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Northwood responds to increased AfH and consumer demand with investment

UK-based Northwood Hygiene Products has boosted its AfH product offering with a multi-million-pound investment in a Gambini-supplied converting line and an additional 14,500m2 DC warehouse.

Solenis acquired for $5.25bn by Platinum Equity

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has sold its speciality chemicals business Solenis to USA-based private equity company Platinum Equity.

Mirae Paper boosts high-quality capacity with Steel Yankee

South Korea’s Mirae Paper has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to be delivered to its Jeonju paper mill.
Dusseldorf

Tissue World Düsseldorf rescheduled for Spring 2023; all eyes on Tissue World Miami in...

Event organiser Informa Markets has announced that its September 2021 Tissue World Düsseldorf trade show and conference will now take place in the Spring of 2023.

Essity announces €4m investment in Nokia site following PM 7 closure

Essity has announced a €4m investment at its Finnish-based Nokia plant following the closure of PM 7. The company had been in union consultations over the...
JCS Kochavinska Paper Factory diversifies after investing in a Maflex-supplied Hermes line

JCS Kochavinska Paper Factory doubles capacity with investment

Ukraine-based JCS Kochavinska Paper Factory has diversified into virgin tissue paper production after investing €4m in a Maflex-supplied Hermes line. The scope of supply includes a...
Saudi Paper Group's CEO Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, and Toscotec's CEO Alessandro Mennucci

Saudi Paper Group boosts premium capacity

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line at its Dammam paper mill in Saudi Arabia.
Mladen Starčević, STAX Business Development Director

STAX responds to customer demand with DIVERSA launch

STAX Technologies has launched its latest machinery innovation DIVERSA, a high-speed bundler and completely distinctive case packer in one machine.
Kruger invests $25m in AI at Sherbrooke plant

Kruger Products invests $25m in AI at Sherbrooke plant

Canada’s Kruger Products has announced a $25m artificial intelligence (AI) project will be installed at its Sherbrooke tissue plant.
Infinity-supplied packaging line for Monalisa

Monalisa boosts packaging capacity with investment

South Korea’s Monalisa has extended its range of packaging options after investing in a full packaging line supplied by Infinity Machine and Engineering Corp. Located in...
ACE's DM7000-TX

ACE targets efficiency and safe dust removal with DM7000-TX launch

Electrostatics & Dust Removal company ACE has launched its latest series of DM7000-TX dust removal equipped with original HS-X model dedusting heads. The patent-pending technical developments...
Keith Ockenden

Zeus quadruples capacity with €15m Aldar Tissue investment

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging has announced a €15m investment in Dublin-based tissue manufacturer Aldar Tissue. Zeus acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019 as part of a three year...
Toscotec’s shoe press technology TT NextPress

Toscotec targets tissue market with TT NextPress launch

Toscotec has launched the new generation of its shoe press TT NextPress. Following R&D projects in cooperation with Voith, the supplier said the TT NextPress...
Buckman headquarters

Buckman announces global price hikes

Buckman has announced global price increases of 5 - 20% for all product offerings. The price increases became effective on 4 June, or as customer contracts...
Andritz machinery

Andritz launches two tissue machines

Andritz has introduced two high-speed tissue machines with 2,200m/min design speed for maximum capacity. The PrimeLineTM S 2200 with 2.6 to 2.85m width at reel, and...
Call for Papers _ Tissue World Dusseldorf

Call for Papers Deadline Extended: Tissue World Düsseldorf 2021 – Technical Sessions

The Call for Papers is open for the Tissue World Dusseldorf 2021 Conference – the largest gathering in Europe dedicated exclusively to the tissue industry.

Elettric80 targets advanced safety standards with SmartDect launch

Elettric80 has launched SmartDect, an ultra-wideband (UWB) technology fitted onto its AGVs and LGVs which it said enhances their safety in tissue manufacturing and distribution. The...
MG-Tec Industry

MG-Tec Industry boosts capacity with rewinder start-up

Romania’s MG-Tec Industry has increased its production capacity after starting up an A.Celli-supplied E-WIND T100 rewinder. Installed at its plant in Dej, the greenfield plant produces...
PCMC's patent-pending Paragon rewinder produces superior caliper, bulk and diameter flexibility, according to the supplier

PCMC launches tissue rewinder Paragon

PCMC has launched Paragon, its latest rewinder with a patent-pending centre surface design the supplier said produces “superior caliper, bulk and diameter flexibility”. Log winding takes...
ICT plant, Poland

ICT boosts consumer tissue capacity across Europe with UK investment

European tissue manufacturer ICT UK has invested in a 50-acre tissue plant in Deeside, Wales. Construction of the integrated tissue production and conversion facility – which...

Clearwater Paper to exit AfH business with Neenah closure

Clearwater Paper Corporation has announced its official exit from the AfH market by the end of July 2021 with the indefinite closure of its 54,000tpy Neenah, Wisconsin facility.
Dusseldorf

Informa Markets confirms Tissue World Düsseldorf tradeshow and conference

Tissue World can announce the news the global industry has been waiting for … we are on schedule for our Düsseldorf tradeshow and conference. At the...

ST Paper buys Duluth mill from Verso Corporation

ST Paper has acquired Verso Corporation's closed Duluth mill in Minnesota.The completion of the sale was made effective as of 13 May. The site had been made idle in July 2020. 
Workers at Softy's, Chile

Softys completes PM rebuild

CMPC Group subsidiary Softys has completed a rebuild of its Recard-supplied PM. Recard revamped the Puente Alto, Chile-based PM17 in order to replace the fourdrinier with...
Machinery

Overmade launches drying and energy company Powermade

Italy’s Overmade has boosted its drying and energy saving offering after launching new business Powermade. It will provide drying and energy saving solutions for both tissue...
Valmet machinery

C&S boosts presence in China with TM start-up

C&S is to start up its twelfth Valmet-supplied tissue machine at its Tangshan-based site in China. Start-up of the IntelliTissue 1600 line is scheduled for the...
Valmet machinery

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper boosts high-quality capacity

China’s Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co. has responded to customer demand for high-quality tissue products by investing in two Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue lines.
Mario Plourde headshot

Cascades Q1 results impacted by lower AfH demand and contracted retail tissue

Cascades has said the sequential decrease in its Q1 results is due to a contraction in retail tissue demand and continued lower AfH volumes. Sales of...
Morphology analyser

BTG launches online morphology analyser SPM

BTG has introduced its BTG Single Point Morphology (SPM-5550) - a building block for fibre morphology solutions - into the tissue market. It is the latest...
Sing Buri mill

C.A.S. enters tissue market with TM start-up

Thailand’s C.A.S. Paper Mill has entered the premium tissue market after starting up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 1.5S TM at its Sing Buri mill. The machine has...
Remi G. Lalonde

Resolute reports increased sales; optimistic for pulp and paper improvements

Resolute Forest Products has said it is optimistic for near-term performance improvements in its pulp and paper segments as it reports its preliminary first quarter 2021 results.
Mike Hsu

K-C reports “volatile and challenging environment” in Q1 results; market shares remain “healthy” overall

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said its first quarter 2021 results were impacted by Covid-19 related stock up in the year-ago period as well as consumer tissue category softness and commodity...
Essity office

Essity reports Q1 net sales decline; demand boost expected from vaccine rollout

Essity has announced a net sales decrease of 18.3% to SEK27,528m in its Q1 results, but said it expects improved market conditions resulting from vaccination rollouts to boost demand...
BC 1300

Yunnan Nan’en Sugar Paper boosts tissue capacity

China’s Yunnan Nan'en Sugar Paper has signed for its second Baosuo Enterprise Group-supplied Baotuo BC1300-2850 Crescent Former tissue machine.   The company made the second part of...

Aktül Kagit boosts capacity with TM investment

Turkey’s Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama is to increase its production capacity after investing in its third Valmet-supplied TM.  The Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine will be...
Tissue

Essity announces Consumer Tissue price hikes

Essity has announced price increases in its Consumer Tissue division following the impact of higher raw material costs. The price increases are being announced in the...
"The market for tissue products in Algeria is evolving rapidly", Amor Habes, Faderco’s General Manager

Faderco records 40% productivity increase following Constellation investment

Algeria’s Faderco has said it recorded a 40% increase in productivity after investing in Körber-supplied Perini Constellation S6 lines complete with wrapping, bundling, and engraving solutions.

India’s CPP boosts premium tissue capacity

Century Pulp and Paper (CPP) has responded to an increase in demand for premium tissue products by starting up its second Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 100HS TM.
Russ Torres headshot

K-C North America announces Russ Torres as Group President

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Russ Torres as Group President of its North America business, succeeding Kim Underhill. Currently President of K-C Professional, Torres will lead the...
Metin Mete, General Manager, Hayat Russia

Hayat invests RUB9bn in Russian plant

Turkey’s Hayat Holding has strengthened its presence in Russia after announcing a new plant in Kaluga. The RUB9bn investment made by Hayat Russia, a subsidiary of...