Technical Theme

Tissue World Magazine, Technical Theme: Chemicals, Converting, Environment, Logistics, Packaging, Paper Machine, and Pulping / Fibre

Pathway to sustainable tissue packaging

Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting It is our understanding that tissue producers should map the alternatives for sustainable tissue packaging and define the pathway;...

Is paper packaging of tissue a marketing trick?

Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting Tissue is now starting to be offered in paper pack by many players, however, there is hardly anyone full...

Fibre-based packaging

Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting Paper packaging of tissue has woken a lot of interest and many producers have made tests and trials together...

IS A FUTURE PAPER LAMINATED OR EXTRUDED WITH ECOLOGICAL BIOPLASTICS THE ANSWER?

The tissue industry, like all production systems, must find the answer to the planet’s plastic problem. Many companies are already advanced in research. Pirkko Petäjä, principal at ÅF Pöyry AB...
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CANFOR’S CIRCULAR ECONOMY INITIATIVES DRIVING ITS ‘MORE VALUE, LESS IMPACT’ STRATEGY

Paul Bicho, PhD Manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation High tensile strength pulp, major reforest planting, a bio-crude oil program, and a commitment to...
Paul Bicho, PhD Manager, optimization and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation

The importance of forest certification

Paul Bicho, PhD Manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation When it comes to sustainability, we focus on reducing our environmental impact by streamlining manufacturing...
Climate control: Canfor maintains forest certification on the 23 million hectares of forest licenses in Canada.

New technology for the circular economy

Paul Bicho, PhD Manager, optimization and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation We have a vision to be a leader in the circular economy and have embarked...
Uruguay UPM Pulp

UPM TAKES A STEP CHANGE AS A PULP SUPPLIER INVESTING IN A WORLD-CLASS...

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations US$2.7bn mill investment and a US$350m boost to port and local logistics will increase pulp production capacity by more than...
UPM Pulp

State-of-the-art mill to produce premium pulp

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations The new pulp mill has been created as an efficient single-line operation representing state-of-the-art design in the pulp industry. The machines,...
Efficient wood supply and logistics

Efficient wood supply and logistics

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations Availability of sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood for the new mill is secured through UPM’s plantations on its own and leased...
Montevideo, Uruguay, Tissue World Magazine

Significant economic boost

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations Based on independent socioeconomic impact studies, the new pulp mill is estimated to increase Uruguay’s gross national product by about...
Sustainable eucalyptus plantations - Ensuring natural biodiversity

Long term commitment in sustainable eucalyptus plantations

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations In Uruguay UPM today operates a eucalyptus pulp mill in the southwestern town of Fray Bentos, as well as a...
Efficient single-line operation UPM eucalyptus pulp mill Uruguay

UPM Euca pulp for versatile tissue products

Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations The Fray Bentos pulp mill started operations in 2007. Its annual production capacity is 1.3 million tonnes of eucalyptus pulp,...
Pilot partnership: Time-share arrangement allows customers to optimise production costs by varying softwood/ hardwood recipes

A PILOT MACHINE PARTNERSHIP FINE TUNES THE FURNISH MIX TO OPTIMISE QUALITY AND...

Peter Carlsson, Technical product manager, Södra As the quest for cost efficiency without compromise on performance continues, how far can tissue producers be engaging their...
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Sustainable Product Sales Growing Three Times Faster Than Consumer-packaged Goods Market as a Whole

As awareness of the climate crisis increases across the world – especially among millennials - environmentally-friendly production and delivery expected to grow to $140.5bn market by 2023. Report by...
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Kemira KemView™ Gen II Sheet Structure Analyser for tissue

By Kemira’s Clay Campbell, global business development, senior mgr. Kemira, and Lucyna Pawlowska, tissue process application specialist, Kemira Clay Campbell Senior manager, Global business...

The right chemistry to lower your pulp costs

By Mark Christopher, global market development manager – Tissue, Buckman, Daniel Glover, innovation director – Pulp & Paper, Buckman Daniel Glover Innovation director – Pulp...

The Challenge – to find a high quality and industry compatible bioplastic

Plastic – hundreds of millions of tonnes of it every year – has been intrinsic to tissue product packaging. So the urgently needed bioplasticreplacement...

Pre-stretched film tensioned and tough enough for jumbo roll protection

Marco Cirigliano, sales and application engineer, outlines why FIS Impianti’s new generation wrap is critical to preserve paper quality, hygiene, and avoid contamination.
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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...
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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,...

Paper Machine Technical Theme: Industry 4.0 – energy – cost optimisation – high-quality grades...

Top companies highlight their ongoing advances in technology. A TWM report. TWM/1: What have been the most important technical developments...
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Metsä Fibre’s most recent ambitious development project aims to increase its competences in the...

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...
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Driving home the message – products from sustainable forests do make sense for consumers...

In October, Södra was awarded the “Best Sustainable Project/Social Category” at the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award. The award acknowledged the pulp supplier’s “Act of a hero” marketing campaign, which encourages the conscious...
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TISSUE MARKET ANALYSIS 2018

By Knut Omholt, Södra’s market research manager There are now several events within the pulp and paper business that are influencing the softwood pulp market globally and in Europe specifically. Firstly, we have the...
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High quality NBSK for premium tissue

By Paul Bicho, Ph.D., manager, optimisation and innovation, Canfor Pulp Innovation The makers of premium bathroom and facial tissue strive to maximise softness and bulk while maintaining tensile strength to ensure runnability and...
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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...
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‘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...

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

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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“ Digitisation is key; Our goal has been to focus on R&D that enables...

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...
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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...

Converting Technical Theme 2018: Process optimisation – customer loyalty – intelligent factories – worldwide...

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...

Extreme automation – energy – process monitoring – premium quality – predictive data –...

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...
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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...
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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...

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

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....