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Asia Symbol announces move into tissue market with machinery start-ups  

Asia Symbol has officially started tissue production after starting-up tissue machines, converting lines and packaging machinery supplied by BaoSuo Enterprise Group across factories in mainland China.

Gayatrishakti moves into tissue market with TM start-up 

Indian paper and board manufacturer Gayatrishakti has announced its move into the tissue market after investing in a Toscotec-supplied complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine to be installed at its plant in Vapi, Gujarat.

WEPA Group doubles production capacity in UK

The WEPA Group has started-up its second Valmet-supplied paper machine at its Welsh site in Bridgend, doubling its production capacity for the British market.

Velvet Care to acquire 100% stake in Almus  

Polish tissue manufacturer Velvet Care has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase 100% of shares in family-owned Polish tissue converting company Almus.

Marcal Paper boosts premium AfH presence with von Drehle acquisition  

America’s Marcal Paper has increased its presence in the premium towel and tissue AfH market after acquiring von Drehle Corporation.

Domtar announces Steve Henry as CEO successor

Domtar has announced that President and Chief Executive John Williams will retire on 30 June 2023.

Dunn Paper announces ownership and name change

Dunn Paper (Dunn) has changed its name and will now operate as BiOrigin Specialty Products (BSP) as its lenders acquire select assets of the company as part of a recapitalisation of the business.

Northwood Group completes acquisition of Consuma Paper Product’s trade and assets

The UK’s Northwood Group has completed the acquisition of Consuma Paper Product's trade and assets and rebranded as Northwood Consuma Tissue.

APP announces plans for 1.2m tpy mill in India

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has confirmed plans to build a 1.2m tpy printing paper, tissue, and packaging board production facility in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.

Clearwater Paper confirms GHG reduction aims in latest ESG report

Clearwater Paper Corporation has announced plans to achieve a 30% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 2020 baseline in its 2022 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report.

Essity and Reckitt launch co-branded professional hygiene solutions

Essity and Reckitt have launched a range of co-branded disinfection products targeting professional hygiene customers across four European countries.

Toscotec starts up TM rebuilds in North and South America

Toscotec has started up two tissue machine rebuilds at the production facilities of two major producers in North and South America.

WEPA Group, Essity and MetsĂ€ Tissue to headline Tissue World DĂŒsseldorf conference

Tissue World has announced that WEPA Group’s Chief Executive and Chairman Martin Krengel will be the keynote speaker at March’s DĂŒsseldorf event.

KPLP reports “solid top-line growth” in Q3 results

Canada’s Kruger Product (KPLP) has reported “significantly improved profitability” in its Q3 results as the impact of announced price increases across all segments and productivity gains take effect.

Cascades to permanently shut down corrugator at Belleville

Cascades has announced the permanent shutdown of the corrugator at its Belleville facility, as the plant realigns its priorities to converting.

Toscotec launches “breakthrough” in Steel Yankee Dryer technology

Toscotec has introduced its TT Induction SYD, which it said is a “carbon-reduction breakthrough that redefines Yankee dryer technology.”

MetsÀ Tissue secures modernisation permit for Katrinefors plant

MetsĂ€ Tissue has secured an environmental permit from Sweden’s Land and Environment Court to expand and modernise its Katrinefors mill in Mariestad, Sweden.

Registration for Tissue World DĂŒsseldorf is now live!

Tissue World is happy to announce that you can now secure your place at the world’s largest tissue exhibition and conference.

Saudi Paper Group boosts capacity with TM investment

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L machine to be installed at its Dammam facility in Saudi Arabia.

Clearwater reports “excellent third quarter” as net sales jump 20%

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said its third quarter results “exceeded expectations”, with price realisation helping offset inflation.
Toscotec’s latest innovation, the TT Hydrogen Burner

Toscotec introduces 100% hydrogen fuelled burners

Toscotec has responded to customer demand with the launch of its patented TT Hydrogen Burner, its latest generation of 100% hydrogen fuelled burners designed and tested for Yankee hoods.

Hengan Group boosts premium tissue capacity with investment

China’s Hengan Group has signed a contract with Baosuo Enterprise for the supply of a Baotuo BC1800 crescent former tissue machine to increase production of premium tissue products.
Valmet-supplied TM

Papel San Francisco boosts standard tissue capacity with TM investment

Mexico’s Papel San Francisco has signed for its sixth Valmet-supplied tissue line, an Advantage DCT 100TS TM that will be installed at its Mexicali plant. Start-up...

K-C reports organic sales growth across all segments in 3Q results

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said it continues to target full-year 2022 organic sales growth of 5 – 7%, as its Consumer Tissue business reported sales up 2% to $1.6bn in...
Essity Products

Essity net sales “reached record levels” in 3Q22 results; announces further price hikes will...

Essity has reported a net sales increase up 28.2% y-o-y to SEK112,339m in its third quarter results as it announces it will make further price increases to offset inflation.  
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Suzano purchases K-C’s tissue assets in Brazil; K-C confirms continued importance of Brazilian market

Brazilian paper and pulp producer Suzano has announced the $175m acquisition of Kimberly-Clark’s (K-C) tissue business in Brazil, increasing its presence in the county’s tissue market from 11% to...

P&G announces its largest solar energy project

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has said it is working with renewable energy company ENGIE North America on its latest and largest solar energy Power Purchase Agreement.

Dunn Paper announces closure of Port Huron mill

America’s Dunn Paper has said it will cease production at its Port Huron plant amid ongoing cash flow and economic challenges.

Essity’s Donato Giorgio and AFRY’s Hampus Mörner announced as latest Tissue World webinar panelists

Tissue World has announced that Essity’s Global Supply Chain President Donato Giorgio will give a talk during Tissue World’s forthcoming Tissue World Talks: The road to DĂŒsseldorf webinar.

MP hygiène boosts capacity by 38,000tpy with TM investment

France’s MP hygiùne has invested in a second Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue line at its plant in Annonay.

Bracell SP Celulose increases capacity with TMs investment

Brazil’s Bracell SP Celulose has boosted its high-quality tissue production capacity after investing in four Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machines to be installed at its mill in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo.

Solenis to acquire KLK Kolb Group’s paper process chemicals business

Solenis is to expand its product offering after announcing it will acquire the paper process chemicals business of KLK Kolb Group.

Cartiera Confalone starts-up AHEAD 2.2 turnkey line

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone has said it achieved “top performances” on its Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine after successfully starting-up the line in September.

Cascades announces temporary TM shutdown in Oregon

Cascades has temporarily shut down one of its two 50,000tpy paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon, tissue facility.

Lucart receives €101.4m loan to enhance investments in the circular economy

Italian tissue manufacturer Lucart has obtained a loan of €101.4m to invest in the growth and support of the circular economy. The company has benefited from...

MetsĂ€ Tissue’s MĂ€nttĂ€ TM goes into continuous production

MetsĂ€ Tissue has said its renewed tissue paper machine at its MĂ€nttĂ€ mill in Finland has moved from trial phase to continuous production, boosting the machine’s production capacity by 15%.

Tissue World Talks: The road to DĂŒsseldorf

Tissue World has launched a series of webinars in the run up to Tissue World DĂŒsseldorf, the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the global tissue industry.

IMA TMC sells palletising lines to Italian customer

IMA TMC has sold two palletising lines to a confidential Italian customer active in the tissue rolls market and with a strong presence across Europe. The...
WEPA Group

WEPA Group expands portfolio with sustainable raw material innovations  

The WEPA Group has introduced two additional raw material innovations as part of its sustainability strategy. The company said it has made fibres from recycled cardboard...
Essity building with sign

Essity reaches agreement following New Zealand strike action; restarts production

Essity has reached an agreement with employees who went on strike at its production plant in Kawerau, New Zealand, and confirmed that production at the tissue plant has restarted.