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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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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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Tissue Industry News

In case you missed it in TAPPI’s  electronic newsletter PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, has announced that it will build a new tissue converting plant in Scappoose, Ore., USA. The $64 million investment includes new state-of-the-art converting lines that are scheduled for commissioning at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The new, modern, and automated ...

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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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