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Wacker announces global price hikes

The Wacker Group has announced global price increases of up to 12% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible polymer powders.

Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q1 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported first quarter net sales of $488m - a 15% year-on-year increase compared to $426m recorded in 2021 - as tissue volumes stabilise.

GP announces $50m investment at Muskogee plant

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced it will invest $50m to upgrade its Muskogee, Oklahoma-based bath tissue, towel and napkin manufacturing facility.

Essity reports “high organic sales growth” in all business areas

Essity has reported higher sales, price increases and a completed acquisition in its first quarter results, as it announces that work has been initiated to exit the Russian market.

K-C delivers double-digit organic sales growth in Q1 results

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has reported first quarter net sales up 7% year-on-year to $5.1bn, and an organic sales increase of 10%.

P&G appoints Jon Moeller as Chairman

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has appointed Jon R. Moeller Chairman of the Board, effective 1 July 2022.

Navigator implements price hikes

The Navigator Company has applied a 20% energy, logistics and commodities surcharge on the sales price of its tissue products, effective since 21 March.

Sofidel reports “steady growth” in 2021 results

Sofidel has said its 2021 financial results have “returned to pre-pandemic crisis levels” as it reported a consolidated turnover of over €2bn and net sales of €2,095m.

Northwood Group joins forces with Consuma Paper Products

The UK’s Northwood Group has acquired a significant shareholding Consuma Paper Products to create a retail-focused tissue and towel business.

Vinda boosts capacity with four hybrid TM start-ups

Vinda has increased its ultra-premium quality tissue production capacity by 150,000 tonnes after starting up four Valmet-supplied hybrid machines.

Canfor Pulp extends Taylor Pulp product curtailment

Canfor Pulp has announced a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of Softwood Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) production at its Taylor pulp mill in Canada.

Bretting launches 400 MPM Towel Interfolding line

C. G. Bretting Manufacturing has officially launched the 400 MPM Singlefold Towel Interfolder into the global tissue market.

Manipulados Lisma boosts packaging capacity

Spanish tissue manufacturer Manipulados Lisma has increased its packaging capacities at its plant in Toledo after investing in three Infinity Italia-supplied machines.

Hengan Group increases capacity with TM investment

China’s Hengan Group has signed for a Baosuo Group-supplied BC1800-3650 Baotuo Crescent Former tissue machine.

Shawano Specialty Papers boosts capacity with Toscotec TM

Shawano Specialty Papers, a division of Little Rapids Corporation, has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.

BuyFirst Network launches RR cores product into market    

New-launch business BuyFirst has introduced its RR Core product - which it said helps tissue producers reduce bulky packaging storage and shipping by up to 30% - into the global tissue market.

Liansheng Pulp & Paper boosts capacity

Chinese pulp, paper and tissue producer Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co. has invested in an Andritz-supplied complete pulp mill to be erected in Zhangzhou, Fujian province.

Outlook Nebraska boosts capacity with Bretting investment

Outlook Nebraska has invested in a Bretting Manufacturing bander and log saw to double the production capacity of its multi-fold towel machine.

Fujian Hengan Group boosts premium tissue capacity

China’s Fujian Hengan Group has invested in two Valmet-supplied Advantage QRT tissue lines to increase its production of premium tissue products.

Buckman announces price hikes

Buckman has announced global price increases for all product offerings.

Velvet CARE investment boosts capacity by 60%

Poland’s Velvet CARE has started up its second Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT line at its plant in Klucze.

GP to close Green Bay Day Street facility

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has said it will close its Green Bay Day Street facility over the next 18 months, with the loss of 190 jobs.
Gambini's double-NIP AirMill

WEPA invests in double-NIP AirMill technology

WEPA Group has signed a contract to install Gambini's patented heated rolls AirMill technology at a plant in Germany. This double-NIP AirMill will be installed...
Miami Beach

One week to go! Tissue World Miami – back in business

North America’s largest tissue paper exhibition will open its doors in one week's time at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   The three-day exhibition and four-day conference...
Kruger Products launches Bonterra

Kruger Products launches Bonterra tissue products range

Kruger Products has launched its Bonterra range of tissue products into the Canadian market. The company said the range was “an innovative and sustainably focused line...
Workshop view: Essity

Essity boosts drying, air and energy technology with investments

Essity has invested in the latest Andritz-supplied drying, air and energy technologies for its PM3 and PM4 tissue machines at its plant in Menasha, Wisconsin, USA.
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WEPA boosts packaging capacity with Infinity investment

WEPA Group has increased its automated tissue paper packaging abilities after purchasing seven machines from Infinity Italia for its facilities in France, the Netherlands and Poland.
City Group, Bangladesh

City Group enters tissue market with TM investment

Bangladeshi consumer goods manufacturer City Group has entered the tissue market after investing in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue line. The new tissue mill will be...
The start-up team: Lila Paper

Lila Paper boosts capacity by 33% with TM start-up

Turkey’s Lila Paper has started-up its fourth production line at its plant in Çorlu, boosting its current production capacity by 33%. Established on an area of...

Canfor Pulp announces production curtailment at Taylor Pulp

Canfor Pulp Products has announced a minimum six-week curtailment of BCTMP production at its Taylor Pulp plant in response to “significant transportation shortages” that have resulted in inventories at...
the MTC ITF omni Taquera

Körber targets taco market with interfolded napkin line launch

Körber Business Area Tissue has officially launched its interfolded napkin line, the MTC ITF omni Taquera. The Taquera line can be added to the company’s existing...
Ilkka Hämälä

Metsä Group reports “excellent” 2021 results; demand for tissue products “expected to grow”

Metsä Group has reported sales of €6,017m - up from €5,055m in 2020 - in its 2021 full-year results and announced plans to increase prices in its Metsä Tissue...
Tissue World Conference

Kruger, Sofidel, Fisher and Suzano to headline TW Miami conference

Tissue World Miami Conference 2022 has confirmed the theme of Tissue Today & Forever: Drivers and Strategies for a Sustainable Future will frame the content of this special four-day...

Sofidel announces price hikes in Europe

Sofidel has announced it will increase the price of its products in all European markets and in all sales channels. The company said the move was...
Solenis Headquarters

Solenis increases prices in EMEA

Solenis has increased the price of all its polyacrylamide polymers and retention aids across the EMEA region by 8 – 15%. Effective 1 February, or as...

Edson launches 4000TL-Robotic

Edson has launched the 4000TL-Robotic, a top-load case packer aimed at small to midsized companies that manufacture a variety of SKUs within the AfH towel and tissue industry.The supplier...

Papeterie Le Bourray invests in IQ Quality Control System

France’s Papeterie Le Bourray has invested in a Valmet-supplied IQ Quality Control System to be installed on TM3 at its plant in Saint-Mars-La-Brière.It will replace an aging third-party system...
Essity headquarters

Essity announces price increases across all markets

Essity has said it will introduce price hikes across all its product categories and markets in an attempt to compensate the “substantially higher costs” of raw materials, energy and...

K-C reports 2021 sales growth; Q4 Consumer Tissue sales decline 10%

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has reported a 2% rise in its full-year 2021 net sales to $19.4bn, as its Consumer Tissue segment's fourth quarter sales decline 10%.

Essity reports 4.5% sales growth for 2021; announces further price hikes

Essity has announced sales growth of 4.5% year-on-year with organic sales up 3.3%. In the period 1 January – 31 December 2021, net sales also increased...