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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...
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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...
The Carbon Trust has certified that Irving’s Royale tissue products are carbon neutral

Irving’s Royale tissue brand certified carbon neutral

Irving Consumer Products has announced that its Canadian household consumer tissue products brand Royale has been certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust. Royale tissue products...
Körber’s Kit Bio Pack plus replaces all polyethylene packaging materials with kraft paper

Körber aims to “revolutionise packaging” with Kit Bio Pack plus launch

Körber Business Area Tissue has launched its latest packaging innovation, the Kit Bio Pack plus, which it said will “revolutionise packaging” and eliminate pre-coated paper costs for customers.
K-C’s 12-turbine wind farm

K-C’s UK sites shortlisted for government’s Hydrogen Business Model Strategy

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has said three of its UK-based green hydrogen projects it is developing with energy partners have won places on the UK government’s Hydrogen Business Model Strategy (HBMS)...
MG TEC celebrates the successful start-up of the second Andritz-supplied tissue production line

MG TEC boosts capacity with TM start-up

Romania’s MG TEC has started up its second complete tissue production line from Andritz at its mill in Dej. The scope of supply includes a PrimeLineCOMPACT...
The opening of the ABB Dundalk R&D Centre in Ireland

ABB opens global R&D facility in Ireland

ABB has opened a multi-million-dollar global R&D centre in Dundalk, Ireland, to drive technological advancements in pulp and paper. The company said the centre is at...
Gomà-Camps Consumer facility in Zaragoza, Spain

Navigator completes acquisition of all Gomà-Camps shares

The Navigator Company has completed the acquisition of all shares representing the share capital of Spain’s Gomà-Camps Consumer and French company Gomà-Camps France (now GC Consumer).
Essity

Essity and Voith partner to develop concept for sustainable tissue production

Essity has entered an exclusive partnership with Voith to develop a tissue making process it said will reduce energy and CO2 emissions while cutting water consumption by up to...
TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer

WEPA France boosts production capacity with investment

WEPA France has invested in a Toscotec-supplied TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer on PM11 at its Bousbecque plant near Lille. The Yankee will replace an existing...
Lucart’s logistics hub in the Hellieule business park in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France

Lucart strengthens presence in France with logistics hub

Lucart has announces the acquisition of a logistics hub in the Hellieule business park in Saint-Diè-des-Vosges, France. The investment is part of the company’s plans to...
Sofidel’s Lucca, Italy-based HQ

Sofidel to acquire insolvent Hakle’s trademark and other brands

Italy’s Sofidel has signed an agreement with Germany’s Hakle to acquire its consumer brand Hakle and other brands including Dick & Durstig and Servus, along with IP rights and...

Fire in one of Essity’s warehouses in Porcari

Essity has confirmed that a fire broke out around 1:30pm on 12 March at one of its warehouses in Porcari in Lucca and was completely extinguished by the morning of 13 March.

Andritz targets energy efficiencies with electrically heated hood launch

Andritz has targeted the reduction of carbon emissions and increased tissue production with its latest innovation, the PrimeDry Hood E.

Five Baotuo tissue machines start-up within a week

BaoSuo Enterprise Group subsidiary Baotuo Paper Machine has announced the start-up of five tissue machines at customers including Hengan Group’s, Vanov Group and Shaoneng Group, all within the space of one week.

Essity produces tissue using CO2-free renewable hydrogen production process

Essity has said it is the first company in the industry to produce tissue in a CO2 emission-free production process using renewable hydrogen at its production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany.

KPLP reports “continued recovery” in latest results; revenue increases 14.8% in FY 2022

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products (KPLP) has reported a “continued recovery” that is driving revenue and profit growth in its Q4 and FY 2022 results.

Paper Excellence Group completes Resolute acquisition

The Paper Excellence Group has boosted its overall product offering and geographic reach after closing the previously announced acquisition of Resolute Forest Products.

Lucart signs 10-year renewable energy purchase agreement

Lucart has signed a 10-year Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (Corporate PPA) with Plenitude (Eni) Società Benefit, a move it said will reduce its CO2 emissions related to the purchase of electricity from the national grid by around 30%.

GrandBay Papelera Internacional boosts premium capacity by 60,000tpy with TM start-up

Guatemala’s GrandBay Papelera Internacional has started-up a Toscotec-supplied double-width AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine at its Rio Hondo Zacapa site in Guatemala.

Metsä Tissue to boost logistical capabilities with E80 Group investment

Metsä Tissue is investing in a fully automated E80 Group-supplied high-bay warehouse with state-of-the art in-house logistical solutions at its tissue paper mill in Mariestad.

First Quality to purchase Domtar’s Dryden mill

First Quality and Paper Excellence Group subsidiary Domtar Corporation have entered into an agreement for First Quality to acquire Domtar's Dryden, Canada-based pulp mill.

Cascades latest results report “continued positive momentum” in tissue

Cascades has reported “a stronger end to a challenging year” in its Q4 and full year 2022 results, as its tissue segment continues to show positive momentum.

Zeus boosts packaging abilities with Polpack acquisition 

Irish-owned packaging company Zeus has further consolidated its operations across Europe after acquiring Polish packaging materials distribution and packaging machinery solutions business Polpack.  

Sofidel announces renewable energy agreement for Buñuel plant in Spain  

Sofidel has signed a 10-year supply agreement with Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA Energía, a move it said will save the group 12,870 metric tons of CO2 per year.

Metsä Tissue boosts capacity by 70,000tpy with TM investment

Metsä Tissue is to boost its production capacity after investing in a Valmet-supplied tissue machine to be installed at its Mariestad mill in Sweden.

P&G targets premium market boost with TM investment   

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has increased its premium consumer bath tissue production after investing in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTAD tissue machine.

The changing face of European tissue: WEPA, Essity, Geopolitical Futures, and Kesko to headline...

Operational efficiency, the green energy transition, future fibres: Tissue World Düsseldorf’s conference will discuss how the European tissue industry is at the core of the industry’s transformation - and what the future holds.
Hergen-supplied Crescent Former Smart Eco TM

INPEL boosts high-quality production capacity with start-up

Brazil’s Indústria de Papéis (INPEL) has diversified its product offering after starting up a Hergen-supplied Crescent Former Smart Eco tissue machine. The project is part of...
ITA and Taiprora

ITA acquires intralogistics business Taiprora

Italia Technology Alliance (ITA), A.Celli Paper's holding company, has boosted its presence in the national and international market for advanced intralogistics solutions after acquiring the majority of Italy’s Taiprora.
Jarmo Ropponen

Tietoevry report: Industry leaders across 22 countries reveal how business fundamentals are being reviewed

Key trends for the global growth of the tissue industry will focus on further developments in profitability, sustainability, and digitalisation, according to findings in Finnish technology company Tietoevry’s Global...