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Solenis to acquire KLK Kolb Group’s paper process chemicals business

Solenis is to expand its product offering after announcing it will acquire the paper process chemicals business of KLK Kolb Group.

Cartiera Confalone starts-up AHEAD 2.2 turnkey line

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone has said it achieved “top performances” on its Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine after successfully starting-up the line in September.

Cascades announces temporary TM shutdown in Oregon

Cascades has temporarily shut down one of its two 50,000tpy paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon, tissue facility.

Lucart receives €101.4m loan to enhance investments in the circular economy

Italian tissue manufacturer Lucart has obtained a loan of €101.4m to invest in the growth and support of the circular economy. The company has benefited from...

MetsĂ€ Tissue’s MĂ€nttĂ€ TM goes into continuous production

MetsĂ€ Tissue has said its renewed tissue paper machine at its MĂ€nttĂ€ mill in Finland has moved from trial phase to continuous production, boosting the machine’s production capacity by 15%.

Tissue World Talks: The road to DĂŒsseldorf

Tissue World has launched a series of webinars in the run up to Tissue World DĂŒsseldorf, the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the global tissue industry.

IMA TMC sells palletising lines to Italian customer

IMA TMC has sold two palletising lines to a confidential Italian customer active in the tissue rolls market and with a strong presence across Europe. The...
WEPA Group

WEPA Group expands portfolio with sustainable raw material innovations  

The WEPA Group has introduced two additional raw material innovations as part of its sustainability strategy. The company said it has made fibres from recycled cardboard...
Essity building with sign

Essity reaches agreement following New Zealand strike action; restarts production

Essity has reached an agreement with employees who went on strike at its production plant in Kawerau, New Zealand, and confirmed that production at the tissue plant has restarted.
Canfor BC Yard

Canfor announces temporary reduction in BC production

Canfor Corporation has announced a temporary reduction in production in British Columbia due to the “challenging market conditions” experienced by the business. Production capacity will be...

Essity announces new organisation and management changes

Essity has announced a new organisation and changes to the Executive Management Team in order to “strengthen its competitiveness and increase efficiency”. Effective as of 31...

Hakle files for insolvency and announces plans to restructure

Historic German tissue manufacturer Hakle has filed for self-administration insolvency proceedings after facing “copious challenges” including increased energy prices that it said had “cornered the company”.
MetsÀ Tissue, Kreuzau mill, Germany

MetsÀ Tissue announces curtailments in tissue production

MetsÀ Tissue has said the European energy crisis has forced it to make additional curtailments in tissue production. Earlier this year the business announced temporary production...
Essity products

Essity announces price hikes in response to energy cost pressures

Essity is announcing price increases for all product categories and markets following a raft of energy price hikes for electricity and gas in Europe. Prices for...

Henkel inaugurates €130m Inspiration Centre DĂŒsseldorf

Henkel has announced the inauguration of its Adhesive Technologies’ Inspiration Centre DĂŒsseldorf (ICD) in Germany.

Sierra Hygiene Products boosts capacity with rewinder investment

America’s Sierra Hygiene Products has expanded its production capabilities after investing in two paper rewinders.

First Quality sourcing carbon-free electricity for Pennsylvania sites

First Quality has entered into a three-year agreement to source carbon-free electricity for all its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania.

K-C announces green hydrogen project in UK

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) is to launch a breakthrough ÂŁ40m green hydrogen project at its Barrow-in-Furness plant in the UK.

Tietoevry tissue study 2022 has launched! Industry invited to participate

Finnish technology company Tietoevry has teamed up with Tissue World, Valmet, Fisher International and I-Plan to launch its Global Tissue Trends Report 2022.

WEPA boosts converting abilities in Germany with investment

The WEPA Group has increased production of its soft and absorbent paper products after investing in a Gambini-supplied converting line for its Leuna plant in Germany.

Infinity holds first ever Eurasia showcase

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. is inviting customers and other industry professionals to view its machines and services tailored to the European and Asian tissue markets first-hand.

An Hung Company boosts production capacity

Vietnam’s An Hung Company has signed for a turnkey project for the supply of tissue equipment from Baosuo Enterprise.

Yuen Foong Yu Consumer Products boosts high-quality tissue capacity

Yuen Foong Yu Consumer Products has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT M1600 tissue production line.

Kruger Products reports “strong quarter” of double-digit revenue growth; warns of inflation pressures impacting...

Kruger Products (KPLP) has reported revenue up 17.1% year-on-year to $397.5m in Q2 2022, but warned that the speed of inflation is lowering profitability for the business.

GP breaks ground on $500m Green Bay expansion

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has officially broken ground on its $500m expansion project in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Investments include building a new paper machine using TAD technology and...

Papelera Reyes Peru boosts packaging capacity with investment

Latin America’s Papelera Reyes Peru has expanded its packaging production capabilities in response to increased export opportunity by investing in a raft of IMA TMC-supplied machinery.
Lucart Hygiene's Malvern, UK-based plant

Lucart Hygiene announces AfH funding boost

UK-based Lucart Hygiene has received a multi-million-pound funding package from Santander UK to further boost AfH production at its Malvern-based plant. The funding supports the refinancing...

Cascades notes “positive contribution” from tissue paper sector in Q2 results

Cascades has said its Q2 tissue papers results “highlight the momentum being generated” by ongoing profitability initiatives in the sector, as it reports increased group sales.
Resolute Forest Products’ Calhoun tissue mill in Tennessee

Resolute reports $9m tissue operating loss in Q2 results

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has said its tissue division incurred an operating loss of $9m in its second quarter results, in line with the first quarter result.

Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q2 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said it delivered “a strong performance” in its Q2 results due to the continued strength in paperboard and improvements in tissue, which reported increased consumer...

Sainsbury’s innovates own-brand toilet rolls reducing plastic by 30%

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has launched double-length toilet rolls into the UK market, a move which it said reduces plastic packaging by 30%* - equating to 84 tonnes of plastic saved.

Baosuo confirms sale to Vietnamese company

A Hanoi, Vietnam-based tissue manufacturer has officially signed a contract with Baosuo Enterprise for the supply of a turnkey tissue equipment project.

Vajda-Papír boosts capacity with turnkey start-up

Hungary’s Vajda-Papír has started up its Toscotec-supplied double-width AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine at its Dunaföldvár facility.

“Our growth strategy is working”: K-C reports strong organic sales

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported a year-on-year net sales increase of 7% to $5.1bn in its second quarter 2022 results.

Essity net sales increase 27.8% in half-year report; plans further price hikes

Essity has reported “record growth and higher sequential profit” in its half-year results.

Essity launches its first straw toilet paper product into German market

Essity has launched its first toilet paper product - Zewa - using straw into the German marketplace.

BTG targets real time product quality with latest launch

BTG has targeted the global tissue manufacturing market with the launch of its ReelTime analytical software.

MetsÀ Tissue announces temporary production stops

MetsÀ Tissue has announced that its mills in Western and Eastern Europe will have day-long temporary production stops due to extremely high energy prices.

Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has boosted its product offering after acquiring Ireland’s oldest packaging company JJ O’Toole.

Suzano boosts capacity with 60,000tpy EspĂ­rito Santo plant

Hardwood pulp producer Suzano has announced plans to build a R$600m tissue paper and conversion plant in Brazil.