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Sustainability is Central for Sofidel

Sustainability is Central for Sofidel Tissue products have a long association with good health and quality of life. So it’s no surprise that for one of Europe’s largest tissue companies the idea of sustainability extends beyond production and distribution to include long-term social and environmental advantages for stakeholders at every stage of the value chain. The Sofidel Group is headquartered ...

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St. Croix Tissue: The Strong Newcomer in the US Tissue Business

The company has breathed new life into a once-shuttered mill in Maine Two decades ago, the Woodland mill in Maine was a vibrant pulp and paper complex. Suffering the fate of many commodity pulp and fine paper mills, Woodland was near extinction in 2010 when a company with a vision bought the assets, injected US$200 million (EUR 170 million), and ...

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How Will the Tissue Connection Between Europe and North America Continue?

feature Although many European producers are casting covetous glances westward, increased competition and oversupply may temper any opportunities ESKO UUTELA For several decades, North America and Europe shared some of the same tissue suppliers. However, during the last decade a lot has changed. Previously, North American companies were expanding into Europe, and now exactly the opposite is taking place. European ...

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Global Survey Shows Trends in Yankee Dryer Deliveries

 Study of yankee dryers examines the number of operating cylinders, tissue manufacturing growth worldwide, as well as market changes in shell material BRIAN THOLKE To assist the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee in understanding issues in the tissue business, we periodically assess the global deliveries of yankee dryer cylinders, which are an integral component of tissue machines. A ...

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ST Tissue Launches PM 5 Conversion to Tissue at Virginia Mill

feature Second tissue machine that previously made fine papers at Franklin builds on success of PM 6 conversion in 2013, boosting mill’s tissue production capacity for AfH markets to 120,000 tpy KEN PATRICK A little more than four years ago, in February 2013, ST Tissue brought online one of the widest, if not the widest, and most cost-effective tissue machines ...

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In Case You Missed it in TAPPI’s Electronic Newsletter

tissue industry news 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 a design speed of 1,100 m/min. ...

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An Industry Opens Up

setpoint 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, ...

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