China’s Shandong Tranlin condemns report revealing legal problems and pledge of shares in subsidiary

(News from RISI) – Shandong Tranlin condemned a media report on its involvement in multiple lawsuits and its pledge of the entirety of its equity in a subsidiary, Chiping Tranlin Paper, to a distressed asset management company in China. The pulp and paper producer reacted late last week after Shandong Business Daily, a Chinese newspaper, revealed that...

Japan’s Daio loses appeal in NPI tissue patent infringement case

(News from RISI) – The latest ruling in a legal battle that has been in the Japanese courts since 2012 between Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) and Daio Paper was made in NPI’s favour. Daio was accused of infringing patents pertaining to tissue paper production held by NPI subsidiary Nippon Crecia. It was ruled guilty in 2012. It appealed the ruling, but...

Daio Paper firms up plans to start tissue production at Kawanoe mill

(News from RISI) – Japan’s Daio Paper has announced that its board of directors have green-lit a plan to restart operations at its inactive Kawanoe mill in Ehime prefecture. The site, which is near Daio’s huge Mishima mill, will benefit from the latter’s pulp production and energy facilities as it produces a projected 4,500 tonnes per month of...

Taison Group paving the way for tissue expansions in Jiangxi, China

(News from RISI) – China’s Taison Group is planning to build a huge greenfield tissue and hygiene product mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province. The proposed project is subject to environmental impact assessments (EIAs). An initial EIA document was published by local environmental authorities on 18 October, open to advice from the public for the following...

Abu Dhabi’s Ittihad to invest in new UWF PM; mulls new tissue PM

(News from RISI) – Abu Dhabi’s Ittihad International Investments will start construction of a 325,000tpy uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper machine at its Ittihad Paper Mill in November. The 7.5m wide machine – the first one to be installed at the site – will be up and running towards the end of 2018. “The area has capacity for two machines but we are...

Lee & Man starts two 60,000tpy TMs in Chongqing

(News from RISI) – Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has fired up two 60,000tpy tissue machines at its Chongqing mill in southwestern China, boosting its total tissue capacity to 270,000tpy. TM5 and TM6 came online last month and were supplied by Valmet. Each has a trim width of 5.6m and a design speed of 2,000m/min. Another two identical TMs are being...

Henan Yinge’s principle shareholder listed for sale in China

(News from RISI) – China’s Henan Yinge Industrial Investment has revealed that its principle shareholder has been put up for sale for RMB 3.08 billion ($457 million). Luohe Yinge Industrial Group holds a 47.35% stake in the Shanghai-listed pulp & paper (P&P) producer. It is itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the state-owned Henan Energy and...

China’s Hwagain Paper starts five tissue machines in Jiangxi province

(News from RISI) – Hwagain Paper kicked off trial runs on five new tissue PMs with a combined capacity of 18,000tpy in the first half of August at its mill in Ganzhou city, Jiangxi province, in eastern China. Provided by an unnamed Chinese supplier, each unit is 3.9m wide and has an operating speed of 200m/min. The Ganzhou mill operates several other PMs...

Turinsky’s fire-hit tissue PM down until at least end December

(News from RISI) – Russia’s Turinsky Pulp and Paper Mill will not be able to restart its blaze-damaged tissue machine PM1 before the end of December. The mill suffered Rouble 300 million in damages following a large fire on 17 August, which mostly hit its tissue converting building and the warehouse. The mill’s offset paper production and packaging...

Bashundhara Paper Mills boosts capacity

Bashundhara Paper Mills has signed up Andritz to supply a turnkey tissue production line at its site in Bangladesh. The PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a paper width of 2.85m. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2017 and once up and running it will produce high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper and napkins. The scope of...