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Suzano announces Q1 results in “challenging market environment”

Brazil’s Suzano has reported first quarter net revenue results of R$5.7bn, which it said was supported by the “strong performance of prices and margins in both the pulp and paper businesses”. Following the merger of Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria, the company reported operating cash generation of R$1.8bn, while EBITDA was R$2.8 bn. Pulp sales volume...

Xuan Mai Paper targets high-quality tissue with capacity boost

Vietnam’s Xuan Mai Paper has invested in a PrimeLineECO tissue machine to be installed at its Ho Chi Minh City-based plant. Supplied by Andritz, the machine has a design speed of 1,300m per minute and a paper width of 2.85m and start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.Scope of supply includes a separate DIP line, a stock preparation system for...

Cascades reports “important sequential improvement” in Q1 tissue results

Cascades has reported group sales of $1,230m – an increase of 3% compared to $1,196m in Q4 2018, and an increase of 12% from $1,098m in Q1 2018 – in its first quarter results. Operating income for the company was $72m compared to an operating loss of $37m in Q4 2018, up 295%, but decreased 36% from $112m in Q1 2018. Mario Plourde, president and chief...

Tissue needs a step change to be fit for the near- and long-term future

In a wide-ranging analysis, Essity president and chief executive Magnus Groth told Tissue World Milan that innovation in the last decade has not been enough. A deeper insight into consumer needs is vital if theindustry is to up its game to attract investors, young talent, and sustainable growth. “How do we make the industry attractive in the long run, but...

Tissue World Milan 2019

3,200 VISITORSFROM 91 COUNTRIES172 EXHIBITING COMPANIES60 EXPERT CONFERENCE SPEAKERSTissue World 2019 – the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference – played host to over 3,200 trade professionals from 91 countries. Held at the Fieramilanocity, Milan, more than 170 companies showcased on the exhibition floor. Tissue World 2019 has...

The Challenge – to find a high quality and industry compatible bioplastic

Plastic – hundreds of millions of tonnes of it every year – has been intrinsic to tissue product packaging. So the urgently needed bioplasticreplacement must slot seamlessly into today’s production cycles. FabioPerini’s packaging product manager Eros Burelli outlines the latestresearch success. Current packaging habits in plastic materials play a...

Initial volatility linked to post-Brexit trade relationships ‘unlikely’ to be reflected in UK Tissue fundamentals

Imports equate to approximately 38% of Britain’s tissue consumption. Most of its fibre is non-EU supplied, and parent rolls and advanced process finished products could look to Turkey and the US to replace France and Italy. The tissue business in the United Kingdom is part of machine-madepaper manufacturing’s oldest history. The modern papermaking...

Pre-stretched film tensioned and tough enough for jumbo roll protection

Marco Cirigliano, sales and application engineer, outlines why FIS Impianti’s new generation wrap is critical to preserve paper quality, hygiene, and avoid contamination. Today, the latest generation of tissue machines produce jumbo tissue rolls with diameters of up to 3m or more, weigh close to five tonnes and are often extremely soft.Each jumbo...

Retail Special: Online and Auto-Reordering!

By Soile Kilpi, director, and Kathren Kneer, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting Growth and omnichannelThe continued growth of e-commerce has made it a crucial part of the sale and marketing equation for household care brands, including paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper. According to a Nielson Report, online sales in the...

Surge in e-tailing as UK consumers embrace technology for tissue

With a high level of market penetration a challenge for organic growth, the industry looks for new revenue streams to reach unmet potential at 93,000 tonnes – US$500m of sales. Demand for consumer tissue in the UK is largely shaped by core fundamental factors, such as market saturation, general commodity status of the products, population trends, the...

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