P&G reports “solid” Q2 fiscal results

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported “solid results” in its second quarter fiscal year report, despite “a very difficult cost and operating...

Canfor Pulp to permanently close Prince George plant

Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will permanently close its Prince George pulp and paper mill. The company said...

Bracell expands tissue presence to acquire OL Papéis

Brazilian pulp company Bracell has further boosted its tissue manufacturing presence after announcing it will acquire OL Papéis and its toilet paper,...

GrandBay Papeles Nacionales boosts capacity with TM investment

Colombia’s GrandBay Papeles Nacionales has increased its production capacity after investing in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 turnkey tissue line.

Accrol Group announces plans for 70,000tpy tissue plant

UK-based independent tissue converter Accrol Group has announced plans to build a tissue production plant, which is expected to provide c.40% of...

The big reunion – countdown to Tissue World Düsseldorf is on!

The very first European Tissue World event since 2019 – and the world’s largest tissue exhibition, for the first time held in...

Essel Kâğıt achieves maximum production efficiency on TM 

Turkish tissue producer Essel Kâğıt has reached a milestone on its AHEAD 2.2L machine after it “exceeded its guaranteed production by a large margin and surpassed bulk and softness parameters”.

Asia Symbol announces move into tissue market with machinery start-ups  

Asia Symbol has officially started tissue production after starting-up tissue machines, converting lines and packaging machinery supplied by BaoSuo Enterprise Group across factories in mainland China.

Gayatrishakti moves into tissue market with TM start-up 

Indian paper and board manufacturer Gayatrishakti has announced its move into the tissue market after investing in a Toscotec-supplied complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine to be installed at its plant in Vapi, Gujarat.

WEPA Group doubles production capacity in UK

The WEPA Group has started-up its second Valmet-supplied paper machine at its Welsh site in Bridgend, doubling its production capacity for the British market.

Velvet Care to acquire 100% stake in Almus  

Polish tissue manufacturer Velvet Care has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase 100% of shares in family-owned Polish tissue converting company Almus.

Marcal Paper boosts premium AfH presence with von Drehle acquisition  

America’s Marcal Paper has increased its presence in the premium towel and tissue AfH market after acquiring von Drehle Corporation.

TissueTalk webinar: Every detail counts! The impact of fibre on CO2...

In this webinar from Andritz, pilot plant and R&D directors will share, their thoughts and experiences in mechanical pulping, annual fiber preparation, and potential fiber savings amongst other things, and will present the latest trial results.

Domtar announces Steve Henry as CEO successor

Domtar has announced that President and Chief Executive John Williams will retire on 30 June 2023.

Dunn Paper announces ownership and name change

Dunn Paper (Dunn) has changed its name and will now operate as BiOrigin Specialty Products (BSP) as its lenders acquire select assets of the company as part of a recapitalisation of the business.

Northwood Group completes acquisition of Consuma Paper Product’s trade and assets

The UK’s Northwood Group has completed the acquisition of Consuma Paper Product's trade and assets and rebranded as Northwood Consuma Tissue.

APP announces plans for 1.2m tpy mill in India

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has confirmed plans to build a 1.2m tpy printing paper, tissue, and packaging board production facility in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.


Already an AfH market leader in the French tissue market, the AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine 2024 start-up will mean its CO2 footprint will be one of the lowest in the world, says President and Chief Executive Marc Miribel. Report by TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Annual Review 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, TWM asks figures from across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on the year …...

FRONTISSUES: The gear change driving the global industry’s energy source future

The International Energy Agency says the energy crisis has “turbocharged" renewable projects around the world, with countries adding as much renewable power in the next five years as they did in the last 20.

TECHNICAL THEME: Kimberly-Clark’s world first green hydrogen project will be test-case...

2025 start-up will reduce reliance on natural gas across UK manufacturing by up to 30%. Oriol Margó, Sustainability Transformation Leader, Kimberly-Clark EMEA, said K-C is targeting 100% renewable energy across the UK and Ireland by 2030. Report by Senior Editor Helen Morris.

TECHNICAL THEME: Decarbonising – with an 8,500 panel solar plant, non-fossil...

LC Paper’s energy was already 100% renewable, mostly bought from small hydroelectric plants high in the mountains north of Barcelona, Spain. Now, a total net zero life cycle is being brought in-house. General Manager Pau Vila explains the schedule.

MARKETISSUES: Which sources of fibre for future tissue production have real...

Each fibre source brings its unique challenges, and costs are likely to remain volatile. Here, Somnath Ray, Principal, AFRY Management Consulting, examines the major contenders, including wood pulp, bamboo, bagasse, RCP and straw.

EXITISSUES: Covid-19 restrictions had a profound effect on product packaging, and...

Insight + Action founder Susan Cornish expands on her keynote speech at the TW Bangkok conference earlier this year to reveal the...

FRANCE COUNTRY REPORT: In testing times with value growth subdued, consumer...

Volume declines relatively more significant set against increase in population and number of households. Report by Ian Bell, Head of Tissue and...

FRANCE COUNTRY REPORT: tissue business update – consequences of 2022 energy...

In a time of extraordinary price disruption, 26 of France’s 56 aging reactors are offline for maintenance and 18 are down with...

Clearwater Paper confirms GHG reduction aims in latest ESG report

Clearwater Paper Corporation has announced plans to achieve a 30% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 2020 baseline in its 2022 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report.

Essity and Reckitt launch co-branded professional hygiene solutions

Essity and Reckitt have launched a range of co-branded disinfection products targeting professional hygiene customers across four European countries.

Toscotec starts up TM rebuilds in North and South America

Toscotec has started up two tissue machine rebuilds at the production facilities of two major producers in North and South America.

WEPA Group, Essity and Metsä Tissue to headline Tissue World Düsseldorf...

Tissue World has announced that WEPA Group’s Chief Executive and Chairman Martin Krengel will be the keynote speaker at March’s Düsseldorf event.

KPLP reports “solid top-line growth” in Q3 results

Canada’s Kruger Product (KPLP) has reported “significantly improved profitability” in its Q3 results as the impact of announced price increases across all segments and productivity gains take effect.

Cascades to permanently shut down corrugator at Belleville

Cascades has announced the permanent shutdown of the corrugator at its Belleville facility, as the plant realigns its priorities to converting.

Toscotec launches “breakthrough” in Steel Yankee Dryer technology

Toscotec has introduced its TT Induction SYD, which it said is a “carbon-reduction breakthrough that redefines Yankee dryer technology.”

Metsä Tissue secures modernisation permit for Katrinefors plant

Metsä Tissue has secured an environmental permit from Sweden’s Land and Environment Court to expand and modernise its Katrinefors mill in Mariestad, Sweden.

Registration for Tissue World Düsseldorf is now live!

Tissue World is happy to announce that you can now secure your place at the world’s largest tissue exhibition and conference.

Saudi Paper Group boosts capacity with TM investment

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L machine to be installed at its Dammam facility in Saudi Arabia.

Clearwater reports “excellent third quarter” as net sales jump 20%

Clearwater Paper Corporation has said its third quarter results “exceeded expectations”, with price realisation helping offset inflation.

Toscotec introduces 100% hydrogen fuelled burners

Toscotec has responded to customer demand with the launch of its patented TT Hydrogen Burner, its latest generation of 100% hydrogen fuelled...

Hengan Group boosts premium tissue capacity with investment

China’s Hengan Group has signed a contract with Baosuo Enterprise for the supply of a Baotuo BC1800 crescent former tissue machine to...

Papel San Francisco boosts standard tissue capacity with TM investment

Mexico’s Papel San Francisco has signed for its sixth Valmet-supplied tissue line, an Advantage DCT 100TS TM that will be installed at...