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Resolute's Calhoun Tissue Operation on Track for Q1 2017 Startup (9/06/2016)

Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, today (Sept. 6, 2016) announced completion of commissioning of the first tissue converting line at its state-of-the-art tissue facility currently under construction in Calhoun, Tenn., USA. The remaining two lines will be commissioned by year-end. 

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Ten Toscotec Tissue Machines Now Running at Vinda’s Sanjiang Mill in China (9/06/2016)

Vinda Paper (China) Co., at its Sanjiang mill, Jiangmen, has started up two new Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) machines, TM 9 and TM 10. Both machines are AHEAD-2.0M, with a design speed of 1,800 m/min. TM 10 is the 21st machine supplied by Toscotec to Vinda.

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Hengan Starts up Valmet Tissue Machine Ahead of Schedule at Wuhu, China Mill (9/05/2016)

Hengan's (China) 19th tissue machine, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line supplied by Valmet (Finland), successfully started up in August at the company's mill in Wuhu, Anhui province in China. The installation and commissioning were performed in record time and the startup went smoothly, the company reports. The new tissue machine adds another 60,000 metric tpy of tissue products to Hengan's current production of more than one million metric tpy.

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CMPC Signs Contract with Voith to Supply New Tissue Machine in Peru (9/26/2016)

CMPC, São Paulo, Brazil, has signed a contract with Voith Paper, Germany, for the supply of a complete VTM 4 double-width tissue machine, which will be installed at CMPC’s new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.

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Metsä Tissue Orders Valmet TM Rebuilds at Germany, Sweden Mills (9/20/2016)

Metsä Tissue, Finland, has selected Valmet (Finland) as supplier for the upgrades of tissue machine TM 3 at its Raubach, Germany, mill, and the tissue machine at its Pauliström, Sweden, mill. The value of the orders was not disclosed.

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SCA Barton Mill Uses Fiber Waste to Make Soil Additive for Local Farmers (10/10/2016)

According to report this week by the Times Daily, Florence, Ala., USA, SCA’s tissue mill in Barton, Ala., is now using fiber waste from recycled paper to make a soil additive for local farmers. The product is being made from residual paper mixed with a lot of water and spread over agricultural land to adjust the pH level in the soil. The SCA product is an alternative to agricultural lime farmers have used to make sure the soil level is prime for the land's purpose.

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Tranlin Launches Plant-Derived Fertilizer Line ahead of 2020 Tissue Startup in Virginia (8/03/2016)

VASTLY, by Tranlin Inc., Richmond, Va., USA, an eco-friendly paper and fertilizer manufacturer, this week announced the launch of its unique line of plant-derived fulvic and humic acid fertilizer products.

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SCA Closes Baby Diaper Business in Mexico (10/03/2016)

As part of SCA’s (Stockholm, Sweden) work with addressing weak market positions that have inadequate profitability, the Group has decided to close its baby diaper business in Mexico. Mexico is the Group’s eighth largest market, based on sales in 2015, and is highly prioritized by SCA. SCA holds leading market positions in feminine care, incontinence products, and tissue in the country.

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SCA to Expand Bowling Green, Ky., Sanitary Products Facility (10/03/2016)

SCA Personal Care this past week announced the expansion of its Bowling Green, Ky., USA, TENA® incontinence care protection facility. The $23.9 million expansion project will increase production capacity of products primarily used in the healthcare sector and increase total full-time employment with 20 new jobs, for a total of 180 employees.

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Cheng Loong’s Voith Supplied TM 16 Breaks World Records (8/01/2016)

In Chupei, Taiwan, the Cheng Loong TM 16 tissue machine provided by Voith (Germany) successfully passed its guarantee test recently. Its operating speed is up to 2,001 m/min, which is the fastest speed with a steam hood in the world, leading the industry in several performance indexes.

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KC’s Onvation Technology Provides Up-to-the-Minute Restroom Monitoring (10/20/2016)

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, is harnessing the machine-to-machine connectivity of the Internet of Things to bring distribution sales professionals and their customers a smart restroom management system called Onvation Technology. The system provides up-to-the-minute monitoring of restroom conditions from any device or location, 24 hours a day.

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Sofidel Startup of Two Valmet NTT Tissue Machines in Ohio Set for 2018 (10/11/2015)

Sofidel, Italy, announced this past week that it will startup two new Valmet (Finland) Advantage NTT 200 machines at its new mill under construction in Circleville, Ohio, USA, in the third quarter of 2018. The announcement was made by Sofidel CEO Luigi during a presentation at the Tissue Seminar during the RISI North American Conference in San Diego, Calif., USA.

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ISMA 2000 Mill Successfully Starts up Andritz FibreFlow Drum Pulper (5/11/2016)

International technology Group Andritz, Austria, has successfully started up a FibreFlow drum pulper, type FFD225, for the Spanish tissue producer ISMA 2000 S.L.

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Carta Fabril to Install New Andritz Tissue Machine with World’s Largest Yankee (10/26/2016)

Carta Fabril, Brazil, will install a new Andritz PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with a steel yankee and a steam-heated hood for its mill in Anápolis, Brazil. Startup is scheduled for January 2019. 


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St. Croix Tissue Reports Andritz Successful Start-up of Tissue Machine (5/03/2016)

Andritz (Austria) has successfully completed the start-up of the first of two supplied PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machines with steel Yankees at the St. Croix Tissue mill in Maine, USA.

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Wingate Partners Sells Dunn Paper (8/29/2016)

Wingate Partners, Dallas, Texas, USA, a private equity firm, has completed the sale of its portfolio company, Dunn Paper Inc. to Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Dunn is a producer of made-to-order specialty papers and tissues for food packaging and consumer product markets.

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A.Celli to Rebuild Essel Kagit Tissue Machine at Turkey Mill (5/31/2016)

A.Celli Paper, Lucca, Italy, a specialized supplier of turnkey tissue plants, has finalized a key tissue machine rebuild order with Essel Selüloz ve Kâğıt Sanayi Tic. A.ş., Turkey.

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SCA Integrates Business in Middle East, India, Africa into Consumer Goods (8/24/2016)

SCA, Sweden, will integrate its Business Unit MEIA (Middle East, India, and Africa) into Business Unit Consumer Goods to leverage its scale and capabilities and to further increase efficiency. Combining these organizations will help to capture synergies and facilitate best practice sharing within the consumer business.

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SCA to Split into Two Listed Companies in 2017—Hygiene and Forest Products (8/24/2016)

In August 2015, SCA, Sweden, announced that, to further develop the company’s two operations, it had decided to initiate a dividing of the Group into two divisions—a hygiene division and a forest products division. “For the Annual General Meeting 2017, the Board of Directors plans to present a proposal for the distribution and listing of the company's hygiene business,” said Pär Boman, chairman of the SCA Board of Directors.

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Guangdong Shaoneng Orders 26,000 MTPY Tissue Machine from A.Celli (2/01/2017)

In the fourth quarter of 2016, GuangDong ShaoNeng Group Co., Shanghai, China, for the first time, ordered a tissue machine line from A.Celli Paper, Italy. The scope of supply included a stock preparation system, electrical and drive system, DCS & QCS, accessory equipment, and the tissue machine itself, in a 2,850-mm format and operation speed up to 1,600 m/min. Production capacity is up to 26,000 metric tpy.

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