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Suzano's Cerrado plant

Suzano invests in eucalyptus pulp plant

Suzano has invested in an Andritz-supplied complete pulp mill to be installed at its Cerrado project in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo. The supplier...
Tissue production at the Navigator Company’s Vila Velha de Ródão factory

The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

The Navigator Company has revealed plans to increase tissue prices by 8 - 10% in the Iberian markets and above 10% outside Iberia. The increase will...

Clearwater “exceeds expectations” in Q3 results due to higher tissue demand

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported strong third quarter results despite increased inflation across key cost categories. The company reported a 2% net sales decrease year-on-year to...

Rottneros announces price hike for high yield pulp

Swedish-based pulp producer Rottneros has announced price hikes of $75 per tonne for all orders effective 1 November 2021.

Kemira introduces advanced polymer technology

Kemira has launched its latest advanced polymer technology to solve stickies challenges in recycled paper, board and tissue.

WEPA boosts consumer converting capacity

converting abilities after investing in a Gambini-supplied 700m/min consumer converting line.  

Essity launches green hydrogen pilot for CO2-free tissue production

Essity has launched a €4m pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen at its plant in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany.

Cascades exits Boxboard Europe segment with RDM Group sale

Cascades has exited the Boxboard Europe segment after selling its 57.6% equity stake in RDM Group.

K-C reports “dynamic and challenging macro environment” in Q3 results

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported strong third quarter organic sales and an improving performance in its tissue business despite a “dynamic and challenging” macro environment.

Archroma announces general price hike across portfolio

Archroma has increased the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg.

Xinjiang Zhongtai Xingwei boosts household paper production

China’s Xinjiang Zhongtai Xingwei Biotechnology Co. has invested in four Baotuo-supplied MC1100-2850 Crescent former tissue machines to make household paper from caustic soda natural reed pulp.  

Xuong Giang boosts high-quality capacity with Andritz start-up

Vietnam’s Xuong Giang Paper Mill has started up an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine.
Solenis Headquarters

Solenis announces Asia Pacific price hikes

Solenis has increased prices on all its pulp, paper and water treatment chemicals across the Asia Pacific region.  

WEPA boosts AfH capacity in Poland with Toscotec start-up

WEPA Group has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at its Piechowice site in Poland. 

Lucart consolidates in Europe with €80m French project

Lucart has announced an €80m three-year investment project that will include the start-up of a tissue machine in 2024 at its plant in Laval sur Vologne, France.

P&G reports “solid” results with 5% net sales increase

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported a 5% net sales increase year-on-year to $20.3bn in its first quarter fiscal year results. 

Buckman announces global price hikes

Buckman has announced global price increases of 15 - 20% for all product offerings. The price increases became effective on 1 October, or as customer contracts allow.

Essity begins tissue production from wheat straw

Essity begins tissue production from wheat straw

Körber targets e-commerce business with Casmatic Zephyrus launch

has launched Casmatic Zephyrus, a packaging machine the supplier said helps customers develop their e-commerce business and transition to sustainable packaging with the use of Delta robots.   

Cartiera Confalone boosts capacity with Toscotec start-up

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue line at its plant in Montoro.  

Arkhbum Tissue Group boosts high-quality production by 70,000tpy

Russia’s Arkhbum Tissue Group has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue line for start-up at the company’s mill in Vorsino, Kaluga.

Metsä Tissue targets UK with ‘Future Mill’ investment

the UK and Ireland with a 240,000tpy tissue mill project.

Sofidel UK to install Advantage ViscoNip press

Sofidel is to install a Valmet-supplied Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage ReDry on its TM1 at its plant in Baglan, UK. 

Shenggang Paper boosts capacity

Shenggang Paper Co. has successfully started up its Baotuo-supplied BC1300-3600 Crescent tissue machine at its plant in Dezhou. TM5 has a design speed of 1300m/min, a...

CMPC announces expansion project in Guaíba

CMPC has teamed up with Valmet to announce BioCMPC, an expansion project it said will increase its production capacity as well as improve the site’s environmental performance.

Newcomer TPO Converting enters US tissue market

TPO Converting has started-up its tissue converting facility in America after investing in a Maflex-supplied ARES rewinder.

ICT Group to double French production capacity with TM project

ICT France has announced plans to boost its tissue production capacity by 70,000tpy after revealing investment plans for a tissue machine.

Sofidel signs a renewable gas supply agreement with Meva Energy to replace fossil gas...

Sofidel has signed a renewable gas supply agreement to replace fossil gas production in under two years at its Kisa plant, a move which will reduce its CO2 emissions by 8,500tpy.

Asia Symbol moves into tissue with TM investment

China’s Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper has diversified into the tissue market after investing in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W 2000 at its site in Jiangmen

Essity completes Productos Familia acquisition

Essity has boosted its presence across Latin America after finalising its acquisition of 45.8% of the shares in Colombian hygiene company Productos Familia, now owning 95.8% of the business.   The purchase price amounts...

Cascades launches eco-friendly packaging across Fluff & Tuff range

Cascades has said its Fluff & Tuff range of tissue products now use 100% recycled plastic packaging.   The company said the move means it is the first in the bathroom tissue and paper...

Metsä Tissue announces management changes

Metsä Tissue has appointed Tobias Lüning as Senior Vice President, Central Europe, and Mika Paljakka as Senior Vice President, UK & Ireland. Lüning has previously held various leadership positions within Metsä Tissue, the latest as Vice President Supply Chain, West and Country Manager Germany. 

Kemira announces polymers price hike

Kemira has announced price increases for all polymers globally in the industry and water, pulp and paper, and the oil and gas businesses.  Price increases will vary based on geographic region and will differ by product type and...

GZP boosts capacity with TM investment

Poland’s Głuchołaskie Zakłady Papiernicze (GZP) has boosted its production capacity after starting up a Hergen-supplied Crescent Former HCF 920 Smart TM.   PM2 has replaced the Głuchołazy-based plant’s existing Fourdrinier to significantly improve paper quality, production capacity, and reduce energy consumption.   Hergen's scope of supply...

Newcomer Astrabel to build Croatia’s first tissue mill

Astrabel has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 TM to be installed at its Belišće plant in Croatia. Start-up is expected in 2023 and the...

Metsä Group reports “excellent” HY results; demand for consumer tissue products “significantly lower”

Metsä Group has reported comparable operating results in its half-year 2021 report of €416m and said its year-on-year demand for its consumer tissue products were “significantly lower”.  In July, the company reported sales for the six-month...

Vajda Papír boosts premium tissue capacity with investment

Hungary’s Vajda Papír has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L turnkey tissue line at its Dunaföldvár mill near Budapest.   Start-up is planned for the first half of 2022 and the TM will feature a net sheet...

KPT results “largely in line” with expectations; Sherbrooke’s start-up curve ahead of schedule

KP Tissue (KPT) has reported a decreased revenue in its Kruger Products’ business Q2 results as compared to Q2 2020 but added that the company’s TAD Sherbrooke facility remains ahead of its start-up...

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Paper Group boosts premium capacity Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line at its Dammam paper mill.


Eczacibasi boosts global capacity with investment Eczacibasi Consumer Products has invested in a Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line to be supplied at its Manisa plant....