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Grupo Corporativo Papelera boosts capacity

Mexico’s Grupo Corporativo Papelera has boosted capacity after investing in an iDEAL mod. 2000S tissue machine. Supplied by A.Celli Paper, start-up took place on 20 March...

Royal Paper boosts capacity with rewinder investment

America’s Royal Paper Converting has invested in a new Gambini-supplied a Flex 700 Swing rewinder line. It is the fourth delivery of the complete line to...

Resolute announces temporary impact to operations

Resolute Forest Products has said it will take temporary steps to reduce its production to demand levels “consistent with essential needs” for the duration of the pandemic.

Iriapak to open its first packaging film plant in North America

Italy’s Iriapak has invested $7m in its first tissue packaging manufacturing facility in North America. The site will be based in New Orleans and will manufacture...

Marcal Paper “working round the clock” one year after devastating fire

America’s Marcal Paper has found itself at the front lines of the coronavirus efforts, operating at full capacity just weeks after reopening. The company is running...

Essity reports “strong development” in Q1 results

Essity has reported a 10% increase in first quarter sales, a “strong development” the company said is party due to Covid-19. Compared with the same time...

Tissue & Paper Bangkok postponed to September

Tissue & Paper Bangkok - the combined long-standing brands of Asian Paper and Tissue World - will now be held at BITEC, Bangkok, on 9 - 11 September 2020. ...

Essity acquires Novioscan

Essity has strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of the Dutch company Novioscan.   Essity has strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of the Dutch company Novioscan.   Novioscan was...
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Kadant Johnson expands operations; Alan Ives appointed VP

Alan Ives, vice president, operations, Kadant Johnson Kadant Johnson has expanded its operations group and appointed Alan Ives as vice president, operations and Harry Brown as director...

Fuji Satowa boosts production capacity with TouchMax.Twin investment

Japan’s Fuji Satowa has invested in a Gambini-supplied TouchMax.Twin technology. The tissue manufacturer produces toilet paper using recycled pulp such as pre- and post-consumer waste material.  Yoshimasa Satowa, president of Fuji Satowa, said: “The...

Cascades to manufacture medical visors

Cascades has said it will supply the recycled plastic needed to make medical visors to help in the fight against Covid-19.   The move is in response...

Cassoli Group acquires shares in Nema Automazione

Stefano Cassoli, chief executive, Cassoli Group Italy’s Cassoli Group has acquired 70% of the shares of Nema Automazione.   Based in Bologna, Nema Automazione manufactures packaging and end-of-line machines.

Daio and Marubeni expand into South America market with Santher acquisition

Japanese tissue companies Daio and Marubeni have acquired Brazilian consumer goods company Santher-Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha. Santher announced the sale of 100% of its shares...

Azur Papier boosts capacity with second TM

Tunisia’s Azur Papier has increased its tissue production capacity after starting up its second Recard-supplied tissue line. In a DT90m project, the tissue manufacturer’s general...

Andritz starts-up “world’s first fossil-free biomethanol plant” at Södra

Andritz has recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant using its self-developed A-Recovery+ concept at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in south eastern Sweden.

Picknik Marketing Pty boosts high-quality tissue capacity with start-up

South Africa’s Picknik Marketing Pty has started up a Toscotec-supplied MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its Johannesburg mill. The new line produced high...

Tissue World Miami reschedules for November 2020

Informa Markets has announced that Tissue World Miami will now be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on 11–13 November 2020. We would like to...

Tissue industry braces for further impact; consequences for the market are two-fold

The world’s tissue industry is bracing itself for further substantial production increases following the world-wide outbreak of Covid-19. Mills globally are mobilising to meet the sudden...

Tissue World Miami: the safety of our industry must come first

Tissue World Miami will be back. We intend to reschedule our major US tradeshow for later in the year – dates to be announced as soon as possible.

Toscotec acquired by Voith Group; Toscotec to continue to provide its products and operate...

Italian tissue machine manufacturer 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...

Arkhbum Tissue Group boosts capacity

Russia’s Arkhbum Tissue Group has started up its PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine in Vorsino. Supplied by Andritz, the TM has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a...

Clearwater Paper reports “strong sales quarter for tissue” in results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported net sales of $436m for the fourth quarter of 2019, up from $429m reported at the same period in 2018. Net income for...

Lucart increases capacity with rebuilds

Italy’s Lucart has completed two dry section rebuilds at its Lucart Diecimo tissue mill. Supplied by Toscotec, the project took place between July 2019 to February...

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...