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MEPCO enters tissue market with TM start-up

MEPCO Group has officially entered the global tissue market after starting-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at its Juthor Paper Manufacturing facility in KAEC, Saudi Arabia.  The double-width AHEAD 2.2L line...

Suzano reports strong Q2 profit; Cerrado Project to start-up in June 2024

Brazilian pulp and tissue manufacturer Suzano has posted a second quarter net profit of R$5.078bn – up from R$182m reported in Q2 2022 – as it completes the acquisition of Kimberly-Clark’s...
Canfor’s Northwood pulp mill: operations have resumed following labour disputes 

Canfor Pulp’s Northwood mill resumes operations

Canfor Pulp Products has confirmed operations at its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, Canada, have resumed following labour disputes at the British Columbia ports.    A...
Production boost: a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer has started up at Mirae Paper

Mirae Paper boosts capacity with TM start-up

South Korea’s Mirae Paper has boosted its production capacity after starting up a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.   Mirae Paper started up the line to...
Rebuild team: Pehart Group has signed up A.Celli to rebuild its Dej-based tissue machine

Pehart Group invests in TM rebuild

Romanian tissue producer Pehart Group is to boost its production capacity after signing up A.Celli to rebuild a tissue machine at its Dej-based facility.   The tissue...

K-C raises 2023 outlook following Q2 results  

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has said its Revenue Growth Management programme and productivity have driven “continued margin recovery” in its second quarter results.  The company reported net...
Essity has reported a 20.2% net sales increase in its half-year results

Essity reports 20.2% net sales increase; announces closure of two New York state plants

Essity has reported continued high sales growth and higher margins in its half-year report, as it fully exits the Russian market and announces restructuring plans in New York state.    
Solenis boosts product offering after acquiring Diversey for $4.6bn

Solenis completes acquisition of Diversey for $4.6bn

Solenis has extended its ‘one-stop shop’ offering after acquiring Diversey Holdings in an all-cash transaction valued at an enterprise value of $4.6bn.  Diversey is a provider...
Velvet Care’s Klucze plant: CO2 emissions have dropped as production quadruples

Velvet Care cuts CO2 emissions whilst quadrupling capacity in a decade

Polish consumer tissue manufacturer Velvet Care has said it reduced its CO2 emissions and water usage per tonne of output by half since 2013, whilst quadrupling its tissue production.  
Start-up team: TM1 at Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou)’s Fujian Province tissue plant

Liansheng Pulp & Paper boosts capacity with TM start-up

China’s Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) has started-up two Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM tissue machines at its plant in Fujian Province.  The two PrimeLineTM W 2000 lines have...
Northwood Consuma Tissue is investing in four fully automated converting lines for the Cheshire, UK-based plant

Northwood Consuma Tissue to boost converting production by 55,000tpy

The UK’s Northwood Group has expanded its converting capability following the launch of its Northwood Consuma Tissue (NCT) division in December 2022 and purchased a 14-acre site housing a...
Essity’s Lancashire, north-west England-based trial will start in 2024 and could potentially lower the site’s CO2 paper manufacturing emissions by 66%

Essity UK secures funding for hydrogen power plant trial

Essity UK has secured £2.2m from the UK government to trial the use of hydrogen power instead of natural gas at its paper manufacturing plant in Tawd plant, north-west...

Valmet to acquire Körber’s Business Area Tissue for €380m

Valmet is to enter the converting and packaging technologies business after announcing plans to acquire Körber Group’s Business Area Tissue.  The Finnish-headquartered company said the move...
Essity’s Tork brand of carbon neutral certified dispensers

Tork brand offers range of carbon neutral certified dispensers 

Essity has said its Tork brand is the first in Europe to reduce and compensate carbon emissions for the entire life cycle* of selected soap, toilet paper and hand...
ABB customers in pulp and paper will be able to access features as they move through the tiered ASM upgrade process

ABB targets pulp and paper markets with latest ASM innovation

ABB has launched its latest Automation Software Maintenance (ASM) lifecycle management programme to cover the software related to Paper Machine Drives (PMC800) and Pulp and Paper Process Control Library...
Zeus Group: the company has acquired Italy’s Cima Paper

Zeus Group acquires Italy’s Cima Paper

Irish global packaging company Zeus Group has boosted its presence in Europe after acquiring Italian paper company Cima Paper.  With annual revenues of €65m, Cima Paper...
Price drop: by Sainsbury’s Super Soft White Toilet Tissue Double Rolls 2 equals 4

Sainsbury’s cuts own-brand toilet paper prices

British supermarket Sainsbury’s is cutting the price of its own-brand toilet paper, a result of the cost-of-living crisis and the falling cost of pulp.   The retailer...
The Abu Dhabi-based mill team and the record-breaking Valmet-supplied DCT tissue machine

2,222m/min – FHH announces world speed record

Fine Hygienic Holding’s (FHH) Al Nakheel mill has announced that its Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine has reached speeds of 2,222m/min - a new world record.  
Exhibitor showing products to visitor at Tissue World

8 Reasons to Exhibit at Tissue World Miami (in 2024)

Tissue World Miami is North America’s largest tissue industry event and is made up of a three-day trade show and conference.
Suzano and Sofidel join forces in landmark pilot programme. Image: ©Fabio Liggeri

Suzano and Sofidel join forces in Amazon rainforest pilot project

Suzano and Sofidel have joined forces in a landmark pilot programme that aims to advance ecological conservation and restoration whilst supporting socio-economic development in the Amazon rainforest.   
Metsä Tissue joins the Modellfabrik Papier, Düren-based research network

Metsä Tissue joins sustainable paper research network Modellfabrik Papier

Metsä Tissue is to become a shareholder of Germany’s Modellfabrik Papier, a research project that works to develop sustainable paper technologies and emission-free paper production.  The...
WEPA Kriebstein: WEPA Group has acquired insolvent German papermaker K&N’s stock preparation division for the plant

WEPA integrates fibre processing at Kriebstein plant  

WEPA Group has acquired the stock preparation division of insolvent German papermaker Kübler & Niethammer Papierfabrik Kriebstein (K&N).  All land, buildings, and the production facilities in...
Kimberly-Clark’s Scottish wind farm is up and running after going live on 1 April 2023

Reduction of plastics and water-use highlighted in latest K-C sustainability report 

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has addressed the social and environmental challenges it faces in the next decade - including the reduction of its environmental footprint by 50% in areas including plastics,...
Essity’s divestment of its Russian operations expected to be finalised during Q2 2023

Essity to exit Russian market after divesting operations  

Essity has signed an agreement for the divestment of its Russian operations and the transaction has now been approved by authorities.   The deal is expected to...
CPI’s Papercycle recyclability tool “first of it kind” in UK market

“First of its kind” recyclability tool for fibre-based packaging launches in UK 

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has launched Papercycle, a recyclability assessment and certification service for fibre-based packaging.  Launched ahead of the new Extended Producer Responsibility...
Billerud’s wrapping solution for toilet and kitchen rolls

Billerud launches wrapping solution for toilet and kitchen rolls

Billerud has introduced a machine glazed kraft paper especially adapted for wrapping toilet and kitchen paper rolls.  The company said the wrapping is renewable, recyclable and...
“A ground-breaking new pulp”: Södra investigates possibilities of agricultural-enhanced softwood pulp

Södra investigating possibilities of agricultural-enhanced softwood pulp 

Södra investigating possibilities of agricultural-enhanced softwood pulp  Södra is investigating “a ground-breaking new pulp” which will combine wood from its forests in southern Sweden with agricultural...
“Accrol is significantly well invested and fully automated,” Gareth Jenkins, Chief Executive, Accrol

Accrol reports strong performance in trading update; tissue mill project on target for 2025...

UK-based independent tissue converter Accrol Group has reported FY23 results “at least in line” with market expectations and FY24 margins improving in its latest trading update.  
Navigator Q1

Navigator reports “best performance ever” in Q1 results; pursues tissue and packaging investment plan 

The Navigator Company has recorded its highest-ever turnover against what it described as a backdrop of “unprecedented” global contraction in demand across most segments.   Turnover in...
Infinity’s Optic M1 Bundler: the technology has been designed with the needs of the international market in mind

Infinity targets global tissue bundler market with Optic M1 launch  

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. has responded to its global customers’ requests for packaging versatility and speed by launching its latest innovation, the Optic M1 Bundler.  
100% renewable energy power supply: the Western Macedonia solar farm in the north of Greece is to be fully operational by the end of Q1 2024

Sofidel signs PPA to supply 100% renewable energy to Katerini plant

Italian tissue giant Sofidel has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to supply 100% renewable energy to its plant in Katerini, Greece.   Energy providers RWE...

Cascades reports “solid first quarter”; tissue sales expected to improve sequentially 

Cascades has reported sales of $1,134m in Q1 – up $96m from the $1,038m recorded in Q1 2022 – and said it expects results in its tissue papers segment...

Kruger Products reports improved Q1 revenue of $451m  

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products has reported a “strong performance” driving revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth in its Q1 results.   Revenue in the quarter increased 13.1%...

Velvet CARE reports 57% sales increase; eyes further acquisition  

Polish Consumer tissue producer Velvet CARE has reported increased sales in 2022 up 57% to PLN1.3bn (€280m), and said it is considering further organic growth and acquisition.  

SPG boosts high quality production with TM start-up

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine and OPTIMA slitter rewinder at its Dammam mill in Saudi Arabia.   PM2 is producing...

GP boosts retail consumer towel business with $50m investment  

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is making investments worth $50m at its Port Hudson mill in Zachary, Louisiana, to grow its retail consumer towel business.  Investments will include upgrading...

K-C delivers “strong top-line growth” in Q1 results 

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported net sales up 2% year-on-year to $5.2bn in its Q1 results. Organic sales were up 5% and driven by a 10% increase...

Cascades to close underperforming tissue plants

Cascades has announced a repositioning of its tissue papers operating platform that will see it close its tissue plants in Barnwell, South Carolina, and Scappoose, Oregon. 
Essity’s sales growth amounted to just over 17% for the first quarter of 2023, compared with the corresponding period of 2022

Essity reports “strong start” to the year in Q1 results; mulls selling Vinda stake...

Essity has reported a net sales increase of 25.1% in its Q1 results as it initiates a strategic review of its ownership in Asian hygiene company Vinda and the...
WWF-US’s Sheila Bonini joins P&G’s Board of Directors

P&G announces Board of Directors appointments

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has appointed Sheila Bonini, Senior Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund, and Rob Portman, former US Senator, Congressman and United States Trade Representative, to...