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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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Von Drehle Starts Up First Valmet NTT Tissue Machine in the U.S.

Machine is producing 30,000 tpy of quality tissue and towel products for the away-from-home market KEN PATRICK On the last day of March this year, von Drehle Corp., headquartered in Hickory, N.C., USA, started up the first Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine in the U.S. at its new tissue mill in Natchez, Miss. The startup went so well that the ...

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Resolute’s Tissue Announcement a Sign of the Future in Tissue?

Company’s investment in a new tissue machine at Calhoun, Tennessee, mill could be a big step toward commoditization of the North American premium tissue market MATT ELHARDT, FISHER INTERNATIONAL Recently, Resolute Forest Products, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, announced the investment of $270 million for a new tissue machine and converting facilities at its Calhoun, Tennessee, USA, mill. While new capacity in ...

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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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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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Global Survey Shows Trends in Yankee Dryer Deliveries

 Study of yankee dryers examines the number of operating cylinders, tissue manufacturing growth worldwide, as well as market changes in shell material BRIAN THOLKE To assist the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee in understanding issues in the tissue business, we periodically assess the global deliveries of yankee dryer cylinders, which are an integral component of tissue machines. A ...

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