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Select Products Holdings boost private label capacity

America’s Select Products Holdings has invested in a PCMC-supplied Amica consumer rewinder line, a STAX-supplied Prima wrapper, a STAX RCP-15 case-packer and all connecting conveyors.   The company – which was established eight years ago...
Gomà-Camps's my tissue ecologic+

Gomà-Camps launches my tissue ecologic+

Spain’s Gomà-Camps has targeted the global retail market with the launch of my tissue ecologic+, a line of recycled, eco-friendly and certified products.  The family-owned business said it is “the first recycled tissue paper...

Sun Paper Source and Sopanusa Tissue boost capacity

Sun Paper Source and Sopanusa Tissue have responded to the global surge in demand for tissue products by increasing their paper machine and converting line capacities.   Part of...

Lila Group boosts capacity by 33% with investment

Turkey’s Lila Group has responded to increasing export volumes and the growth potential of the domestic market with a TL450m investment in a tissue facility.   A Valmet-supplied...
Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth: Profit up 15%.

Essity reports “strong performance in a challenging market” in half-year results

Essity has reported increased market shares in many markets and increased online sales in its half-year results, but added that sales were negatively impacted by Covid-19 and related lockdowns.  

Let’s Talk Tissue: TWM launch edition webinar draws global response

Tissue World Magazine’s first ever live panel discussion webinar was shared by more than 500 industry personnel from tissue-linked companies across the globe.   A total of...

PCMC announces Xcut saw enhancements

PCMC has said its latest tissue log saw Xcut now includes two additional technologies that “improve the performance of the saw and downstream packaging equipment”.    Through its patent-pending SmartFlowTM technology, the...

Valmet claims world record in ViscoNip belt lifetime

Valmet has said it achieved a world record in a ViscoNip belt lifetime at its customer Yunnan Yun Jing Forest & Paper Co.’s TM1 in China.   The supplier...

Sofidel boosts capacity with converting investments

Sofidel has increased its capacity in the USA and Poland after investing in four Gambini supplied Flex and ProFlex converting lines.   Between May 2020 and January 2021, three lines will be...

K-C expands 2030 target for reduced GHG emissions

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced its 2030 climate commitment plans to reduce direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% against a new baseline year of 2015.  The...

Buckman board elects three directors

Bulab Holdings has announced that Robert Buckman, Memphis, Jacqueline Welch, Washington, D.C. Metro, and Gregg Sutherland, Denver, have been elected by its shareholders to join its board of directors. 

K-C names Gustavo Ghory as chief supply chain officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Gustavo Ghory as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer.   Effective 1 July 2020, Ghory will have global responsibilities for procurement, manufacturing, transportation, continuous improvement, sustainability, and quality, safety and regulatory operations.   He will...

World News: Xuong Giang Paper mill boosts capacity with TM start-up

Vietnam’s Xuong Giang Paper mill has invested in an Andritz supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020, and...

WEPA Giershagen reports constant speed of 2,200mpm

Germany’s WEPA Giershagen has recorded a constant speed of 2,200mpm on its Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0S tissue line, PM19.   The machine came online in October 2015 and has since produced high-quality tissue from 15 to 16.5gsm basis weight at...

Tissue World Webinar – let’s talk tissue

Industry insiders from Kimberly-Clark (K-C), Blue Earth Network, Cyber Advisory Services and Sam’s Club will discuss the current climate and the likely legacy of Covid-19 on the tissue market in Tissue World...

Solenis completes acquisition of ChemSystems

Chemicals company Solenis has closed its previously announced acquisition of paper business ChemSystems. Effective 1 June, ChemSystems is a leading producer and supplier of specialised chemical...

Cascades launches packaging line for e-commerce

Cascades has launched a product line designed for e-commerce that encompasses a comprehensive range of customised, creative and sustainable packaging options for companies selling their products online.

Sofidel targets AfH and At-Home market with ‘Nicky Defend’ launch

Sofidel has targeted the consumer and hygiene market with the launch of Nicky Defend, a disposable tissue paper towel with antibacterial lotion. The product has been...

Northwood to close UK-based converting site

Northwood Hygiene Products has announced the closure of its Penygroes, UK-based tissue converting facility. Located in North Wales, the proposed closure will affect 94 staff.

Vajda Papír boosts capacity

Hungary’s Vajda Papír has boosted its tissue production capacity after starting up its PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine in Dunaföldvár. Supplied by Andritz, the line has a design...

Hayat Kimya on target to boost capacity to 630,000tpy

Hayat Kimya has said it is still on track for its targeted TM start-up dates in Kaluga, Russia, and Mersin, Turkey, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Sofidel targets AfH market with Papernet product

Sofidel has targeted the AfH market with the launch of its Papernet product line. The line has been developed to maintain the hygiene of public spaces...

Cascades launches packaging line for e-commerce

Cascades has launched a product line designed for e-commerce that encompasses a range of customised, creative and sustainable packaging solutions for companies selling their products online.

BTG launches Pulp 4.0

BTG has launched Pulp 4.0, an integrated solution that it said will improve overall fiberline performance and productivity. The company said that the integrated approach involves...

FP Kaczory boosts capacity with TM start-up

Poland’s FP Kaczory has started-up its PMP-supplied Intelli-YD Steel Yankee dryer. The line produces tissue and has a maximum operation speed of 1,500mpm and a paper...

Voith boosts strategic growth following completed Toscotec acquisition

Voith Group has completed its acquisition of Toscotec after obtaining all of the required regulatory approvals. Toscotec will continue to offer its established portfolio, operating under...

Sofidel reports strong 2019 results; Inola inauguration to happen within months

Sofidel has reported net sales growth of 12.5% from €1,706m to €1,919m in its 2019 Integrated Report. EBITDA was €258m, 13.47% of which were net sales,...

Clearwater Paper reports “strong sales quarter for tissue” in results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales of $436m for the fourth quarter of 2019, up from $429m reported at the same period in 2018. Net income...
Advance in dry crepe tissue: Andritz’s new tissue machines PrimeLineVRT with its Vertical Crescent Former enhancing dewatering of the fibre web

Andritz launches PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer

Andritz has officially launched its latest tissue machine, the PrimeLineVRT – Vertical Crescent Former – for the production of dry crepe tissue. It features a vertical Crescent Former in...
Arsen S. Kitch: Clearwater Paper’s new senior vice president and general manager

Clearwater Paper appoints Arsen S. Kitch as CEO

Clearwater Paper has appointed Arsen S. Kitch - the company’s senior vice president and general manager of its consumer products division - as chief executive as of 1 April....
Start-up cheers: The team at the Picknik Marketing Pty launch of the Toscotec-supplied MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its Johannesburg mill

Picknik Marketing Pty boosts high-quality tissue capacity with start-up

Picknik Marketing Pty has started up a Toscotec-supplied MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its Johannesburg mill. The new line produced high quality tissue from day one. It...

K-C de México Q1 sales up 6%

Kimberly-Clark de México has reported sales up 6% to Ps. $11.7bn in its first quarter results.  The tissue giant also reported that the quarter had “better volume, cost environment and continued cost savings...
PCMC has launched Smart TOUCH HMI

PCMC launches Smart TOUCH HMI

PCMC has launched Smart TOUCH HMI, a new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines.  The machinery supplier said the line offers users “a clean, modern interface and enhanced help...

USA reports “record-high” levels of tissue production during pandemic

America’s tissue mills have produced 700,000 tonnes of tissue in March - more than any other month since 2007 - according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).   Heidi...
Rizal Setiadi, Charta Global, TWM May June 2020

APP partner Charta Global adds multipurpose tissue parent rolls to USA and Latin American...

Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) partner Charta Global has introduced multipurpose tissue parent rolls to its existing product range in the USA and Latin America. The...
Essel Kagit Turkey TWM May June 2020

Essel Kağıt invests in “Turkey’s biggest tissue machine”

Turkish tissue manufacturer Essel Kağıt has signed for the turnkey supply of a high-performance AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at its Osmaniye mill. Supplied by Toscotec, the...

Resolute reports Q1 net loss; market pulp and tissue segments contribute to volume ...

Resolute Forest Products has reported a net loss of $1m for the quarter ended 31 March, compared to net income of $42m in the same period in 2019.

Grupo Corporativo Papelera boosts capacity

Mexico’s Grupo Corporativo Papelera has boosted capacity after investing in an iDEAL mod. 2000S tissue machine. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, start-up took place on 20 March...

Royal Paper boosts capacity with rewinder investment

America’s Royal Paper Converting has invested in a new Gambini-supplied a Flex 700 Swing rewinder line. It is the fourth delivery of the complete line to...

Resolute announces temporary impact to operations

Resolute Forest Products has said it will take temporary steps to reduce its production to demand levels “consistent with essential needs” for the duration of the pandemic.