Over the Wire - Tissue Edition


Issue Spotlight
YouTube video answers question—is it more hygienic to use paper towels or a hand dryer after washing your hands in a public restroom?

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Senior Director for Global Sustainability Lisa Morden details K-C’s successful, five-year relationship with Greenpeace.

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Company's 12 goals guides its vision of 100% renewable energy use, 100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging, and zero consumer and manufacturing waste going to landfills.

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Survey shows still unmet needs among women globally, both when it comes to hygiene products and solutions, as well as raising knowledge about personal hygiene that could help combat taboos

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Submit abstract electronically to TAPPI’s Speaker Management System no later than October 31. Third annual Tissue360° Forum will be held at PaperCon and TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration in Atlanta, Ga., USA, on April 19-22, 2015.

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Those new to tissue or seeking a basic understanding of tissue properties and manufacturing will find this course extremely valuable.

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Goldenrod Corp.
Market Roundup
Company will raise the prices of its baking and cooking papers by 5%, effective January 1.

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Company increased the market price for its NBSK pulp in Europe to $950 per metric ton, effective this month.

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A hardwood shortage across Nova Scotia, spawned by biomass projects, is sending prices up, and there’s no end in sight.

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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Acquired facility produces a complete line of tissue products, including bath tissue, towels, and cocktail, dinner, and dispenser napkins.

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PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with a steel yankee dryer will be installed at company's Shao Guan mill in the Guangdong province, with startup scheduled for the end of 2015.

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Following startup of its TM 1 tissue machine, Hebei Yihoucheng Commodity placed a follow-up order with Andritz for another PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with a steel yankee. Startup is set for the end of 2015.

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New PM 17 at company’s Changde mill, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min. and a width of 5.6 meters, is equipped with a steel,18 ft. dia. yankee dryer.

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Kimberly-Clark C has announced the record date, distribution date, and distribution ratio for the previously announced tax-free spin-off of its health care business.

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Lincoln Paper and Tissue, Lincoln, Maine, USA, should ride out the skyrocketing electricity costs that state officials expect will hit homeowners and businesses this winter, co-owner Keith Van Scotter said recently.

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Report provides techno-commercial road map for setting up a paper towel manufacturing plant.

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Transaction, which closed on October 1 and strengthens the cooperation between SCA and Vinda (announced this past July 18), was subject to approval by the independent shareholders of Vinda.

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Syktyvkar Tissue Group recently brought a new production unit online with the capacity to produce 35,000 metric tpy of tissue and base paper.

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Per capita consumption of tissue in the UAE in 2013 was 12 kg, compared with 4.5 kg in China, 24 kg in the U.S., and 16 kg in Western Europe.

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Electronic roll towel dispensing system features twice the capacity of typical roll towel dispensers. It accommodates two full rolls – up to 1,000 ft. each.

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Germany-based company is investing in two tissue machines with a combined total capacity of 64,000 metric tpy, to be installed at its mills in Lille, France, and Marsberg, Germany.

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Tissue producer Soundview Paper Co., reports that George Wurtz has retired as president and CEO. Wurtz will continue with Soundview as its chairman and as a significant investor.

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Yuen Foong Yu has started up another PMP Intelli-Tissue® 1600 Advanced tissue production line at its Yangzhou mill in China.

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New Technologies
Dispensing system is designed to be the perfect solution for facility managers looking to manage operating costs while providing employees, customers, and other patrons of their restrooms experiences that reflect well on their businesses and show that they care.

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Program allows shipping a complete, competitively priced industrial overhead crane in capacities up to 10-tons in four weeks or less. T

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GunJet® Catalog 75 provides specific information on hundreds of low-, medium-, and high-pressure GunJet spray guns that are widely used for cleaning and rinsing applications.

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Innovation allows tissue makers to increase post pressure roll consistency through grooved and drilled venting patterns in their Xtreme TS and other Stowe Woodward rubber pressure rolls, without significant loss of cover life.

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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
Subcommittees will meet from noon until 4:00 p.m. on November 4, with the full committee meeting all day on November 5.

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Festo Corp
Xerium Technologies, Inc.