Pulping/Fiber

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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Rising from the Ashes

In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird that rises from the ashes of its own destruction. The pulp and paper industry, especially in North America, maybe should adopt the phoenix as its symbol or mascot. I recently visited the new von Drehle tissue mill in Natchez, Miss. (see feature article on page 14 of this issue). I lived in ...

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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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An Industry Opens Up

After decades of serving and informing this industry, Ken Patrick has decided to take his very well-earned retirement. Recent years have proved to be a boon for those covering the industry. Both Ken and I have been involved with the forest products industry for more years than we care to remember. As Ken can attest, not so long ago, writing ...

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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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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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