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Solenis announces EMEA price hikes

Solenis is to increase prices by up to 8% on all polyacrylamide polymers and retention aids across the EMEA region.  Effective 1 March or as contracts allow, the company said the hikes are necessary due...

Buckman announces price increases, forecasts continued rising costs

Buckman has announced global price hikes of 8 - 25% for all products following recent raw material price increases that have created “an unsustainable strain” on the company.   All increases are effective...
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Suzano announces BEK price hikes

Suzano has made a series of pulp price increases for its bleached eucalyptus kraft products.   Effective 1 February, in Europe prices will increase by +$70 per tonne...

Toscotec launches TT Defender

Toscotec has officially launched TT Defender after it was successfully applied on a TT SYD operating at Lucart’s Diecimo tissue mill in Italy.  The paper machine supplier said the “ground-breaking innovation” consists of a special...
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Essity reports net sales drop following Covid-19 outbreak

Essity has reported net sales negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns in its year-end report but added that “profitability has developed positively”.  Group net sales dropped 5.6% to SEK121,752m during January–December 2020...
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Futura strengthens presence in North America

Futura North America has appointed Cristian Giuliani as General Manager and Kevin Barliament as Vice President of Sales. Giuliani has many years’ experience in the hygiene...

Metsä Tissue boosts energy efficiencies in Mänttä

Metsä Tissue is to increase the efficiency of its fresh fibre tissue paper production at its Mänttä plant in Finland. The company said that the Valmet-supplied...

Europap Tezol Kağit boosts capacity by 40,000tpy with PM investment

Turkey’s Europap Tezol Kağit has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line. The line will be installed at the company’s integrated production base in Mersin...

Cascades and Essity ranked amongst world’s 100 most sustainable companies

Tissue manufacturers Cascades and Essity have been ranked amongst the world’s most environmentally sustainable companies in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 list. The ‘Global 100 Most...

K-C reports “healthy” 2020 results as Q4 consumer tissue sales increase 14%

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said a “healthy underlying performance” and increased demand because of Covid-19 boosted its full-year 2020 net sales by 4% to $19.1bn. Operating profit...

WEPA Group appoints Andreas Krengel to management board

Germany’s WEPA Group has appointed Andreas Krengel as a member of the management board.   Effective 1 January 2021, Krengel has held various executive positions at WEPA since 2018 and will now assume responsibility for strategy and transformation process, corporate communications and...

Metsä Tissue to boost capacity at Mariestad

Metsä Tissue has chosen BHM Engineering as the design service partner for the  expansion of its mill in Mariestad, Sweden.   The expansion of the mill will include the construction of a new paper...

GP to sell nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $175m

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is to sell its nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global supplier of engineered materials headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.   The sale - for $175m...

K-C sells Swiss tissue mill

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has sold its Niederbipp tissue mill to the Queck family of entrepreneurs.    The transfer will take place on 1 May 2021; Lakana Holding, wholly owned by the Queck family,...

Gorham Mill sold to Behrens

Gorham Paper & Tissue and White Mountain Tissue (Gorham Mill) has been purchased by New York-based investment firm Behrens Investment Group.   The New Hampshire-based mill will...
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Royal Paper boosts USA presence with Sun Paper purchase

Integrated tissue manufacturer Royal Paper Converting has expanded its presence across the American market after acquiring South Carolina-based Sun Paper Company.    Sun Paper is a family-owned...

Filar boosts high-quality tissue production

Poland’s Filar Fijałkowscy Spółka Jawna has invested in a Tecno Paper-supplied tissue slitter rewinder.   The TP-3US-TRH18 rewinder will process high quality tissue.   It has a trim width of 2.8m...

Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin wins energy award

Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin has won an energy efficiency award after it replaced and start-up its PM5 Yankee hood at its site in Eau Claire, USA.  Supplied by Andritz, the line is a medium-speed tissue machine...

K-C looks to sell Niederbipp mill

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it is currently in talks with a potential buyer to sell its Niederbipp mill in Switzerland.    A sale would see production of its Hakle-brand toilet...

Xuan Mai Paper targets premium tissue sector with TM start-up

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has started up its PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line at its mill in Ho Chi Minh City.  Supplied by Andritz, the tissue machine has a...

Cascades announces closure of Laval plant

Cascades will close its Laval plant in Québec, which specialises in the manufacture of napkins for the AfH market.   The site has an annual converting capacity of 1.4m cases, and this volume will be moved to the company’s...

Manikraft boosts high-quality production

Brazil’s Manikraft has increased its production of high-quality tissue after starting-up a Hergen-supplied PM rebuild.   The family-run business is aiming to improve the quality of its products and enable the production of double ply tissue. 

Accrol boosts UK presence with LTC acquisition

UK-based independent tissue converter Accrol Group Holdings has completed the acquisition of Leicester Tissue Company (LTC).   It is the first acquisition made by the company and takes its share of the £1.7bn UK tissue...

Toscotec to supply three tissue rebuild projects

Toscotec is to deliver three tissue machine rebuilds located at different mills to a confidential global producer.  The company will rebuild the drying sections of two tissue machines, as...

Kartogroup boosts capacity

Kartogroup España has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeDry Steel Yankee and air and energy systems for its Burriana mill in Spain.   Start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2021, and the turnkey...
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Clearwater reports elevated tissue demand in 3Q results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said it delivered a “strong performance” in its third quarter results due to the elevated demand for tissue products following the outbreak of Covid-19.   For the third...

Kemira announces price hike for AKD wax in Asia Pacific

Kemira has increased the price of selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) wax-based sizing products in the APAC region by 10-18%.  The price adjustment has been implemented immediately, or as the existing AKD wax contracts allow.

Resolute appoints Remi G. Lalonde as President and CEO

Resolute Forest Products has appointed Remi G. Lalonde as president and chief executive as Yves Laflamme steps down from the role.   Laflamme has worked for the...

Gorham tissue companies file for bankruptcy

Gorham Paper and Tissue (Gorham) and White Mountain Tissue (WMT) have filed for bankruptcy.   The news comes after the companies announced entry into an asset purchasing...

Optima Group acquires Senning

Optima Group has boosted its tissue packaging offering and strengthened its turnkey solutions ability by acquiring Senning.   Bremen, Germany-based Senning specialises in the production and packaging of paper and...

Filar starts high-quality tissue production

Poland’s Filar has started producing tissue for high-quality tissue paper production.   Supplied by Hergen, the EVO 12 machine has a HCF 1225 Crescent Former, a Suction Press with a diameter of 1,050mm and a 3.6m Yankee Cylinder made...
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Cascades reports “mixed” outlook for tissue segment in 3Q results

Cascades has reported a generally positive outlook in its third quarter results, but said that its tissue segment results were “mixed” following a drop in demand for AfH products due to Covid-19. For the three-month period...

Dezhou Shenggang Paper invests 800m yuan in capacity boost

Dezhou Shenggang Paper has increased its household paper production capacity after signing for two Baosuo Enterprise Group-supplied Baotuo BC1300-3600 Crescent Former TMs.  Based in Qingyun County, Shandong Province, China, the total investment of the...

Northwood Consumer announces £7m investment

The UK’s Northwood Consumer has announced a £7m investment project to increase its “rapidly expanding” retail and cash and carry production capacity by over 300%.   Formerly Freedom Paper Products, a...

Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda increases capacity

Colombia’s Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda has invested in a Toscotec-supplied second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.   It will replace a cast iron Yankee on PM1 at the company’s Risaralda mill in Western Colombia. 

Guangxi Sun Paper boosts capacity

China’s Guangxi Sun Paper has invested in two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machines to be installed at its new mill in Beihai City, Guangxi Province.   Start-up is planned for 2021, and the...

Essity 3Q results negatively impacted by Covid

Essity has said its third quarter sales were negatively impacted by Covid-19 and the related lockdowns but added that demand for Consumer Tissue has been positively impacted.   During 1 January 2020...

K-C announces solid organic sales growth in 3Q results

Global tissue giant Kimberly-Clark has said it is “significantly increasing” its growth investments for future success, after it announces solid third quarter results.   Net sales of $4.7bn for the quarter increased 1% compared to the same period...

Futura boosts packaging offering with Plusline acquisition

Futura has boosted its presence in the global packaging market after finalising the acquisition of tissue packaging technology manufacturer Plusline.    The converting machinery supplier said the move means it can now offer...

Körber Group companies announce rebrand; confirms it can’t exclude further growth

Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC have officially rebranded under the Körber Group name in a move the company said will offer a distinctive and complete range of technologies dedicated to the global tissue...