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 carbon fuels is vital to us as...

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...

Just how committed are consumers – and the industry – to eco-friendly products?

The strongest motivations fade when set against the cost. Pirkko Petäjä, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting, explains the hard-nosed reality behind the environmental issue. Corporate social and environmental responsibility is commonly claimed to be a factor in the decision making when buying a consumer product. In fact, according to surveys only some 16%...

Tissue colour safety standards have got tougher … and will get tougher still

Only a rapid and flexible response to the increasing safety concerns of legislators and consumers will succeed. Here, Simon Boyd, global product manager colourants, Paper Solutions Business, Archroma, offers one company’s priority in setting up essential best practice.   In future tissue colourants will need to meet ever-higher compliance standards as...

Is there a limit to environmental advancement in tissue’s current industry model?

By Joan Vila, chief executive of L.C. Paper 1881 A purchasing manager told me recently that we have reached the limits of invention in tissue. He was wrong on all counts – on fibres, sustainability, costs and design. A dynamic technological revolution is both essential… and already heralding the next era. For most of the twentieth century the paper industry...

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