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Bright New Star in the Global Tissue Industry

GapCon Tissue fulfilling mission to become central supplier of complete systems to world’s tissue industry GapCon Tissue S.r.l., Italy, is a member of the IRLE Group, whose holding company is Irle Deuz GmbH, Germany. GapCon’s history effectively begins in 2012 with its acquisition of VAS S.p.A. As an acknowledged specialist in the rebuild and modernization of paper machines, GapCon’s acquisition ...

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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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Bamboo Tissue Mill Nears Startup in China

Can a new mill using bamboo pulp be competitive and impact the China market? NEO WU, FISHER INTERNATIONAL A new 300,000 metric ton tissue project in the northwest part of Guizhou province by Shanghai Taisheng Group’s newly-acquired asset, Guizhou ChiTianHua Paper, will start up soon. This project will utilize bamboo pulp, which Guizhou ChiTianHua Paper currently produces. As bamboo is ...

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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 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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Rapid Growth Puts GapCon on Global Tissue Stage

  From a components supplier when founded in 2006, company is a key provider of complete systems today GapCon is a member of the Irle Deuz family of companies (Germany), with Irle Deuz holding 80 percent of its shares and the remaining 20 percent jointly owned by GapCon founders and current managing directors Wolfgang Wiertz and Wolfgang Mark. Since its foundation ...

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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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A Century of Tissue: Career Experts Explore Past, Future

  Three tissue veterans examine developments, events, direction of industry KEN PATRICK It’s difficult to look over the past century of tissue making, especially its first 50-60 years, and track progress step by step. However, there were some notable developments from which modern tissue technology evolved. The process of creping, for example, is said to have been invented in Germany ...

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A Century of Tissue

  When TAPPI was formed in 1915, the global tissue industry was still in its infancy. Yes, the Chinese were messing around with “tissue” 3,000 years earlier, but there would not be a tissue industry until the early 20th century. In the U.S., Scott Paper Co., in fact, was the first to commercially produce a tissue product and get it ...

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RISI and TAPPI to Co-Produce Key Tissue Event of 2017

Save the date for the Tissue 2017 Conference Following the historic merger between PPI and Paper360° magazines at the beginning of 2016, TAPPI and RISI have taken their collaborative efforts one step further. These two industry-leading organizations have joined forces to produce the new Tissue 2017 Conference and Expo October 3-6 in Miami at the Eden Roc Resort. The conference ...

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