CONVERTER CONNECTIONS

Improving Line Safety and Efficiencies With Advanced Equipment Automation

01/15/2019 | Scott Hansen

Like any industry predicated on production, tissue manufacturing and converting presents a certain amount of peril to workers. The amount of equipment and humans on a production floor alone can make for hazardous situations, not to mention the often heavy, sharp, and quickly moving parts within that equipment that workers must be cognizant of at all times to prevent injury if safe practices and machine safety procedures are not being followed or used.

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Happy New Year from Fabio Perini North America

12/19/2018 | Pete Augustine

The end of the year is a busy time for most organizations.  It is also a good time to reflect on the efforts of our team and the successes that resulted from their dedication to our company and our customers.

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How Pulp Prices Are Changing The Way Tissue Converters Do Business

12/11/2018 | Claudio Muñoz

Pulp prices have seen their share of spikes over the years. 2011 brought with it the industry’s highest price point in 30 years, only to be usurped in 2015. Currently, the price of wood pulp is forecasted to rise at an estimated annualized rate of 5.1% leading up to and through 2019.

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5 Strategies Tissue Converters Use to Contain and Reduce the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)

11/29/2018 | Scott Hansen

A measure of the difference between the ideal — the cost of doing everything perfectly the first time every time — and the actual costs associated with the reality of errors and inefficiencies in processes, the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) can erode as much as 15-20% in sales revenue and up to 40% of total operational budgets for many organizations. If resolving quality issues isn’t addressed until somewhere in the cycle when the product transitions from planning to manufacturing to distribution, COPQ could further endanger profitability.

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What North American Tissue Converters Need to Know About the Shift to Private Label Products [VIDEO]

11/15/2018 | Pete Augustine

Private label tissue will soon own one-third of a market once dominated by name brands. What’s fueling the change? What’s next for tissue converters?  Learn more in this brief video.   

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Causes, Consequences and Solutions: Preparing for Parts Obsolescence

10/30/2018 | Elizabeth Wilson

Parts obsolescence presents ongoing challenges and inherent risks within a number of industries, including tissue converting. Minimizing the threats posed by obsolete parts is both imperative and possible provided you identify the causes, understand the consequences and proactively find solutions.

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The Role of Wearable Technology in Shaping the Customer Experience

10/23/2018 | Pete Augustine

Today’s tissue converters are serving customers who expect fast turnarounds and minimal downtime. Finding ways to be more cost-effective, efficient and focused on production is a top priority.

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Why Choose OEM Parts for Tissue Converting Equipment? [VIDEO]

10/11/2018 | Elizabeth Wilson

There are a lot of options for purchasing spare parts for converting equipment, but choosing OEM parts over non-OEM parts is critical if you want to save money and reduce overall risks to your converting operation. Learn more in this brief video.   

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How Big Data Helps Maximize Productivity and Profits

09/26/2018 | Dean Kuntz

Data rules the day in the Digital Age, and no industry is exempt from its importance or impact. Increasingly, tissue converters need to rely upon generating, gathering and manipulating Big Data to improve both their operations and end products in order to balance customer satisfaction with profitability.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fabio Perini North America [VIDEO]

09/06/2018 | Pete Augustine

You may be familiar with some aspects of tissue converting equipment producer Fabio Perini, but there are probably many things about Fabio Perini North America that you don't know about. Discover five of them in this brief video.  

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