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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.

Iriapak to open its first packaging film plant in North America

Italy’s Iriapak has invested $7m in its first tissue packaging manufacturing facility in North America. The site will be based in New Orleans and will manufacture...

Marcal Paper “working round the clock” one year after devastating fire

America’s Marcal Paper has found itself at the front lines of the coronavirus efforts, operating at full capacity just weeks after reopening. The company is running...

Essity reports “strong development” in Q1 results

Essity has reported a 10% increase in first quarter sales, a “strong development” the company said is party due to Covid-19. Compared with the same time...

Tissue & Paper Bangkok postponed to September

Tissue & Paper Bangkok - the combined long-standing brands of Asian Paper and Tissue World - will now be held at BITEC, Bangkok, on 9 - 11 September 2020. ...

Essity acquires Novioscan

Essity has strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of the Dutch company Novioscan.   Essity has strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of the Dutch company Novioscan.   Novioscan was...
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Kadant Johnson expands operations; Alan Ives appointed VP

Alan Ives, vice president, operations, Kadant Johnson Kadant Johnson has expanded its operations group and appointed Alan Ives as vice president, operations and Harry Brown as director...

Fuji Satowa boosts production capacity with TouchMax.Twin investment

Japan’s Fuji Satowa has invested in a Gambini-supplied TouchMax.Twin technology. The tissue manufacturer produces toilet paper using recycled pulp such as pre- and post-consumer waste material.  Yoshimasa Satowa, president of Fuji Satowa, said: “The...

Cascades to manufacture medical visors

Cascades has said it will supply the recycled plastic needed to make medical visors to help in the fight against Covid-19.   The move is in response...

Cassoli Group acquires shares in Nema Automazione

Stefano Cassoli, chief executive, Cassoli Group Italy’s Cassoli Group has acquired 70% of the shares of Nema Automazione.   Based in Bologna, Nema Automazione manufactures packaging and end-of-line machines.

Daio and Marubeni expand into South America market with Santher acquisition

Japanese tissue companies Daio and Marubeni have acquired Brazilian consumer goods company Santher-Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha. Santher announced the sale of 100% of its shares...

Azur Papier boosts capacity with second TM

Tunisia’s Azur Papier has increased its tissue production capacity after starting up its second Recard-supplied tissue line. In a DT90m project, the tissue manufacturer’s general...

Andritz starts-up “world’s first fossil-free biomethanol plant” at Södra

Andritz has recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant using its self-developed A-Recovery+ concept at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in south eastern Sweden.