Discover more about the issues, innovations and ideas that are reshaping your tissue making so you become Best in Tissue.
The goal of this Tissue Talks speaker is to “bring the next great opportunity to the paper industry”. And by working with a team of Valmet experts and researchers in collaboration with University of Maine, his vision has a good chance to become reality. David Cowles, Global Market Development Manager, Nanotechnologies at Valmet, is the right person to guide us through what micro fibrillated cellulose is and the many different ways it can be used.
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.
Selecting the right Yankee merits careful consideration. After all we are dealing with the heart of your tissue machine here. Steel and casted Yankee dryers both have their benefits, in different areas, depending on your type of production. This is a guide to what is important to consider.
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.
Running a tissue machine at high speed, efficiency and capacity is a challenge for most tissue producers. Kimberly-Clark Bajío team has managed to go from learning how to operate the first Advantage ViscoNip press in Mexico to running their Advantage DCT200 line at world record speed day in and day out. How did they do it and what does it take?