By strict definition, artificial intelligence (AI) references computer systems that are capable of performing tasks that are normally done by humans. AI supplants human intelligence — and the risk of human error — by aiding in activities ranging from speech recognition and language translation to visual perceptions and even decision-making.
The tissue industry, like any other, has been significantly reshaped by Industry 4.0. A landscape that was once defined and fueled by competition has partially given way to leveraging the practicalities of collaboration.
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Downtime can be a detriment to tissue converters, but it’s also necessary to keep production lines running at peak efficiency. The difference between hindrance and help is whether the downtime is unplanned or planned.
Sustainability has transitioned from buzzword to global call-to-action in a world dealing with ongoing environmental crises. In the paper industry, sensitivity is heightened around sustainability given the materials used to manufacture products. In burgeoning categories such as paper towels — a worldwide market projected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 5% over the next half-decade1 — ecology is a top priority, as demonstrated by emerging trends and technologies surrounding folded products.
U.S. manufacturing, on the whole, is in the midst of a dilemma. Qualified labor is migrating away from industry-based jobs for a number of reasons, the top three of which are Baby Boomer retirements, misperceptions about manufacturing jobs, and a widening skills gap caused by emerging technologies.1 As a result, an estimated 2.4 million positions throughout manufacturing sectors are projected to remain unfilled between 2018 and 2028.1
There are a lot of options for purchasing spare parts for tissue converting equipment. However, choosing OEM parts over non-OEM/aftermarket parts is critical if you want to save what could be thousands of dollars and also reduce the overall risk to your tissue converting operation.
Away-from-home (AFH) products have become one of the most widely used commodities in the world. It’s estimated that nearly one-third of the tissue market — about 21 million tons of tissue paper every year1 — is currently designated specifically to AFH. Global demand — led by North America and Europe, and fastest-growing in Asia-Pacific countries2 — is rapidly pushing the numbers higher, especially in facial tissue and toilet tissue. The increase in these AFH products, in particular, is partially attributed to changes in consumer behaviors since an uptick in disposable income is providing more opportunities for travel, hotel stays, and dining out.3
With the global push toward more eco-friendly solutions in the paper industry, it’s fitting that Fabio Perini, MTC and Engraving Solutions will offer visitors at TissueCon (October 1-4), MIAC (October 9-11) and Tissue World Sao Paolo (October 22-24) valuable insights into Made With Green Heart Technology, the latest sustainability technologies designed to help tissue converters reduce waste and inefficiencies.
Tissue machines are a substantial capital investment so it’s understandable that vetting quality, runnability, and productivity is a top pre-purchase priority to ensure maximum return on investment. However, the strict focus also causes a blind spot when it comes to converting.