Tissue Making Days

It's time for the 21st edition of the Tissue Making Days! After being on tour in 2022, the top-tier conference is now returning to its home ground, Karlstad, Sweden. The event is held May 29 - 31, 2024 and is open solely for tissue makers. Since 1983 we have shared ideas, technologies and the current market trends from all over the world.

Let's change the game in tissue!

We are living in an ever changing world which also has an impact on the tissue industry. Climate change, AI and new technologies, just to mention a few, are things we all need to relate to in one way or another. The program includes technology highlights and new innovations from tissue making, converting, automation and services. 

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During this seminar, the futurist and author Amelia Kallman will enlighten us about how AI can be a tool for the industry, while Bernhard Lombard from CEPI will raise the topic of regulations and taxation impacting the tissue business. Rickard Fornell from RISE institute highlights how to move from environmental footprint to handprint. During the event Valmet experts will also enter the stage together with invited customers. 

Deep dive into topics of your interest and visit the pilot machine

On the second day you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the topics in a set of breakout sessions where you can discuss with our experts and get your questions answered. And if you haven’t visited our production area and seen the pilot machine in full operation - now is the time.

For the first time ever we open up Tissue Technology Center exclusively for our guests to watch the pilot machine running in Through Air Drying mode.

Main program, May 30 - 31

Below you can find the main program of the conference. 

 Day 1  Let’s change the game in tissue - conference day  
The future of AI: Innovation, Business and Beyond

AI is on top of everything today. Learn how AI can change the business environment and how it can change the way we operate in the industry.

Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker and Author
Changing the game in tissue - from fiber to finished product With tissue converting added to the Valmet portfolio we can now support our customer with a complete package of solutions for the whole mill.

Gianfranco Agnusdei, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Tissue Converting BU

The vision of an integrated, sustainable, and more autonomous paper mill has become a reality Continuous and automatic sharing of information and feedback transform the entire process of making paper into a smooth combination of efficiency and excellence.

Jonas Johansson, Head of Tissue Industrial Internet
Novella Buonaccorsi,  Head of Digital Tissue Converting BU

Move your performance sustainably forward with Valmet’s automation solutions for tissue

Automation systems are crucial for high performance and smooth operations. Learn about next level of machine controls. Jari Almi, VP Pulp and Paper Systems
Soft, smooth and simple - next generation of efficient dry-end Valmet proudly presents the new dry end section with Advantage SoftReel 2.0

Viktor Bergström, Concept Manager Dry Crepe Tissue
Johanna Pihl, Project Manager R&D

Automated manufacturing as the ultimate enabling factor to increase safety, minimize downtime and deliver consistent end-product quality

How applying unprecedented concepts allow to automate manual tasks in full. An innovative way to keep operators outside the line, increase availability and meet target outputs regardless of process variables. Jhon Sebastian Ni┼ło Cabezas, Sales Manager, Rolls and Fold technology
Valmet MTC technology pushes the boundaries of Multifold

With MTC Wizard’s innovative technological solutions for multi folded products, we overcome today’s production speed limits and widen the operative range.

Giovacchino Giurlani, Managing Director, Tissue Converting BU
Boosting performance and competitiveness with benchmarking

A continuous improvement tool to better understand how today’s challenges affect customer machines or mills, and to compare the effectiveness of product lines within customer mills or against competitors globally.

Kenneth Appel, Senior Sales Manager, Life cycle service
Energy equation for the future - optimize your drying

How efficient collaboration by Press, Yankee and Hood takes drying and machine performance to a higher level.

Arvid Johansson, Director Tissue Mills Technology
Development of environmental friendly tissue making together with reliable partner Case study from IntelliTissue installation at Jack-Pol in Poland.

Maciej Ossowski, Manager Applications, Small
and mid-size machinery
Artur Paras, Technology, Jack-Pol

The key to resource efficient premium and ultra-premium production

How to produce more with less without sacrificing the quality? This is how we made it - results from Advantage eTAD installations at Vinda in China.

Kai Zhang, Sales Director Tissue Mills
Electromagnetic induction: a disruptive application for packaging sealing Energy efficiency is one of the toughest challenges for tissue OEMs. I-Seal replaces the traditional side sealing system based on resistors with an innovative low energy consuming concept thanks to the adoption of electromagnetic induction heating technology. Nicolò Squarzoni, Product Manager, Packaging and Digital Portfolio
Day 2  Conference, workshops and Valmet Karlstad site visit  
Are we ready for 2030 and 2050? New rules and practices will successively be taken into use to reduce CO2 emissions and reach fossil free energy production. How will that impact the European tissue industry and how can you prepare. Bernhard Lombard, Trade and Industrial Policy Director, CEPI
Virtual mill tour

Take a tour in a customer mill to watch the operations with Advantage DCT machine and Converting lines.


From footprint to handprint – a systems perspective on value creation in the tissue industry

New perspective what sustainability means for the tissue industry and what makes the difference.

Rickard Fornell, Senior Researcher industrial transition and system
innovation, RISE Reseach Institution


Break out sessions include the following topics:

  • From fiber to finished product
  • Tissue Paper Quality
  • Future trends in finished products
  • How to boost performance and competitiveness - deep dive
  • Low media and high efficiency as a driver for IntelliTissue concept
  • Production and Pilot center tour
  • Dry crepe tissue/ IntelliTissue
  • From footprint to hand print - deep dive
  • Future trends in packaging
  • Valmet DNA automation system – solid foundation for tissue mill of the future
  • Engagement, Professionalism and Committment - is that the key for a successful project?


Highlights from Tissue Making Days on Tour 2022

This video is a summary of the Tissue Making Days on Tour 2022 - Thanks to all of you who attended

Browse through some photos from the three events