The antecedent. In 1972, Fabio Perini S.p.A. introduced a revolutionary rewinder, the model 348. This new model is the first automatic machine to use the surface winding system, which eliminates the need for a mandrel during log rewinding: from the back side, cores are fed into a three-roll system, in which the log is freely wound.
Its name is Concept X and it is the new brand launched on the market by Körber Engineering Shanghai last December, on the occasion of the Tissue World China exhibition. The new range of machinery, ideated to meet the needs of entry level markets, was officially introduced to more than 300 visitors during the 2-day Open House held at Körber Engineering Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao facilities.
Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto, Grattamacco, Guado al Tasso, Ca’ Marcanda, Piastraia; Incisa della Rocchetta, Antinori, Satta, Gaja. In one word, Bolgheri: the Italian enclave of the “Super Tuscans” wines.
Essentially from out of nowhere, the privately-owned Algerian company Tonic Emballage is making a big jump into papermaking with a wide-ranging project costing Euro 150 million. Among the items included are a new tissue machine, a modern tissue converting plant, a deinked pulp line and a refurbished white top board machine. Perini Journal recently visited the company to learn more about it.
In this article, we will describe the spirit of initiative and entrepreneurial capability of Gomà-Camps, the main independent group in Spain that has been present in the field of tissue production and converting for 10 generations.
Private label is Wepa’s bread and butter. The German producer has built a strong business on the back of the rapid growth of private label tissue sold through the retailers. Here we get the story from the company’s CEO.
Guy Goldstein is one of the most influential voices in the tissue business today. After retiring last year from Georgia-Pacific, where he had served as Vice President Technology for many years, he has continued to work as a consultant to numerous leading companies around the world.
In January SCA rolled out the new Tork brand platform in Europe, streamlining a product assortment that had included various local brands inherited through several acquisitions over the years. Here we talk with Björn Nordvik, International Marketing Manager, about the process of building a truly worldwide AFH tissue brand.
Overmeccanica, the Italian supplier of paper machines, is a very solid middle-sized supplier. Perini Journal recently visited the company to discuss its history as well as its plans for the future.
The rise of private label shares in these recent years in Europe and Italy, the consolidation of the “made in Italy” international image and of the various private label products were the main focus of Marca, the first Italian exhibition conference on private labels held in January in Bologna.
In 2004 the global retail tissue industry bounced back with a sound 4% growth over the previous year, according to new research from Euromonitor International. This recovery comes on the back of stronger sales in the large North American market and sound demand in developing markets, in particular Eastern Europe.
Although improved paper machine technology is solving many common causes for breaks, the increase in machine speeds and widths, in addition to ever more complicated processes, are still causing far too many breaks on tissue machines.
“A full moon”: this is the image that best describes the new product by Cartindustria Veneta. A revolutionary roll launched on the market by the Italian company, which meets the requirements of aesthetic appeal, quality and convenience but lacks one characteristic: the core.
Tissue U might be the nickname for the new university program that is getting started in Karlstad, Sweden, to carry out research and teaching on the subject of the tissue business.
A new product, a new core, has now been a part of the lives of paper mills for some years. It is COREX®: a core in thermoplastic material especially studied to be used for the winding of paper in reels and which is able to overcome many of the limits of traditional materials.
Many are the stories that tell of the antique origins of kites. One of these comes directly from China.
In Russi, near the city of Ravenna in Italy, a group of creative people has founded an association - VACA (acronym meaning “various associated brains”) - that tests different languages of communication. For 10 years they have been organising a peculiar competition/exhibition that challenges our concept of book.