Södra raises softwood and hardwood pulp prices

Södra has said it will raise the price of its softwood pulp to US$ 860.00 and hardwood pulp to USD 820.00 per tonne in...

Clearwater Paper announces closure of Thomaston; 150 staff affected

Clearwater Paper has announced the planned permanent closure of its Thomaston, Georgia, tissue converting and distribution facility. The gradual shutdown of converting equipment will occur...

Duni to close part of Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid production unit

Duni has entered into trade union negotiations with the intention to close one of three production units in its Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid subsidiary,...

Wausau in “strategic repositioning” on tissue

Wausau Paper has said it will strategically reposition the company to focus on the tissue business. In its 2012 results, tissue case volume grew 3.3%...

Södra reports SEK -929m operating profit for 2012

Södra has said its operating profit for 2012 amounted to SEK -929m, which it said was a result of the “major economic downturn and...

With tough times at home Portugal gets innovative abroad

As the industry focuses on the major event in the trade show calendar at Tissue World Barcelona 2013 in March, at long last there...

ConsumerSpeak: Tissue’s greatest collector?

Silvio Fioravanti is an archaeologist and lives near Lucca in Italy. He has a large collection of pocket hankie packs – at the last...

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent...

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent states of the former Yugoslavia  After the collapse of the Austria-Hungary Empire at the end of WW1, the victorious...

The Tissue World Runnability awards

Since 1993, Tissue World (www.tissueworld.com) has been the world’s meeting place for the soft hygienic tissue paper business. Now, on the 20th anniversary since...

Tissue World asked the world’s leading converting machinery manufacturers to comment...

A TW report TW: What technical developments can we expect in converting for 2013 and beyond? PCMC’s operations director Luca Tagliasacchi: “One of the sections on...

Portugal’s tissue pioneer Renova innovates to thrive

Renova is the home of “the sexiest toilet paper on earth” says production director Mario Lopes. TW met the business with the designer products.  “Black...

ïżŒAs a small company thinking big Fapajal is bucking the national...

Sales output tripled in four years as Portugal fights economic downturn  A year and a half is a long time in an economic downturn. When...

ADT’s first start-up successfully running in the USA

By Ed Graf ADT’s first start-up successfully running in the USA Air Dried Tissue (ADT) Technology has been hailed as a real alternative to TAD. Two years after...

Portugal – a locally focused T&T market in a tough economy

Portugal currently produces approximately 150,000 MT/Yr of Towel and Tissue (T&T) paper. That makes Portugal eleventh largest T&T producing nation in the European Union...

Private label one of few gains as Portuguese consumers abandon brand...

With the country’s economy stuck in the doldrums, it is a difficult time for tissue products and fast-moving consumer goods generally in Portugal. Through...

Productos Familia starts up tissue machine

Columbia tissue producer Productos Familia has boosted its tissue paper production capacity after it installed a Voith Paper machine. The new TM7 has been installed...

Orient paper announces tissue line update

Orient Paper has secured the land lease of 200,000 square metres for its new household and tissue paper production facilities. The Chinese producer also signed...

Voith launches Majorsoft and Megasoft rubber roll covers

Voith has targeted the tissue market with the launch of its MajorSoft and MegaSoft rubber roll covers. The products “ensure especially long-lasting and efficient operation”...

Clearwater’s Shelby TAD machine starts production

America’s Clearwater Paper Corporation has boosted its private label consumer tissue offering after it announced its Shelby-based TAD tissue machine started production. The additional production...

Gambini’s flexless technology achieves even nip

Gambini has said its FlexLess Technology enables businesses to use rubber embossing rolls that do not bend when working under pressure changes, resulting in...

Nikmas’ Omet-supplied TV 503 boosts production

Russian producer Nikmas has boosted its napkin production after it installed an Omet TV 503. In the last 15 years, Nikmas has become one of...

Hengan starts up 60,000tpy tissue pm

Hengan International has fired up a 60,000tpy tissue PM at its site in Wuhu city, Anhui province, China. The Voith Paper unit, PM14, is 5.6m...

LC Paper green ambitions

Green ambition, niche products and export potential hold the key to not just surviving but thriving through Spain’s economic crisis at LC Paper. “You don’t...

Almost 255 years in operation under 10 generations of the family

GomĂ -Camps tells TW how it draws on its history in order to stay one step ahead of the game By Helen Morris, Tissue World editor As tissue...

K-C announces net sales increase

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported a decline of 2% to $1.7bn in its consumer tissue division’s fourth quarter 2012 sales. The consumer tissue division recorded a...

SCA reports increased tissue operating profit

SCA has reported an increase in its tissue division’s operating profit of 47% to SEK 4,640m in its year end report. The company put the...

APP commits to halt all natural forest clearance

Pulp and paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has committed to “an immediate halt” in the clearing of natural forest across its entire...

Wausau Paper to narrow focus to tissue business

Wausau Paper has started a process to identify “strategic alternatives” for its paper segment that will position its focus on the growth of its...

World’s first Advantage NTT to be started up

World’s first Advantage NTT tissue line to be started up Mexican-based Fabrica De Papel San Francisco is to start up the world’s first tissue line...

Intelli-TissueÂź machine in China

PMP Group has signed a contract with Chinese producer Henan Hulijia Industrial CO to install an Intelli-TissueÂź 900 EcoEc line. The Intelli-TissueÂź 900 EcoEc machine...

Disley Tissue starts up

UK-based Disley Tissue has boosted its capacity with the successful start up of a Metso-supplied Yankee Advantage AirCap hood and Advantage WetDust dust control...

Focus on sustainability

Retailers and tissue makers focus on sustainability at Tissue World conference in Barcelona: best ever gathering of distinguished speakers A world-class lineup of speakers, including...

As energy efficiencies and raw materials continue to dominate the headlines,...

1. What have been the most important technical developments at your company during 2012? Emmanuel Allibe, ABK Group managing director: “ABK Group has taken a decisive...

Kimberly-Clark in bamboo fibre

Tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has teamed up with biotechnology company Booshoot to support the production of tissue products made with bamboo fibre. K-C said the...

WEPA to cut 150 jobs

German tissue giant WEPA has announced more cost-cutting measures. In addition to the planned sale of two mills in Italy, the firm revealed plans to...

Kemira launches KemFlite

Kemira has launched KemFlite to reduce paper and board machine problems caused by deposits from the agglomeration of hydrophobic particles. The particles originate from wood...

Global Voith launches NipVision

Voith has launched NipVision, a real time system that makes nip measurements possible while the paper machine is running. The online and real-time measurement tool...

TISSUES are a must in the mountains

Lisa Pearson lives near Denbigh in north east Wales with her partner Owen and cat Guinness. She is a careers adviser working with teenagers...

TISSUE WORLD ASIA 2012 show review

The $70bn a year global tissue industry is built on information, intelligence, technological innovation, cost analysis and business strategy. It faces new challenges and...

Rehabilitating life for existing equipment stems from OEM

Tissue operations with mature machinery are looking for renewed life from their existing equipment, and determining whether to purchase capital equipment or retrofit existing...