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Andritz launches PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer

Andritz has officially launched its latest tissue machine, the PrimeLineVRT – Vertical Crescent Former – for the production of dry crepe tissue. It features...

Cascades reports “historic results” which affirm solid growth progress

Cascades has reported solid results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019. Sales for the fourth quarter were C$1,227m, up 3% compared to C$1,196m reported in...

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...
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Valmet and Fabio Perini team up in Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to provide digital solutions for tissue production and converting.   The aim is to allow tissue producers and converters...
El Salvador’s Alas Doradas has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS

Alas Doradas boosts high-quality tissue production

El Salvador’s Alas Doradas has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, adding 35,000tpy to the site’s production.  The order includes a de-inking plant and an extensive automation...
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Metsä Tissue invests €10m in Raubach mill

Metsä Tissue is to boost its professional tissue papers production after announcing plans to invest €10m in a production line at its Raubach mill, Germany.   The new MF4 production line will have an annual production capacity of...
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Toscotec acquired by Voith Group

Toscotec has signed an agreement for 90% of its shares to be acquired by Voith Group.   Alessandro Mennucci, chief executive of Toscotec, will retain a 10% ownership.  The agreement was signed on 20 December 2019.  
Tissue World Miami 2020

200 exhibiting companies, 70 countries … the countdown to TW Miami begins!

Tissue World is preparing to welcome the tissue industry’s key personnel to its world-leading exhibition and conference on Miami beach, as Kimberly-Clark (K-C) North America’s Group President Kim Underhill is confirmed as keynote speaker.  Bringing the world’s largest...
Start-up team: Japan's Marutomi boosts capacity with first of two Toscotec-supplied start-ups

JAPAN – Marutomi boosts capacity with first of two start-ups; second line scheduled for...

Marutomi has started-up a MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its paper mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka. It is the first of two tissue...
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MEXICO – Blue Tissue boosts capacity with TM start-up

Blue Tissue has increased its production capacity after starting up an iDEAL Master Tissue Machine. Supplied by A.Celli, the turnkey plant includes the two-plies slitter A.Celli...
Navigator aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

Navigator aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035

The Navigator Company has announced a €158m investment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 by giving all of its industrial complexes a net zero carbon footprint. In view of...
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PCMC boosts packaging offering with STAX acquisition: move marks “new era”

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has increased its offering in the tissue packaging sector after acquiring Serbian-based STAX Technologies. The move adds reciprocating flow technology to PCMC’s tissue packaging product...
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Futura announces partnership with Plusline which will “develop game- changer” concepts

Futura has announced a technical partnership with Plusline, a Bologna-based company offering packaging systems. Piero Ceccon, chief executive of Futura, said: "This technical partnership aimsto develop game-changer...
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Fabio Perini completes AfH packaging division with DM Pack partnership

Fabio Perini has boosted its AfH packaging business after announcing a partnership with DM Pack. DM Pack is an Italian-based company specialised in designing and producing...
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Fabio Perini targets AfH market with Proxima S6 launch

Fabio Perini has launched the Proxima S6, a rewinder the company said is designed “to guarantee excellent performances and quality for every type of AfH product”.
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Voith to acquire BTG for €319m; expands competitive position as full-line supplier

Voith has strengthened its position as a full-line supplier after signing an agreement with Spectris to acquire BTG. The €319m acquisition of BTG - a multinational...
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Northwood Paper boosts recycled paper capacity with acquisitions in Spain and UK

Northwood Paper, Tissue & Hygiene has acquired Spanish paper producer Dicepa Papelera and the converting assets of Manipa in Madrid. The UK-based business also announced the...
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Sofidel commits to eradicating disposable plastics in its workplace

Sofidel has said it will abandon its use of disposable plastic items in its workplaces. The decision included its Italian companies as of 1 July and will be...
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Andritz acquires Kempulp

Andritz has acquired Swedish company Kempulp, a specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry. The company designs and markets technologies used in chemical...
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Recard announces management changes

Recard has announces that Mauro Michelini exited the company on 31 July. Doctor of engineering Riccardo Lorenzo Campo has joined the company as managing director.
“The purchase of Orchids Paper Products provides compelling optimisation opportunities for our tissue platform," Mario Plourde, Cascades president and chief executive

CANADA – Cascades delivers “record quarterly sales”: Orchids Paper acquisition provides “compelling optimisation opportunities”

Cascades has said all segments executed well in its second quarter results, with its tissue results supported by favourable input costs and selling prices. For the three-month period ended 30...