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The Carbon Trust has certified that Irving’s Royale tissue products are carbon neutral

Irving’s Royale tissue brand certified carbon neutral

Irving Consumer Products has announced that its Canadian household consumer tissue products brand Royale has been certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust. Royale tissue products...
Körber’s Kit Bio Pack plus replaces all polyethylene packaging materials with kraft paper

Körber aims to “revolutionise packaging” with Kit Bio Pack plus launch

Körber Business Area Tissue has launched its latest packaging innovation, the Kit Bio Pack plus, which it said will “revolutionise packaging” and eliminate pre-coated paper costs for customers.
K-C’s 12-turbine wind farm

K-C’s UK sites shortlisted for government’s Hydrogen Business Model Strategy

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said three of its UK-based green hydrogen projects it is developing with energy partners have won places on the UK government’s Hydrogen Business Model Strategy (HBMS)...
MG TEC celebrates the successful start-up of the second Andritz-supplied tissue production line

MG TEC boosts capacity with TM start-up

Romania’s MG TEC has started up its second complete tissue production line from Andritz at its mill in Dej. The scope of supply includes a PrimeLineCOMPACT...
The opening of the ABB Dundalk R&D Centre in Ireland

ABB opens global R&D facility in Ireland

ABB has opened a multi-million-dollar global R&D centre in Dundalk, Ireland, to drive technological advancements in pulp and paper. The company said the centre is at...
Gomà-Camps Consumer facility in Zaragoza, Spain

Navigator completes acquisition of all Gomà-Camps shares

The Navigator Company has completed the acquisition of all shares representing the share capital of Spain’s Gomà-Camps Consumer and French company Gomà-Camps France (now GC Consumer).

Essity and Voith partner to develop concept for sustainable tissue production

Essity has entered an exclusive partnership with Voith to develop a tissue making process it said will reduce energy and CO2 emissions while cutting water consumption by up to...
TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer

WEPA France boosts production capacity with investment

WEPA France has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer on PM11 at its Bousbecque plant near Lille. The Yankee will replace an existing...
Lucart’s logistics hub in the Hellieule business park in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France

Lucart strengthens presence in France with logistics hub

Lucart has announces the acquisition of a logistics hub in the Hellieule business park in Saint-Diè-des-Vosges, France. The investment is part of the company’s plans to...
Sofidel’s Lucca, Italy-based HQ

Sofidel to acquire insolvent Hakle’s trademark and other brands

Italy’s Sofidel has signed an agreement with Germany’s Hakle to acquire its consumer brand Hakle and other brands including Dick & Durstig and Servus, along with IP rights and...

Fire in one of Essity’s warehouses in Porcari

Essity has confirmed that a fire broke out around 1:30pm on 12 March at one of its warehouses in Porcari in Lucca and was completely extinguished by the morning of 13 March.

Andritz targets energy efficiencies with electrically heated hood launch

Andritz has targeted the reduction of carbon emissions and increased tissue production with its latest innovation, the PrimeDry Hood E.

Five Baotuo tissue machines start-up within a week

BaoSuo Enterprise Group subsidiary Baotuo Paper Machine has announced the start-up of five tissue machines at customers including Hengan Group’s, Vanov Group and Shaoneng Group, all within the space of one week.

Essity produces tissue using CO2-free renewable hydrogen production process

Essity has said it is the first company in the industry to produce tissue in a CO2 emission-free production process using renewable hydrogen at its production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany.

KPLP reports “continued recovery” in latest results; revenue increases 14.8% in FY 2022

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products (KPLP) has reported a “continued recovery” that is driving revenue and profit growth in its Q4 and FY 2022 results.

Paper Excellence Group completes Resolute acquisition

The Paper Excellence Group has boosted its overall product offering and geographic reach after closing the previously announced acquisition of Resolute Forest Products.

Lucart signs 10-year renewable energy purchase agreement

Lucart has signed a 10-year Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (Corporate PPA) with Plenitude (Eni) Società Benefit, a move it said will reduce its CO2 emissions related to the purchase of electricity from the national grid by around 30%.

GrandBay Papelera Internacional boosts premium capacity by 60,000tpy with TM start-up

Guatemala’s GrandBay Papelera Internacional has started-up a Toscotec-supplied double-width AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine at its Rio Hondo Zacapa site in Guatemala.

Metsä Tissue to boost logistical capabilities with E80 Group investment

Metsä Tissue is investing in a fully automated E80 Group-supplied high-bay warehouse with state-of-the art in-house logistical solutions at its tissue paper mill in Mariestad.

First Quality to purchase Domtar’s Dryden mill

First Quality and Paper Excellence Group subsidiary Domtar Corporation have entered into an agreement for First Quality to acquire Domtar's Dryden, Canada-based pulp mill.

Cascades latest results report “continued positive momentum” in tissue

Cascades has reported “a stronger end to a challenging year” in its Q4 and full year 2022 results, as its tissue segment continues to show positive momentum.

Zeus boosts packaging abilities with Polpack acquisition 

Irish-owned packaging company Zeus has further consolidated its operations across Europe after acquiring Polish packaging materials distribution and packaging machinery solutions business Polpack.  

Sofidel announces renewable energy agreement for Buñuel plant in Spain  

Sofidel has signed a 10-year supply agreement with Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA Energía, a move it said will save the group 12,870 metric tons of CO2 per year.

Metsä Tissue boosts capacity by 70,000tpy with TM investment

Metsä Tissue is to boost its production capacity after investing in a Valmet-supplied tissue machine to be installed at its Mariestad mill in Sweden.

P&G targets premium market boost with TM investment   

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has increased its premium consumer bath tissue production after investing in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTAD tissue machine.

The changing face of European tissue: WEPA, Essity, Geopolitical Futures, and Kesko to headline...

Operational efficiency, the green energy transition, future fibres: Tissue World Düsseldorf’s conference will discuss how the European tissue industry is at the core of the industry’s transformation - and what the future holds.
Hergen-supplied Crescent Former Smart Eco TM

INPEL boosts high-quality production capacity with start-up

Brazil’s Indústria de Papéis (INPEL) has diversified its product offering after starting up a Hergen-supplied Crescent Former Smart Eco tissue machine. The project is part of...
ITA and Taiprora

ITA acquires intralogistics business Taiprora

Italia Technology Alliance (ITA), A.Celli Paper's holding company, has boosted its presence in the national and international market for advanced intralogistics solutions after acquiring the majority of Italy’s Taiprora.
Jarmo Ropponen

Tietoevry report: Industry leaders across 22 countries reveal how business fundamentals are being reviewed

Key trends for the global growth of the tissue industry will focus on further developments in profitability, sustainability, and digitalisation, according to findings in Finnish technology company Tietoevry’s Global...
Gomà-Camps Consumer facility in Zaragoza, Spain

Navigator acquires Gomà-Camps Group’s consumer tissue business

Portuguese pulp and paper business the Navigator Company has completed the acquisition of Gomà-Camps Group’s consumer tissue business in Spain and France. Established in 2005 and...
Essity products

Essity records “highest net sales ever” in year-end results 

Essity has said record growth, significant price increases and acquisitions have resulted in record net sales up 28.2% year-on-year to SEK156bn. In its year-end results, sales...
Jon Moeller

P&G reports “solid” Q2 fiscal results

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported “solid results” in its second quarter fiscal year report, despite “a very difficult cost and operating environment”. For the three-month...

Canfor Pulp to permanently close Prince George plant

Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will permanently close its Prince George pulp and paper mill. The company said the move was made following extensive analysis...

Bracell expands tissue presence to acquire OL Papéis

Brazilian pulp company Bracell has further boosted its tissue manufacturing presence after announcing it will acquire OL Papéis and its toilet paper, paper towels and Fofura Baby diaper brand.
Start-up team: GrandBay Papeles Nacionales and Toscotec’s teams at the contract signing

GrandBay Papeles Nacionales boosts capacity with TM investment

Colombia’s GrandBay Papeles Nacionales has increased its production capacity after investing in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 turnkey tissue line. PM5 will be based at the company’s...

Accrol Group announces plans for 70,000tpy tissue plant

UK-based independent tissue converter Accrol Group has announced plans to build a tissue production plant, which is expected to provide c.40% of the group’s annual tissue requirement.
Dusseldorf at night

The big reunion – countdown to Tissue World Düsseldorf is on!

The very first European Tissue World event since 2019 – and the world’s largest tissue exhibition, for the first time held in Germany – is gearing up to open...

Essel Kâğıt achieves maximum production efficiency on TM 

Turkish tissue producer Essel Kâğıt has reached a milestone on its AHEAD 2.2L machine after it “exceeded its guaranteed production by a large margin and surpassed bulk and softness parameters”.

Asia Symbol announces move into tissue market with machinery start-ups  

Asia Symbol has officially started tissue production after starting-up tissue machines, converting lines and packaging machinery supplied by BaoSuo Enterprise Group across factories in mainland China.

Gayatrishakti moves into tissue market with TM start-up 

Indian paper and board manufacturer Gayatrishakti has announced its move into the tissue market after investing in a Toscotec-supplied complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine to be installed at its plant in Vapi, Gujarat.