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Kruger invests $55m on new PM at Crabtree plant

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products has invested $55m to add a paper machine at its Crabtree Plant in Canada. PM8 will produce tissue products primarily for the AfH market and will be...
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China Environment State Investment cancels Sichuan Yibin Paper purchase; tissue project delayed

(News from RISI) - China’s Sichuan Yibin Paper has announced that the planned transfer of a majority stake in it to an environmental protection company has been cancelled. The move comes after...
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Henan Yinge in China may change ownership

(News from RISI) - China’s Henan Yinge Industrial Investment announced that a plan to put its principal shareholder’s stake up for sale has been approved by local authorities. The statement sent the...
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K-C announces shutdown in Venezuela following country’s deepening economic chaos

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has indefinitely suspended operations in Venezuela after it said it was “impossible” to manufacture there due to the country’s economic crisis. The tissue giant said the move was in response...
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Sofidel breaks ground on $300m Ohio plant

Sofidel has broken ground at its $300m tissue paper mill and converting plant in Circleville, USA. The move will significantly increase the Italian company’s production capacity in the States, with the site’s...
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Weifang Hicredit Machinery to supply two PMs to tissue mills in Baoding, China

(News from RISI) - Two small mills in Baoding city, Hebei province, recently ordered 15,000tpy tissue machines from Weifang Hicredit Machinery. A spokesperson from the Shandong-based supplier said the PMs, each having...
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Kuban Papir boosts production with TM1 wet-end rebuild

Russia’s Kuban Papir has signed a contract with PMP for a TM1 wet-end rebuild. The TM has a reel trim 2,750mm and produces tissue with basis weight range at the reel from...
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IP Cart boosts capacity

Italy’s IP Cart has boosted its production capacity after it installed an Omet-supplied machine. The TV 503 4-colour paper napkin dispensing machine will produce products for the catering industry in and around...
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SCA to close tissue production plant in Spain

SCA will close its tissue production plant in Sant Joan de Mediona, Spain. The site has an annual capacity of 45,000 tonnes and production will be discontinued in July. An SCA spokesperson said:...
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Cascades targets American west coast with tissue investment

Cascades is to invest US$64m in constructing a tissue converting plant for the American AfH market. Located in Scappoose, Oregon, the investment includes new state-of-the-art converting lines that are scheduled for commissioning...
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Resolute files lawsuit against Greenpeace

Resolute Forest Products has filed a federal lawsuit against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace Fund, STAND (formerly ForestEthics) and a number of their associates. The producer made the claim on 31 May...
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APP halts tissue expansion in China in face of oversupply; continues in Indonesia

(News from RISI) - While gearing up for the commissioning of a massive 2.8m tpy pulp mill in South Sumatra, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has shifted its tissue paper expansion...
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Lee & Man Paper boosts capacity with rewinders buy

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has ordered four tissue rewinders to be supplied by A.Celli Paper. The model AC882 rewinders will have a paper width of 5,620mm and a speed of 1,000...
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US upholds anti-dumping duties on certain tissue products from China

(News from RISI) - The US International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously voted earlier this month to extend anti-dumping duties (ADD) on imports of certain tissue products from China. As a result of...
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WEPA Lille boosts energy savings

WEPA Lille has signed a contract with PMPower for the delivery of a recovery boiler steam system at its mill in France. PMPower is a division of paper machine supplier PMP, and...
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Daio Paper to make tissue products at Kawanoe mill in Japan

(News from RISI) - Japan’s Daio Paper has announced a plan to restart operations at its inactive Kawanoe mill in the Ehime prefecture. The site, which is near Daio’s huge Mishima mill,...
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Drenik boosts capacity with rebuild

Serbian tissue manufacturer Drenik is to increase the production capacity of its Belgrade-based facilities after it placed an order with supplier Recard to rebuild PM1. The move will boost the machine’s maximum speed of 800m/min...
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Spanish competition authority slaps fines of Euro 128.8 million on heavy inco cartel

(News from RISI) - The Spanish National Market and Competition Commission, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has imposed fines of Euro 128.8 million ($142.6 million) on seven...
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Tissue World Milan 2017 rescheduled to April 10-12

Tissue World has announced the change of event dates for Tissue World Milan 2017 to 10-12 April 2017. The change of event dates takes place in combination with a change of exhibit...
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Papel San Francisco to boost capacity with second PM

Mexico’s Papel San Francisco has signed up Valmet to supply a repeat order for an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production line. It will be installed at the company's mill in Mexicali and...
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Universal launches interactive game of snakes and ladders tissue products

Tissue producer Universal has launched a new and unique product into the South African market: the Dinu Décor Collection Multi packs. Forming part of the Dinu Décor Collection of 2-ply printed...
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Fruits of a smart marketing strategy

Japanese designers are never afraid to turn stereotypes on their head if it makes for a sale. Their latest idea means we can once again celebrate style genius. Fruits Toilet Paper off ers orange, watermelon, strawberry...
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Essel boosts production with rebuild

Turkey’s Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry Trade has boosted its capacity after finalising the rebuild of a Steel Yankee tissue machine. The A.Celli-supplied rebuild has taken place at the tissue manufacturer’s Caycuma...
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Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill increases capacity

Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill has started up a 45,000tpy Toscotec-supplied AHEAD tissue machine at its Syasstroy mill in Russia. The AHEAD-1.5M tissue line came on stream on 29 April. The site...
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SCA’s Productos Familia guilty in anti-trust inquiry

Productos Familia has been found guilty in an anti-trust inquiry related to tissue products conducted by the Colombian competition authority. The inquiry targeted Familia and four other companies in the Colombian market...
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SCA to shut up shop at Mediona tissue mill in Spain

(News from RISI) - SCA is set to close its tissue mill in Sant Joan de Mediona, Barcelona. In future, the production of mother reels in Spain will be concentrated at SCA’s...
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Lucart Group acquires Bokk Paper

Italian producer Lucart Group has acquired the total capital of Bokk Paper, the main independent Hungarian player in the AfH tissue products market. The name of the company has already been changed...
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Lee & Man advances tissue plans

(News from RISI) - Despite being a latecomer to the Chinese tissue paper industry, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing aims to become one of its top producers. It is targeting a total...
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ICT’s Kostrzyn mill boosts capacity

ICT Poland has started up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line at its Kostrzyn-based plant. The new line will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet and towel grades for the European market....
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Södra Group reports operating profit of SEK 334 million

Södra Group has reported operating profit for the first four months of the year of SEK 334 million, compared with SEK 941 million the same time a year earlier. The group said...
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Sun Paper moves ahead with hygiene production

(News from RISI) China’s Sun Paper is moving ahead with its incursion into the hygiene product market in partnership with Nippon Paper Industries subsidiary Crecia. The partnership will see Sun Paper market...
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Workers stage 24 hour strike at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France

(News from RISI) - Employees at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France downed tools for 24 hours on May 12, stopping production at the factory. The employees were protesting against...
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Norske Skog and Roto-cart sever tissue ties; project to produce tissue at Bruck publication...

(News from RISI) - Norske Skog and Italy’s Roto-cart are no longer partnering on the project to replace the newsprint PM at Norske Skog’s Bruck mill in Austria with a tissue...
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KCM announces capex for 2016-2017 at $400m; to invest in new tissue PM with...

(News from RISI) - Kimberly-Clark de México (KCM), a subsidiary of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has announced its 2016-2017 capex at $400m. KCM chief executive Pablo González said: “We’re aggressively raising our investment plan...
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Little Rapids Corp to invest $40m in crescent forming tissue PM

America’s Little Rapids Corporation will invest $40 million to install state-of-the-art tissue making technology at its Shawano paper mill in Shawano, Wisconsin. The new crescent forming tissue machine will replace the existing...
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EBRD might back tissue investment of Poland’s Velvet Care

(News from RISI) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering the provision of a long-term loan of up to Euro 20 million to the Polish tissue specialist...
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Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry boosts rewinder capacity

Published on 21 April 2016 | Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry has signed an agreement with A.Celli Paper for the supply of three tissue rewinders and an additional agreement for a further nine rewinders. Part...
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ISMA 2000 starts up PM1 after rebuild

Published on 7 April 2016 | Spain’s ISMA 2000 has successfully started up its PM1 at its mill in La Torre de Claramunt mill, Barcelona, after a major dry-end rebuild delivered by supplier...
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STAX Technologies responds to demand with UNICA launch

Published on 7 April 2016 | STAX Technologies has launched packaging machine UNICA, a single roll wrapper that wraps single bath rolls in both paper and poly. The machine can reach speeds of up...
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Sofidel increases UK tissue presence

Published on 7 April 2016 | Global tissue producer Sofidel is to boost its presence in the UK market after it invested in a latest-generation tissue rewinder. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the machine has...