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Kimberly-Clark Europe boosts Swiss converting facilities

Kimberly-Clark Europe has invested in the latest generation Futura JOI Embosser for an existing tissue converting line at its Niederbipp facility in Switzerland. The new JOI Embosser started up in October 2015 and...
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UK-based Poppies Europe boosts converting production

Tissue producer Poppies Europe has invested in three OMET napkin production lines. They will join six existing OMET lines installed by the company in the last two years. Poppies Europe has been operating...
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Lee & Man boosting tissue presence in China; year-end profits increase 22.4% from 2014

(News from RISI) - Lee & Man is aggressively expanding in the tissue sector in China. It looks set to add around 220,000tpy of tissue capacity by the end of this year...
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Sofidel strengthens presence in Hungary

Sofidel has continued to grow in Europe after it announced the acquisition of the Forest brand and converting facilities in Hungary. The operation, made with Forest Papir Kft, involves the acquisition of...
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Hayat Kimya restarts tissue PM at Yeniköy mill in Turkey after rebuild

Tissue producer Hayat Kimya has resumed production on the 70,000tpy PM1 at its Yeniköy mill, some 100km southeast of Istanbul, following downtime lasting more than a month. The aim is to increase...
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China unveils 2014 closure results; 5.47 million tpy of old pulp and paper capacity...

China has recently publicised its 2014 old capacity closure campaign results, confirming some 5.47 million tpy of pulp and paper (P&P) capacity was removed. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)...
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China’s Shanghai Welfare invests in new 12,000tpy tissue PM

(News from RISI) - China’s Shanghai Welfare Group has ordered a new 12,000tpy tissue PM for its mill in Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province. Kawanoe Zoki has been signed up to supply the...
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Faderco starts up tissue PM in Algeria

Independent tissue paper company Faderco has started up its Valmet-supplied tissue line at its site in Sétif. Owner Amor Habes told TWM the new line will produce more than 30,000 tonnes of...
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Lucart starts-up PM4 in Porcari after rebuild

Italian tissue producer Lucart has successfully started-up its PM4 tissue machine in Porcari, Lucca, after a rebuild undertaken by Toscotec. The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete...
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BOR Biotechnology plans new tissue mill in Czech Republic

(News from RISI) - The Czech firm BOR Biotechnology is preparing to build a new tissue mill in the town of Kozomín just north of the capital city of Prague. The new...
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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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Sofidel to boost capacity in Poland with NTT install

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has boosted its presence in Europe after signing for the latest-generation Advantage tissue machine from Valmet. The machine will be installed in the Delitissue plant in Ciechanów, Poland,...
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Metsä Tissue renews organisational structure

Metsä Tissue has renewed its business unit structure as of 1 January 2016. The new organization is based on four business units: Consumer Nordics, Consumer Continental, Away-from-Home and Baking & Cooking. CEO Petri...
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Bolton Group shuts Softex tissue production in Greece

(News from RISI) - The manufacture of Softex tissue products in Greece has come to an end. In mid-January, the employees of the factory based in Athens were informed that the site...
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OverMeccanica acquired by OVERMADE

OverMeccanica - in temporary operation since September 2014 after entering bankruptcy proceedings - has been acquired by OVERMADE in November 2015. OVERMADE is a new company of Italian investors headed up by...
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Nuqul Group’s Fine Hygienic to boost capacity

Nuqul Group’s Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has signed for a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production line. The tissue machine will be installed at the Al Nakheel mill in Abu Dhabi and...
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Tissue mills in Baoding, China, keep expanding

(News from RISI) - Two small tissue mills in Baoding city, Hebei province recently ordered four new tissue PMs with a combined capacity of 80,000tpy. On 22 January, Hebei Jinboshi Group signed...
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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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Metalicplas boosts capacity with TM start-up

Romania’s Metalicplas has increased its production capacity by 34,000tpy after starting up its new tissue PM. Part of the Pehart Tec Group, the A.Celli-supplied machine has a width of 2.8m at the...
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Suzano orders two tissue paper machines for Mucuri and Imperatriz mills

(News from RISI) - Suzano Pulp and Paper has signed a $58 million order for two tissue paper machines (PM) to be installed at the company’s Mucuri and Imperatriz mills in...
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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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Barry-Wehmiller boosts tissue presence with further acquisition

Barry-Wehmiller has acquired Winkler+D√ľnnebier and POEM GmbH (W+D) from K√∂rber. W+D is headquartered in Neuwied and L√∂hne, Germany, and has additional locations in the United States and Malaysia. It provides integrated system solutions...
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YFY brings first of two medium-sized tissue machines on stream in China

(News from RISI) - Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has started up a 27,000tpy tissue paper machine at its mill in Zhaoqing city, Guangdong province, China. Guangdong Dingfeng Paper, the YFY subsidiary operating...
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Fábricas de Papel Potosí boosts production

Mexico’s Fábricas de Papel Potosí has started-up a new tissue machine supplied by A.Celli Paper. The machine has a 2,850mm web width, a working speed of 1,500m/min and a production capacity of...
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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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Kimberly-Clark to cooperate with cartel tissue investigation in Peru

(News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark Peru said it will cooperate with the investigation opened by the country’s Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (INDECOPI) into certain competition practices within the...
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Vinda to acquire SCA’s hygiene business in Asia

Vinda International Holdings is to purchase SCA’s hygiene business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea. The divestment of the business for integration with Vinda was approved on 13 January and...
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WEPA Giershagen boosts capacity

WEPA Giershagen has increased its high quality tissue capacity by 32,000tpy after it started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD line. The turnkey Toscotec delivery for the new TM#19 is based on the best...
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Potosí’s new 25,000tpy tissue PM begins production in Mexico; PM2 stops

(News from RISI) - Mexican Fábricas de Papel Potosí has started up a new 25,000tpy tissue paper machine at its mill located in San Luis Potosí, north-central Mexico. The equipment was supplied...
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Santher’s 3Q profits decline; company implements extra price adjustments

(News from RISI) Brazilian tissue producer Santher reported net revenues at Real 340.4 million in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 0.9% over July-September 2014. Net loss for the period...
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CMPC to participate in mediation involving tissue cartel case in Chile

(News from RISI) - Empresas CMPC has agreed to join a mediation proposed by the Chilean Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Servicio Nacional del Consumidor ‚Äď SERNAC) in order to compensate consumers...
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Suzano installs two 60,000tpy tissue PMs

(News from RISI) ‚Äď Brazil‚Äôs Suzano has announced a Real425 million investment in two tissue paper machines, each with capacity to produce 60,000tpy. One PM will be installed at its Mucuri plant...
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Vinda boosts capacity with PM start-ups

Vinda Sichuan and Vinda Shandong Paper have started-up two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5m tissue machines. The two machines have come on-stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan, and Laiwu, Shandong, and...
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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 ‚Äústep-change acquisition‚ÄĚ 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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2015 November/December Asia News

CHINA Clearwater reports net sales drop follow speciality mills sale Clearwater Paper Corporation has posted net sale results of $444.6m for the second quarter of 2015, down 10.9% year-on-year. The company said this was...
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2015 November/December Europe News

PORTUGAL Renova in European first with NTT buy Portugal’s Renova has become the first European tissue producer to invest in Valmet’s Advantage NTT tissue technology. The production line will be installed at the company’s...
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2015 November/October Global News

A.Celli Paper announces management changes A.Celli Paper has appointed Mario Fazzi as its new managing director. Giuseppe Antonini has been nominated president of A.Celli Paper; Mauro Celli and Alessandro Celli remain at the...
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Solenis announces price hike for process chemicals

Solenis has increased the price of selected process chemicals and containers by 2-4% worldwide. Effective immediately, higher increases can be expected in countries where there has been significant local currency devaluation. Charles Robinson,...