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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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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...
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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 –...
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SCA targets environment with Okay® Compressé launch

SCA’s consumer tissue brand Okay® has launched a compressed household towel “Okay® Compressé”. The company said the product performs as well as regular household paper towels but added that it is half...
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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...
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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...
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Carta Fabril to install “world’s largest Steel Yankee” for tissue

Carta Fabril is to boost its capacity after it signed for a PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with Steel Yankee and steam-heated hood. The line is scheduled to start up at the company’s...
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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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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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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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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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Tissue World Istanbul attracts 1,602 attendees

Tissue World Istanbul 2016 has been concluded successfully after attracting 1,602 unique attendees – of which 1,231 were unique visitors - from across 65 countries. Held in Istanbul from 27-29 September, the...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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WEPA starts up largest TT SYD ever installed in Europe

WEPA has successfully started up a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD-18FT at its Cassino mill in Italy. According to the supplier, the 5,600mm wide PM3 is Europe’s largest Steel Yankee Dryer for tissue...
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Competition authority slaps fines of Euro 128.8 million on heavy inco cartel

(News from RISI) – The Spanish National Market and Competition Commission, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has imposed fines of Euro 128.8 million ($142.6 million) on seven manufacturers of...
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Lee & Man Paper boosts capacity with rewinders buy – delivery end of 2016

  Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has ordered four tissue rewinders to be supplied by A.Celli Paper. The model AC882 rewinders will have a paper width of 5,620mm and a speed of 1,000...
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Drenik boosts capacity with rebuild

Tissue manufacturer Drenik is to increase the production capacity of its Belgrade-based facilities after it placed an order with supplier Recard to rebuild PM1. The move will boost the machine’s maximum speed...
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Vinda gets two news 30,000tpy tissue PMs in Guangdong

(News from RISI) - Vinda International Holdings started up two new 30,000tpy tissue PMs last month at its Sanjiang mill in Jiangmen city, Guangdong province, China, raising its total tissue capacity...
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Yusen Paper starts 13,000tpy tissue PM in Baoding; five more to follow

(News from RISI) - Yusen Paper has fired up a new 13,000tpy tissue PM in its sole mill in Baoding city, Hebei province, China. Supplied by fellow Chinese company Weifang Hicredit Machinery,...
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Solenis boosts product offering with Nopco acquisition

Solenis is to acquire the shares in Nopco Holding and related subsidiaries (Nopco), a producer and supplier of advanced chemical solutions for the pulp and paper industry. The transaction is expected to...
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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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SCA targets French tissue mills with restructuring measures

SCA has announced a series of restructuring measures at its production plants in Hondouville and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France. It includes the closure of the oldest tissue machine at the AfH producing Hondouville site...
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Hengan starts-up 19th tissue machine

Hengan has boosted its one million tpy tissue production capacity by a further 60,000tpy after it started up an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine at its Wuhu mill in China. It has...
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SCA to integrate its business in the Middle East, India and Africa into consumer...

SCA has said it will integrate its business in the Middle East, India and Africa into consumer goods. The company will integrate its Business Unit MEIA (Middle East, India and Africa) into...
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Little Rapids Corporation boosts capacity

Little Rapids Corporation has signed a contract with Voith Paper Brazil to purchase a new tissue paper machine. The new machine will replace the existing PM3, located in Shawano Wisconsin (USA). It will...
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Hengan fires up 60,000tpy tissue PM in Anhui, China

(News from RISI) - China's Hengan International has kicked off trial runs on a new 60,000tpy tissue PM at a mill in Wuhu city, Anhui province, in eastern China. When the new...
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SCA to split group into two listed hygiene and forest products companies

SCA has said it will split the group into two listed companies in 2017, hygiene and forest products. Following a split, there will be two listed companies. One will be a hygiene...
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Zhuji Paper fires up 25,000tpy tissue PM in Guangdong, China

(News from RISI) - China’s Shaoguan Nanxiong Zhuji Paper has started trial runs on a new 25,000tpy tissue PM at a mill in Nanxiong city, Guangdong province. Andritz provided the PM, which...
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CMPC’s market pulp sales in 2Q16 boom 56% year-over-year; net revenues 0.5% up to...

(News from RISI) - Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC released its second quarter results showing consolidated sales of $1.1 billion, 0.5% higher than a year ago. Pulp sales volume rose 56%...
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Lee & Man to get two more 60,000tpy TMs in Dongguan, China

(News from RISI) - Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing is continuing its ambitious tissue expansion programme, planning to add a pair of 60,000tpy tissue machines at its Hongmei mill in Dongguan...
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Cheng Loong tissue line breaks world record

Supplier Voith has said its tissue line at Taiwan’s Cheng Loong Corporation has broken world records “substantially ahead of the industry in several indexes”. TM16 has an operating speed of 2,001m/min, which...
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Multipack targets tissue with sale of Pharma-Cosmetic branch

Packaging equipment company Multipack has realigned its business focus to the international tissue market by selling off its pharmaceutical and cosmetic branch. The Italian company specialises in primary and secondary packaging systems...
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Celupaper increases capacity with start-up

Argentina’s Celupaper has boosted its capacity with the start up of its Toscotec-supplied PM3. The new line is installed at Papelera Nicaragua mill, Argentina, and its start-up follows the rebuilding of PM2,...