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Universal launches interactive game of snakes and ladders tissue products

Tissue producer Universal has launched a new and unique product into the South African market: the Dinu Décor Collection Multi packs. Forming part of the Dinu Décor Collection of 2-ply printed...
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Fruits of a smart marketing strategy

Japanese designers are never afraid to turn stereotypes on their head if it makes for a sale. Their latest idea means we can once again celebrate style genius. Fruits Toilet Paper off ers orange, watermelon, strawberry...
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Essel boosts production with rebuild

Turkey’s Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry Trade has boosted its capacity after finalising the rebuild of a Steel Yankee tissue machine. The A.Celli-supplied rebuild has taken place at the tissue manufacturer’s Caycuma...
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Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill increases capacity

Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill has started up a 45,000tpy Toscotec-supplied AHEAD tissue machine at its Syasstroy mill in Russia. The AHEAD-1.5M tissue line came on stream on 29 April. The site...
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SCA’s Productos Familia guilty in anti-trust inquiry

Productos Familia has been found guilty in an anti-trust inquiry related to tissue products conducted by the Colombian competition authority. The inquiry targeted Familia and four other companies in the Colombian market...
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SCA to shut up shop at Mediona tissue mill in Spain

(News from RISI) - SCA is set to close its tissue mill in Sant Joan de Mediona, Barcelona. In future, the production of mother reels in Spain will be concentrated at SCA’s...
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Lucart Group acquires Bokk Paper

Italian producer Lucart Group has acquired the total capital of Bokk Paper, the main independent Hungarian player in the AfH tissue products market. The name of the company has already been changed...
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Lee & Man advances tissue plans

(News from RISI) - Despite being a latecomer to the Chinese tissue paper industry, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing aims to become one of its top producers. It is targeting a total...
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ICT’s Kostrzyn mill boosts capacity

ICT Poland has started up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line at its Kostrzyn-based plant. The new line will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet and towel grades for the European market....
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Södra Group reports operating profit of SEK 334 million

Södra Group has reported operating profit for the first four months of the year of SEK 334 million, compared with SEK 941 million the same time a year earlier. The group said...
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Sun Paper moves ahead with hygiene production

(News from RISI) China’s Sun Paper is moving ahead with its incursion into the hygiene product market in partnership with Nippon Paper Industries subsidiary Crecia. The partnership will see Sun Paper market...
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Workers stage 24 hour strike at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France

(News from RISI) - Employees at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France downed tools for 24 hours on May 12, stopping production at the factory. The employees were protesting against...
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Norske Skog and Roto-cart sever tissue ties; project to produce tissue at Bruck publication...

(News from RISI) - Norske Skog and Italy’s Roto-cart are no longer partnering on the project to replace the newsprint PM at Norske Skog’s Bruck mill in Austria with a tissue...
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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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EBRD might back tissue investment of Poland’s Velvet Care

(News from RISI) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering the provision of a long-term loan of up to Euro 20 million to the Polish tissue specialist...
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Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry boosts rewinder capacity

Published on 21 April 2016 | Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has signed an agreement with A.Celli Paper for the supply of three tissue rewinders and an additional agreement for a further nine rewinders. Part...
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ISMA 2000 starts up PM1 after rebuild

Published on 7 April 2016 | Spain’s ISMA 2000 has successfully started up its PM1 at its mill in La Torre de Claramunt mill, Barcelona, after a major dry-end rebuild delivered by supplier...
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STAX Technologies responds to demand with UNICA launch

Published on 7 April 2016 | STAX Technologies has launched packaging machine UNICA, a single roll wrapper that wraps single bath rolls in both paper and poly. The machine can reach speeds of up...
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Sofidel increases UK tissue presence

Published on 7 April 2016 | Global tissue producer Sofidel is to boost its presence in the UK market after it invested in a latest-generation tissue rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the machine has...
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Infinity boosts presence with Italian subsidiary

Published on 7 April 2016 | Infinity Machine & Engineering has responded to global market growth in the tissue industry with the opening of a subsidiary in Bologna. The Italian headquarters will be dedicated...
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SCA’s divestment of business for integration with Vinda closes

Published on 7 April 2016¬†| SCA has said¬†the¬†divestment of its business in South East Asia, Taiwan and South Korea for integration with Vinda closed¬†on¬†1 April.‚Äč The tissue giant is the majority shareholder in...
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Forestal y Papelera Concepcion starts up new line

Chile’s Forestal y Papelera Concepcion (FPC) has successfully boosted its capacity with the start up of a new Advantage NTT tissue line. The new line fulfils FPC's target of producing 100% textured...
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Fire briefly idles production at WEPA tissue mill in Mainz, Germany

(News from RISI) - A fire brought production to a brief standstill at WEPA’s tissue mill in Mainz earlier this month. A spokesperson for the group confirmed a report of the local...
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Eliodoro Matte leaves CMPC; company hires Luis Felipe Gazit√ļa as new president

(News from RISI) - Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC‚Äôs president Eliodoro Matte has decided to leave the company for personal reasons and will be substituted by Luis Felipe Gazit√ļa. Matte has...
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Wepa Professional Piechowice to boost capacity

Wepa Professional Piechowice is to boost its capacity after it signed for a Toscotec-supplied tissue line to be installed at its Poland-based site. The new AHEAD-2.0S line will strengthen Wepa’s recent strategic growth...
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Vinda boosts capacity with three TMs

Chinese giant Vinda Group has invested in three Toscotec-supplied tissue machines that are scheduled for start-up in the second half of 2016. Two Ahead 2.0M machines will be installed at the company’s...
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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...