Author Archives: Heidi Boe

Tissue Industry News

In case you missed it in TAPPI’s  electronic newsletter PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS CMPC, Chile, will build a new tissue plant in Cañete, Peru, investing some $139 million in the project. The first stage of the project includes the construction of a tissue paper converting line. The second stage involves installation of a 54,000 metric tpy tissue machine. The project is ...

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St. Croix Tissue Ready to Start New Mill in Maine

Adjacent to Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, new mill will produce 120,000 tpy of premium tissue aimed at independent converters serving retail markets in the U.S. KEN PATRICK St. Croix Tissue is a brand-new producer of premium tissue parent rolls in the U.S. market. Built adjacent to its sister operation, the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville, Maine, which supplies most of its ...

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Tissue Industry News

In case you missed it in TAPPI’s  electronic newsletter PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS China’s Baoding Gangxing Paper has recently ordered two new tissue machines to be installed at its sole mill in Baoding city, Hebei province. Kawanoe Zoki has been signed up to provide the units. One has a capacity of 17,000 tonnes/yr with a trim width of 2.76 m and ...

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An Industry Opens Up

After decades of serving and informing this industry, Ken Patrick has decided to take his very well-earned retirement. Recent years have proved to be a boon for those covering the industry. Both Ken and I have been involved with the forest products industry for more years than we care to remember. As Ken can attest, not so long ago, writing ...

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Bright New Star in the Global Tissue Industry

GapCon Tissue fulfilling mission to become central supplier of complete systems to world’s tissue industry GapCon Tissue S.r.l., Italy, is a member of the IRLE Group, whose holding company is Irle Deuz GmbH, Germany. GapCon’s history effectively begins in 2012 with its acquisition of VAS S.p.A. As an acknowledged specialist in the rebuild and modernization of paper machines, GapCon’s acquisition ...

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2016 Edition of TAPPI Tissue360 Forum Best Yet

Eleven sessions examine alternative fibers, process optimization, yankee operation TISSUE360o STAFF REPORT The 2016 TAPPI Tissue Forum at PaperCon, May 16-18, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, features one of the most expansive and in-depth technical programs since the Forum series began in Atlanta in 2013. This year’s program includes 11 sessions that span three days of PaperCon, exploring a full spectrum ...

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Bamboo Tissue Mill Nears Startup in China

Can a new mill using bamboo pulp be competitive and impact the China market? NEO WU, FISHER INTERNATIONAL A new 300,000 metric ton tissue project in the northwest part of Guizhou province by Shanghai Taisheng Group’s newly-acquired asset, Guizhou ChiTianHua Paper, will start up soon. This project will utilize bamboo pulp, which Guizhou ChiTianHua Paper currently produces. As bamboo is ...

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Focus on Global Tissue Key Move for Buckman

With continuing decline of printing and writing papers, the company has dramatically broadened its service structure and expanded its product line for the tissue sector KEN PATRICK Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn, USA, since its inception, Buckman in 2016 entered its 71st year as a key specialty chemicals supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. The company, today with more ...

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New Kneading, Washing Technologies Open Door to Advanced Fiber Recycling for Tissue Industry

New approach combines latest fiber kneading, high-efficiency washing technologies KEN PATRICK Historically, washing deinking has been considered a simple and economical process that can produce only lower quality DIP (deinked pulp) with high dirt count. But today this is no longer true. A growing number of companies around the world are currently using the latest generation kneading technology, paired with ...

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New Look at an Old Recycling Technology

An article that begins on page 14 (and is featured on the cover of this issue) takes an in-depth look at kneading technology as a promising new approach for deinking wastepaper to be used in making various grades of tissue and toweling. Kneading is not really a new technology. It has been around for years and is in limited commercial ...

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