Tag Archives: Switzerland

Significant decrease in Italy’s toilet paper export

In September 2023, exports of toilet paper from Italy contracted to 10K tons, reducing by -5.8% compared with the month before. Overall, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in May 2023 with an increase of 27% month-to-month. In value terms, toilet paper exports reduced to $23M […]

Velvet Care acquired by Partners Group

Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients, has agreed to acquire Velvet CARE, Central Europe’s fastest-growing consumer tissue producer, from Abris Capital Partners and plans to build value through initiatives including expansion in Central Europe and beyond. Velvet CARE is one of the largest manufacturers of hygiene tissue […]

ABB signs €500 million EIB financing

ABB and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, have signed a €500 million financing agreement to support ABB’s research and development in its Electrification business area. Global demand for electricity is growing 10 times faster than other energy sources.1 Addressing this increasing demand in the context of the energy […]

Kelheim Fibres Appoints Mark von der Becke as Sales Director; Matthew North to Retire

Kelheim Fibres announced the appointment of Mark von der Becke as Sales Director and a member of the management team. von der Becke, 48, has many years of experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and key account management. He has held various management positions in Germany, Switzerland, and China at well-known companies such as […]

Albany International to Acquire Heimbach Group for EUR 153 Million

Albany International on June 14 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Heimbach Group, a leading supplier of paper machine clothing, in an all cash transaction valued at approximately EUR 153 million, including the assumption of EUR 21 million net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Albany […]

Mondi expands online ordering options for uncoated fine paper

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, provides new possibilities for sourcing paper easily and quickly. The website mymondi.net serves as a central access point. Starting from the product pages, articles from the PERGRAPHICA® and Color Copy ranges are linked directly with suitable sources of supply. This service is open to customers in […]

Suzano Announces Creation of Alliance to Restore and Preserve Forests in Brazil

Suzano announced the creation of a new company focused entirely on the restoration, conservation and preservation of forests in Brazil. The new entity includes other major companies Itaú Unibanco, Marfrig, Rabobank, Santander and Vale. The company’s mission over the next 20 years is to restore and protect four million hectares of native forest in some […]

Archroma announces a general price increase across its portfolio

Effective 01 October 2021, Archroma will increase the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg. These adjustments will apply to all Archroma products globally. The increase is necessary to offset the ongoing exceptionally high freight and logistics costs. “Archroma made every effort to absorb these increases,” says Marcos Furrer, Chief Operating […]

C&S Paper to Build USD580 Million 300,000-Ton Tissue Mill in Sichuan

Valmet supplies a Valmet IntelliTissue 1600 tissue-making line to Chinese tissue producer C&S. The new line will be installed at the company’s mill in Tangshan, China. The start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order will […]

Kimberly-Clark wants to sell Swiss Niederbipp plant

Kimberly-Clark will part with its Niederbipp tissue mill in Switzerland. The company wants to either sell or close the site. It is currently in talks with a potential buyer. After a strategic review of its production operations in Western Europe, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) is now in negotiations to sell its tissue mill in Niederbipp, Switzerland. […]