ABB launches Winder Performance Optimisation digital solution

ABB has launched a Winder Performance Optimisation to maximise capacity and productivity for tissue manufacturers.The supplier said the patented digital solution “optimises winder performance for improved availability, product quality and asset life”.It aims to maximise asset performance, convert to different paper grades and/or increase machine speed,...

Procter & Gamble launches Charmin Forever Roll

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched the Charmin Forever Roll – a month’s supply of toilet paper in one giant roll – in the United States.The product holds 850 sheets of toilet paper and promises to enable customers to: • Go up to one month before changing Charmin Forever Roll; • Made of 2-ply Ultra Soft toilet paper; • Comes in a...

MG TEC Group boosts capacity

Romania’s MG TEC Group has increased its production capacity after investing in two Ribo Tissue E-WIND® T100 rewinders.Supplied A.Celli Paper, the lines will be installed at the company’s Dej plant. They will have a width of 2.8m and will use high-quality tissue paper, with basis weight range from 14 up to 21gsm.They are equipped with four unwinders each...

Aldi to trial plastic-free toilet paper packaging

Aldi is to trial removing plastic packaging from packets of toilet roll in regions of the UK, in a move it said could save more than 900 tonnes of plastic a year.The supermarket will sell four-packs of Luxury Toilet Paper wrapped in paper rather than non-recyclable plastic in 174 stores across parts of the North East and Midlands.If successful, the company said...

Tissue World São Paulo announces conference speakers: Kimberly-Clark, Finep, The Navigator Company, Euromonitor, Fastmarkets RISI in line-up

Tissue World has announced a range of key speakers and a variety of hot topics to be put under the microscope at its conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Held between 22 – 24 October, the conference’s theme of Global Impacts, Local Challenges, Latin American Prospects – Unlocking Opportunities for Sustainable Success in the Region’s Most Dynamic Tissue...

OMET launches TV 840 Tronic

OMET has targeted the napkin market with the launch of its TV 840 Tronic machine.The supplier said the machine improves automation, offering a “cutting-edge machine that enhances ease of use and optimises waste”.OMET said: “TV 840 Tronic is a high-performance double-lane automatic napkins folding machine line that includes a wide range of high technology...

Valmet launches stand-alone wet end control package

Valmet has launched a stand-alone wet end control package for paper, board and tissue machines.The control product called Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control (Valmet RET) can be used for retention and break-time headbox ash consistency management.The supplier said it offers benefits for paper, board and tissue makers previously only available to the users of...

Kemira to help develop 100% bio-based chemicals

Kemira is to participate in the development of 100% bio-based chemicals for paper and cardboard production as part of an EU funded project.The company has joined a four-year EU funded project which aims to develop 100% bio-based chemicals, produced from renewable raw materials.In addition, the project aims to develop new means to improve production efficiency...

Metsä Tissue to book €107m review and focus on tissue

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has announced a strategy update that includes an operational review with the target to improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business.In the second quarter of 2019, the company will book a mainly goodwill related impairment of approximately €102m.In addition, it will book a restructuring...

Libang Group boosts capacity in Hebei and Hubei

The Libang Group has ordered four new tissue machines for its mills in China, according to domestic supplier Baotuo Paper Machinery Engineering.The supplier told TWM that the four new tissue machines will be provided successively during the next 12 months.Each will have a capacity of 20,000 metric tpy, a trim width of 3.55m, and a design speed of 1,300...

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