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Sun Paper boosts capacity with investment

South Carolina-based Sun Paper has invested in its packaging facilities after purchasing a XF800 wrapper line from PCMC. It will be installed in October 2017 and is replacing a reciprocating wrapper that...
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Irving Consumer Products boosts premium product capacity

Irving Consumer Products has invested in an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the machine increases Irving's capacity to provide premium household paper products to the North American market. It will...
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Resolute boosts capacity with Calhoun start-up

Resolute Forest Products has boosted its private label capacity with the start-up of its new tissue machine in Tennessee. The first tissue parent roll was produced on 28 February 2017. It will...
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Sofidel America boosts American capacity with rewinder investment

Sofidel America has increased its presence in the American market after signing for a rewinder for its facility in Circleville, Ohio. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the E-WIND T200 model has a width...
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Clearwater boosts private label capacity with $340m NTT investment

Clearwater Paper has responded to customer demand for premium and ultra-premium products by investing in a second tissue machine and converting facility at its site in North Carolina. The 200-inch, Valmet-supplied NTT...
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Resolute reports results; prepares to ramp-up Calhoun tissue operations

Resolute Forest Products has reported a net loss for the quarter ended 31 December 2016 of $45m, compared to a loss of $214m in the same period a year earlier. Sales were...
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2016 North American tissue statistics point to a balanced market

Shipments and operating rates are currently strong but we worry about the supply side So the demand side of the North American tissue market appears strong, but we continue to worry about the lineup of...
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Irving boosts capacity with TAD investment

Canadian tissue manufacturer Irving Consumer Products has invested in a Thru-Air Dried tissue making machine from Valmet. Delivery is expected in 2018 and once up and running the line will increase its household paper products capacity. President of the Dieppe-based company Robert K. Irving...
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First Quality expands manufacturing capacity with PM investments

First Quality Tissue is to focus its long term growth plans on the ultra-premium towel and tissue sectors after it announced plans to invest in two new state-of-the-art tissue machines. The lines will be installed at the company's South Carolina and...
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Bedford Paper invests in retail and AfH production capacity

America's Bedford Paper has invested in a tissue converting and packaging line for its facility in De Pere, Wisconsin. Supplied by PCMC, start-up is expected in 2017 and will increase the company's production of retail and AfH small bath...
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Von Drehle starts-up USA’s first NTT line

Von Drehle Corporation has successfully started up its First Advantage NTT tissue production line at its Natchez-based mill. It is the first tissue maker in the USA to produce tissue with Valmet's...
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ST Tissue invests in “widest Steel Yankee” ever manufactured

ST Tissue has invested in “the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured”, according to supplier Toscotec. The Franklin, Virginia-based mill will convert its F-5 machine to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen...
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Sofidel America to boost capacity with NTT purchases

Italian tissue giant Sofidel is to start-up two Valmet-supplied Advantage NTT 200 machines at its site in Circleville, Ohio. Each line will have a width of 5.5m, a speed of 2,000m/min and...
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Resolute’s Calhoun tissue operation on track for 1Q 2017 start-up

Resolute Forest Products has completed the commissioning of its first tissue converting line at its tissue facility currently under construction in Calhoun, Tennessee. The remaining two lines will be commissioned by the...
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Kruger invests $55m on new PM at Crabtree plant

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products has invested $55m to add a paper machine at its Crabtree Plant in Canada. PM8 will produce tissue products primarily for the AfH market and will be...
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Sofidel breaks ground on $300m Ohio plant

Sofidel has broken ground at its $300m tissue paper mill and converting plant in Circleville, USA. The move will significantly increase the Italian company’s production capacity in the States, with the site’s...
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Cascades targets American west coast with tissue investment

Cascades is to invest US$64m in constructing a tissue converting plant for the American AfH market. Located in Scappoose, Oregon, the investment includes new state-of-the-art converting lines that are scheduled for commissioning...
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Resolute files lawsuit against Greenpeace

Resolute Forest Products has filed a federal lawsuit against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace Fund, STAND (formerly ForestEthics) and a number of their associates. The producer made the claim on 31 May...
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US upholds anti-dumping duties on certain tissue products from China

(News from RISI) - The US International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted earlier this month to extend anti-dumping duties (ADD) on imports of certain tissue products from China. As a result of...
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KCM announces capex for 2016-2017 at $400m; to invest in new tissue PM with...

(News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark de México (KCM), a subsidiary of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has announced its 2016-2017 capex at $400m. KCM chief executive Pablo González said: “We’re aggressively raising our investment plan...
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Little Rapids Corp to invest $40m in crescent forming tissue PM

America’s Little Rapids Corporation will invest $40 million to install state-of-the-art tissue making technology at its Shawano paper mill in Shawano, Wisconsin. The new crescent forming tissue machine will replace the existing...
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Clearwater Paper reports 4Q and full year 2015 results

Clearwater Paper has reported sales of $431.6m for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 8.6% compared to the same period a year ago. The company said the decrease was mainly due to...
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SCA closes Wausau Paper acquisition

SCA has closed its acquisition of Wausau Paper for USD 513 million in cash. The European tissue giant consolidated Wausau Paper on 21 January 2016. Magnus Groth, SCA president and chief executive, said:...
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K-C announces Q4 and full year 2015 earnings

Kimberly-Clark has reported a fourth quarter net sales decrease of 6% to $4.5 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. The company said changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced...
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Gordon Brothers Group purchases assets formerly owned by Lincoln Paper and Tissue

Gordon Brothers Group has purchased the assets of Lincoln Paper and Tissue as part of a joint venture that includes Capital Recovery Group (CRG), PPL Group and Rabin Worldwide. The global advisory,...
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Sofidel continues drive in America with GBC purchase

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has further strengthened its position in the American tissue market after announcing the acquisition of Green Bay Converting (GBC). With its subsidiary Sofidel America, the purchase includes a...
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Resolute in “step-change acquisition” of Atlas Paper

Resolute Forest Products has expanded its At-Home and AfH tissue product offering after it acquired Florida-based Atlas Paper Holdings. Atlas Paper manufactures branded and private label tissue products offering recycled and virgin...
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2015 November/December Americas News

AMERICA Resolute Forest Products boosts production Resolute Forest Products has increased its product offering after it invested in Valmet’s Advantage NTT 200HS tissue machine. The new tissue line will have a width of 5.2m...
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Resolute to boost tissue capacity with Futura install

North America’s Resolute Forest Products has invested in the new Futura Andromeda Concept converting technology. It will be installed at the company’s plant in Calhoun, Tennessee, and will be delivered to coincide...
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SCA set to acquire Wausau Paper

SCA is to boost its presence in the north American Away-from-Home (AfH) tissue market with the acquisition of Wausau Paper for US$513m. The move enhances the tissue giant’s AfH premium tissue portfolio...
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2015 Sept/Oct Americas News

AMERICA Bretting Manufacturing celebrates 125 years and five generations Bretting Manufacturing has announced it is celebrating 125 years in business as the fifth generation of the Bretting family joins the ranks of managing...
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2015 July/August Americas News

COLUMBIA SCA says Columbian anti-trust inquiries “will not have a material financial impact” SCA has said its joint venture Productos Familia S.A. is under investigation by Colombian authorities over anti-trust issues. The company owns...
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2015 May / June – America News

AMERICA Tissue: KP ‘very hard’ at work on TAD; von Drehle NTT set for early 2016 startup While considering a new machine for almost nine months, KP Tissue chief executive Mario Gosselin told...
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March / April 2015 – Americas News

USA Cascades PM ramp-up continues at St. Helens; machine rolls being sold (News from RISI) - Cascades started up a converted uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper machine for making tissue paper in late October,...
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2014 November / December – Americas News

USA Roses Southeast Papers acquired by Peak Rock Capital affiliate Atlas Southeast Papers, an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, has acquired tissue manufacturer Roses Southeast Papers. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, Atlas...
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2014 September / October – Americas News

CHILE FPC to start up new 70,000tpy tissue PM in 1Q15 (News from RISI) Chilean packaging producer Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC) has scheduled for the first quarter of 2015 the startup of its...
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2014 July / August – Americas News

MEXICO Mexico’s KCM to start up new 60,000tpy tissue PM in June Kimberly-Clark de Mexico (KCM) has scheduled the start up of its new 60,000tpy tissue paper machine (PM) installed at its Bajíio...
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2014 May / June – Americas News

CHILE CMPC TO INSTALL NEW 50,000TPY TISSUE PM IN MEXICO IN 3Q15 Chilean Empresas CMPC has announced a $160 million investment to expand its Altamira tissue plant capacity in Mexico by 50%. The company...
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2014 March / April – Americas News

BRAZIL LEAL TO START UP 5,400TPY TISSUE SPECIALTY PM AT IBEMA PLANT IN BRAZIL Brazilian paper producer Leal Indústria e Comércio de Papéis is installing a 5,400tpy tissue and low basis weight gloss...
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2014 January / February – Americas News

Mexico FABRICA DE PAPEL SAN FRANCISCO STARTS UP ADVANTAGE NTT TISSUE LINE The world’s first Advantage NTT tissue line has been successfully started up at Fabrica De Papel San Francisco in Mexico. Supplied by...