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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.

Paper Excellence to acquire Resolute in $2.7bn all-cash deal

Canada’s Paper Excellence Group is to expand its North American footprint after entering into a definite agreement to acquire Resolute Forest Products through its US unit Domtar.

Range of pulp price increases announced by world’s producers

Suzano and Klabin have confirmed they are announcing a range of global pulp price hikes in July.

“He leaves behind a universe of affection”: Sofidel Group Co-founder Emi Stefani passes

Emi Stefani, the Co-founder of the Sofidel Group in 1966, has passed away suddenly at his home in Porcari, Lucca, on 28 June. An industrialist with...

Greentech Global to promote plastic and PFAS-free PROTĒAN products with Amazon Papyrus Chemicals

HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) and parent company Greentech Global have announced a partnership with specialty chemicals company Amazon Papyrus Chemicals to promote its PROTĒAN plastic-and PFAS-free barrier products across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.

Ssangyong boosts packaging capacity with Infinity line

South Korea’s Ssangyong has adapted to changing trends in tissue packaging by investing in an Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp.-supplied packaging line for its Jochiwon plant

Wacker raises product prices sourced from its European sitesÂ ïżŒ

The Wacker Group has announced price hikes of up to 10% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible powders sourced from its production sites in Europe.

Toscotec targets premium quality structured tissue with INGENIA launch

Toscotec has launched INGENIA, the tissue machinery supplier’s latest concept machine that produces premium quality structured tissue paper

Saudi Paper Group increases premium tissue capacity with investment

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has signed an agreement of understanding for the supply of a Toscotec-supplied tissue line to be installed at its plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Liaoning Yusen boosts high-quality tissue capacity

China’s Liaoning Yusen Sanitary Products Co. has invested in two Valmet-supplied IntelliTissue 1600 tissue machines to be supplied at its mill in Tai’an, Liaoning province.

Helicopter crash tragedy for tissue industry colleagues

Six tissue industry colleagues have been killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, along with the Italian pilot.

Kruger confirms Kamloops pulp mill purchase

Kruger affiliate Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has completed the acquisition of Domtar’s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia.