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Top experts at the world’s leading tissue machinery suppliers detail their assessments of state-of-the-art systems… and explain how they see advances yet to come. A TWM report. TWM/1: What were your key technical developments during 2017? Daniele Checcacci, A.Celli Paper, sales manager, EMEA: “The revolution is represented by Industry 4.0, the...

Pulsar targets quality control with Quatis Bags launch

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. By Massimo Franzaroli, president of Pulsar Engineering Pulsar Engineering has broadened its range of Quatis machines with the launch of the Quatis Bags machine. The range and latest addition aims to increase quality control of tissue products, both...

Tissue and towel packaging: consumers demand higher quality.

 Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report.  In recent years, the tissue market in North America has shifted dramatically to structured sheet, high-quality, product-branded and private-label products. Similarly, packaging needs in the private market have also changed. Retail chains are...

HMI redefined: a radical technological change in Human Machine Interface (HMI) hardware – and HMI development

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. OPTIMA Nonwoven’s Gustav Marwitz discusses the recent research results. Smartphones and tablets are continually driving tissue machine operator’s expectations from packaging equipment. Until June 2017, Optima has been involved with a project...

Simple, efficient and effective: equip your systems for the future, saving costs and unlocking all the benefits and functions

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. Edson Packaging’s Josh Goulet talks efficiencies. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to reduce downtime and access real-time data of machine performance to make educated decisions to improve production lines. Sensors, actuators and...

Do you laser? In the world of packaging, less is more.

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. Following PCMC’s acquisition of flexible packaging machinery manufacturer Graphbury Machines in September, PCMC product & applications leader Carl DuCharme discusses its latest technical innovations. How can you use less labour and fewer materials...

High efficiency wet strength resin technology breakthrough

  Mark Zempel, Georgia-Pacific Paper Chemicals business manager, describes the path to a wet strength resin with step-change performance claims. A TWM report. For many years, wet strength resins have allowed paper producers to take paper where it normally could not be used – as a replacement for cloth (paper towels), a replacement for plastic...

Tissue and towel sustainability: how next-generation chemicals can enhance sustainable development

By Richard Cho, global marketing director, Solenis. A TWM report. Sustainability is often defined as a requirement of the current generation to manage resources effectively so that future generations can enjoy a similar quality of life. For tissue and towel manufacturers, the three most vital resources to manage are fibre, energy and water. In recent...

Meeting the WSR challenge head on

Wet strength resins are the most expensive chemical application in tissue production. Hence the urgent need for economically effective solutions to reduce consumption. Kemira’s Vladimir Grigoriev and Eric Padovani discuss. A TWM report.     Wet strength in tissue and towel products is traditionally achieved by using relatively high dosages of a...

New OnePly product that “easily competes with TAD and NTT”

Spain’s LC Paper won Tissue World Milan’s prestigious Most Energy-Aware Mill Award. Here, chief executive Joan Vila talks through the development process which led the independent niche tissue producer to energy savings of up to 70% – and create a world-leading product. LC Paper has been continuously evolving its energy saving efforts since it...

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