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Self-Adjusting Machines: AI Advantages for Tissue Manufacturers in Industry 4.0

12/05/2019 | Fabrizio Lorenzi

By strict definition, artificial intelligence (AI) references computer systems that are capable of performing tasks that are normally done by humans. AI supplants human intelligence — and the risk of human error — by aiding in activities ranging from speech recognition and language translation to visual perceptions and even decision-making.

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The Value of Open Innovation in the Era of Industry 4.0

11/21/2019 | Antonio Mosca

The tissue industry, like any other, has been significantly reshaped by Industry 4.0. A landscape that was once defined and fueled by competition has partially given way to leveraging the practicalities of collaboration.

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Technology & Technical Expertise Are The Answer to the U.S. Tissue Industry’s Growing Skills Gap

10/11/2019 | Claudio Muñoz

U.S. manufacturing, on the whole, is in the midst of a dilemma. Qualified labor is migrating away from industry-based jobs for a number of reasons, the top three of which are Baby Boomer retirements, misperceptions about manufacturing jobs, and a widening skills gap caused by emerging technologies.1 As a result, an estimated 2.4 million positions throughout manufacturing sectors are projected to remain unfilled between 2018 and 2028.1

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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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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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