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...

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

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

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.

Effective dust control using strength resins and reliable dust measurements 

By Kemira Chemicals’ Lucyna Pawlowska, Principal Specialist, Applications & Marketing, Pulp & Paper, Americas, and Vladimir Grigoriev, Director, Applications & Marketing, Pulp...

Henkel launch bio-based lamination adhesive free of preservative and plasticiser

The Aquence LAM E9500 ECO targets the reduction of Scope 3 CO2 emissions and boosting safety and cost efficiency. Eilyn Meneses Villabona,...

AfH tissue is recovering strongly as market diversification takes hold

Tissue’s hardest hit sector during the pandemic is surging back. Global AfH sales reached $25bn msp by Q4 2021, so will now...

BAROMETER ISSUE: SPECIAL FEATURE

In 2021, TWM interviewed tissue mill executives in North America, China, Southeast Asia, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East for the magazine’s...

India: Improved manufacturing climate and infrastructure, rising urbanisation and income, hygiene...

Despite its low global tissue volume share compared with its substantial population, India is projected to grow in volume at an 11%...

Poland & Romania: From a low base, both countries are developing...

Fisher International’s data does not yet attempt any assessment of the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on supply chains and...

MarketIssues AfH special: With global AfH sales at $25b in 2021...

A sustained return is not yet certain with businesses yet to recover fully from the pandemic. Liying Qian, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International*,...

Velvet Care: Poland’s tissue market leader seeing dynamic post-pandemic growth

Velvet Care has achieved a series of firsts in production capacity, workforce levels, turnover, quality and its Eco Agenda 2025. Wanda Ciesielczuk,...

Retail tissue in Poland and Romania – future predictions for an...

Two countries sharing many similarities, and as with the rest of Europe facing the many uncertainties for consumers and manufacturers in the...

Operations Report: “We estimate that about 40% of all paper sold...

With roughly half the per capita consumption rate of Germany and France, the Transylvania, Romania-based company’s extensive investment programme is targeting home...

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.

BTG boosts Industry 4.0 efforts with virtually connected sensors launch

BTG has announced that all its sensors are now supplied with the bCONNECTTM module, allowing them to be virtually connected and attaining all the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Double E Company acquires Daven Manufacturing

Double E Company has increased its critical converting components portfolio after acquiring Daven Manufacturing.

Zeus boosts packaging capabilities with €25m UK acquisition

Irish-owned global packaging solutions company Zeus has completed the acquisition of two UK-based packaging companies - Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart - in a move worth more than €25m.

IM Converting announces advanced IM-Hug line launch

IM Converting has introduced its upgraded IM-Hug and IM-Fold lines into the global tissue market. The interfolding lines for...

BTG launches Yankee refreshment blade

BTG has introduced its PROcleanTM Yankee Dryer refreshment blade into the tissue market. The company said the blade is made of advanced...

Körber presents MTC ITF Change folding head

Körber Business Area Tissue has introduced its latest folding head capable of changing a product’s cut off. The MTC...

Lee & Man Group to upgrade Jiangxi plant

Jiangxi Lee & Man Sanitary Paper Manufacturing has announced plans to upgrade its high-speed crescent paper machine to increase its production of...

Sun Paper boosts production capacity

China’s Sun Paper has increased its production capacity after starting up key pulping process equipment at its new pulp mill Guangxi Sun...

Zeus acquires Canadian distributor Agri-Flex

Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus has acquired Canadian agricultural supply business Agri-Flex.

K-C confirms it won’t sell Latin American operations

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has confirmed it has not announced plans to put its Latin American operations up for sale following reports it planned to sell the business.

Resolute reports Q1 sales surge as tissue segment incurs operating loss

Resolute Forest Products has reported sales of $945m - an increase of $72m from the year-ago period – in its first quarter results, as its tissue segment incurs a $9m operating loss.

Kruger boosts NBSK production capacity with purchase of Domtar’s Kamloops mill

Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DKP Pulp, a legal entity wholly-owned by Domtar.

Cascades reports “disappointing” Q1 results; announces price increases for AfH products...

Cascades has reported “disappointing and lower than expected” Q1 results, which it said was due to “significant inflationary pressure on costs”.

Wacker announces global price hikes

The Wacker Group has announced global price increases of up to 12% for its dispersions, resins and dispersible polymer powders.

Clearwater reports “improvements in tissue” in Q1 results

Clearwater Paper Corporation has reported first quarter net sales of $488m - a 15% year-on-year increase compared to $426m recorded in 2021 - as tissue volumes stabilise.