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Toscotec’s latest generation of Distributed Control System, TT Brain DCS.

Toscotec launches latest generation of TT Brain DCS

Toscotec has responded to customer demand and introduced its latest generation of Distributed Control System TT Brain DCS.
Double E Group launches Appleton side load slabber.

Double E Group debuts Appleton side load slabber; Kyle Willis appointed CEO and President

Double E Group has introduced the Appleton side load slabber into the global tissue converting market.
Richard Tremblay appointed President, Pulp & Tissue at the Paper Excellence Group

Paper Excellence Group appoints Richard Tremblay as President, Pulp & Tissue

The Paper Excellence Group has appointed Richard Tremblay to President of its pulp and tissue business unit.
Suzano will start-up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 TM with OptiFlo headbox and Yankee cylinder as well as tissue converting equipment

Suzano to start-up Valmet-supplied TM and converting equipment in Espírito Santo

Brazil’s Suzano has confirmed it will start up a Valmet-supplied complete tissue paper making line, tissue converting equipment and a biomass boiler at its Aracruz mill.
Thomas Hinnerskov appointed President and Chief Executive of Valmet.

Valmet has appointed Thomas Hinnerskov President and Chief Executive of Valmet, succeeding Pasi Laine.

Hinnerskov will take up the position during the second half of the year, or by the end of September 2024 at the latest. Laine will continue as the President and Chief Executive until then.
Tesco teams up with WEPA to introduce three new products to its own-brand line including a 100% recycled brown tea towel and 100% recycled brown luxury soft luxury toilet tissue.

Tesco introduces range of tissue products made using recycled cardboard

British supermarket chain Tesco has partnered with tissue manufacturer WEPA to introduce a range of premium toilet roll and kitchen towel products made from recycled corrugated cardboard* and recycled pulp.

Navigator Company boosts international presence with rewinder investment

Portugal’s Navigator Company has invested in a Toscotec-supplied OPTIMA 1800 slitter rewinder to be installed at its Cacia plant in Aveiro, Portugal.

UnionPel increases production capacity with PM upgrade

Argentinian packaging paper and tissue producer UnionPel has boosted its production capacity after investing in a Toscotec-supplied upgrade of PM1 at its Pacheco mill.

Suzano announces February pulp price hikes

Brazilian eucalyptus pulp producer Suzano has confirmed pulp price hikes across its various markets, effective from February.

Sofidel CDP climate change and forest rating; unveils production start-up in Duluth, USA

The Sofidel Group has again been positioned in the leadership band of the Climate Change 2023 and Forests 2023 ratings by international non-profit organisation CDP.

Yuen Foong Yu boosts production capacity with TM start-up

Yuen Foong Yu Consumer Products Co. has started up an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line at its mill in Chingshui.

Hengan Group boosts high-quality tissue capacity with TMs start-up

China’s Guangdong Hengan Paper Co. has successfully started up two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT M 1600 tissue machines at its mill in Yunfu, Guangdong.

P&G reports “strong results” in second quarter as net sales increase 3%

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported net sales up 3% year-on-year to $21.4bn for the Q2 fiscal year 2024, as organic sales increase 4% driven by higher pricing.

Essity reports “highest profit ever” as net sales increase 12.1%; CDP’s A List for...

Essity has recorded its “highest profit ever and strong platform for growth” as net sales increase to SEK147bn in its year-end results.

K-C reports “topline momentum” in results; FY Consumer Tissue operating profit up 21%

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported better-than-anticipated organic sales growth and stronger cost, margin, and earnings recovery in its fourth quarter and full-year 2023 results.

Putney Paper Mill to close

Putney Paper Mill is to close its site in Putney, Vermont, ending more than 200 years of production.

Cartiera Confalone invests in energy saving technological upgrade

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone has started up a Toscotec-supplied high-efficiency TT SteamBooster steam generation system at its mill in Montoro.

Sofidel commits to net zero by 2050

Sofidel has committed to achieving net zero – reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and the subsequent removal of residual emissions to as close to zero as possible along the entire value chain – by 2050.  

Tissue World Miami 2024 Opens Next Week: Unlock Your Tissue Industry Potential in Miami

Miami, Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2024 — Next week, Tissue World Miami 2024, the global hub for the tissue manufacturing industry, will open its doors at the Miami Beach Convention...
Khalid Saifullah, former Managing Director and shareholder of Star Tissue UK and future Managing Director of WEPA Professional UK (left), and Andreas Krengel, Chief Executive Business Unit Professional of the WEPA Group

WEPA increases UK presence with Star Tissue UK acquisition

Germany’s WEPA Professional has boosted its presence in the British tissue market after acquiring Blackburn, Lancashire-based hygiene paper provider Star Tissue UK. The newly acquired entity will operate under the name ‘WEPA...

BTG Group to acquire FITNIR Analyzers Inc

BTG Group has announced plans to acquire FITNIR Analyzers Inc, a Canadian business that specialises in pulp liquor property measurement (on-line and bench top units).  The company said the acquisition “will represent...
The new Futura management team: (left to right standing) Dellagnelo, Graunar, Granucci, Pelaia, Tonarelli, (seated left to right) Viani, Betti.

Futura promotes Guido Dellagnelo to CEO

Futura has reorganised its management team and appointed Guido Dellagnelo to the role of Chief Executive.  Fabio Perini, Founder and President of Futura, said: “When I accepted the presidency of Futura, I...

Infinity targets increased automation with launch of R10SW palletiser

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. has further expanded its roster of automated machinery to cover the end of the production line by launching its latest palletiser, the R10SW.   Introduced into the global...

GP confirms $2bn spend on capital improvements in 2023

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has reinvested $2bn back into its business and operations in 2023 - including launching and completing new facilities and enhancing existing operations – and confirming its focus on growing...

APRIL makes offer for 100% stake in Vinda; Essity retains Consumer Tissue Private Label...

Essity has confirmed that Isola Castle - a company indirectly wholly owned by Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) - has made a pre-conditional offer to acquire 100% of the shares in...

Sofidel boosts USA capacity with acquisition

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has boosted its presence in America by 65,000tpy after acquiring Duluth, Minnesota-based paper mill ST Paper. The company said the move means it can “immediately meet the ongoing...
Fabio Perini

Fabio Perini – tissue industry pioneer – to give keynote address at Tissue World...

Tissue World has announced that Italian entrepreneur and tissue technology visionary Fabio Perini will deliver a keynote address and Q&A at the upcoming Tissue World Miami conference.    The keynote speech - My...

ACE launches business division ACE Tissue Technologies

Italy’s ACE has diversified its product offering after opening a new company - ACE Tissue Technologies (ACE TT).   Located in Pescia, Lucca, the new business division is dedicated to the manufacture of...

Europap Tezol Kağit boosts high quality tissue capacity with TM start-up

Europap Tezol Kağit has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine at its integrated production facility in Mersin, Turkey.   The line features a sheet trim width of 2.9m, has an operating speed...

Velvet Care acquired by Partners Group

Swiss-based global private equity firm Partners Group is to acquire Polish-headquartered tissue manufacturer Velvet Care from Abris Capital Partners. Velvet Care is one of the largest manufacturers of hygiene tissue products in...

Sun Paper Group boosts capacity with TM investment

China’s Sun Paper Group has renewed its contract for the supply of three Baotuo paper machines to be installed at its Nanning Park production base in the Guangxi region. A year after...

Jumbo Centre boosts capacity by 30,000tpy with TM start-up

South Africa’s Jumbo Centre has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 1.8 tissue line at its site in Johannesburg. The machine has a sheet trim width of 2.7m, an operating speed of 1,800m/min and...
Georgia-Pacific said the investment is a “clear indication” of its focus on growing its premium tissue business

GP announces $150m Consumer Tissue investment

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced a $150m investment in its retail consumer tissue business at its mill in Halsey, Oregon. Investments to the plant will increase production capacity for high quality bath tissue,...

PCMC and Unitek Paper & Chemicals form strategic alliance

PCMC has entered into a strategic alliance with Istanbul-based Unitek Paper & Chemicals in order to further its collaboration with Türkiye-based pulp and paper companies.  Unitek Paper & Chemicals was founded by...

Suzano signs up Andritz for maintenance on new Ribas do Rio Pardo plant

Brazilian pulp and tissue producer Suzano has invested in a five-year contract with Andritz that will cover maintenance modules for its new mill currently being constructed in Ribas do Rio Pardo,...

Rexcell boosts capacity with TM investment

Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid has invested in a Toscotec-supplied complete drying section rebuild for PM1 at its Skåpafors mill in Sweden.   Planned for the second half of 2024, the scope of supply...

Essity in discussion with potential buyers for stake in Vinda

Essity has confirmed discussions are ongoing with a number of third parties for a potential sale regarding its shares in Asian hygiene company Vinda International Holdings.   The company added that no decisions...
Arsen Kitch, Clearwater Paper President and Chief Executive

Clearwater Paper suspends Idaho operations

Clearwater Paper Corporation has temporarily suspended certain manufacturing operations at its Lewiston, Idaho facility after an incident impacting the regional natural gas system. The company said the incident resulted in the disruption...

“Visionary, generous, and charismatic”: Cascades Cofounder Bernard Lemaire passes

Cascades has announced the death of Bernard Lemaire, 87, a Cofounder of the company. Born in Drummondville, Québec in 1936, un 1960 Lemaire joined the family business of waste recovery, Drummond Pulp...

Valmet completes acquisition of Körber’s Business Area Tissue

Valmet has officially entered the global tissue converting business after completing the previously announced acquisition of Körber’s Business Area Tissue. According to the company, the move creates “the markets’ widest technology, automation...