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Hayat Kimya Alabuga claims World Record

Hayat Kimya Alabuga has said its TM4 set a world record by using Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve on the ViscoNip application in Russia.

Russ Torres appointed as president of K-C Professional

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Russ Torres as president of its Professional division. Effective 9 March, Torres will lead the company’s business-to-business operations globally.

APP Group boosts capacity in China

APP Group has purchased three new tissue E-WIND T-200S rewinders. Supplied by A.Celli, APP Group management signed for the purchase order at the end...

Papeterie Le Bourray announces PM4 rebuild

France’s Papeterie Le Bourray has announced plans to rebuild PM4 at its Saint-Mars-la-Brière tissue mill. Supplied by Toscotec, start-up is scheduled for mid-2020.

BTG launches its first Industry 4.0 solution

BTG has launched SMART Monitoring, its first Industry 4.0 solution which the company said allows real-time performance information on all BTG assets in a pulp and paper mill.

Futura confirms first Together orders

Futura has received the first two orders for its newly launched Together converting and packaging lines. The clients remain confidential and start-up is due at...

FHH plans sixth tissue mill site following double-digits growth

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has begun evaluating locations for the establishment of a sixth paper mill. The group said the move is a result...

Kimberly-Clark to permanently close Fullerton plant

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it will permanently close its Fullerton, CA, tissue plant in the first half of 2020. The move is part of previously...

Clearwater Paper appoints Arsen S. Kitch as CEO

Clearwater Paper has appointed Arsen S. Kitch - the company’s senior vice president and general manager of its consumer products division - as chief executive as of 1 April....

Resolute: 4Q results reflect “bottom-of-the-cycle conditions” in market pulp

Resolute Forest Products has said its financial position “will remain strong” following the acquisition of three sawmills, as it reports preliminary fourth quarter and 2019 results hit by ongoing...

Cartiere Carrara boosts premium tissue offering with M&A

Italy’s Cartiere Carrara has completed the acquisition of converting companies Carind and CRC from the Caldaroni Group. Consistent with the company’s M&A-based growth strategy, the...

K-C reports “excellent progress” in year-end results

“Looking ahead, our plan for 2020 is to deliver top- and bottom-line growth consistent with our medium-term financial objectives while continuing to increase our growth investments and allocate capital...
Increase of production capacity: César Iglesias Group starts up its Toscotec-supplied TT SYD. Tissue World Magazine

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC César Iglesias enters tissue market with TT SYD start-up

César Iglesias Group has moved into the tissue market after starting up a Toscotecsupplied TT SYD. The second-generation machine was successfully started-up at its paper mill in Santo Domingo...
Doubled capacity: Lila Group’s TRY450m investment is in response to increased trade opportunities

TURKEY Lila Group doubles production capacity with TRY450m investment

Turkish hygienic tissue paper manufacturer Lila Group is to increase its production capacity by 50% after investing in an integrated tissue plant. According to the company, the TRY450m...

Metsä Tissue divests napkin business to “focus on tissue”

Metsä Tissue is to divest its napkin business to keeeper Group, part of the Mutares Group.  The transaction includes the real estate, machinery and equipment and warehouses at the Stotzheim mill in Germany...

OMET launches ASV Storm Line

OMET has targeted the interfolded towel and facial tissue sector with its latest launch, the ASV Storm Line. The line has a new automatic interfolding head that combines...
K-C names Aaron Powell as president of its Asia-Pacific consumer business

K-C names Aaron Powell as president of its Asia-Pacific consumer business

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) Corporation has appointed Aaron Powell, president of K-C Professional, as president of its Asia-Pacific consumer business. K-C appoints Aaron Powell as president of its Asia-Pacific consumer business

Marcal Paper – “back in business”; finalises merger with Nittany Paper

Marcal Paper has said it will return to regular papermaking operations in New Jersey, America, in January, less than one year after a 10-alarm fire destroyed its iconic manufacturing...

Essity reports 8.8% net sales increase

Essity has said price increases, improved product mix and higher volumes have resulted in growth and profitability in its year-end report.   Between 1 January – 31 December 2019, net sales increased 8.8% to SEK128,975m, compared with...
Suzano is to invest R$933.4m in three projects in Espírito Santo state

Suzano boosts presence in Brazil

Suzano is to invest R$933.4m in three projects in Espírito Santo state, including a R$130m tissue paper converting unit. The plant’s annual capacity will be...