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Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q2 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said it delivered “a strong performance” in its Q2 results due to the continued strength in paperboard and improvements in tissue, which reported increased consumer...

Sainsbury’s innovates own-brand toilet rolls reducing plastic by 30%

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has launched double-length toilet rolls into the UK market, a move which it said reduces plastic packaging by 30%* - equating to 84 tonnes of plastic saved.

Baosuo confirms sale to Vietnamese company

A Hanoi, Vietnam-based tissue manufacturer has officially signed a contract with Baosuo Enterprise for the supply of a turnkey tissue equipment project.

Vajda-Papír boosts capacity with turnkey start-up

Hungary’s Vajda-Papír has started up its Toscotec-supplied double-width AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine at its Dunaföldvár facility.

“Our growth strategy is working”: K-C reports strong organic sales

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 7% to $5.1bn in its second quarter 2022 results.

Essity net sales increase 27.8% in half-year report; plans further price hikes

Essity has reported “record growth and higher sequential profit” in its half-year results.

Essity launches its first straw toilet paper product into German market

Essity has launched its first toilet paper product - Zewa - using straw into the German marketplace.

BTG targets real time product quality with latest launch

BTG has targeted the global tissue manufacturing market with the launch of its ReelTime analytical software.

Metsä Tissue announces temporary production stops

Metsä Tissue has announced that its mills in Western and Eastern Europe will have day-long temporary production stops due to extremely high energy prices.

Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has boosted its product offering after acquiring Ireland’s oldest packaging company JJ O’Toole.

Suzano boosts capacity with 60,000tpy Espírito Santo plant

Hardwood pulp producer Suzano has announced plans to build a R$600m tissue paper and conversion plant in Brazil.

Paper Excellence to acquire Resolute in $2.7bn all-cash deal

Canada’s Paper Excellence Group is to expand its North American footprint after entering into a definite agreement to acquire Resolute Forest Products through its US unit Domtar.

Range of pulp price increases announced by world’s producers

Suzano and Klabin have confirmed they are announcing a range of global pulp price hikes in July.

“He leaves behind a universe of affection”: Sofidel Group Co-founder Emi Stefani passes

Emi Stefani, the Co-founder of the Sofidel Group in 1966, has passed away suddenly at his home in Porcari, Lucca, on 28 June. An industrialist with...

Greentech Global to promote plastic and PFAS-free PROTĒAN products with Amazon Papyrus Chemicals

HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) and parent company Greentech Global have announced a partnership with specialty chemicals company Amazon Papyrus Chemicals to promote its PROTĒAN plastic-and PFAS-free barrier products across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.

Ssangyong boosts packaging capacity with Infinity line

South Korea’s Ssangyong has adapted to changing trends in tissue packaging by investing in an Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp.-supplied packaging line for its Jochiwon plant

Wacker raises product prices sourced from its European sites 

The Wacker Group has announced price hikes of up to 10% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible powders sourced from its production sites in Europe.

Toscotec targets premium quality structured tissue with INGENIA launch

Toscotec has launched INGENIA, the tissue machinery supplier’s latest concept machine that produces premium quality structured tissue paper

Saudi Paper Group increases premium tissue capacity with investment

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has signed an agreement of understanding for the supply of a Toscotec-supplied tissue line to be installed at its plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Liaoning Yusen boosts high-quality tissue capacity

China’s Liaoning Yusen Sanitary Products Co. has invested in two Valmet-supplied IntelliTissue 1600 tissue machines to be supplied at its mill in Tai’an, Liaoning province.

Helicopter crash tragedy for tissue industry colleagues

Six tissue industry colleagues have been killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, along with the Italian pilot.

Kruger confirms Kamloops pulp mill purchase

Kruger affiliate Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has completed the acquisition of Domtar’s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia.

BTG boosts Industry 4.0 efforts with virtually connected sensors launch

BTG has announced that all its sensors are now supplied with the bCONNECTTM module, allowing them to be virtually connected and attaining all the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Double E Company acquires Daven Manufacturing

Double E Company has increased its critical converting components portfolio after acquiring Daven Manufacturing.

Zeus boosts packaging capabilities with €25m UK acquisition

Irish-owned global packaging solutions company Zeus has completed the acquisition of two UK-based packaging companies - Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart - in a move worth more than €25m.

IM Converting announces advanced IM-Hug line launch

IM Converting has introduced its upgraded IM-Hug and IM-Fold lines into the global tissue market. The interfolding lines for towels, toilet paper and facial tissues were...

BTG launches Yankee refreshment blade

BTG has introduced its PROcleanTM Yankee Dryer refreshment blade into the tissue market. The company said the blade is made of advanced composite material and is designed to quickly...

Körber presents MTC ITF Change folding head

Körber Business Area Tissue has introduced its latest folding head capable of changing a product’s cut off. The MTC ITF Change is the company’s latest machine...
Lee & Man Group upgrades its Jiangxi-based TM_

Lee & Man Group to upgrade Jiangxi plant

Jiangxi Lee & Man Sanitary Paper Manufacturing has announced plans to upgrade its high-speed crescent paper machine to increase its production of high-quality products. Supplied by...
Sun Paper’s new mill in Beihai, China

Sun Paper boosts production capacity

China’s Sun Paper has increased its production capacity after starting up key pulping process equipment at its new pulp mill Guangxi Sun Paper in Beihai. Supplied...

Zeus acquires Canadian distributor Agri-Flex

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has acquired Canadian agricultural supply business Agri-Flex.

K-C confirms it won’t sell Latin American operations

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it has not announced plans to put its Latin American operations up for sale following reports it planned to sell the business.

Resolute reports Q1 sales surge as tissue segment incurs operating loss

Resolute Forest Products has reported sales of $945m - an increase of $72m from the year-ago period – in its first quarter results, as its tissue segment incurs a $9m operating loss.

Kruger boosts NBSK production capacity with purchase of Domtar’s Kamloops mill

Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DKP Pulp, a legal entity wholly-owned by Domtar.

Cascades reports “disappointing” Q1 results; announces price increases for AfH products from 1 July

Cascades has reported “disappointing and lower than expected” Q1 results, which it said was due to “significant inflationary pressure on costs”.

Wacker announces global price hikes

The Wacker Group has announced global price increases of up to 12% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible polymer powders.

Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q1 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported first quarter net sales of $488m - a 15% year-on-year increase compared to $426m recorded in 2021 - as tissue volumes stabilise.

GP announces $50m investment at Muskogee plant

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced it will invest $50m to upgrade its Muskogee, Oklahoma-based bath tissue, towel and napkin manufacturing facility.

Essity reports “high organic sales growth” in all business areas

Essity has reported higher sales, price increases and a completed acquisition in its first quarter results, as it announces that work has been initiated to exit the Russian market.

K-C delivers double-digit organic sales growth in Q1 results

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has reported first quarter net sales up 7% year-on-year to $5.1bn, and an organic sales increase of 10%.