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Bedford Paper boosts capacity with converting expansion

Wisconsin-based Bedford Paper has responded to an increase in demand for high-quality tissue products by investing in its third PCMC-supplied tissue converting line. The company said...
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Tissue & Paper Bangkok’s first webinar announced; exhibition rescheduled to November

The first ever Tissue & Paper Bangkok webinar will be held on 10 June 2021. With the theme "Post-pandemic: opportunities ahead for the tissue and paper...
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Baosuo expands into Middle East

China’s Baosuo Enterprise Group has entered the Middle Eastern tissue market with a turnkey solution for a leading tissue manufacturer. Based in a confidential location, a...
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GP completes $7m expansion project in Green Bay

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has boosted its North American production facilities after completing an expansion project at its GP PRO facility in Wisconsin. The company said the $7m...
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K-C announces North American price hike

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced mid-to-high single digit percentage price increases for its North American Consumer Products business. Customers in the USA and Canada have now been...
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K-C Thailand boosts consumer capacities

Kimberly-Clark Thailand has invested in a Gambini-supplied consumer Flex 600 converting line at its plant in Pathumthani, northern Bangkok.  The investment features the supplier’s TouchMax embossing and will boost the company’s premium bathroom tissue offering in the region.  Despite the ongoing...
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Essel Selüloz diversifies into consumer tissue with TM investment

Turkey’s Essel Selüloz ve Kağıt and sister company Yöntem Kağıt have expanded their AfH product offering to include consumer tissue products after announcing plans for a tissue machine in Osmaniye.   Construction at the Osmaniye plant - which has an...

Solenis announces Wet Strength Product price hikes in EMEA

Solenis will increase prices on all wet strength resins in the EMEA region by up to 20%.  The company said the price increase is necessary “due to a lack of raw material availability, escalating...
Essity Lilla Edet plant

Essity attempts its first CO2 emission-free tissue production

Essity has started testing of its first CO2 emission-free, large-scale tissue production at its Lilla Edet plant in Sweden.   By completely replacing natural gas with biogas, Essity said the plant will reduce its fossil CO2 emissions to zero during normal operations. 
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Södra announces $100 NBSK price hike

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $100 to $1,220 per tonne.   Effective 1 April 2021, the pulp giant said that the “global...
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Suzhou Taison boosts high-quality tissue capacity

China’s Suzhou Taison Paper Co. has started-up two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineST W8 tissue production lines.  TM13 and TM15 have a design speed of 1,900m/min, a paper width of 5.6m and a...
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The Navigator Company announces tissue price hikes

The Navigator Company is to increase tissue prices by 6 to 8% in all markets. Effective for all dispatches from 1 April, the company said it...
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Berli Jucker Cellox boosts capacity

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Cellox has started up its Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine at its mill in Prachinburi. The 16ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of...
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Lucart boosts AfH hygiene presence with ESP purchase

Italy’s Lucart Group has increased its production in the European AfH hygiene market after it acquired Essential Supply Products (ESP), a UK-based independent manufacturer of professional hygiene products.
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Clearwater reports “outstanding” 4Q and 2020 results

Clearwater Paper has said it delivered “exceptional results” in its fourth quarter and 2020 financial and operating results, despite the challenges of Covid-19. In the fourth...
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Kruger boosts North America TAD capacity; announces $240m expansion project

Canada’s Kruger Products has increased its presence across the North American tissue market after starting up a TAD tissue machine at its Sherbrooke plant. Once up...
Mario Plourde

Cascades reports record annual profitability for third consecutive year

Cascades has reported “significant strategic progress” in its fourth quarter and full-year results, as demand for its consumer retail tissue products helps offset lower pandemic-related AfH demand levels.
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Körber appoints MD of Fold Division

Körber has appointed Giovacchino Giurlani as Managing Director of its Fold Division.  He will develop the company on a global level and told TWM that “by combining our expertise under the Körber brand, we offer the market...

PPC boosts facial tissue capacity with investments

USA-based Precision Paper Converters (PPC) has made a series of investments to increase capacity following an increase in demand for the products.    Headquartered in Northeast Wisconsin, the facial...
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Accrol reports H1 revenue drop following Covid outbreak

UK-based tissue converting company Accrol Group has reported a revenue drop of 4.3% to £62.3m for the six months ended 31 October 2020, down from £57.6m for the same period a year earlier.  
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Hayat Kimya boosts premium tissue capacity in Russia

Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has responded to increased demand for premium tissue products in Russia by investing in multiple Kӧrber-supplied converting and packaging lines.  The Perini Constellation S8 lines will be installed at the company’s new 210,000tpy plant in Kaluga, near Moscow, which is...

Kemira announces price hikes across EMEA

Kemira has increased the price of its inorganic coagulants in the EMEA region.   Iron coagulants will increase between 8-15% and aluminum coagulants will increase between 4-6%, varying based...

P&G reports strong quarter; Family Care increases organic sales by double digits

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported net sales results up 8% year-on-year to $19.7bn in its fiscal year 2021 second quarter results.  Gross profit increased 12% to $10.4bn and operating income increased 20% to $5.38bn for the October -...

Solenis announces EMEA price hikes

Solenis is to increase prices by up to 8% on all polyacrylamide polymers and retention aids across the EMEA region.  Effective 1 March or as contracts allow, the company said the hikes are necessary due...

Buckman announces price increases, forecasts continued rising costs

Buckman has announced global price hikes of 8 - 25% for all products following recent raw material price increases that have created “an unsustainable strain” on the company.   All increases are effective...
Suzano has made a series of pulp price increases for its bleached eucalyptus kraft products.

Suzano announces BEK price hikes

Suzano has made a series of pulp price increases for its bleached eucalyptus kraft products.   Effective 1 February, in Europe prices will increase by +$70 per tonne...

Toscotec launches TT Defender

Toscotec has officially launched TT Defender after it was successfully applied on a TT SYD operating at Lucart’s Diecimo tissue mill in Italy.  The paper machine supplier said the “ground-breaking innovation” consists of a special...
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Essity reports net sales drop following Covid-19 outbreak

Essity has reported net sales negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns in its year-end report but added that “profitability has developed positively”.  Group net sales dropped 5.6% to SEK121,752m during January–December 2020...
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Futura strengthens presence in North America

Futura North America has appointed Cristian Giuliani as General Manager and Kevin Barliament as Vice President of Sales. Giuliani has many years’ experience in the hygiene...

Metsä Tissue boosts energy efficiencies in Mänttä

Metsä Tissue is to increase the efficiency of its fresh fibre tissue paper production at its Mänttä plant in Finland. The company said that the Valmet-supplied...

Europap Tezol Kağit boosts capacity by 40,000tpy with PM investment

Turkey’s Europap Tezol Kağit has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line. The line will be installed at the company’s integrated production base in Mersin...

Cascades and Essity ranked amongst world’s 100 most sustainable companies

Tissue manufacturers Cascades and Essity have been ranked amongst the world’s most environmentally sustainable companies in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 list. The ‘Global 100 Most...

K-C reports “healthy” 2020 results as Q4 consumer tissue sales increase 14%

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said a “healthy underlying performance” and increased demand because of Covid-19 boosted its full-year 2020 net sales by 4% to $19.1bn. Operating profit...

WEPA Group appoints Andreas Krengel to management board

Germany’s WEPA Group has appointed Andreas Krengel as a member of the management board.   Effective 1 January 2021, Krengel has held various executive positions at WEPA since 2018 and will now assume responsibility for strategy and transformation process, corporate communications and...

Metsä Tissue to boost capacity at Mariestad

Metsä Tissue has chosen BHM Engineering as the design service partner for the  expansion of its mill in Mariestad, Sweden.   The expansion of the mill will include the construction of a new paper...

GP to sell nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $175m

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is to sell its nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global supplier of engineered materials headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.   The sale - for $175m...

K-C sells Swiss tissue mill

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has sold its Niederbipp tissue mill to the Queck family of entrepreneurs.    The transfer will take place on 1 May 2021; Lakana Holding, wholly owned by the Queck family,...

Gorham Mill sold to Behrens

Gorham Paper & Tissue and White Mountain Tissue (Gorham Mill) has been purchased by New York-based investment firm Behrens Investment Group.   The New Hampshire-based mill will...
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Royal Paper boosts USA presence with Sun Paper purchase

Integrated tissue manufacturer Royal Paper Converting has expanded its presence across the American market after acquiring South Carolina-based Sun Paper Company.    Sun Paper is a family-owned...

Filar boosts high-quality tissue production

Poland’s Filar Fijałkowscy Spółka Jawna has invested in a Tecno Paper-supplied tissue slitter rewinder.   The TP-3US-TRH18 rewinder will process high quality tissue.   It has a trim width of 2.8m...