CONVERTER CONNECTIONS


Primary Packaging: Challenges — and Solutions — For Tissue Converters

07/02/2020 | Giuseppe Alberti

Consumers evaluate brands on the shelf and often make purchase decisions based on primary packaging. How the product is presented makes a statement.

For tissue converters, getting toilet tissue and kitchen towels to market can be challenging due to the sheer number of pack configurations used — from single rolls to 90-roll multi-packs. Equipment must be versatile in order to provide seamless changeovers. There’s also the increasing importance of sustainable packaging materials. Transitioning from poly to paper requires careful consideration as not all machinery is adaptable. It all adds up to potential production line inefficiencies, and no OEM can afford wasted time or money.

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Constellation Technology Supports Sofidel Innovation Throughout the World

06/25/2020 | Rhona Lombardo

In the tissue paper production market, few companies are in league with the Sofidel Group. The headquarters remains in the founding city of Porcari (Lucca), Italy, but much has changed since 1966.

Today, Sofidel is established in 12 countries throughout Europe and the United States of America, managing more than 1.3 million tons of collective annual tissue paper production.

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5 Ways Constellation's 4-Roll Rewinder Technology Benefits Tissue Converters

06/11/2020 | Claudio Muñoz

Rewinders are an essential part of any tissue converting operation, and their performance largely drives production success. The current 3- and 4-roll rewinder configurations are both popular in the field.

However, as converters gain comparative experience they are discovering significant advantages in using 4-roll rewinders, particularly as it relates to improved roll control and exceptional winding geometry design.

Let’s briefly explore some of the benefits a 4-roll rewinder could provide to your operation.

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The Tissue Performance Center: Improving OEE Through Innovation

05/28/2020 | Franco Franceschi

Downtime is a time-consuming and expensive disruption for tissue converters. It can be managed in some instances — such as for machine maintenance. By and large, though, downtime is a detriment that the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) estimates accounts for losses of up to $1.20 for every $20 in revenue.1

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COVID-19 and Tissue Industry Challenges: Fabio Perini Responds

05/21/2020 | Oswaldo Cruz, Jr.

The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are still largely undefined, but ripple effects are starting to be felt throughout the world. People act and interact differently with one another and with businesses — including those within the tissue industry.

Oswaldo Cruz, Jr., CEO of Fabio Perini S.p.A. and Körber Tissue Business, reflects on how Fabio Perini continues to respond to the pandemic at strategic locations across the world: Italy, the United States, Brazil, and China. In this brief interview, he details what managing the crisis reveals about the tissue industry leader’s commitment to communication, preparedness, and proactivity.

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PIVOT Solutions: The Center of Excellence for the Tissue Industry

05/07/2020 | Dario Giannini

The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all industries to operate differently. The tissue industry is certainly not exempt from the impact of the crisis, which has given rise to examining emerging consumer trends and industry trends that have tissue converters exploring how to prioritize market shifts and product demand. Maintaining a competitive advantage can be complicated, but having a partner that can help you navigate an ever-changing market can make things easier.

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Is Now The Right Time to Buy New Tissue Equipment?

04/30/2020 | Fabio Perini and MTC Sales Team

Tissue converters, like any other product manufacturer, must keep current on equipment in order to remain competitive and efficiently meet customer demand. Doing so generally requires a substantial investment that is carefully considered from all business angles before being made. The global COVID-19 pandemic introduces another layer of deliberation: Will increased tissue consumption continue or reach its peak? Will supply chain disruptions become less or more severe? How might employment volatility affect the future?

Questions abound, but that shouldn’t dissuade tissue converters from investing in equipment. In fact, it may be an opportune time to make a purchase.

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MTC Helps Tissue Converters Capitalize on Folded Tissue Products

04/17/2020 | Steve Francies

Facial tissue. Hand towels. Napkins. Folded tissue products remain in demand. Growth rates in North America are projected at 1.8% annually through 2025, and away-from-home (AFH) product trends point to a 2.3% increase during that same timeframe.

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Remote Product Development Solutions Empower Tissue Manufacturers During Pandemic

04/10/2020 | Team Engraving Solutions

COVID-19 has changed the global conversation around pandemics and how the world responds to them. While each country grapples with the far-reaching and still largely unknown impact of COVID-19, manufacturers — including those within the tissue industry — are dealing with a new and hopefully temporary normal that is upending business growth.

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U.S.-based Cardinal Tissue and Fabio Perini Respond Together to COVID-19 Crisis

04/02/2020 | Claudio Muñoz

Global events surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, serving as a reminder of the often unexpected and rapid course of change. Moving forward is complicated but necessary. It’s prompted U.S. government officials to designate certain organizations as essential to public health and the greater good. North Carolina-based Cardinal Tissue, a newer converting company,  is one such operation.

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