CONVERTER CONNECTIONS


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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Technology, New Tools Lead Fire Suppression Efforts for Converters

05/30/2019 | Alan Weier

 A tissue converting operation doesn’t have to be completely destroyed to be debilitated by fire. Learn more about how new technology and tools can help keep your facility,  as well as your workers, and equipment, safe from the threat of fire in this brief video. 

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What You Need to Know Before Upgrading Your Packaging Line

05/09/2019 | Matteo Giardini

Packaging lines must run at peak productivity. Substandard performance can lead to high overhead costs, botched sales, and low profits — a less than ideal scenario for any tissue converter.

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Simple Log Saw Modifications Can Help Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency for Tissue Converters [VIDEO]

05/02/2019 | Matt Kowalski

With dangerous and disruptive log saw blade changeovers to consider, how do tissue converters keep their workers safe and their lines moving? The solution lies in the Blade Change Technical Improvement Program (TIP) — advanced automation technology that decreases human-machine interaction and significantly increases worker safety. Learn more in this video:

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CIDPEX 2019: What’s Next for Tissue Converters in Asian Markets?

04/04/2019 | Claudio Muñoz

The 26th annual China International Disposable Paper Expo (CIDPEX) is Asia’s largest gathering of tissue production experts in the world. Running April 17-19 at the Wuhan International Convention & Exhibition Center (Wuhan, Hubei, China), CIDPEX 2019 will bring together more than 700 companies and 30,000 visitors to share industry insights and trends, along with showcasing equipment innovations designed to make converting disposable tissue paper products more efficient and progressive in Asian markets.

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Make Embossing Decisions Fast With The New Touch ‘N’ Roll 3D Configurator

03/14/2019 | Giacomo Bianchi

Embossed products present tissue converters with a unique challenge: how to accurately convey the embossing pattern look and performance characteristics to sales and marketing teams, and equipment operators on the shop floor. Creating physical 3D models of rolls using printouts of 2D embossing patterns met with limited success and was often time-consuming. If the design was somehow modified, new models would have to be created from scratch, further contributing to an inefficient process.
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Smart Technology: New Moonlight Unwinder Improves Safety, Efficiency, Quality

03/07/2019 | Stefano Palazzesi

Manual tasks within the unwinding process put many tissue converters at a disadvantage. Operators are responsible for the preparation and transition of parent reels between paper machines and the converting line, which is physically demanding and often time-consuming. Further, these functions increase the likelihood of damage to the tissue and greatly jeopardize operator safety — all substantial risks for tissue converters.

With the advent of Industry 4.0 and smart technologies, solutions to these challenges are now available and Fabio Perini’s new Moonlight unwinder virtually eliminates off-line human intervention during unwinding through forward-thinking automation:

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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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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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Key Advantages 4-roll Rewinders Offer Tissue Converters

06/21/2018 | Claudio Muñoz

Rewinders are an essential part of any tissue converting operation, and their performance largely drives production success. Three- and 4-roll configurations are the current options for rewinders, and each enjoys popularity in the field. As more and more converters gain comparative experience between the two types, however, they are discovering the significant advantages a 4-roll rewinder offers. These advantages generally center around improved roll control and well-designed winding geometry.

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