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Asia Symbol moves into tissue with TM investment

China’s Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper has diversified into the tissue market after investing in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 at its site in Jiangmen

Essity completes Productos Familia acquisition

Essity has boosted its presence across Latin America after finalising its acquisition of 45.8% of the shares in Colombian hygiene company Productos Familia, now owning 95.8% of the business.   The purchase price amounts...

Cascades launches eco-friendly packaging across Fluff & Tuff range

Cascades has said its Fluff & Tuff range of tissue products now use 100% recycled plastic packaging.   The company said the move means it is the first in the bathroom tissue and paper...

Metsä Tissue announces management changes

Metsä Tissue has appointed Tobias Lüning as Senior Vice President, Central Europe, and Mika Paljakka as Senior Vice President, UK & Ireland. Lüning has previously held various leadership positions within Metsä Tissue, the latest as Vice President Supply Chain, West and Country Manager Germany. 

Kemira announces polymers price hike

Kemira has announced price increases for all polymers globally in the industry and water, pulp and paper, and the oil and gas businesses.  Price increases will vary based on geographic region and will differ by product type and...

GZP boosts capacity with TM investment

Poland’s Głuchołaskie Zakłady Papiernicze (GZP) has boosted its production capacity after starting up a Hergen-supplied Crescent Former HCF 920 Smart TM.   PM2 has replaced the Głuchołazy-based plant’s existing Fourdrinier to significantly improve paper quality, production capacity, and reduce energy consumption.   Hergen's scope of supply...

Newcomer Astrabel to build Croatia’s first tissue mill

Astrabel has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 TM to be installed at its Belišće plant in Croatia. Start-up is expected in 2023 and the...

Metsä Group reports “excellent” HY results; demand for consumer tissue products “significantly lower”

Metsä Group has reported comparable operating results in its half-year 2021 report of €416m and said its year-on-year demand for its consumer tissue products were “significantly lower”.  In July, the company reported sales for the six-month...

Vajda Papír boosts premium tissue capacity with investment

Hungary’s Vajda Papír has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L turnkey tissue line at its Dunaföldvár mill near Budapest.   Start-up is planned for the first half of 2022 and the TM will feature a net sheet...

KPT results “largely in line” with expectations; Sherbrooke’s start-up curve ahead of schedule

KP Tissue (KPT) has reported a decreased revenue in its Kruger Products’ business Q2 results as compared to Q2 2020 but added that the company’s TAD Sherbrooke facility remains ahead of its start-up...

Saudi Arabia

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.

Turkey

Eczacibasi boosts global capacity with investment Eczacibasi Consumer Products has invested in a Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line to be supplied at its Manisa plant....

Canada

Kruger Products invests $25m in AI at Sherbrooke plant Kruger Products has announced a $25m artificial intelligence (AI) project which will be installed at its Sherbrooke,...

Bangladesh

Meghna Pulp & Paper Mills boosts capacity Meghna Pulp & Paper Mills has invested in a Recard-supplied tissue and MG paper production plant. Installation and start-up...

Russia

Syassky expands into Fold sector Syassky Pulp & Paper Mill has diversified its product offering into the interfolded products market after investing in a Körber-supplied MTC...

Global

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...

Ukraine

JCS Kochavinska Paper Factory doubles capacity with €4m Hermes line  Ukraine-based JCS Kochavinska Paper Factory has diversified into virgin tissue paper production after investing €4m in...

South Korea

Mirae Paper boosts high-quality capacity with Steel Yankee Mirae Paper has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to be delivered to its Jeonju...
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UK

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...

Italy

Lucart boosts packaging and converting capacity with Körber investments Lucart has invested in eight Körber-supplied Casmatic CMB270 packaging lines and a Perini MyLine converting line.

Guatemala

GrandBay Group boosts capacity GrandBay Group has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L tissue line to be installed at its subsidiary Papelera Internacional’s plant in Rio...
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America

ST Paper invests in an Andritz-supplied TM at Duluth ST Paper has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 high-speed tissue machine at its plant in...

Meghna Pulp & Paper Mills boosts capacity

Bangladesh’s Meghna Pulp & Paper Mills has invested in a Recard-supplied tissue and MG paper production plant.

BTG launches VigilancePRO software upgrade

BTG has released a software upgrade and an enhanced service agreement for its VigilancePRO tissue digital solution.

ST Paper invests in an Andritz-supplied TM at Duluth

America’s ST Paper has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 high-speed tissue machine at its plant in Duluth, Minnesota.

Cascades Q2 results impacted by lower consumer retail demand

Cascades has reported second quarter results “below expectations” after a sequential shortfall was driven by a drop in demand in its tissue segment.

P&G’s sales grow 7% to $76bn; Jon R. Moeller appointed President and CEO

Procter & Gamble has delivered “another year of strong results” with balanced top and bottom-line growth reported, as its Family Care sector reports a double digit decrease in organic sales.

Lucart boosts packaging and converting capacity with Körber investments

Lucart has invested in eight Körber-supplied Casmatic CMB270 packaging lines and a Perini MyLine converting line.   The packaging lines will increase production of the Italian company’s primary and secondary packaging facilities and are designed to reach production...

GrandBay Group boosts capacity in Guatemala

GrandBay Group has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L tissue line to be installed at its subsidiary Papelera Internacional’s plant in Rio Hondo Zacapa, Guatemala.   Start-up of PM7 is scheduled for late 2022 and once up and running will...

Essity reports strong sales growth in Q2; net sales decline 9.1% in HY

Essity has said “more favourable market conditions” resulted in strong sales growth in its second quarter results.  Organic net sales rose 9.5% compared to the same...

Eczacibasi boosts global capacity with investment

Turkey’s Eczacibasi Consumer Products has invested in a Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line to be supplied at its Manisa plant.   The scope of supply includes a complete tissue production...

GP confirms plans for northeast Wisconsin hub

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has confirmed it plans to open a warehouse and distribution centre in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area.    A spokesman for the business told TWM...

K-C reports Q2 net profit drop of 41%; Consumer Tissue sales decrease 13%

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said “pandemic-driven volatility” resulted in a 41% drop in its Q2 net profit, down from $681m a year earlier to $404m.   Second quarter 2021 net sales increased...

Berli Jucker boosts capacity with rewinder start-up

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox Co. has started-up an A.Celli-supplied E-WIND T100 rewinder at its Prachinburi plant.

Syassky expands into Fold sector with investment

Russia’s Syassky Pulp & Paper Mill has diversified its product offering into the interfolded products market after investing in a Korber-supplied MTC ITF automatic towel interfolding line.

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...