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Tissue executives need a good night’s sleep… we’re doing our best to help

Helen Morris Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Having long claimed the top spot in the global market, the USA tissue industry’s search for new revenue streams of growth remains intense. This edition of TWM lays out that search at the micro- and macro-levels. We report from the Green Bay tissue hub where a dynamic, relatively new to the...

Managing the impact of China’s import policies – the view from inside China

The global recovered paper sector changed radically when China changed direction. With US recycling ‘moving from turmoil to crisis,’ what is the impact inside China itself? Moore & Associates’ Susan Cornish summarises an analysis by Hong Kong based NPC Partners – 2019 China Recovered Paper Market & Policy Advisory Report. Susan Cornish...

UPM takes a step change as a pulp supplier investing in a world-class mill in Uruguay

US$2.7bn mill investment and a US$350m boost to port and local logistics will increase pulp production capacity by more than 50%. By Sari Hörkkö, director, stakeholder relations, UPM Pulp. By Sari Hörkkö Director, stakeholder relations, UPM Pulp At the end of July UPM made the decision to invest in a 2.1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill...

A pilot machine partnership fine tunes the furnish mix to optimise quality and costs

As the quest for cost efficiency without compromise on performance continues, how far can tissue producers be engaging their suppliers to help them find the right balance? By Södra Cell’s technical product manager Peter Carlsson. By Peter Carlsson Technical product manager, Södra Over the past year, Södra has started to be involved supplying softwood...

Canfor’s circular economy initiatives driving its ‘more value, less impact’ strategy

High tensile strength pulp, major reforest planting, a bio-crude oil program, and a commitment to maintain premium output with reduced carbon footprint is driving a sustainable future. By Paul Bicho, PhD, manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation. By Paul Bicho, PhD Manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp...

E-commerce and private labels – the changing landscape in the tissue sector

By Poyry Management Consulting’s Sanna Sosa, principal, and Sivashankari Bharathi, intern. Online shopping has experienced rapid growth over the past few years. According to the US Census Bureau, for the fiscal year of 2018, US consumers spent about $517bn in online retail, growing 15% from 2017 e-commerce sales. And as of the first quarter of 2019,...

Fully integrated resolute targets premium and ultra premium production

“Opportunity in tissue”: Patrice Minguez, Resolute Tissue Group president Vertical control of production backed by major investment is driving this former leading newsprint producer towards growth in quality products and geographic reach. TWM interviews Resolute Tissue Group president Patrice Minguez. TWM/1: Can you give an overview of the...

“US tissue is growing at 1-2%… We are growing in excess of 20% a year”

The future is electronic intelligence, robots and Human–Machine Interface. At this Green Bay converter financial support is offered for schooling and several personnel are going to technical school to become electrical or mechanical engineers. Modernising process: the Green Bay-based company has two sites with 75,000sq ft of manufacturing and 40,000sq ft...

Consumer tissue in the US: From structural challenges to insurgent DTC Brands – Latest in the industry dynamic

Svetlana Uduslivaia Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry In 2018 retail sales of consumer tissue in the US remained flat in nominal value terms (declined in real value), although still generating a very respectful USD18bn. In volume terms, the market has seen a decline in 2018, and it is projected to remain largely in the...

The US tops the list today – But future consumption rates could go up or down

Bruce Janda Senior consultant, Fisher International Last year Fisher International gave a presentation on “Issues Keeping Tissue Executives Up at Night,” in which it was suggested that pulp prices and tissue mill integration, e-commerce, new technology and capacity, and sustainability were significant disruptors to tissue manufacturers in several...