Environment

Vacuum Blower Saves 40-50 Percent Tissue Dewatering Costs

Increasing energy costs and environmental/sustainability issue are driving factors Customers in the tissue and paper industry are increasingly retrofitting their production plants with TURBAIR® blowers, according to Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo. Rising energy prices and growing environmental awareness are behind a boom in sales of vacuum systems developed and constructed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at its Zurich, Switzerland, ...

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Reducing MRO Inventory Using RCM Principles

Tissue mills can benefit as well as paper mills producing all grades JAY SHELLOGG Tissue mills, like many other capital intensive industries, know that cost cutting from the maintenance budget can be a difficult task when done in an environment of fixing broken equipment. With no understanding of when and why equipment is failing, there are too many unknowns to ...

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Making the Most of Opportunity in Tissue?

Futura CEO muses about tissue’s success and how to sustain it from here on FABIO BOSCHI The key economic drivers in the world today are arguable, but the following list is widely accepted: population expansion, climate change, the energy crisis, globalization, increasing life expectancy, continuous technological change, the world’s poorest and their strife for a better deal, and economic growth. ...

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PrimeService for Modern Tissue Machines: Extending Life Cycle Key to Lower Costs

MARK RUSHTON Andritz AG, Graz, Austria, is strengthening its service activities for tissue machines and has a series of new tools designed to make life a lot less complicated for mill managers and production personnel. Tissue 360o magazine recently met with two key Andritz service people, Johannes Kraxner and Erwin Walcher, to discuss new ideas for an ever-challenging service environment. ...

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2016 Edition of TAPPI Tissue360 Forum Best Yet

Eleven sessions examine alternative fibers, process optimization, yankee operation TISSUE360o STAFF REPORT The 2016 TAPPI Tissue Forum at PaperCon, May 16-18, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, features one of the most expansive and in-depth technical programs since the Forum series began in Atlanta in 2013. This year’s program includes 11 sessions that span three days of PaperCon, exploring a full spectrum ...

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Focus on Global Tissue Key Move for Buckman

With continuing decline of printing and writing papers, the company has dramatically broadened its service structure and expanded its product line for the tissue sector KEN PATRICK Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn, USA, since its inception, Buckman in 2016 entered its 71st year as a key specialty chemicals supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. The company, today with more ...

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New Kneading, Washing Technologies Open Door to Advanced Fiber Recycling for Tissue Industry

New approach combines latest fiber kneading, high-efficiency washing technologies KEN PATRICK Historically, washing deinking has been considered a simple and economical process that can produce only lower quality DIP (deinked pulp) with high dirt count. But today this is no longer true. A growing number of companies around the world are currently using the latest generation kneading technology, paired with ...

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New Look at an Old Recycling Technology

An article that begins on page 14 (and is featured on the cover of this issue) takes an in-depth look at kneading technology as a promising new approach for deinking wastepaper to be used in making various grades of tissue and toweling. Kneading is not really a new technology. It has been around for years and is in limited commercial ...

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Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties

  Analysis compares TAD, UCTAD, ADT, eTAD, ATMOS, NTT processes BRUCE W. JANDAConventional pressed tissue processes are increasingly being supplanted by “structured tissue processes” for increased product performance. Through Air Drying (TAD) is the best known of these structured tissue processes. TAD has experienced a renaissance over the past decade. More than 30 percent of USA tissue capacity is now ...

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Sustainability is Central for Sofidel

Sustainability is Central for Sofidel Tissue products have a long association with good health and quality of life. So it’s no surprise that for one of Europe’s largest tissue companies the idea of sustainability extends beyond production and distribution to include long-term social and environmental advantages for stakeholders at every stage of the value chain. The Sofidel Group is headquartered ...

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