Discover more about the issues, innovations and ideas that are reshaping your tissue making so you become Best in Tissue.
Toilet and facial tissue is something that most of us take for granted, but many may be surprised to learn they are actually relatively new inventions. However, while tissue paper itself dates back less than a century, there is a much longer record of humans relying on paper for personal cleansing.
Hygiene is of course a top concern for tissue makers, and leading research in this area is offering good news for the industry. While trends in hand drying have lately emphasized electric dryers, recent scientific studies have repeatedly shown that traditional one-use towels are far more effective at reducing the spread of bacteria. This data could have a significant impact on consumer demand in coming years.
Over 100 years since it was invented, the Yankee dryer is the heart of tissue mills around the world. But while the essence of the Yankee remains the same, today’s dryers differ greatly from those of a century ago, with technical developments that have improved reliability, efficiency and performance. These modern advancements also mean that tissue producers have more options to choose from than ever before.
When it comes to sustainability in tissue production, simply presenting a “green corporate image” is no longer good enough to stay competitive. Authorities around the world have set greater environmental legislative requirements for tissue manufacturing, and consumers everywhere want certified environmentally-friendly products. That means tissue mills need to take concrete steps for more sustainable production processes.
Everyone is talking about sustainability - suppliers, producers, authorities, environmental agencies etc. But what does sustainability really mean? Does it mean the same to all of us? Often it is used synonymously with words like “green”. But “green” does not say anything about a product or process etc. being sustainable or not.
Hayat Kimya A.S., part of the Turkey-based Hayat Group, is today the largest tissue manufacturer for Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe with a production capacity of 420,000 tons per year. The company first made the decision to enter the tissue business in 2004, and their first tissue machine – TM1 – went into operation in 2006 at a mill in Izmit, Turkey.
Running a tissue line installation project involving several suppliers most certainly raises a lot of questions and concerns. A clear vision, well-defined targets and a clear roadmap help to set the direction for all. Velvet CARE in Poland knows what that means in practice.