CONVERTER CONNECTIONS


AFH Products: Trends, Challenges, and the Proxima S6 Rewinder Solution

09/26/2019 | Stefano Palazzesi

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

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Fabio Perini's Sustainability Solutions Featured at TissueCon, MIAC and Tissue World 2019

09/12/2019 | Oswaldo Cruz, Jr.

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.

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7 Areas of Focus for Improving Tissue Converting Efficiency

08/22/2019 | Scott Hansen

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.

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Tips for Selling Your Used Tissue Converting Equipment

08/15/2019 | Gianfranco Agnusdei

Tissue converting equipment is a considerable investment. When it comes time for an upgrade or replacement, selling the used machinery is generally a sensible way to monetize remaining value and free up budget space for new capital spend.

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How Tissue Converters Use OEE to Improve Production and Profitability

08/01/2019 | Scott Hansen

As technologies and machinery advance, optimizing production is a critical goal for tissue manufacturers. Measuring success against that goal requires a formulaic approach and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has emerged as a leading key performance indicator.

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Glue-Free Technologies Increase Environmental and Operational Efficiencies

07/25/2019 | Stefano Palazzesi

Converting paper to tissue or toweling is an adhesive-intensive process. It requires a total of four adhesives: one used during core winding, a second during pickup/transfer, a third for ply bonding lamination and a fourth seals the tail. With greater emphasis being placed on sustainability throughout the paper industry as a whole, this reliance on adhesives has come under recent scrutiny.

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How Bioplastics and Tissue Manufacturers are Solving an Eco-Crisis

07/18/2019 | Eros Burelli

The statistics are jarring: Of the 6,300 million metric tons of plastic ever produced, nearly 91% has never been recycled. An estimated 12% of plastic waste has been incinerated, and the remaining 79% is littering landfills.1

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Should Tissue Converters Order OEM Or Non-OEM Spare Parts?

07/11/2019 | Adriano Rubichi

It’s an age-old dilemma for tissue converters: use OEM spare parts or non-OEM spare parts? Cost often drives many to decide upon the latter and, just as often, they usually come to regret it.

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How Tissue Converters Can Manage Energy to Save Money and the Planet

06/25/2019 | Matteo Favilla

Globally, environmental conservation is a top priority. Industry, on the whole, is generally considered a top threat to resources and climate change. Recent statistics bear out the concern. Around 38% of overall global energy consumption and 24% of total CO2 emissions are attributed to industrial production.1 Continued industrial expansion suggests the percentages will continue to rise exponentially, as will energy prices since general worldwide demand for energy is predicted to nearly double by 2035.

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Buy New or Modify Existing Tissue Equipment? Technical Improvements Hold the Answer

06/13/2019 | Alessandro Borelli

Tissue products constantly evolve to meet market demands and consumer preferences. Tissue converters must do likewise to remain relevant to their customers and ahead of the competition. This presents a challenge when it comes to equipment: purchase new or modify existing?

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