Toscotec upgraded its YES-CONNECT-VISION AR (Augmented Reality) system to provide faster and more effective remote services. After launching the first version in 2018, Toscotec perfected the system based on user feedback and practice in the field. With this improved tool, mill operators wearing an ergonomic helmet fitted with a high definition camera send out high-resolution images and audio in real time, becoming the eyes and the ears of Toscotec’s service team inside the mill.
Lucart S.p.A., the Lucart Group head company based in Porcari (Lucca, Italy), has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of ESP Ltd (Essential Supply Products Ltd.), the leading independent manufacturer of tissue paper products for the Away from Home market in Great Britain. The acquisition has been officially effective since March 1st, 2021.
This is quite a surprise for the future of one of mills of Fibre Excellence in France. The Toulouse Commercial Court ruled in favour of continuing the observation period for Fibre Excellence Tarascon (FET) until March 23, when a hearing will be held to take stock of the offer and the state of the conditions attached to it. The court will rule on the offer at a later hearing, the date of which has not yet been set.
The Spanish company Ence-Energía y Celulosa issued a statement last week mentioning it recorded a profit of € 15 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, thanks to the capital gains generated from the sale of its solar thermal plant in Puertollano. However, for the year as a whole, it accumulated losses of € 26 million – compared to the € 9 million it earned in 2019 – as a result of the low price of cellulose, which has already recovered more than 15% since December, after remaining one year at all-time lows.
Today MEPCO and Toscotec signed a turnkey supply contract for a high efficiency AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine. Toscotec is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, specialized in turnkey projects, complete lines, rebuilds and single equipment for the tissue and paper & board industries.
Toscotec will supply two TADVISION® tissue machines to Hengan International Group at its Shandong and Hunan mills in China. Toscotec’s TADVISION® line is designed to ensure superior bulk, softness and absorbency. With this order, Hengan breaks through the barrier of conventional and textured tissue in the Chinese market, aiming to manufacture top quality structured tissue with the highest bulk, softness and absorbency properties. The start-up is scheduled for 2022.
Mauro Luna has been appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Körbers Business Area Tissue and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Oswaldo Cruz. He joined the company in 2019 as Global Head of Sales at the Körber Business Area Tissue, and will now also be in charge of marketing.
In Russia, consumer demand for innovative, premium quality tissue products has risen dramatically, driven by tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya’s leadership in innovation, product differentiation, and quality. As part of its strategic response to the increasing demand, Hayat Kimya is expanding its production in Turkey and Russia with the installation of multiple Perini Constellation™ S8 lines supported by Körber Business Area Tissue’s reliable customer care.
Södra posted operating profit of SEK 891 million (2,582) for 2020, a year challenged by the pandemic, slowing global growth and a widespread spruce bark beetle outbreak. Net sales amounted to SEK 20,351 million (23,183). The Board proposes a profit distribution of SEK 598 million.
On 03 March to 04 March 2021 the established PTS conference "Paper & Board for Food Contact" will take place again - this time with two innovations. Firstly, the confer-ence language will be English and secondly, the event will be Online.
The Navigator Company achieved a Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Rating score of 17.2 in December 2020. This is an improvement over previous years and allows the company to maintain its "Low ESG Risk Company" status for investors.
The Procter & Gamble Company today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed B. Marc Allen, chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at The Boeing Company, to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointment is effective February 10, 2021.
Despite the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, most of the mills ran without disruptions in 2020; even if some operated at reduced speed because of lower levels of demand.
Paper Excellence has recently invested more than $600,000 in engineering and consulting work focused on restarting the Prince Albert pulp mill. Paper Excellence originally purchased the Prince Albert pulp mill in 2011. It now plans to restart the facility as soon as possible once the current non-compete agreement with the former owner expires in March 2021.
Buckman, a privately-held global company specializing in innovative chemistry and smart solutions, announced global price increases of 8 to 25% for all product offerings. The price increases will become effective immediately.