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  July 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Consumption of personal care products has a strong correlation with income level, according to a new report by SCA, Stockholm Sweden.
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China has got the taste for tissue, according to a report by Marco Dalle Piagge, GM, Toscotec Asia & Pacific Ltd.
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In a continued effort to support its local communities in Canada, SCA, Stockholm, Sweden will donate an ongoing supply of its Tork brand paper towel, napkin, and bath tissue products to Canuck Place, the first free-standing children’s hospice in North America.
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Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, Texas, USA, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, D.C., have announced the expansion of K-C's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests.
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The TAPPI Tissue Properties & Manufacturing Course, to be held on August 10 - 11, 2011, at TAPPI’s headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA, delivers a comprehensive and structured overview of tissue manufacturing processes, and their effects on product performance for those operations and administrative personnel that are new to the industry or process of tissue production.
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Voith Paper
From The Experts
The global tissue industry scene continues to change and evolve. Tissue suppliers are especially active, as pure plays, diversified competitors, start-ups, FMCGs, and new entrants continue to invest and grow.
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Market Roundup
The cost of manufacturing pulp has trended upward in most regions of the world the past two years, Wood Resources Quarterly reports.
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Pulp mills in the Western U.S. have seen their wood costs go up for four consecutive quarters, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review .
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According to Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank, Chinese pulp prices are easing.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, reccently celebrated the grand opening of its newest tissue facility at Shelby N.C., in Cleveland County.
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Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, Texas, USA, has ordered from PMPoland S.A., Poland, a reel rebuild including extended reel rails and a safety package for PM 5 at its Aranguren, Spain, tissue mill.
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ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, this week agreed to acquire Lorentzen & Wettre from ASSA ABLOY AB, Sweden, for a price of about $119 million (SEK 750 million), to strengthen its business in the pulp and paper area, including tissue.
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The City of Memphis, Tenn., USA, reportedly has offered $45 million in tax breaks to Canadian-based Kruger Inc. (Montreal, Qué.) as incentive to expand its KTG USA LP tissue mill in North Memphis.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, part of the Metsäliitto Group, this past week signed an agreement to become a licensed manufacturer and seller of Georgia-Pacific’s Lotus® consumer tissue brand in Russia.
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MP Hygiene, located in the Annonay Ardeche Department of Rhone-Alps Region, France, has purchased a new tissue line with an average production of 100 metric tpd from Toscotec, Italy.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, reports that it has signed a new credit agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. of Japan that will go towards financing the purchase and construction of two new tissue machines in Krapkowice, Poland.
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Sappi Fine Paper Europe (Sappi) and SCA Tissue Europe reported this week that, following the successful joint sourcing of pulp that began in May 2010, they will now jointly source chemicals, technical goods, and other major spend categories.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, is acquiring 50% of the Turkish hygiene products company Komili from Yıldız Holding, which is the largest food group in Turkey.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, has approved plans to expand its towel and tissue production capabilities in response to a growing demand for "green" products.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, reports that it will purchase from Constellation Energy, Baltimore, Md., Green-e® Energy Certified power sourced from wind energy facilities in Texas.
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New Technologies
Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has launched AIRspun® Flushable, a new airlaid nonwoven substrate for use in moist toilet tissue applications.
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Oasis Brands, Winchester, Va., USA, has introduced its fully-enclosed, touchless Nvi® Electronic Tissue Dispenser.
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Metsä Tissue Corp., Finland, has introduced Green Spa, a new plastic-free sauna seat cover in its Katrin brand tissue group.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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Associate Editor
20 years' experience in the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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