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Posted By:Jun 18, 2018
Ecol Studio is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Sweden – the first step towards a growth process inEurope.

Ecol Studio, an Italian company specialised in laboratory tests, consulting and training that has been successfullyinvolved in the fields of product quality, the environment and occupational safety for over 36 years, is opening acompany in Sweden.
Ecol Studio Consulting AB inaugurated its office in Lund, in southern Sweden, just a short distance from Malmö andeasily reachable also from Copenhagen. The company will focus on the development of the paper industry value chainin European countries.

Ecol Studio Consulting AB will interface with the market through the traditional consultancy approach that characterisesthe Italian company, consistently able to leave tangible signs of its way of working in customers. Ecol Studio as a partnercapable of aiding companies to attain important results in terms of sustainability and to turn these policies into a truecompetitive advantage for companies who strongly believe in these values.

The company is headed by Consuelo Giordani who, following several decades of experience as consultant, Area Manager,
and after covering the role of Managing Director of Ecol Studio S.p.A., will follow international customers in collaborationwith the lab and the team FCMs/Paper of Lucca. “The numerous companies located in Scandinavia and throughoutEurope can today count on a unique interlocutor, and design with Ecol Studio a customized assistance service based onthe demands of the different sites and individual countries”, explains Claudio Fornari, CEO of Ecol Studio S.p.A. “EcolStudio has always distinguished itself for its availability toward market requests and its promptness in answering tocustomer demands. The possibility of assisting and supporting our customers located in Europe becomes foundationalto continue working efficiently and to guarantee effective, timely service.”

For years Ecol Studio is the international reference point for paper and board materials intended to come into contactwith food such as plastic, glass and other disposable matrices and objects, acknowledged for its distinctive competencesand for the ability to offer innovative, customised services and precise, high value-adding solutions.

Ecol Studio has always been a strategic partner for companies aiming for growth based on policies focused onsustainable development. Today the brand includes three Italian companies working in synergy from locations in thecentral/north of the peninsula. And this established and efficient work group is now enhanced by the addition of thefirst international facility, Ecol Studio Consulting AB, with the goal of strengthening business development in Europe.

“This is just the first step of an internationalization process that Ecol Studio has undertaken with the scope of confirmingits position of reference company for the paper field, in Italy and in the rest of the world. Inspired by our vision –“Together with our customers for a better world” – we have always worked with this clear and ambitious goal in mind,and today we are proudly exporting this ideal abroad!” Si it is really the case to say: “First step to Europe!” #staytuned”,concludes Claudio Fornari enthusiastically.

For further information: Paola Pellegrini - Marketing Dept.- - Tel. +39 0583 40011
Posted By:Jun 14, 2018
Tissue World Istanbul, the international gathering of tissue industry, will take place at the Istanbul Congress Center from 4 to 6 September 2018. Proving its industrial success with a record level of attendance in 2016, this year’s Tissue World Istanbul will also welcome for the first time the hygiene non-woven machinery suppliers.

UBM, one of the world’s largest fair organizers, will organise Tissue World Istanbul, the international gathering of tissue industry, at the Istanbul Congress Center from 4 to 6 September 2018. Supported by leading industry players, Tissue World Istanbul 2018 is getting prepared to unite industry leaders with their global experience and enriched contents.

Istanbul holds a strategic importance in tissue industry, being at the crossroads of an important regional business network and is recognized as the most comprehensive tissue exhibition in the region covering the Middle East, Middle Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkic Republics.

Organized biennially since 2014, Tissue World Istanbul has welcomed more than 1600 industrial professionals from 65 countries in 2016, proving its regional power. UBM is primed for moving one jump ahead of its current achievement. The hygienic non-woven machinery suppliers will also be welcomed to the fair this year to enable exhibitors and visitors improve their business networks and opportunities.
In this context, retail industry representatives, logistics companies, tissue suppliers, consulting firms, non-woven producers, related civil society organisations and public authorities will meet at Tissue World Istanbul 2018.

Tissue World Istanbul is of critical importance to Turkey
Esin Aslihan, UBM Istanbul Brand Director
mentioned that the primary goal of Tissue World Istanbul is to serve the development of tissue industry in the region and added: “Turkish tissue industry, which has achieved to grow with new investments each year and increased the rate of employment, accomplished to boost exports at one and a half rate in the last 7 years. We aim at serving the development of both our industry and country in support with new business opportunities and a wider business network brought by this successful trade show. This year, the non-woven machinery manufacturers will also be exhibiting on the show floor. By doing this, we are getting prepared to unite leaders and decision makers of the industry with 360 degrees of coverage and we are inviting all industrial representatives to discover the ways to move our industry much further.

Lutfi Aydin, Production Director, Hayat Kimya Global Tissues commented about Tissue World Istanbul as follows: “As one of the globalizing players of FMCG, we continue our investments without slowing down with around 8.000 employees in 9 countries and 12 brands in categories of hygiene, home care products and tissues.

Hayat Kimya started its tissue production in Turkey 12 years ago and now became the largest tissue producer in the Middle East, Eastern European and Africa with its well-known brands Papia, Familia, Teno and Focus.

Tissue World Fair units tissue manufacturers and industrial professionals to help us discuss with all our stakeholders, introduce our innovations and technologies and prepare grounds for inspiringly new cooperation. We pride ourselves on being among the main sponsors of Tissue World Istanbul, as the largest tissue producer in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.”

Industry leader Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products to introduce new products at Tissue World Istanbul
Embodying many forerunner brands in categories of tissue papers, baby care, self-care, household care and non-household products, Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products supports Tissue World Istanbul as one of its main sponsors. Defining its vision to become a powerful regional player with its self-hygiene brands, Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products is mainly focused on new target markets including Caucasia and the Middle East in addition to the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

In this context, the company will introduce its newest products at Tissue World Istanbul including Selpak Deluxe Cotton-Added toilet papers in the upper segment, Bamboo-Added towels and Selpak Comfort product range in middle segment in addition to semi-finished product portfolio on a wide range. V-folded toilet papers under Selpak Professional brand, focused on non-household use, and Sensor Towels included in recyclable product portfolio with specially designed dispenser will also debut at the fair.

Lila Paper Group again taking its place between exhibitors and sponsors
Alp Ogucu, Managing Director, Lila Group
highlights that Tissue World Istanbul is ready to meet industrial expectations and continues: “We are proud to be the sponsor of Tissue World Istanbul which covers not only tissue paper producers but also raw material supports to meet a vital demand of the industry. Lila Paper also exports to 68 countries and therefore, one of the main reasons we took our place in this platform is that Tissue World Istanbul addresses our target markets including the Middle East, Middle Asia and Africa. The conference also casts light upon the future of industry as a platform where industrial developments are discussed. This year, we will bring critical topics to the table including possible bottleneck in raw material resources due to global warming and climate change as well as industrial capital development at Tissue World Istanbul, which we expect to meet our demands”.

About Tissue World
Tissue World is the leading global event series serving the tissue industry worldwide since 1993. With events in Istanbul, Milan, Miami and São Paulo, it offers an integrated and intertwined platform consisting of exhibitions, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online meeting place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year round.

About UBM
UBM is one of the largest fair organization companies of the world organizing around 400 fairs on average per year with more than 3.750 employees in more than 20 countries. UBM EMEA Istanbul, under the framework of UBM, organizes international fairs of Eurasian and Turkish markets basing on its knowledge and UBM’s global experience of more than 30 years. Market leading fairs of UBM EMEA Istanbul are: Alleather IDF the Leather Exhibition of Istanbul, CBME Children Baby Maternity Expo, CPhI Middle East & Africa Pharmaceutical Ingredients Fair Istanbul, Expomaritt Marine Industry Fair, Fi Food Ingredients Fair Istanbul, Growtech Eurasia Greenhouse Agricultural Technologies Fair, ISSA Interclean Industrial Cleaning Fair Istanbul, Intertraffic Traffic Technologies and Equipment Fair Istanbul, Istanbul Kids Fashion Baby and Kids Fashion Fair, IstanbulLight Lightning Exhibition, Tissue World Istanbul Tissue Paper Industry Fair.
Posted By:May 11, 2018
MORE THAN JUST AN EVENT...PAPER Vietnam 2018 is the perfect platform for companies to discuss the current issues facing the pulp and paper industry and meet key players in the market:

The 7rd International Exhibition and Conference on Pulp and Paper Industry
Date: 13 – 15 June 2018
Time: 9:00 -17:00 daily
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Dist 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Supporter from: Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association.

Save the Date! We hope you will join us!
About the show:
- Focuses on 3 main fields: Chemical – Tech Machinery – Paper Products, the exhibition will display many technologies, machineries, chemicals, raw materials and so many different products in pulp and paper industry.
• 100 famous brands from Korea, China, India, USA, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam…
Highlight Activities for Visitors:
• Free online catalogue for pre-registration visitors.
• Conference - the two days program will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage and debate with local and international thought leaders, key decision makers and government officials.
• VIP BUYER PROGRAME: Supporter flight ticket + hotel for potential buyer/ local manufacturers.
• Business Matching Program: is a service providing a personalized itinerary of meetings and content sessions that match your specific needs.

For those who are interested in joining the PAPER VIETNAM as EXHIBITORS, SPEAKERS, VIP BUYERS, please contact us at (+84-28) 3842 7755 or email us at for more information.
Posted By:May 7, 2018

Paper One Show is the International Exhibition of Paper, Machines, Raw Material, Finished Products, Trading of Tissue Paper, Carton and Paper Board Industries in the Mena Region. It is an Exhibition which covers the needs of Suppliers and Consumers in the Paper Market as well as Paper Production, Equipment and Technology.

After the huge success of the previous exhibition held in Sharjah – Paper One Show 2019 will be held in the Biel Centre, Beirut, LEBANON, during the period 28-29-30 of January 2019.

The exhibition organized by Al Furat Fairs Organiser contributed markedly to the paper industry in MENA Region which has now become one of the fastest growing paper markets in the world.
100 internationally recognised companies from 26 countries exhibited at Paper One Show, 2017. Exhibitors showcased their new technologies and cover tissue paper, card board production, converting machines, paper mills lines manufacturing, raw material, chemicals, spare parts, accessories, finished products and traders.
Paper One Show provided a perfect opportunity to access the markets in the UEA and its neighbouring countries. Throughout the duration of the fair, nearly 2.500 professional visitors came from Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Gulf States.

Source: Paper One Show

Posted By:May 4, 2018
BANGKOK, Thailand: From June 6-8, 2018 the Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018, the first pan-Asian event of its kind will bring together paper, packaging and tissue product makers and suppliers from around the world under one roof in the Thai capital. The event’s overarching theme will be Shaping Success: Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Paper, Packaging and Tissue and aims to address the key factors influencing the industry’s direction.

Held at BITEC Bangkok, the Asian Paper and Tissue World 2018 exhibition and conference will attract some of the world’s largest and most esteemed manufacturers from over twenty different countries. This year, they will include Valmet Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Xiamen C&D Paper & Pulp Co., Ltd. (China) and AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (Sweden) among others.

Apart from the participation in the exhibition, these companies’ senior representatives will also join in this year’s Senior Management Symposium on 6 June. During these high-level seminars, key performance variables which define success in the industry will be analyzed. They will include topics such as sustainable growth and innovations, fiber resources, trends and outlooks in the corrugated carton industry, machine conversions, IoT, as well as cutting-edge paper and board multi-client studies. Featured speakers on these subjects are Mr. Wichan Jitpukdee, President of TPPIA, Thailand; Mr. Haidong Wang, Head of Strategy at Xiamen C&D Paper & Pulp Co., Ltd., China and Mr. Jukka Luoto, Paper Technology Manager - Asia Pacific Area for Valmet Co., Ltd., Thailand.

Following the symposium, the New Applied Technology Sessions on 8 – 9 June will take place. Key industry players will discuss matters such as practical solutions to save costs on the newest fiber trends, reduction of water usage in ECF bleaching, nanotechnology as well as Industry 4.0 to increase production efficiency and product quality. Speakers include Mr. Mikko Jalava, Sales Director at ABB Oy, Finland, Ms. Eva Wackerberg, Applications RD&I Manager at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Sweden and Dr. Mahendra Patel, Technical Adviser with Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association, India.

“Today, tissue is ascendant and the need for innovative packaging is boosted by evolving consumer habits. Graphics and other specialty areas will continue to gain importance. The Asian Paper and Tissue World 2018 will explore the factors which will determine the industry’s trajectory and how to optimize manufacturing processes and the use of resources to achieve sustainable growth, create high-quality products and save costs. By bringing together the industry’s top players, the conference offers attendees an exclusive platform for learning and business exchange in this fast-changing and growing industry,” says Agnes Gehot, deputy event director of Asian Paper & Tissue World, UBM Exhibition Singapore.

Asian Paper and Tissue World Bangkok 2018 is supported by the following associations:
• The Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association (TPPIA)
• Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association (APPITA)
• The Association of Indonesia Pulp and Paper Industries (APKI)
• Chinese Taipei Paper Industry Association (CTPIA)
• Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA)
• Japan Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (JTAPPI)
• Myanmar Pulp and Paper Industry Association (MPPIA)
• Malaysia Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association (MPPMA)
• Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of Southern Africa (TAPPSA)

Visitor and conference registration is now open. For more details, visit

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Karin Lohitnavy
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Phone: +66 86 044 2145

About Asian Paper - Established since 1992
Asian Paper is the largest ASEAN event serving the global pulp, paper, packaging and related industries. It gathers key industry players to meet face to face and discuss the latest innovation, industry trends and offerings of cutting-edge products and services through its exhibition and conference. The Asian Paper exhibition focuses on the Paper industry, covering the entire value chain, from pulp, chemical, adhesive, machinery, parts, converters to paper and packaging products and services across the three-day event.

About Tissue World - Established since 1993
Tissue World is the leading global event serving the tissue industry worldwide. With trade shows in Istanbul, Milan, Miami, São Paulo and Bangkok, it offers an integrated platform consisting of exhibitors, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year around.

About UBM
UBM Plc. is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events, people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.
Posted By:Apr 24, 2018

Today, IMA signed an agreement with Matteo Gentili and some minority shareholders for the purchase of 82,5% shares in TMC S.p.A., based in Castel Guelfo (Bologna), which manufactures and markets automatic machines for packaging and management of Tissue and Personal Care products and related after-sales services.

TMC was founded in 1997 on the initiative of Vanni Angeli, Matteo Gentili and Valter Marcolini and has built up over time an undisputed leadership at international level in various market niches, such as primary and secondary packaging of kitchen rolls and toilet paper rolls, secondary packaging of personal care products such as baby diapers, adults and feminine care products.

For IMA, the transaction entails an outlay of some 58,5 million euros, to be paid at the closing, which is expected to take place by the first ten days of May 2018 and the signing of put & call options on the other 17,5% of the shares, to be exercised by April 2023.

Alberto Vacchi, Chairman and CEO of IMA, commented as follows: "The transaction we are announcing is strategic for the IMA Group and the partnership with Matteo Gentili, using TMC as a platform for the development of the project, will allow us to create an undisputed leading international hub in Tissue and Personal Care sectors. With this deal IMA continues to enhance leading market brands, while further increasing and strenghtening its industrial presence in Italy".

Matteo Gentili, Chairman of TMC, commented:" This transaction is of great satisfaction to us. In IMA we have identified the best partner to continue our company's development and to reach more technological and commercial goals in the Tissue and Personal Care sectors. By joining the Ima Group, we are certain that we can accelerate our project of technological reinforcement, product development and geographical expansion. Personally, I will remain in the forefront of the TMC Group's strategic management, our interests being totally aligned with those of IMA, with the aim of making TMC the global point of reference in terms of technology, service and attention to the customer".

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