Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Russian producer Nikmas has boosted its napkin production after it installed an Omet TV 503.

In the last 15 years, Nikmas has become one of the largest manufacturers of paper napkins and other disposable products for the sanitary sector in the Russian Federation.

The company produces over 180 different products including toilet paper, kitchen paper rolls, paper towels and napkins for the table market and household cleaning sector.

They are made using 100% cellulose with no waste of material, and 1,000 tonnes of paper products are produced per month.

Its own-brand products include Picnic and Zebra, but the company mainly works for the private label sector of Russian main distribution chains Pyatyorochka, Magnet and Molniya.

The company said it is aiming to meet the requirements of both the low-cost and high-quality markets and compete with foreign manufacturers that are trying to enter the national Russian market.

Oleg Lost, general manager of Nikmas, said: “Besides the capacity to make quality products at competitive prices, we know that the key to our success is our sense of responsibility towards the customer in order to create a loyal and flexible cooperation.”

The company has also put in place a complete recycling cycle through specially installed tooling that recovers and reprocesses all the wasted materials.