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SLOVENIA – Slovak Hygienic Paper Group boosts capacity at Paloma site

Slovak Hygienic Paper Group (SHP Group) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD- 2.0L tissue line. Delivery to its Paloma mill in Sladki Vrh is scheduled for...
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Former SCA managers avoid prosecution for bribery

(News from RISI) - Sweden’s anti-corruption watchdog has terminated the pre-trial investigation into possible bribery against SCA ex-managers including the former chief executive Jan Johansson and former chairman of the board...
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Hayat Kimya boosts Russian capacity

Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has boosted its capacity in Russia after investing in an Advantage DCT machine, to be supplied at its mill in Yelabuga in Tartaristan. TM7 will have a width of...
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Sofidel targets Spanish market with Ibertissue investment

Sofidel has invested in an Advantage NTT tissue production line to be installed at its Ibertissue mill in Buñuel, Spain. Delivery includes an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment...
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ICT Iberica boosts capacity by 70,000tpy with TM investment

Spain’s ICT Iberica has invested in an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line which will be installed at its mill in Burgo. The new line will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet, towel, facial,...
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Futura appoints new BoD and promotes Piero Ceccon to CEO

Futura has announced a new board of directors and promoted Piero Ceccon to chief executive. The board is joined by head of technology & FuturaLab Giovacchino Giurlani and head of operations Giulio...
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PAPCEL boosts presence with PMT Italia acquisition

PAPCEL has completed the acquisition of Pinerolo-based company PMT Italia, helping it expand its presence in the USA and China. PMT manufactures and supplies technology for the production of graphic papers and...
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Paper Prime invests with new TM

Portugal’s Paper Prime has boosted its capacity after investing in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD tissue machine. TM1 will be installed at the company’s Vila Velha de Rodão site. Included in the investment is...
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K-C reports 1Q earnings growth despite “a challenging environment”

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported net sales of $4.5bn - even with a year earlier - in its first quarter 2017 results. Operating profit for the quarter was $834m in 2017 compared to...
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SCA reports 1Q EBITDA decrease of 2%; 5% net sales increase

SCA has reported an EBITDA decreased of 2% to SEK 797m in its first quarter 2017 interim results. Net sales increased 5% to SEK 3,969m compared to the same time a year...
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WEPA Group boosts capacity with Piechowice start-up

WEPA Group has started-up a Toscotec-supplied paper machine in Piechowice, boosting the group’s production capacity to 750,000tpy. Following a successful construction phase, the first paper was produced on 11 February and made...
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Vajda Papir and LC Paper take home TWM Mill Awards

Hungary’s Vajda Papir and Spain’s LC Paper have been awarded prestigious awards during Tissue World Milan 2017. Tissue World magazine’s Mill Awards recognise marketing strategy and energy efficiencies. Vajda Papir won the ‘Best...
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Mtorres acquires Italian automatic tissue line manufacturer Universal Tissue Technology

Mtorres has acquired Italian automatic tissue line manufacturer Universal Tissue Technology (UTT). The company announced the purchase at TW Milan and will operate under the name of Mtorres Tissue. This new brand will...
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Ariete increases capacity with MODULO-PLUS order

Italian tissue manufacturer Ariete has ordered a new MODULO-PLUS machine from Toscotec for its paper mill in Cava dei Tirreni, Salerno. The new tissue machine replaces the exiting one and start-up is...
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Tissue World Milan 2017 attracts 3,284 participants

The industry’s most prestigious and international tradeshow - this year held in Italy, the heart of the tissue industry - has been attended by an impressive 3,284 participants. Tissue World Milan 2017...
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Kemira increases prices of polymer products in Europe

Kemira has increased the price for its polymer product line by 4-8 % across all European countries. It said the price increase is “necessary due to overall significant cost increase and global...
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WEPA invests in new converting line in Germany

(News from RISI) German tissue giant WEPA is set to raise the converting capacity at its Kriebethal tissue mill in Saxony. The company is investing in a new line for cosmetic wipes,...
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PCMC launches tissue embosser-laminator Omnia

PCMC has launched Omnia, a new tissue embosser-laminator that the supplier said will “offer customers’ flexibility and safety in a small footprint”. According to the supplier, the Omnia, which in Latin means...
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Trevipapel Group boosts capacity with Steel Yankee investment

Trevipapel Group has invested in a Toscotec-supplied tissue line at its Paper Prime mill in Vila Velha de Rodão, Portugal. The Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT is due to be started-up in...
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Tissue World Magazine Mill Awards: entry submission is open!

Tissue World is calling all green and innovative tissue mills across Western Europe to get in touch to showcase their latest developments in our TW Awards. If you are a tissue...
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Italian tissue mill Cartiera San Lorenzo hit by fire, production halted

(News from RISI) - Italy’s Cartiera San Lorenzo was hit by a fire last week and forced to stop production. The local fire brigade said the fire originated in the plant’s production...
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Sofidel UK starts-up latest-generation tissue rewinder

Sofidel UK has boosted its tissue production capacity after it started up a tissue rewinder at its Lancaster-based site. Supplied by A.Celli, the latest-generation tissue rewinder is a Mod. 865 and 3.4m...
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Trevipapel Group boosts capacity with Steel Yankee investment

Trevipapel Group has invested in a Toscotec-supplied tissue line at its Paper Prime mill in Vila Velha de Rodão, Portugal. The Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT is due to be started-up in...
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Arkhbum to start up 70,000tpy tissue PM in H2 2018

(News from RISI) - Arkhbum Tissue Group, managed by Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill (APPM), has detailed a timeline for the construction of the greenfield tissue mill in Vorsino, in the...
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Tissue Italy appoints president for iT’s Tissue 2018

Tissue Italy Network has appointed Massimo Franzaroli as president for iT’s Tissue 2018. He replaces Sergio Casella who has stepped down due to other commitments. Casella will remain on the board as vice...
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Lucart’s French site starts-up PM rebuild

Lucart has started up its PM10 at its Laval sur Vologne mill after a rebuild project undertaken by Toscotec. The rebuild will boost the machine speed from the current 1,300mpm to 1,600mpm...
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Omet launches No-Stop unwinder

Omet has responded to customer demand with the launch of the No-Stop unwinder. The patented module allows operators to change paper rolls without stopping the machine within a specific timeframe, which according...
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SCA strengthens UK tissue presence with TAD investment

SCA is to invest SEK160m in a through-air drying (TAD) machine at its tissue plant in Skelmersdale, UK. The investment is to “meet the growing demand for high-quality tissue and strengthen the...
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Tissue World Milan set to be world’s largest tissue event

Italy is gearing up to host the world’s largest gathering of tissue professionals for the first time as the industry prepares for Tissue World Milan held during 10-12 April 2017. With an exhibition...
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Gomà‐Camps to boost capacity by 34,000tpy following investment

Spain's Gomà‐Camps Group has signed for a new high quality paper machine to be installed at its Gomà‐Camps Consumer site in Ejea de los Caballeros. Supplied by Voith, PM7 has a trim width of 2.8m, a design speed of 2,000m/min...
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Winners of Sofidel’s Suppliers Sustainability Award announced

Italian tissue company Sofidel has announced the winners of the first edition of its Suppliers Sustainability Award. The Award was created to encourage and spread best practice and improvement activity currently being carried out by the tissue mill's suppliers in the area of...
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Timeline for BOR Biotechnology tissue mill project in Czech Republic pushed back

(News from RISI) - The plans of Czech firm BOR Biotechnology to build a new tissue mill in the town of Kozomín, north of Prague, are moving forward but the timeline...
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K-C invests €15m in tissue converting line at Villey-Saint-Etienne plant

(News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark has invested approximately €15m in a hand towel tissue converting line at its Villey-Saint-Etienne facility in France. After installation at the start of the year, the new...
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SCA announces capital structure and dividend policy for hygiene business; doesn’t rule out potential...

SCA has decided on capital structure and dividend policy targets for its hygiene business. The capital structure target for SCA’s hygiene business is to have an effective capital structure at the same...
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Russia’s Arkhangelsk pitches for state aid for domestic tissue investments

(News from RISI) - The Russian pulp and paper giant Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill (APPM), which is implementing a large tissue mill investment in Vorsino, in the Kaluga region, is...
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PCMC Italy boosts production capacity after inaugurating facilities

PCMC Italy has officially opened its three new buildings in Fornaci di Barga, Italy. The premise covers 14,000sqm and will facilitate four converting lines for a production capacity of 36 lines per...
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ICT to double capacity at Spanish mill with new tissue PMP

(News from RISI) - Italy's Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) will double the production capacity of its paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain, by installing a new 70,000tpy tissue paper...
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Södra’s Värö pulp mill amongst world’s largest following start-up

Södra has started up its state-of-the-art pulp line in Värö, Sweden, boosting the site’s current 425,000tpy capacity to 700,00tpy. The expansion is part of a SEK 6 billion investment, with SEK 4...
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Eurovast restarts former Eurotec tissue mill in Italy, plans more investments

(News from RISI) - Production is up and running again at the former Eurotec Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill near Lucca in Italy. Eurovast, which took over the 20,000tpy site earlier this...
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Sofidel targets tissue supply chain with sustainability award

Sofidel has launched the ‘Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award’, an annual award that aims to motivate its national and international suppliers to promote high sustainable standards. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the award will...