The Challenge – to find a high quality and industry compatible bioplastic

Plastic – hundreds of millions of tonnes of it every year – has been intrinsic to tissue product packaging. So the urgently needed bioplasticreplacement must slot seamlessly into today’s production cycles. FabioPerini’s packaging product manager Eros Burelli outlines the latestresearch success. Current packaging habits in plastic materials play a...

Pre-stretched film tensioned and tough enough for jumbo roll protection

Marco Cirigliano, sales and application engineer, outlines why FIS Impianti’s new generation wrap is critical to preserve paper quality, hygiene, and avoid contamination. Today, the latest generation of tissue machines produce jumbo tissue rolls with diameters of up to 3m or more, weigh close to five tonnes and are often extremely soft.Each jumbo...

Proving flexibility and speed can coexist for today’s converters

The escalating demands of today’s converting market continue to increase pressure on converters. Factors like trade wars, pulp prices, and global markets create external threats that converters can do little about. Other demands like buying habits of end-users and major store brands may seem external as well, but how converters strategically respond to...

Packaging is facing a revolution as consumers and governments demand a dramatic response to the crisis of global plastic pollution. TWM asked leading machinery suppliers to outline their strategies, and found them already ahead of the game

Europe’s tissue packaging layouts have not undergone a transformation inmany years; the machine capabilities change, suppliers change, but for the most part it has always been a wrapper to a bundler. Now is the time to advance the tissue packaging lines in Europe to be truly flexible by integrating an Infinity Infusion casepacker. This necessary evolution...

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Converting technical theme 2019 will be rich in projects to find the leading edge

In terms of optimal maintenance and process, analysing what the machines are telling us gives enormous added-value. TWM asked the world’s leading converting machinery suppliers – Fabio Perini, Futura, Gambini, ICM, Maflex, MTorres and PCMC – to explain their latest advances. TWM/1: What new converting machine technologies will be leading the...

Paper Machine Technical Theme: Industry 4.0 – energy – cost optimisation – high-quality grades – larger, superior machines – market consolidation

Top companies highlight their ongoing advances in technology. A TWM report. TWM/1: What have been the most important technical developments made at your company during 2018 and what can we expect in 2019?Michael Pichler, senior vice president, division manager, paper & tissue division, Andritz: “There are several areas we are concentrating on when...

Metsä Fibre’s most recent ambitious development project aims to increase its competences in the field of tissue-grade pulps. A TWM report.

The Northern softwood pulp supplied by Metsä Fibre in its Botnia-branded products are used as raw material for a range of fibre-based paper and board products, and products based on refined wood-based biochemical. For tissue producers, their requirements for raw material generally include excellent softness and high tensile strength. Depending on the end...

Driving home the message – products from sustainable forests do make sense for consumers and the environment

In October, Södra was awarded the “Best Sustainable Project/Social Category” at the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award. The award acknowledged the pulp supplier’s “Act of a hero” marketing campaign, which encourages the conscious consumption of products that originate from sustainable forest. Here, Södra elaborates on the reasons for its...

TISSUE MARKET ANALYSIS 2018

By Knut Omholt, Södra’s market research manager There are now several events within the pulp and paper business that are influencing the softwood pulp market globally and in Europe specifically. Firstly, we have the situation in China where political decisions have greatly influenced the market balance for all pulps both in China and Europe. Secondly, a...

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