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...

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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...

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