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...

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.   

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...

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...

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%...

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

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...

Driven by innovation – at the leading edge of machinery advances

Leading tissue executives assess their companies’ priority issues – including saving energy, CO2 emissions, machine rebuilds, fibre usage, structured/textured products, remote expertise,...

North American tissue’s unprecedented boom … and a record nosedive

The phrase ‘boom and bust’ is traditionally used in a sequential sense. If a boom gets out of control it may lead...

Analysis of the North American tissue demand trajectory through the rest...

• Infection rates to get worse before significant herd immunity no sooner than end Q2 or Q3 2021 •...

Kruger Products’ ‘Dynamic’ 2020 Continues with Imminent Major Start-Up and Planned...

Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality tissue has redirected its strategy during the last three years. Chief Executive Dino Bianco has driven a...

An unprecedented boom and a record nosedive – North America tissue...

As the hygiene and AfH sectors reach opposite extremes, many manufacturers are repurposing some AfH-oriented manufacturing capacity to make more consumer-quality products....

People’s hygiene awareness has grown during the past months … we...

Chief Operating Officer Hendrik Otto assesses the opportunities and challenges facing WEPA production sites in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, the UK and...

“Don’t go anywhere without Kleenex” as my mother used to say...

Charlotte Minor is a long-time Colorado resident but grew up in Maryland and Michigan and also lived in Arizona for a time....

Projects Survey 2020/21

TWM’s Projects Survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during 2020–2021, as well as noting any...

“2020 was a record year of growth for us. We expect...

An entrepreneurial spirit gives Royal Paper the means to diversify and expand west to east across the complete range of private label...

New York’s historic tissue mill reinventing itself … after a devastating...

“Overnight, we saw a shift across America … Covid changed the way everyone is behaving and thinking … we all need to...

Next investment cycle to see 5.8Mt additional supply of global BCP...

Pierre Bach, Research manager, Hawkins Wright Last year’s subdued capacity growth – the first net contraction since 2014...

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...

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.  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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

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%...

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...

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...

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.  

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...

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.  

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.   

Convermat

THE GLOBAL LEADER IN PARENT ROLLS OF TISSUE SINCE 1976 Bath Tissue | Facial Tissue | Napkins...

Cascades – Hands Up for Hygiene

Hand washing is widely touted as one of the most effective measures for preventing the transmission of germs and infections, including COVID-19. However, what...

Hayat Kimya leverages Kӧrber integrated converting and packaging solutions to advance...

In Russia, consumer demand for innovative, premium quality tissue products has risen dramatically, driven by tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya’s leadership in innovation,...

Futura

Futura acquires Plusline. The new converting landscape Futura has announed to the market the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Plusline,...

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.  

Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin wins energy award

Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin has won an energy efficiency award after it replaced and start-up its PM5 Yankee hood at its site in Eau Claire, USA.  Supplied...

K-C looks to sell Niederbipp mill

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it is currently in talks with a potential buyer to sell its Niederbipp mill in Switzerland.    A...