Technical Theme

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

Why multi-tasking LGV beats automated mobile robots in automation

William Nelson, President, Elettric80, explains how a fit-for-purpose logistics system is only as good as its driver … its brain making nanosecond decisions all day, every day.

LEADING EDGE CONVERTING

Leading companies outline advances in technology targeting integration, automation, bioplastics, energy, swing line flexibility, rewinding, embossing, folding, engraving, turn-key solutions, heated rolls and digital services

A single source provider for one interconnected network creates harmony and optimises production

Sections of most tissue and towel packaging systems in the industry can be supplied by four or five different manufacturers. Kyle Demerath, Director of Product Management, Packaging and Conveying...

INFINITY INFUSION 3.1 MODULAR MACHINE SYSTEM EXPANDS GLOBAL PRESENCE.

US and Italian company Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. is taking its Infusion 3.1 modular capable bundler to Asia and Europe. Ryan Holmer, Sales & Marketing Manager, explains the...
Gary Urban, Elettric80’s Sales Director Americas: Food, Beverage, Paper & Hygiene Products

The key design criteria to raise logistics reliability levels to between 90-95%

The challenge: to create a fully-automated facility producing more tissue tonnes per person and more tonnes per metre than any other same-size mill in the world. Gary Urban, Elettric80’s...
Josh Goulet, Account Manager, Edson

Opportunity for suppliers to assume dual roles of project management and integrator for full...

Case study: Josh Goulet, Account Manager, Edson, discusses designing and installing automation into end-of-line packaging for diaper manufacturers. A TWM report. There was a time not...

A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR TISSUE

By Kemira Chemicals’ Tiago de Assis, Research Scientist, R&D & Technology, and Lucyna Pawlowska, Senior Applications Specialist, Strength & Tissue. Tiago de Assis Research Scientist, R&D &...
Hydrophilic Non-Ionic Passivation

Unleash your fabric showering potential

Rémi Charron Business Development Manager By Buckman’s Rémi Charron, Business Development Manager – Tissue, Daniel Glover, Global Tissue Technology Director, Mark Christopher, Global Market Development Manager...
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Driven by innovation – at the leading edge of machinery advances

Leading tissue executives assess their companies’ priority issues – including saving energy, CO2 emissions, machine rebuilds, fibre usage, structured/textured products, remote expertise, market concentration, and Covid-19
David Marshall Project Manager, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Resolute Forest Products

$4m investment at Alabama mill takes Resolute Forest Products to second national energy award

Case study: The modernisation of Coosa Pines, Alabama Pulp Mill - by David Marshall, Project Manager, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Resolute Forest Products.  In November 2020, Resolute...
Pirkko Petäjä Principal, Poyry Management Consulting

Tissue proves its resilience as the pulp market responds to Covid

With predicted declines in GDP growth in leading economies up to -10%, lower and relatively stable pulp prices have proved to be the main boost to the industry’s financial...
Voith

“The combination of high speed and low basis weight is the most challenging operating...

Between 2014 and 2019, Canfor Pulp’s Innovation Center (CPI) and paper machinery supplier Voith agreed to a cooperation where Canfor Pulp would supply NBSK pulps to a pilot tissue...
Richard Cho, Global marketing director, Solenis.

SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE THE QUALITY SPECTRUM FOR AFH TISSUE

The hard hit Away-from-Home market is set to rebound, and is expected to be stronger than ever. Richard Cho, global marketing director at Solenis, says now is the time...

KEMIRA’S NEW GENERATION FIELD TEST DUST AND LINT PARTICLE ANALYSER

An accurate field test to improve detection and measurement of dusting and linting during tissue production has major significance for cost and customer satisfaction. Kemira’s Clay Campbell, senior manager...
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THE AUTOMATED CARBON-T AND ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL PACKAGING LEAD FABIO PERINI’S PIONEERING PERFORMANCE

Report by Fabio Perini’s Giuseppe Alberti, sales manager packaging, Massimo Grandi, regional sales director north, south west Europe and Italy, and Eros Burelli, marketing product manager for packaging...
Steve Boothe, Senior account manager, Edson

SMARTER CASE PACKING FOCUSES ON END-OF-LINE THROUGHPUT OF AFH TISSUE PRODUCTS

Packaging’s search for optimum operational integration has a new leading product. Here Steve Boothe, senior account manager at Edson, a manufacturer of secondary packaging equipment for the tissue...
ECOVE, 100% plastic-free: the perfect paper wrapped pack is created

ECOVA – HELPING TO CREATE A PLASTIC- FREE LINE AT HIGH SPEEDS OF...

Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. teamed with Little Rapids Corporation to target market leadership with their new 100% recycled fibre paper overwrap. Ryan Holmer, technical sales, Infinity, is...
Sarah Laouadi, European policy manager, Freight Transport Association

LOGISTICS’ LEAN BUSINESS MODEL AND ‘KEY WORKER’ STATUS WELL PLACED TO MAINTAIN SUPPLIES...

Covid-19 has led to a surge in demand for toilet paper, and concerns that tissue production and imports could grind to a halt. Yet logistics are adaptable and...
A NEW ERA OF CONVERTING CORE PRINCIPLES INTO GROWTH

A NEW ERA OF CONVERTING CORE PRINCIPLES INTO GROWTH

‘In the near future a learning machine will be capable of autonomously interpreting data and improving on its own performance under every condition.’ Leading converting machinery suppliers highlight their...
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DRIVEN BY INNOVATION – AT THE LEADING EDGE OF MACHINERY ADVANCES

Searching for ever more quality while keeping production costs under control ... “it’s sometimes like reconciling water and fire.” The world’s leading tissue machinery manufacturers outline their business strategies to...
Pirkko Petäjä Principal, Poyry Management Consulting

Sustainability issues are of utmost importance in tissue, but should be approached in multiple...

Pirkko Petäjä, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting Environmental and sustainability requirements have long been a ticket to play in many markets. Certain basic requirements must be...

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...
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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...
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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.