Technical Theme

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

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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...
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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...
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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....
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Simple, efficient and effective: equip your systems for the future, saving costs and unlocking...

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. Edson Packaging’s Josh Goulet talks efficiencies. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to reduce downtime and access real-time data...
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Do you laser? In the world of packaging, less is more.

Technical Theme: key technical developments from across the packaging machinery industry. A TWM report. Following PCMC’s acquisition of flexible packaging machinery manufacturer Graphbury Machines in September, PCMC product & applications leader Carl DuCharme discusses...
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High efficiency wet strength resin technology breakthrough

  Mark Zempel, Georgia-Pacific Paper Chemicals business manager, describes the path to a wet strength resin with step-change performance claims. A TWM report. For many years, wet strength resins have allowed paper producers to take paper...

Tissue and towel sustainability: how next-generation chemicals can enhance sustainable development

By Richard Cho, global marketing director, Solenis. A TWM report. Sustainability is often defined as a requirement of the current generation to manage resources effectively so that future generations can enjoy a similar quality of life. For...
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Meeting the WSR challenge head on

Wet strength resins are the most expensive chemical application in tissue production. Hence the urgent need for economically effective solutions to reduce consumption. Kemira’s Vladimir Grigoriev and Eric Padovani discuss. A TWM report.     Wet...
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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...
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The future for fibres

The higher web strength that premium reinforced pulps bring the tissue maker improves tissue machine and converting efficiency, says Bill Adams, senior director at Canfor Pulp, the world’s fifth largest producer of market...
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Investments mean more ECF pulp from Södra

Södra Cell has pioneered TCF pulp but with the evolution in the market and in ECF bleaching technology, the company has significantly boosted its growing position in ECF. Södra’s latest investments have included the new...
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Converting Technical Theme: key innovations in the search for perfection on the converting line

Futura, PCMC, OMET, Fabio Perini, Maflex and MTorres talk to TWM about targeting their latest R&D efforts in response to customer demands. A TWM report. TWM/1: What new...

Paper Machine Quality, energy, fibre, water, costs… the search for high end advances

TWM/1 What new technical advances have you made in the last year concerning issues such as energy, fibre and water reduction, sheet quality and reliability? Paolo Raffaelli, technical director, Toscotec: “The focus...
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Tradition and passion creates Sofidel’s most advanced automated site

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris TWM interviews Robert Jensen, Sofidel Sweden, country operations manager, on the latest tissue trends in the region. Sofidel’s Swedish plant produces 56,000tpy of private label products, specialist tissue in...
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Market trends inspire advanced delivery for diverse customer needs

By Giulio Bignami, Microline chairman, for TWM Microline’s Giulio Bignami talks about the company’s latest technology developments plus a new line installation at Dubai-based Metropolic Paper Industries. A TWM report. For many years, Microline has been responding...
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Raptor SL integrates features from top-of-the-range packers

                  Chris Bladek, marketing specialist, Edson Packaging Machinery, discusses the latest case packaging design innovations in the Raptor SL case packer. A TWM report. The tissue packaging industry is continually evolving and  demanding reliable, easy to...

Chemical technology breakthrough targets significant Yankee Dryer performance improvement

Thomas L. Wright, technical director, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, explains how the NAVIGATOR coating programme is designed to operate in today’s demanding environment of high temperatures and low reel moisture. A TWM report. The...
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Utilising KemView™ sheet analyser to optimise softness and control the creping process

By Kemira’s Clay Campbell, Lucyna Pawlowska, Xiaosong Huang There are different roads one can take to achieve tissue softness. The key is to be able to determine how to get there and...

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...
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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...

Fibre of the future

With substantially more softwood pulp capacity coming on stream, what are the benefits for the tissue maker?​ Södra Cell’s marketing director Marcus Hellberg talks to TWM. A TWM report. The steady growth...
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Strength and softness – how NBSK pulp fibres deliver

Canfor Pulp, the world’s fifth largest supplier of softwood kraft pulps, planted 78 million trees in 2015 alone in British Colombia, Canada. Here, manager of innovation and optimisation Paul Bicho explains...