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Star Tissue purchases fourth production line in £5m investment

Star Tissue UK has boosted its production capacity by 30% after completing a two-year investment project at its Blackburn, UK-based site.   A new 70,000 square foot warehouse has increased the company’s plant...

MAXI boosts capacity to 68,000tpy with TM investment

Greece’s MAXI has increased its production capacity after investing in a Recard-supplied complete new tissue production plant.  The line will be installed at the company’s Katerini factory and start-up is scheduled for 2021.  The scope...

Sofidel boosts USA capacity to 320,000tpy with Inola opening

Italian tissue giant Sofidel Group has opened its integrated greenfield plant in Oklahoma, increasing its AfH and consumer production capacity across the USA by 120,000tpy.  With a total investment of $360m, the...

WEPA Group boosts UK capacity by 65,000tpy

The WEPA Group has invested in a new paper machine at its Bridgend plant, adding an additional 65,000tpy.   It is expected that the machine will start up in the first quarter of 2022. 

Elettric80 launches next generation of parent roll handling

Elettric80 (E80) has targeted sustainability and operating efficiency with the launch of its next generation of Laser Guided Vehicle (LGV), the new Unicorn.   Developed to improve automated warehouse...

WEPA boosts productivity in Mainz

WEPA has completed a hood rebuild on PM1 at its Mainz plant in Germany   Supplied by Toscotec, the scope of supply for the rebuild was a turnkey operation including gas-fired...

Guangdong Hengan boosts capacity with four TMs

China’s Guangdong Hengan has increased its production capacity after investing in four Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT M 1600 TMs.  Based in Yunfu, the new lines will produce high-quality facial, toilet, handkerchief...

Tissue World Düsseldorf 2021: back-in-business!

Tissue World’s first back-in-business global reach event is scheduled to take place at the  Messe Düsseldorf from 16-18 March, 2021.  The world's largest dedicated tissue industry trade show, the three-day event will take ...

PMP to deliver TM to French customer

PMP has delivered an Intelli-Reel tissue machine to a paper mill in France.   The paper machine supplier was unable to comment on the name of the company at this time.  

Södra announces price hikes

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its NBSK pulp in Europe by $40/tonne to $880.   The increase will be effective as of 1 October.   Henrik Wettergren, VP...

A.Celli Paper acquires PMT Italia

Italian paper machine supplier A.Celli Paper has diversified its product offering after acquiring PMT Italia.   PMT Italia was established in 2000 in Pinerolo, Italy, and produces machinery for the tissue and paper industry. It is a former subsidiary of the Beloit...
Tissue World Digital Days

Tissue World launches Digital Days debates to bring the global industry together

Tissue World has launched an online platform to keep the global tissue industry in as close contact as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.     Until we can meet again...

APP boosts rewinder capacity in China

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has invested in three tissue E-WIND T-200S rewinders that will be installed at its Gold Hongye Paper production plant in Nantong, China.   Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the investment will process mother rolls with diametres of...

Guangdong Shaoneng Group boosts production capacity

Guangdong Shaoneng Group Co. has increased its production capacity after investing in 16 lines for its Leiyang Cailun tissue plant.   The lines were supplied by Baosuo Enterprise Group and were installed in the...

WEPA boosts AfH converting capacity in Poland

Germany’s WEPA has invested in a Gambini-supplied converting line that will be installed at its Piechowice plant.   The line is designed to produce AfH tissue rolls and can operate at speeds of...

Dezhou Shenggang Paper increases converting capacity

Dezhou Shenggang Paper has signed for six Baosuo Enterprise Group-supplied tissue paper converting line with an annual output of 100,000 tonnes of high-end household paper.  The six sets of main...

Resolute reports “unprecedented challenges” in Q2 results

Resolute Forest Products has reported a “challenging business environment” in its preliminary Q2 2020 results, with sales of $612m - a decrease of $143m from the year-ago period.   Net income for the quarter ended 30 June was $6m, compared...
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Vinda Personal Care boosts production capabilities

Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) Co. has invested in an Andritz-supplied stock preparation system for the four tissue machines at its mill in Yangjiang, China.  Start-up is scheduled for the second to third quarter of 2021. 

Lee & Man Group boosts capacity by 310,000tpy

China’s Lee & Man Group has boosted its production capacity by 310,000tpy after completing a series of machinery investments supplied by Baosuo Enterprise Group.  Jiangxi Lee & Man...

Infinity responds to “tremendous growth” with expansion

Tissue packaging equipment manufacturer Infinity Machine & Engineering Corporation has responded to the world-wide increase in customer demand by expanding its Green Bay, USA-based engineering and manufacturing facilities. 

Clearwater 2Q results: “Strong performance due to continued elevated demand”

Clearwater Paper has said demand for tissue products is expected to remain “at elevated levels”, as it reports its second quarter results.   In the second quarter, the company reported a net income of $23m and...

WEPA boosts AfH capacity in Poland by 40,000tpy

WEPA Piechowice has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line on a full turnkey basis.   The project is planned for start-up in the third quarter of 2021 and it will be the sixth tissue line delivered by...
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Cascades reports strong results; tissue sees 12.5% increase

Cascades has said its second quarter results reflects the resiliency of its business model, as it emphasises its focus to continue to provide customers with “essential, sustainable quality packaging and tissue”.   In the second quarter, sales were $1,285m compared with $1,313m...

Henan Huajie Hygiene Products boosts capacity

Henan Huajie Hygiene Products has increased its household paper production capacity after investing in a Baotuo-supplied Crescent Former paper machine.  TM3 is a BC1300-2850 machine and will be placed...
ABB Advanced Process Control 2020

ABB launches latest generation of its APC

ABB has launched the latest generation of its Advanced Process Control (APC), which it said provides paper mills with “complete digital control over wet end operations, optimising productivity and profit”.    The...
Northwood tissue plants

Northwood boosts hand towel capacity by 40%

UK-based AfH manufacturer Northwood Hygiene Products is increasing its hand towel capacity by over 40% following a significant investment in equipment.  The investment follows advice for people to...

Yunnan Yuxi Nanen Company increases capacity

China’s Yunnan Yuxi Nanen Company has boosted its production capacity after investing in a Baotuo-supplied Crescent Former tissue machine.  The paper machine model is BC1300-2850 and it has a design...

Fabio Perini patents technology to make bamboo masks

Fabio Perini has diversified its product offering with the introduction of a patented technology that produces up to 10,000 biodegradable bamboo masks per minute.  The technology...

Hayat Kimya boosts capacity with Russian TM investment

Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya has invested in its eighth Valmet-supplied tissue machine to be installed at its new site outside Moscow, Russia.   The Advantage DCT 200 TS...
Lucart's €10m, high-efficiency cogeneration plant will be installed at its Porcari factory in Italy

Lucart invests €10m in cogeneration plant

Italy’s Lucart has invested €10m in a high-efficiency cogeneration plant to be installed at its Porcari factory.   The NovaLT12 gas turbine can supply a power of 12.5MW, with cogeneration efficiency of up to 85%.  

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

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...