CONVERTER CONNECTIONS


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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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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Increased Capacity Shows Value of OEM Parts in Tissue Converting

03/27/2020 | Elizabeth Wilson

Tissue converters around the country and across the globe are increasing capacity and ramping up production to meet consumer demand amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Some facilities report expediting production and operating 24/7 to meet consumers’ demands.

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Active Support for Our Converter Partners During COVID-19 Crisis

03/19/2020 | Oswaldo Cruz, Jr.

As the world deals with the effects – and potential effects – of the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you about issues that are of concern to us all.

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Tissue Industry Trends and Opportunities for Tissue Converters

03/12/2020 | Dario Giannini

On the whole, fiber-based products are in demand. The global compound annual growth rate (CAGR) across segments is projected to crest an average of 2%, with the tissue market anticipated to see even higher percentages.1

The climb is encouraging for the tissue industry, but it’s not without complications. Several years of substantial fluctuations in hardwood and softwood pulp prices have impacted tissue product costs. As a result, tissue converters are seeking innovative ways to meet consumer demand and protect margins.

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Fabio Perini Brings the Future to Tissue World Miami

02/27/2020 | Claudio Muñoz

The tissue market is dynamic, and Tissue World Miami is exploring the possibilities of a new decade by asking, “Ready for Reinvention, Ripe for Disruption: Will the 20s Roar for Tissue?”

From March 11-13, over 200 global exhibitors will be on-hand at the Miami Beach Convention Center to give attendees a glimpse of the future — including Fabio Perini, along with sister Körber Solutions companies MTC, Engraving Solutions and Roll-Tec.  

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Consumer Trends and PIVOT Solutions: Driving Change in the Tissue Market

02/13/2020 | Dario Giannini

Consumers are driving change in the tissue industry. Well-established and emerging markets alike are pushing for new-and-different products, but they also remain sensitive to quality, performance, and price.  As a result, recent trends in toilet tissue and paper toweling continue to skew toward product premiumization and private label expansion.

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