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The Tissue Paper Industry in the Spiral of the Ukrainian - Iraqi Challenge

ISTANBUL, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

In the last 10 years, tissue paper consumption has strongly grown in the region spanning from Russia to Turkey to the Middle East, showing a growth rate per year in most cases in the 8-9% range.

In the same timeframe, Turkey has developed into a major global tissue player with exports reaching as far as the United States as the domestic market was increasingly unable to absorb all the added capacity. More, considerable new investments are now in the pipeline in the whole macro-region.

How will these developments play out in the face of the Ukrainian and Syrian-Iraqi challenges? How will the balances of power around the Black Sea reshape economies? 

Turkey is the major native Black Sea power. It has interests throughout the Greater Black Sea Basin, namely, in Syria, Iraq, the Caucasus, Russia and Ukraine. Thinking in terms of a Black Sea strategy, Turkey becomes one of the indispensable allies in any strategies in the region. 

Tissue World Istanbul 2014-Conference (25-26 September 2014) will provide over 200 attendees coming from 33 countries with a clear insight on the macro-economic history and developments in the region, supply and demand outlooks, consumer and market trends as well as technical proven success stories and innovations. Topical speeches will be given such as:

After the Dreams and Catastrophes are over: Turkey and its Neighbourhood in the Next Decade, Prof Soli Ozel, Kadir Has University, Turkey

Economic Recovery in the US and Europe: Risks and Uncertainties in the Middle East and Russia,  A. Boltho, Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK

Outlook for the Tissue Business in the Near and Middle East Region, Esko Uutela, Principal - Tissue, RISI, Germany

Case Study: Multiply toilet tissue products: Launch, Production Technology and Consumer Insight, Fatos Basbug, Tissue Category R&D Manager, Hayat Kimya, Turkey

Enzymatic Fiber Modification, Much More than a Refiner Substitute 

Bud Chase, Global General Manager - Tissue, Enzymatic Deinking Technologies - EDT, USA 

Improved Machine Productivity and Tissue Product Quality with New Yankee Technology, Keith Barker, Industry Technical Consultant, Tissue & Towel EMEA, Nalco an Ecolab Company, Turkey

Tissue World Istanbul will be an unique opportunity to grasp the fast changing landscape of this key region for the tissue industry and use the information to adapt to and leverage said change.

For more information please visit

Tissue World is the leading global event series serving the tissue industry worldwide since 1993. 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. 

Contact: Gülce Altintas, [email protected], +90-216-425-53-54


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