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Tissue Edition …in case you missed it in TAPPI’s monthly electronic newsletter PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS
Cia. Canoinhas de Papel, Canoinhas, Santa Catarina, Brazil, reportedly has started up its rebuilt No. 1 tissue machine. PM 1 was restructured from a conventional fourdrinier to a crescent former supplied by Hergen Paper Machinery. It has a designed production capacity of 13,000 metric tpy at 19 gsm, operating at 1,100 meters/min with a paper deckle of 2,000 mm, according to a report by RISI, Brussels, Belgium. Cia. Canoinhas de Papel said that it also has plans to install a HCF-800 on its PM 2 in the near future. First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, reportedly will install a Voith ATMOS Technology tissue machine at its Anderson, S.C., USA, mill. Expected startup is in 2014. The company currently operates two TAD machines in Anderson (the most current one just starting up) and two in Lock Haven, Pa. With both TAD machines in full production at Anderson, the company effectively doubled its tissue capacity to approximately 300,000 tpy. Hebei Yihuocheng Commodity Co., China, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, a PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with a steel Yankee. Startup is scheduled for the end of 2013. The tissue machine will have a design speed of 1,650 m/min and a width of 2.85 m. The steel yankee has a diameter of 3.65 meters. The scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation plant, automation, and drives. The machine and equipment will be manufactured at Andritz’s sites in Europe and China. Kimberly-Clark (K-C), Dallas, Texas, USA, and Booshoot, Mount Vernon, Wash., a biotechnology company focused on bamboo forestry, agriculture, and nursery wholesale, have announced a development agreement that will enable K-C to explore the manufacturing of tissue products containing fiber derived from Booshoot’s proprietary bamboo propagation technology. The partnership marks a significant breakthrough for the tissue industry, as the companies will work together to develop high-yield fiber alternatives that can be grown domestically on a mass agricultural scale in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Orchids Paper Products Co., Pryor, Okla., USA, was recently awarded Dollar
General’s 2012 Pride Award-Private Label Vendor of the Year. Orchids received the award at Dollar General’s recent Annual Vendor Summit in recognition of its innovation, dependability, and excellence in its partnership with Dollar General, the largest value retailer in the U.S. with annual revenue in 2011 of $14.8 billion. It currently has more than 10,000 stores in 40 states.
Albany International Corp., Rochester, N.H, USA has been recognized by The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, as a “Business Partner of the Year.” Of P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies, only eight received this highest honor, with Albany International achieving this recognition for the second consecutive year. In addition, the company has received four consecutive Excellence Awards from P&G. Suominen Corp., Finland, reports that the transfer of the Home and Personal Brazilian operation from Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, originally scheduled for the third quarter of this year, has been delayed due to delays in different operating permits, although approvals from the competition authorities have been received. The parties are negotiating prerequisites for completing the transaction in the manner originally intended and are looking together into opportunities to transfer the Brazilian part of the Home and Personal business to Suominen through alternative interim solutions within the scope of permits needed.
measures without radiological isotopes and the many regulations associated with them. Cascades Tissue Group, Waterford, N.Y., USA, has launched a new antibacterial paper towel, which it says redefines the hand towel’s role in enhancing hygiene. The Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towel reportedly minimizes hand contamination by killing 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria almost instantly, unlike ordinary paper towels. The towel releases benzalkonium chloride when in contact with wet hands. SCA, Boston, Mass., USA, makers of the Tork brand of away-from-home paper products, has announced the North American launch of its new collection of hand towels, which includes Premium Extra Soft, Premium, and Advanced Soft. The new portfolio of hand towels, available in roll and folded options, improves restroom aesthetics and experience for tenants, employees, and customers. Additionally, these towels are compatible with a variety of TorkSelect dispensers.
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Roswell, Ga., USA, reports that Liz Gottung, SVP and chief human resources officer, received the 2012 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award by Evanta HR. The award recognizes HR leaders and their organizations for excellence and innovation in human resource management. Under Gottung’s leadership, K-C’s HR department has been transformed into a strategic, competitive business function focused on accelerating results and propelling the business forward. Metsä Tissue Corp., Espoo, Finland, part of Metsä Group and a European tissue and cooking paper products supplier, will update its organization. As a first step, the Management Team will be restructured. The Management Team of Metsä Tissue will consist of the following persons: Mika Joukio, CEO; Mariusz Jedrzejewski, SVP, Tissue, Central Eastern Europe; Jori Sahlsten, SVP, Tissue, North Eastern Europe; Mark Watkins, SVP, Tissue, Scandinavia; Christoph Zeiler, SVP, Tissue, Western Europe; Juha Tilli, SVP, Baking & Cooking; Markus Holm, CFO; Ghita Jansson-Kiuru, SVP, Human Resources; Hubert Schönbein, SVP, Brand Marketing and International Sales; and Lars Warvne, SVP, Technology.
ABB, Dundalk, Ireland, recently launched its new High-Performance Infrared and Fiber Weight (HPIR-FW) sensor that provides precise, high resolution moisture and fiber weight measurement. The HPIR-FW sensor directly measures the most critical parameters of MD and CD control using a single sensor module, allowing tissue makers to precisely control two of their most expensive costs—fiber and energy. The ABB HPIR-FW sensor measures fiber weight, web moisture, and web temperature simultaneously, with just one infrared instrument. Its simple and proven design delivers safe and reliable performance. Especially important, the HPIR-FW sensor
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue 360 - Fall/Winter 2012
Setpoint: Tissue Making—from a Chemicals Viewpoint
Over the Wire
Orchids Paper Products Grows with the Times
Cascades TM 4 at Candiac Uses Hybrid Technology to Make Premium Tissue with up to 100% Recycled Fiber
The North American Tissue Revolution—from the Chemicals Side
Tissue 360 - Fall/Winter 2012