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...

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...

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