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2015 Sept/Oct Europe News

EUROPE K-C Europe boosts capacity with TouchMax embossers buy Kimberly-Clark Europe has finalised the purchase of four TouchMax embossers supplied by Gambini. The company has invested in three TouchMax Large versions and one standard...
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2015 July/August Asia News

INDONESIA PT Suparma Tbk boosts capacity PT Suparma Tbk has started up a new tissue line at its site in Surabaya. The Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 100 TM increases the company’s production of bathroom tissue,...
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2015 July/August Americas News

COLUMBIA SCA says Columbian anti-trust inquiries “will not have a material financial impact” SCA has said its joint venture Productos Familia S.A. is under investigation by Colombian authorities over anti-trust issues. The company owns...
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2015 July/August Global News

SCA reports 15% net sales increase SCA has reported an increase in net sales in its Q1 interim report, up 15% to SEK 27,958m. Between 1 January and 31 March 2015 compared with...
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2015 July/August Europe News

GERMANY Man killed in accident at Metsä Tissue’s Stotzheim facility in Germany A 41-year-old truck driver was killed in an accident at Metsä Tissue’s Stotzheim facility in Euskirchen in Germany on 29 April. According...
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May / June 2015 – Asia News

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Nuqul Group relocates Jordan tissue mill Nuqul Group to relocate Jordan tissue mill to new facility in UAE in $90m Greenfield project. FINE Hygienic Holding (FHH), a subsidiary of Jordan’s Nuqul...
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2015 May / June – America News

AMERICA Tissue: KP ‘very hard’ at work on TAD; von Drehle NTT set for early 2016 startup While considering a new machine for almost nine months, KP Tissue chief executive Mario Gosselin told...
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May / June 2015 – Europe News

TURKEY Hayat Kimya starts up 70,000tpy TM Hayat Kimya has started up its up 70,000tpy tissue machine at its Mersin mill in Turkey. The company started production at its new mill in Mersin in...
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May / June 2015 – Global News

Audit finds SCA representatives acted in compliance with Swedish law SCA has said an independent audit investigating claims its staff were involved in extravagant corporate perks found its representatives “acted in compliance with...
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Tissue marketplace in Chile: maturing retail and opportunities in away-from-home sales

By David Mackinson, senior research analyst, Euromonitor International  A bit of time spent in Chile, and you might consider it an outlier amongst its Latin American family. The country runs with German-style...
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‘Our target – to give America something new’

With the start-up of the world’s second NTT line in May, Chile’s FPC Tissue (FPC) is used to thinking big... but to give the US market a premium, high-quality product it...
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Chile – Modest T&T business with recent growth

Chile is the number three pulp and paper producing country in a Latin American market that is heavily weighted to pulp production. Nearly half of the 48M FMT pulp and paper...
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SCA’s global business model finds a welcome and unique market in Chile

As Latin America’s star economy, Chile is a well-developed and stable country where per capita tissue consumption reaches 10/11 kilos annually. Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris meets SCA’s Gonzalo Diaz The...
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March / April 2015 – Asia News

JAPAN Tokushu Tokai tests new tissue machine in Japan (News from RISI) - Tokushu Tokai Paper has kicked off trial runs on a new tissue paper machine at its Shimada mill in Shimada...
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March / April 2015 – Americas News

USA Cascades PM ramp-up continues at St. Helens; machine rolls being sold (News from RISI) - Cascades started up a converted uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper machine for making tissue paper in late October,...
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March / April 2015 – Europe News

POLAND Almus boosts converting capacity Poland’s Almus has boosted its converting capacity after it signed for a Gambini TouchMax line. The family-run company is based in Slomniki and produces Almusso products, consumer and AfH...
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March / April 2015 – Global News

SCA's Jan Johansson steps down following on-going aviation and hospitality audits SCA has said its president and CEO Jan Johansson is to step down. The company has been in the spotlight over media...
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Vinda boosts tissue capacity to almost one million tpy in 2015

(News from RISI) - Vinda International Holdings plans to build three new 30,000tpy tissue PMs in China in 2015, raising its total tissue capacity to 980,000tpy. One of the three will be...
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Romania – overall weakness offset by strength in T&T

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Romania had enjoyed a diverse and solid paper industry for many years. In the last decade, however, the shrinking global market for printing and writing and newsprint...
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November / December 2014 – Asia News

RUSSIA Syktyvkar Tissue Group starts up new tissue PM Syktyvkar Tissue Group (STG) has started up a new 114tpd tissue machine at its brownfield Semibratovo plant in the Yaroslavl region in northwestern Russia. The...
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November / December 2014 – World News

GLOBAL NEWS Cascades Tissue president and CEO steps down Södra hikes up prices Futura appoints Piero Ceccon   EUROPE GERMANY: WEPA to build two new tissue machines TURKEY: Parteks boosts capacity TURKEY: Ipek Kagit Tissue boosts converting capacity UK: Accrol Papers reveals plans...
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November / December 2014 – Europe News

GERMANY WEPA to build two new tissue machines German tissue giant WEPA is poised for growth as it plans to spend more than Euro 50 million on two new tissue machines. The new lines...
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2014 November / December – Global News

Cascades Tissue president and CEO steps down Cascades Tissue has announced that its president and chief executive Suzanne Blanchet is to step down after more than 17 years at the head of...
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2014 November / December – Americas News

USA Roses Southeast Papers acquired by Peak Rock Capital affiliate Atlas Southeast Papers, an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, has acquired tissue manufacturer Roses Southeast Papers. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, Atlas...
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2014 September / October – Global News

Tissue World portfolio: helping connect the dots. As you will have noticed, Tissue World is changing. In the last year alone we have introduced the Tissue Retail Insight Forum (TRIF) in Miami,...
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2014 September / October – Americas News

CHILE FPC to start up new 70,000tpy tissue PM in 1Q15 (News from RISI) Chilean packaging producer Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC) has scheduled for the first quarter of 2015 the startup of its...
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2014 September / October – Europe News

FRANCE Sofidel’s new integrated tissue mill in France begins to take shape (News from RISI) Delipapier, Sofidel’s French subsidiary, has broken ground on its €120m new integrated tissue mill project at its Ingrandes site. The...
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2014 September / October – Asia News

TAIWAN Cheng Loong to invest NT$1.28bn in tissue paper expansion (News from RISI) Cheng Loong has earmarked NT$1.28bn to build a tissue paper machine at its Chu Pei mill in Hsinchu county, Taiwan. Output on...
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Economic woes lead to a polarised Italian tissue market

By Ian Bell Italy’s economy stands out in Europe for all the wrong reasons. An on-going recession, high public debt and corruption mean that over the past decade the country has been...
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2014 July / August – Americas News

MEXICO Mexico’s KCM to start up new 60,000tpy tissue PM in June Kimberly-Clark de Mexico (KCM) has scheduled the start up of its new 60,000tpy tissue paper machine (PM) installed at its Bajíio...
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2014 July / August – Europe News

ITALY Fire hits Cartiera Lucchese’s Porcari mill in Italy Italy’s Cartiera Lucchese Porcari tissue and packaging paper mill was hit by a fire on May 11, destroying some 3,000 tonnes of recovered...
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2014 July / August – Asia News

MALAYSIA Malaysia’s Fudak starts up Amica line Fudak has successfully started up its new Amica line at its Malaysian facilities in Johor Bahru. The line will produce high-quality consumer rolled products at a...
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2014 July / August – Global News

Gomá-Camps severs ties with AMS Gomá-Camps, expands into Africa (News from RISI) The Spanish tissue specialist Gomá-Camps is no longer part of AMS Gomá-Camps in Portugal. The firm said it signed an agreement...
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WORLD NEWS: Global, Europe, America, Asia and Africa

GLOBAL NEWS Gomá-Camps severs ties with AMS Gomá-Camps, expands into Africa K-C announces 1Q 2014 results Kemira closes acquisition of BASF’s global AKD emulsion business AMERICAS NEWS MEXICO: Mexico’s KCM to start up new 60,000tpy tissue...
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2014 March / April – Global News

RCI TECHNOLOGY AND CONSOS LAUNCH SOFTENER SC-Q LIQ RCI Technology and partner company Consos have announced the availability of their newest offering, Softener SC-Q Liq. The 100% active Softener SC-Q Liq “pushes the...
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Benelux – success tied to world markets and EU trade

By Bill Burns, senior consultant, Fisher International The Benelux Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg) represent good trading partners in the European Union (EU). Belgium and the Netherlands (the only towel and tissue...
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Despite the economic gloom, tissue makes some headway in Benelux

By Ian Bell, Euromonitor International's global head of tissue and hygiene research With words such as ‘feeble’ and ‘modest’ peppering any references to economic recovery in 2014, the economies of Belgium, the...
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WORLD NEWS: Global, Europe, America and Asia

GLOBAL NEWS SÖDRA HIKES UP PRICES AMERICAS NEWS CHILE: CMPC TO INSTALL NEW 50,000TPY TISSUE PM IN MEXICO IN 3Q15 USA: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE EXPANDS TAD CAPACITY USA: CLEARWATER PAPER TO CLOSE LONG ISLAND TISSUE CONVERTING...
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2014 May / June – Americas News

CHILE CMPC TO INSTALL NEW 50,000TPY TISSUE PM IN MEXICO IN 3Q15 Chilean Empresas CMPC has announced a $160 million investment to expand its Altamira tissue plant capacity in Mexico by 50%. The company...
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2014 May / June – Global News

SÖDRA HIKES UP PRICES Pulp manufacturer Södra has increased the price of its softwood pulp in Europe to USD 940 per tonne. The company said the move was due to “strong global...