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Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin wins energy award

Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin has won an energy efficiency award after it replaced and start-up its PM5 Yankee hood at its site in Eau Claire, USA.  Supplied by Andritz, the line is a medium-speed tissue machine...

K-C looks to sell Niederbipp mill

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it is currently in talks with a potential buyer to sell its Niederbipp mill in Switzerland.    A sale would see production of its Hakle-brand toilet...

Xuan Mai Paper targets premium tissue sector with TM start-up

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has started up its PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line at its mill in Ho Chi Minh City.  Supplied by Andritz, the tissue machine has a...

Cascades announces closure of Laval plant

Cascades will close its Laval plant in Québec, which specialises in the manufacture of napkins for the AfH market.   The site has an annual converting capacity of 1.4m cases, and this volume will be moved to the company’s...

Manikraft boosts high-quality production

Brazil’s Manikraft has increased its production of high-quality tissue after starting-up a Hergen-supplied PM rebuild.   The family-run business is aiming to improve the quality of its products and enable the production of double ply tissue. 

Accrol boosts UK presence with LTC acquisition

UK-based independent tissue converter Accrol Group Holdings has completed the acquisition of Leicester Tissue Company (LTC).   It is the first acquisition made by the company and takes its share of the £1.7bn UK tissue...

Toscotec to supply three tissue rebuild projects

Toscotec is to deliver three tissue machine rebuilds located at different mills to a confidential global producer.  The company will rebuild the drying sections of two tissue machines, as...

Kartogroup boosts capacity

Kartogroup España has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeDry Steel Yankee and air and energy systems for its Burriana mill in Spain.   Start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2021, and the turnkey...
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Clearwater reports elevated tissue demand in 3Q results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said it delivered a “strong performance” in its third quarter results due to the elevated demand for tissue products following the outbreak of Covid-19.   For the third...

Kemira announces price hike for AKD wax in Asia Pacific

Kemira has increased the price of selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) wax-based sizing products in the APAC region by 10-18%.  The price adjustment has been implemented immediately, or as the existing AKD wax contracts allow.

Resolute appoints Remi G. Lalonde as President and CEO

Resolute Forest Products has appointed Remi G. Lalonde as president and chief executive as Yves Laflamme steps down from the role.   Laflamme has worked for the...

Gorham tissue companies file for bankruptcy

Gorham Paper and Tissue (Gorham) and White Mountain Tissue (WMT) have filed for bankruptcy.   The news comes after the companies announced entry into an asset purchasing...

Optima Group acquires Senning

Optima Group has boosted its tissue packaging offering and strengthened its turnkey solutions ability by acquiring Senning.   Bremen, Germany-based Senning specialises in the production and packaging of paper and...

Filar starts high-quality tissue production

Poland’s Filar has started producing tissue for high-quality tissue paper production.   Supplied by Hergen, the EVO 12 machine has a HCF 1225 Crescent Former, a Suction Press with a diameter of 1,050mm and a 3.6m Yankee Cylinder made...
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Cascades reports “mixed” outlook for tissue segment in 3Q results

Cascades has reported a generally positive outlook in its third quarter results, but said that its tissue segment results were “mixed” following a drop in demand for AfH products due to Covid-19. For the three-month period...

Dezhou Shenggang Paper invests 800m yuan in capacity boost

Dezhou Shenggang Paper has increased its household paper production capacity after signing for two Baosuo Enterprise Group-supplied Baotuo BC1300-3600 Crescent Former TMs.  Based in Qingyun County, Shandong Province, China, the total investment of the...

Northwood Consumer announces £7m investment

The UK’s Northwood Consumer has announced a £7m investment project to increase its “rapidly expanding” retail and cash and carry production capacity by over 300%.   Formerly Freedom Paper Products, a...

Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda increases capacity

Colombia’s Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda has invested in a Toscotec-supplied second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.   It will replace a cast iron Yankee on PM1 at the company’s Risaralda mill in Western Colombia. 

Guangxi Sun Paper boosts capacity

China’s Guangxi Sun Paper has invested in two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machines to be installed at its new mill in Beihai City, Guangxi Province.   Start-up is planned for 2021, and the...

Essity 3Q results negatively impacted by Covid

Essity has said its third quarter sales were negatively impacted by Covid-19 and the related lockdowns but added that demand for Consumer Tissue has been positively impacted.   During 1 January 2020...

K-C announces solid organic sales growth in 3Q results

Global tissue giant Kimberly-Clark has said it is “significantly increasing” its growth investments for future success, after it announces solid third quarter results.   Net sales of $4.7bn for the quarter increased 1% compared to the same period...

Futura boosts packaging offering with Plusline acquisition

Futura has boosted its presence in the global packaging market after finalising the acquisition of tissue packaging technology manufacturer Plusline.    The converting machinery supplier said the move means it can now offer...

Körber Group companies announce rebrand; confirms it can’t exclude further growth

Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC have officially rebranded under the Körber Group name in a move the company said will offer a distinctive and complete range of technologies dedicated to the global tissue...

Essity diversifies with launch of face mask range

Essity has diversified its product offering by launching a range of face masks in its retail and Professional Hygiene businesses.   Following investments in new machines, in...

GP announces $25m Wauna investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has boosted its bath tissue capacity after investing $25m in a converting line at its Wauna, Oregon-based mill.  The plant produces the company’s Angel Soft bath tissue line, and start-up for the line is expected in 2021.  

Toscotec signs for rebuilds in Western Europe and Africa

Tissue machinery supplier Toscotec has announced two major rebuild projects in Western Europe and Africa. The confidential projects are for a leading manufacturer on a turnkey basis...

Valmet targets Asia Pacific region with PMP acquisition

Valmet is to strengthen its position as the world’s largest tissue machinery supplier with the purchase of Poland’s PMP Group for €64m.  The acquired business has...

ProMach acquires Panther Industries; boosts packaging capabilities

Packaging machinery solutions provider ProMach has acquired Panther Industries, a manufacturer of automated labelling equipment.   The company said the move expands its labelling capabilities further “into key strategic...

EuroVast boosts capacity to 150,000tpy with TM start-up

Italian tissue manufacturer EuroVast has successfully fired up a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Cartiera della Basilica paper mill in Villa Basilica, Lucca.   The line completely replaced the mill’s existing...

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...