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

Convermat will use Tissue World Miami 2014 to showcase its full range of jumbo rolls of tissue and specialty wadding services.
The company specialises in a comprehensive offering of jumbo rolls of tissue and specialty wadding including toilet and facial tissue, napkin, toweling, medical grades, carrier tissue, TAD, DRC, MG, MF, wipes, as well as air laid, and more.
Its product offerings consist of 100% virgin pulp, 100% recycled (post-consumer content as needed) and mixed fibres tailored to meet each customer’s specifications.
Convermat has a major share of tissue sales in the United States as well as a number of growing and emerging markets around the world.
It has offices across North America and partners located throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and South America.
The company has established its own testing lab facilities and quality assurance department and has recently appointed Felix Norman Macainan III to head it up.
He joins Convermat having been a quality assurance manager at Kimberly Clark Philippines for 18 years.
His responsibilities at K-C included materials and quality systems supervisor, process engineer, and quality team leader for personal care operations.
He will be responsible for working closely with the company’s suppliers and customers to build efficiencies in their production processes as well as assisting in the development of new and proprietary grades.
Frank Shahery, Convermat’s director of marketing, said: “We are aiming to increase our worldwide supplier network and customer base and the new quality assurance department will further allow our customers to stay focused on their primary business.”
Convermat was founded in 1976 with the focus on parent rolls of tissue.
The company is now active in more than 80 countries around the world with major market shares in the US, Canada, Mexico and a number of growing and emerging international markets.