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  March 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
China is now the world's second largest tissue paper producer and consumer, after the U.S., with consumption accounting for some 15% of the world's total, according to a RISI, Brussels, Belgium, report.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, reports that its Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category.
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Sustainability, carbon footprint, and green initiatives are among the hottest topics in the tissue business today. Customers and consumers, retailers and distributors, governments and NGOs, buyers, and sellers are all focusing more attention on this area.
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Voith Paper
From The Experts
Following accusations of Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) deforestation in Indonesia, now eight large retailers have decided to stop carrying the Paseo tissue products manufactured with APP virgin fiber.
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Market Roundup
Södra Cell, Sweden, has announced a new price for its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp in Europe of $850/metric ton.
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Billerud, Sweden, raised its price for NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp by $20/ metric ton, to $850/metric ton, with shipments beginning March 1.
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Rottneros, Stockholm, Sweden, has increase the price for all of its CTMP (chemi-thermomechanical pulp) grades by EUR 30/metric ton for all deliveries beginning March 1.
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Sawlog prices in the fourth quarter of 2011 were down both in U.S. dollar terms and in local currencies in most of the 20 regions covered by the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) Seattle, Wash., USA, compared with the previous quarter.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, earlier this month completed the acquisition of privately-held Attends Healthcare Limited (Attends Europe), manufacturer and supplier of adult incontinence care products in Europe, from Rutland Partners for EUR 180 million.
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Hengan Group Chongqing, China, reports to have successfully started up its new PM 11 tissue paper machine supplied by International technology Group Andritz, Graz, Austria.
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Lila Kagit’ has started up a Metso (Finland)-supplied Advantage DCT 200 TS tissue production line at its mill in Corlu, Turkey, about 100 kilometers west of Istanbul.
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LLC Pulp Invest, Kazan, Russia, has ordered from Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), Lucca, Italy, an Amica converting line to produce high-quality toilet rolls and kitchen towels.
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Reeta Kaukiainen has been appointed SVP, Communications at Metsä Group, Finland, effective March 12.
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Finland-based Pöyry and Metsä Group this past week signed a frame agreement for technical consulting and engineering services.
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Metsäliitto Group, Finland, has changed its name to Metsä Group and adopted a new corporate identity.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, announced that Tony Palmer, SVP and chief marketing officer, has been elected president, global brands and innovation.
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SCA, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, a producer of away-from-home (AFH) tissue and towel products, reports that all of its paper towel and napkin products have been deemed "accepted" for commercial composting using Cedar Grove Composting (CGC) standards.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has made a binding offer to acquire the Taiwan-based hygiene products company Everbeauty.
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Sipat S.A, Moroco, has awarded a contract to Toscotec, Italy, for the rebuild of its PM 2 tissue machine at Meknes, Morocco.
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SCA Hygiene Products GmbH, Heidenheim, Germany, has ordered from Voith, Germany, a complete tissue paper plant.
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New Technologies
Metsä Tissue, Finland, reports that it's Lambi brand has launched a new easy-to-open toilet paper packaging.
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SCA, Philadelphia, PA., USA, has announced the expansion of its Tork® Xpressnap® napkin dispensing system.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The Tissue World and TAPPI 2012 Yankee Summit will take place March 20 at Tissue World Americas 2012 (March 20 -23) at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla., USA.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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

Anthony Land
Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

Larry N. Montague
President and CEO

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Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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