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These are landmark results in a sector that has developed in different ways during the pandemic: on the one hand costs of raw materials and energy increased; on the other hand, new opportunities arose within the fields of e-commerce and of eco-sustainable products.

Oswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue, comments: “Our customers are under tremendous pressure. There is certainly a great demand for tissue products, but due to the increase in costs, their margins decreased. It is therefore important to actively support them in terms of speed and technologically advanced solutions and services, but more importantly through an integrated approach to help them to reduce costs ".

Oswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive OfficerOswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive OfficerTherefore, to respond to developments and stay at the forefront of shaping our customers’ success, the Körber Business Area Tissue is evolving more and more from a machinery supplier to a strategic partner that provides broader solutions. This includes for example combining skills in converting and packaging with those of other Business Areas within the Körber ecosystem, such as the Business Area Supply Chain’s cutting-edge logistics, or the Business Area Digital’s cloud-based technology and advanced AI-driven software.

This approach is complemented by the characteristics that have made Körber the only truly integrated and global supplier in recent years with an exclusive product portfolio on the market and a global presence. Mauro Luna, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue continues: “Think globally, act locally- is our great strength in addition to our large portfolio that allows us to serve different requirements. In China for example, practical and solid products without a core are preferred, so we offer technologies such as Solid + that enable our customers to manufacture such products. In the United States soft and voluminous products are preferred, so we offer Perini Constellation, which makes uniform and soft rolls at very high speeds.

Our broad range of product is supplemented by an on-the-ground presence throughout the world: in addition to the Tuscan headquarters with the plants in Lucca, Bologna and Porcari, there are production facilities in the United States, Brazil, China, and offices in Japan with a total of over 1.200 people employed. This enables us to operate a considerable sales force and number of technicians worldwide who can respond to customer inquiries quickly and promptly”.

This global setup is also vital for product development. In China for example, alternative fibers to cellulose such as bamboo or wheat have already been used for some time. We adapt and offer the expertise gained from working with these alternative fibers easily for other markets. 

Another key element that in 2021 enabled Körber Business Area Tissue to support clients in overcoming their challenges and achieving their Overall Equipment Effectiveness objectives was certainly innovation, which is never an end in itself, but always aims to increase production efficiency or support customers in the development of new business, such as e-commerce.

Luca Frasnetti Chief Technology Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue concludes: "This year there are three key innovations that we have presented and that will mark our development for the next few years. Warm-up Contactless, a breakthrough innovation that uses induction for embossing; Casmatic Zephyrus that allows our customers to develop and increase business related to e-commerce in a simple, fast and personalized way; and SAMs, real-time production supervisors which identify any possible deviation from what has been established and take appropriate decisions within the previously established limits, regardless of an operator's skill level".

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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Tailor Made tissue products and 3D experiences: Engraving Solutions expand existing product portfolio with digital services and customized solutions for the new needs of the tissue market

Engraving Solutions, leader in the production of embossing rollers for the tissue industry and part of the Business Area Tissue of the Körber AG Group, has presented the latest products in the embossing field: innovative and highly competitive products that meet the actual needs of the market.

Premiumization and Digitization trends play an increasing role in the choice of converters. The best companies’ strength lies in offering products tailor-made according to the specific customer’s needs. Today customers want to co-create with the supplier, being part of the creative and development teams from the early stage of the project so that their requirements are fulfilled in the best way.

The challenge of Engraving Solutions is to provide customers with innovative solutions that answer and anticipate market changes and help them optimize their manufacturing performance. For this reason, thanks to its technological know-how in the production of embossing rollers, and keeping continuous exchanges and workshop with the customers, Engraving Solutions has expanded its offer with new digital and customized solutions that fit to the new market trends and simplify the development processes of new products. This assures the shortest time-to-market of a new product on the shelf.

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Ghost is designed to satisfy the current trend in the tissue market. – Giacomo Bianchi, Product Engineer of Engraving Solutions, declares – It is the new generation of embossing, obtained by combining, for the first time ever, two different micro-embossing techniques – chemical and mechanical – thereby bringing together the benefits of both. This innovative technology, unique to this market, results in a product that is more pleasing to the touch compared to the traditionally embossed one. Ghost is ideal for all high-yield products with refined embossing but is at the same time resistant, bulky and featuring excellent softness, independently from the number of plies and for every product type: toilet paper, kitchen towel and away-from-home segments”.

The name Ghost evokes the special shape of the points, similar to a ‘ghost sheet’. Actually, the profiles of the engravings have been softened, and therefore act with less cutting aggressiveness on the paper. This allows to reduce the strength loss that usually occurs during embossing when traditional rhomboid points are used.

Ex-press is a technology that allows to obtain double-colour products using embossing alone. By simply adding coloured water to the pre-embossing station, on first pass the ply is decorated with one colour, and when it is passed through the second embosser using coloured glue, the final product comes out with 2 different colours providing a stunning aesthetic effect.

The last novelty presented by Engraving Solutions is Smoothie, the embossing system specifically designed for entry-level products that is capable of making the paper smoother and softer to the touch. This helps improving products made using traditional or recycled and unstructured paper, featuring low weight and low quantities of long fiber paper, that usually are less appealing to the consumer.

With a single pass, the ply is embossed on the side portions, with or without the use of glue, and calendered on the central portion. All this is obtained using a single embossing station instead of requiring a pair of rolls or a machine dedicated to the calendering of the entire ply.

The final result is a roll that is smooth on most of its surface and aesthetically pleasing thanks to the application of (coloured or non-coloured) decorations. This represents an improvement for entry-level products that have always privileged price and convenience over aesthetics and quality.

At Tissue World Milan Engraving Solutions has also launched the new tissue configurator Touch 'N' Roll. The new configurator aims to simplify the process of new product development. Through a digital platform accessible from PC or tablet, with few simple steps, the user can create a preview of the finished product, a real-time prototype, even before making a pilot line test. This allows the customer to have an early view of the product and reduce decision-making time.

Thanks to the new configurator it is possible to create your own "tailor-made" product, choosing between three predefined types of rolls: toilet paper or kitchen paper, four types of paper each with a defined surface and colour, 36 embossing designs, eight colours. A total of 1,440 configurations are possible.

The process is very simple:

  1. Choose between three predefined types of rolls: toilet rolls, kitchen towels, away-from-home;
  2. Insert technical specifications (height, diameter, virgin or recycled paper);
  3. Choose between up to 36 embossing patterns in eight colours for a total of 1,440 possible configurations;
  4. Obtain a preview of the final product

The customer can consult at any time, remotely, the complete list of engravings made and has immediate availability and access to the technical data sheets of the rollers. Also, through the platform, the customer can communicate directly with the Engraving Solutions experts, reserve a pilot test and check the order status of new rollers or product tests. A real digital experience that allows the customer to speed up the decision-making cycle and reduce its time-to-market.

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sca newlogoSCA’s, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the majority shareholder in China’s third-largest tissue company, Vinda International Holdings Limited (“Vinda”), agreement with Vinda to transfer its hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) has today been approved by the independent shareholders of Vinda.

Vinda is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the agreement which strengthens the cooperation between SCA and Vinda (announced July 18, 2014) was subject to approval by the independent shareholders of Vinda.

The transaction is expected to close on October 1, 2014. As of the closing date, Vinda will have the exclusive license to market and sell the SCA brands; TENA, (incontinence products) Tork (Away from Home tissue), Tempo (consumer tissue), Libero (baby diapers), and Libresse (feminine care) in China (Mainland China,Hong Kong and Macau). In these markets, Vinda will hold the rights to these brands and acquire SCA’s Dr P and Sealer brands, while SCA will continue to provide innovation and technical support for the business.

- The approved cooperation and transaction will generate mutual benefits for both SCA and Vinda particularly in distribution, sales, innovation and R&D. Vinda will get access to a broader product portfolio and SCA’s brands will have the potential to reach a broader base of consumers and customers via the extensive and robust distribution network of Vinda in China, says Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA.

SCA has been a shareholder in Vinda since 2007, became its majority shareholder in late 2013, and has consolidated Vinda financials since the first quarter of 2014.

SCA’s hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) had net sales of approximately SEK 600m in 2013. The purchase consideration amounts to HKD 1,144m (approx. SEK 1,000m) on a debt-free basis.

For additional information please contact:
Johan Karlsson, VP Investor Relations, 46 8 788 51 30
Boo Ehlin, VP Media Relations, 46 8 788 51 36

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2013 amounted to approximately SEK 93bn (EUR 10.7bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

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von Drehle Corporation will be the first tissue maker in the USA to produce tissue with Valmet's flexible Advantage NTT technology. The new line will be installed at the company's facility in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. Startup of the new line is planned to be in late 2015.

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Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

von Drehle is currently operating two Advantage DCT tissue machines in their Cordova, North Carolina operation. The Advantage NTT technology is designed for maximum flexibility as well as enhanced product quality and can easily swing between productions of conventional tissue to textured tissue in just a few hours. It has been well received by the market and this will be the fourth NTT machine in production. The first Advantage NTT line was started up in Mexico in 2013 and two more lines are planned to be in production in Chile and Abu Dhabi in 2014 and 2015.

"Valmet is one of our long time trusted suppliers. As we studied different tissue machine technologies, energy efficiency, flexibility, and potential for optimizing use of our recycled fiber furnish were critical. Process and operation review made the Valmet NTT technology the obvious choice for production of tissue and towel products at our Natchez, MS Facility," says Joe Pankratz, V.P. of Manufacturing, von Drehle Corporation.

"This will be the first Valmet's Advantage NTT installation in USA and we are all delighted to work with von Drehle in yet another project. We will deliver this project as a showcase in the industry," says Soren Eriksson, Account Sales Manager, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.

Technical information

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.6m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. The raw material for the new line will be recycled fiber and the production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as add possibilities for product differentiation and increased capacity of premium quality products.

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line including an Advantage NTT 100HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap hood and a SoftReel. Basic mill engineering, process equipment and process ventilation are also included in the scope. Furthermore, the delivery will include an automation package from Metso Automation with process control system. Installation supervision, training and commissioning as well as product development support are part of the delivery.

About von Drehle Corporation

von Drehle Corporation, established in 1974, is based in Hickory North Carolina and are currently operating tissue mills in Cordova, Maiden, Memphis and Las Vegas. The company provides quality towel, tissue and dispenser products for the Away From Home market in North America.

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Global Tissue Group Inc. (GTG), a leading private label paper manufacturer, has officially signed a licensing agreement with the U.S. Army brand. The U.S. Army brand will allow GTG's customers to honor their troops and veterans by offering a variety of products for the home.

"Our alliance with the U.S. Army was just what we were looking for all along," CMO Philip Shaoul exclaimed. "The brand fits perfectly with the durable and lasting qualities of our products and also stands for the 'there when you need it to be' quality found both in our products and in our troops."

GTG's line of U.S. Army branded products including paper towels, paper napkins and facial tissue that will be distributed to drug stores, grocery stores, club stores and discount retailers nationwide. Additionally, special to the partnership is the patriotism the program offers. "What we're really excited about is that the sales of this product will benefit the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) program for all soldiers, veterans and their families. It's good to give back to a worthy program."

Expect to see a new line of U.S. Army branded products around late May 2013 to honor Memorial Day and throughout the rest of the year to commemorate all patriotic holidays.

SOURCE Global Tissue Group
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Monday, 27 August 2012 11:30

New General Counsel at SCA

mic shm optSCA's current General Counsel, Anders Nyberg, will be leaving the company for a new position as Executive Vice President in charge of corporate governance and legal affairs for AB Industrivärden.

"Anders Nyberg has served for SCA for 24 years in a wide range of senior positions," comments SCA's President and CEO, Jan Johansson. "With his solid background in the legal profession, experience in international business and partners, he has contributed valuable experience, professionalism and knowledge to our company. I wish him the best in his new assignment. His successor, Mikael Schmidt, has an extensive and wide record of experience in international business and firm knowledge about our business."

Mikael Schmidt, 52, joined the SCA Group in 1992 and served most recently as head of Legal Affairs in Brussels for the Packaging operation, which was recently divested.

In his role as General Counsel, Mikael Schmidt will be a member of SCA's Corporate Senior Management Team and will report to the CEO.

The appointments take effect on October 1, 2012.

Source: SCA

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In July of 2011, PMP received an order for (2) new Intelli-TissueTM 1500 machines from Yuen Foong Yu located in Yangzhou, China.  It is our pleasure to announce that the 1st of these machines, PM #5 was brought online on the 8th of August at 5:25pm.  Mr. Ming-Fa Tang, the mill spokesman, commented “It was the fastest assembly and start-up in the history of the YFY Corporation”. The YFY and PMP team was very proud of this accomplishment and based on the overall satisfaction of their cooperation, look forward to potential future projects. Overall, this is the 2nd Intelli-Tissue™ 1500 machine installed by YFY with the 1st machine starting up in 2008 in Beijing, China.

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YFY is a Corporation that is comprised of (3) Business Units. The Household Products Business Unit has (3) major brands of tissue paper: Mayflower, Tender and Delight.  Their production lines cover paper products such as toilet paper, tissue paper, facial tissues, paper towels and napkins.  The unit is also responsible for producing cosmetic products such as bio facial masks for leading brands in the country.

PMP supplied (2) 2.8m wide crescent former Intelli-TissueTM 1500 machines with a maximum operating speed of 1,600 mpm and a capacity of 75 tpd for PM #5 and PM#6 in Yangzhou.  The machines are designed as an Eco-Tissue machines which maximizes quality and minimizes media consumption.  They are able to produce virgin fiber based tissue with a basis weight range of 13 – 31.3 gsm for conversion into facial tissue, bath tissue and kitchen towels.  The scope of supply covered stock preparation, the tissue machine (Intelli-Jet VTM Headbox, Intelli-FormerTM Crescent Former, Intelli-PressTM, 16’ Yankee Dryer with a high efficiency steam hood and Intelli-ReelTM) and auxiliary systems such as mechanical drives, lubrication system, steam & condensate system and dust removal.

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Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to the Moroccan Jeesr Industries for their mill in Berrechid, close to Casablanca. The line is scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type is in the range of EUR 15–20 million depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s Q1 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q1 orders received.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete production line with stock preparation equipment, a tissue machine, a rewinder and wrapping equipment. The production line will be optimized to produce top-quality tissue paper at low energy and water consumption levels. The delivery will also comprise an extensive automation package including machine, process and integrated drive controls, as well as a quality control system.

The new production line will produce around 30,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

Jeesr Industries is a privately owned company, which is part of the Novatis Group, a producer and supplier of various consumer goods, among others baby diapers, for the Moroccon market.

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In late March, only 2 months from now, the world’s tissue business will gather in Nice, France, at Tissue World 2011. An extremely important feature of the event is the 3½ day Conference covering a very wide variety of topics . . . Management Trends . . . Sustainability . . . Environment . . . Brands . . . Private Label . . . Fiber Supply . . . New Technology . . . Papermaking . . . Converting . . . Energy Savings . . . Packaging . . . Softness & Strength . . . Profit Boosters . . . Yankee Dryer Reliability . . . Process Control . . . and much more!

Day 1 will cover the very timely Management and Market topics of Sustainability, Brands vs Private Label and Fiber Supply. The Program on Day 1 will include speakers from, among others, Kimberly-Clark,  SCA,  Greenpeace,  Sofidel,  WEPA,  ETS,  and RISI.

Days 2 and 3 will be dedicated to New Applied Technology and solutions in the critical areas of papermaking, converting, packaging and wrapping and a wide variety of associated topics related to tissue production. Many of the world’s leading experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience from operations and research.

Day 4 will focus on the heart of the tissue machine, the Yankee dryer. A panel of world-class professionals will present methods and solutions to improve Reliability of the Yankee.

In addition, of course, the Tissue World Exhibition featuring many of the world’s leading suppliers to the tissue making and converting industries will be open to all conference delegates.

To learn more about the speeches and topics to be covered, please read further down this mail. By coming to Nice and attending the Conference you can both broaden and deepen your knowledge of the dynamic tissue business, allowing you to generate new ideas and do your job more profitably for your company!

To get the “Early Bird” Conference Fee, please make sure to REGISTER TODAY!

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The continuing Australian trend within toilet and facial tissues towards “premiumisation” is set to continue with the creation of the ‘new’ premium segment within the toilet tissue category:  Sorbent Velvet. This redefinition of the premium segment taps into the growing consumer trend of the past year - everyday, affordable luxury.

New Sorbent Velvet is luxuriously soft and strong utilising “through-air dried” paper making technology to create a unique textured paper that is gentle on the skin. For that added gentle luxury Velvet toilet tissue contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, the only lotionised production the Australian market.

The new Sorbent Velvet range: facial tissue box (premium), toilet tissue (six pack), tissue box (large).


The new Sorbent Velvet range: facial tissue box (premium), toilet tissue (six pack), tissue box (large).

The positioning of luxury is not only based in the high product quality, it is also defined by modern and elegant packaging design. This is central to the Sorbent Velvet appeal with Sorbent Velvet facial tissues known in the Australian market for their striking modern appearance. Harnessing a standout fuchsia Sorbent Velvet toilet tissue is available as a six pack.

Secret bathroom

The commercial for the Sorbent Velvet is a story of a modern Australian family. Lazing around the house of a Saturday watching football, our typical “modern Dad” discovers an amazing secret that has managed to evade his attention for a quite some time, a secret so incredible it is hard to believe.

The launch is supported by sponsoring the #1 Australian TV show “Packed to the Rafters” from July, 18 to mid October 2010.

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