CONVERTER CONNECTIONS

The Circular Economy of Plastics — Part 2: Finding Viable Packaging Alternatives

04/11/2019 | Eros Burelli

In the first article of this two-part series, we explored global initiatives and legislation aimed at restricting or eliminating single-use plastics, especially as it relates to plastic packaging. Driven by mounting evidence that minimizing reliance on plastic is critical to ecological and environmental preservation, compostable packaging solutions are being pursued.

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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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The Circular Economy of Plastics — Part 1: What’s Now, What’s Next

03/21/2019 | Matteo Giardini

The past several decades have been a boon for plastics. Global production has topped 300 million tons annually, on its way to an estimated 650 million tons per year by 2035.1 In the EU alone, about 49 million tons of plastic are generated annually to meet varying degrees of need in the electronics, automotive, and building and construction industries — but at nearly 40% of overall consumption, plastic packaging is by far the greatest demand-generator.1

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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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An Ongoing Lean Journey Benefits You and Rewards Customers [VIDEO]

02/12/2019 | Saransh Choudhury

Fabio Perini North America has always focused on adding value as a full-service partner for tissue converters. So, when the opportunity arose to eliminate waste, improve quality and deepen customer relationships through the implementation of Lean practices, the choice was easy. Learn more in this video.

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Keeping The Future of Tissue Converting Connectivity and Customer Service In Sight [VIDEO]

01/29/2019 | Jeff Heim

As tissue converting equipment advances, a customer’s knowledge may not keep pace, which can lead to a disconnect when trying to solve problems or improve efficiencies. Fortunately, skilled technicians are available via augmented reality to help troubleshoot problems digitally. Learn more in this video.

 

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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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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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