Pulp: signs that prices are finally levelling

Pulp price is the single most important driver of tissue profitability. Currently at a record high, analysts point towards a temporarily more static market, and even a modest decrease. Report for TWM by Pirkko Petäjä, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting. Pulp prices have been at a record high for a lengthy period Market pulp prices have continuously...

‘The right fibres – treated correctly – gets the optimal fibre furnish’

In the last few years UPM has expanded its pulp production intensively. Due to its recent investments UPM Pulp has established a strong position on the pulp market through developing a versatile product portfolio. UPM supplies its global pulp customers with eucalyptus hardwood pulp from its Fray Bentos mill in Uruguay and with softwood and birch pulps from...

Environment Technical Theme – Our energy vision boosts our bottom line and sustains our future

At Tissue World Miami in March, Resolute Forest Products’ Calhoun mill was awarded the Most Energy-Aware Mill Award. Here, Patrice Minguez, president, Tissue Group, describes what the company did to achieve the award. A TWM report. “Improving energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint and increasing the use of lower...

The chemistry of soft tissue

As urbanisation increases, so does demand for more varied and sophisticated tissue products. The tissue giant tells TWM why it has growing confidence in its Thai and Asian tissue operations. The exact recipe for soft tissue is often a well-guarded trade secret. While the recipe or SOP to manufacture soft tissue can be different from corporation...

Widening the operating window to improve competitiveness in today’s environment

Tissue makers have to face consumer demands every day — demands for softer, stronger and more absorbent products at an efficient cost. Whether producing premium brands or value brands for consumers or the away-from-home market, the need to improve product quality and machine productivity never ends. Market trends towards sustainable fibre usage and...

Discussing eco-friendly and effective repulping aids in response to new regulatory challenges

     By  Kemira Chemicals Germany’s Vladimir Grigoriev, senior manager, applications and marketing, Pulp&Paper EMEA, and Tea Hannuksela, group leader Abstract Wet-strengthened paper grades often require a use of oxidative repulping aids. Traditional hypochlorite is undesirable due to its hazardous nature and a contribution to AOX. New...

Packaging, Wrapping & Logistics: Technical Theme

The global packaging machinery market is estimated to be worth €35.6bn in 2020. Here, our Technical Theme brings you a selection of some of the most recent innovations and the trends behind them. TWM spoke to packaging machinery manufacturers Macdue, Stax Technologies and Fabio Perini and asked them to explain why they believe their product is breaking new...

“ Digitisation is key; Our goal has been to focus on R&D that enables a complete integrated offer for the entire tissue roll production line.”

By Matteo Giardini, Global sales director packaging, Fabio Perini Casmatic is the Fabio Perini brand dedicated to packaging solutions that create perfect line integration. Key criteria from customers include: reliability, efficiency, super-fast format change and attention to energy savings. Digitisation is also key for the product and our goal has been to...

Revolutionary breakthrough in tissue packaging?

Mladen Starcevic, the founder and general manager of Stax Technologies, explains why he believes the company’s ULTIMA product is breaking new ground. A TWM report. Technical packaging innovations during the past 50 years have witnessed several big improvements in tissue packaging machine design. This has been crucial in assisting us in researching...

Converting Technical Theme 2018: Process optimisation – customer loyalty – intelligent factories – worldwide interconnection – the nonstop line – intrinsically designed machinery – faster troubleshooting – trust – smart data analytics.

Leading converters outline their priorities in business strategy towards producing a better roll more efficiently. A TWM report. TWM/1: What events in 2017 have had the biggest impact on your business and how are you dealing with them? Oswaldo Cruz, chief executive, Fabio Perini: “There were two events that had the biggest impact for us. The first was the...

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