
Start-up team: Peru’s Papelera Reyes boosts its production capacity after starting up an Eil / Replus Tissue-supplied Crescent Former TM.

Papelera Reyes increases capacity with TM start-up

Peru’s Papelera Reyes has boosted its production capacity after starting up an Eil / Replus Tissue-supplied Crescent Former tissue machine.
Papeteries du Cotentin Sienne’s mill in Normandy, France; the company has invested in a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and a steam and condensate plant.

PAPECO boosts capacity with Yankee and steam plant replacement

French tissue manufacturer Papeteries du Cotentin (PAPECO) has purchased a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and a complete high-performance steam and condensate plant for its Orval sur Sienne mill in Normandy.
Ovidiu Hoza, National & Export Sales Manager of Pehart Group and manager of the AfH division: the company has now officially entered the AfH market

Pehart Group enters the AfH market with launch of Sovio brand

Romania’s Pehart Group has diversified its product offering after entering the AfH market with the launch of its Sovio brand of products.  
Tissue sales boost: Navigator Company’s acquisition of Gomà-Camps Group’s Spanish and French consumer tissue business in February 2023 increases tissue sales by 49%

Navigator reports “considerably stronger” tissue segment performance in FY results

Portugal’s Navigator Company has reported a “strong industrial performance” in its 2023 full year results, as its recently expanded tissue division reports sales up 49%.
Metsä Group’s Mariestad site in Sweden: three new converting lines supplied by Valmet Tissue Converting and C.G Bretting Manufacturing Co. will start up in 2025

Metsä Group boosts capacity in Scandinavia with converting investment

Metsä Group has invested in three new state-of-the-art converting lines supplied by Valmet Tissue Converting and C.G Bretting Manufacturing Co.
Toscotec’s latest generation of Distributed Control System, TT Brain DCS.

Toscotec launches latest generation of TT Brain DCS

Toscotec has responded to customer demand and introduced its latest generation of Distributed Control System TT Brain DCS.
Double E Group launches Appleton side load slabber.

Double E Group debuts Appleton side load slabber; Kyle Willis appointed CEO and President

Double E Group has introduced the Appleton side load slabber into the global tissue converting market.
Richard Tremblay appointed President, Pulp & Tissue at the Paper Excellence Group

Paper Excellence Group appoints Richard Tremblay as President, Pulp & Tissue

The Paper Excellence Group has appointed Richard Tremblay to President of its pulp and tissue business unit.