Wiki-Tissue

Wiki-Tissue
Table of Contents — Categories and structure

Wiki-Tissue is a new reference source being created as part of the TissueStory project. Until now, there has been no existing source of knowledge that brings together information about all the various positive and interesting aspects – including Hygiene, Environmental and Technology – of the tissue paper products business. Wiki-Tissue will be built in a step-by-step process, with the content carefully controlled and checked.

PLEASE NOTE: Wiki-Tissue is just getting started. More content is being created all the time. Your input could be helpful. If you wish to suggest ideas for topics and content, you are welcome to get in touch via the contact function on the site. Contact Us

Please feel free to CLICK AROUND to explore the 12 Wiki-Tissue Chapters below.

Chapter 1.  Tissue Products & their Hygiene Benefits

Even Prince Charles is avoiding washroom air dryers – Paper towels vs Blow dryers

Paper Towels might have helped avoid spread of deadly cholera outbreaks

Appreciating  Tissue  Paper  Products: Have you ever really thought about them?

This is Tissue – And It’s Good for You

Tissue provides economical and efficient hygiene benefits to humanity to improve health, hygiene, comfort and convenience. This chapter will cover these various benefits from numerous different angles.
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Chapter 2.  Environmental & Sustainability Aspects of Tissue

Tissue: A Sustainability Star

Sofidel and Sustainability: Pushing the Boundaries, for Good

Fiberpack® – Innovative carton recycling that even benefits wheelchair visits on Venice gondolas

Selected future topics:
Renewability of forests & wood fibers
Forestry & economics of fiber supply
Renewable forests & CO2 reduction

Trees are superb creations, producing easily-renewable cellulose wood fibers while sucking in and absorbing CO2 and thereby releasing oxygen. This chapter will cover the environmental story of the tissue making process, focusing quite a bit on the most important raw material, renewable cellulose wood fibers.
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Chapter 3.  Tissue Machine Technology

Yankee Steam & Condensate Cookbook

Creping Basics

Steel Yankee Dryer

Conventional Crescent Former

TAD – Through Air Dried

Drying Strategies: Yankee dryer & Air hood balance

The tissue machine is a complex, advanced and impressive feat of engineering. This chapter will go through the various functions and sections of the paper machine. This includes the headbox and forming section, pressing and drying, creping and reeling into the jumbo reel, as well as the auxiliary operations involved in making the tissue sheet.
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Chapter 4. Troubleshooting

I Am in Spec . . . but Where Did my Softness Go?

Tissue Sheet Softness – Theory, measurement, and chemical applications which can improve it

Yankee Steam & Condensate Cookbook

Forward Engineering on the Yankee

Creping Basics and Principles

Drying Strategies: Yankee dryer & Air hood balance

Getting expert advice, rather than ‘reinventing the wheel’, can help tissuemakers solve problems and issues that are challenging them. This chapter will continue to grow with information and insight that can be helpful to you in achieving the best tissue quality, machine speeds and profitability.
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Chapter 5.  Softness & Sheet Structure

I Am in Spec . . . but Where Did my Softness Go?

Tissue Sheet Softness – Theory, measurement, and chemical applications which can improve it

Softness is one of the very most important characteristics of tissue paper products. But the perception and measurement of softness is very difficult to quantify, making it a complex subject. In addition, because consumer preferences differ so extremely widely throughout the world, softness is valued more in certain markets than others.
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Chapter 6.  Fibers, Fiber Treatment & Processing

Processing Recycle-Based Fibers for Tissue & Towel

Selected future topics:
Fiber morphology & influence on sheet properties 
Hardwoods versus softwoods
Non-Wood fibers in tissue making

Wood fibers are by far the most important, and costly, raw material going into making tissue paper products. These small hair-like strands are actually advanced biopolymers based on cellulose, the most abundant organic compound on earth. This chapter will cover the morphology, chemistry and physics of these fibers and how high-tech engineering can customize them to get the optimal performance of the tissue sheet.
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Chapter 7.  Absorption of Liquids

One of the most important functions of tissue paper products is absorption of liquids. Building absorbency into tissue products is done by various methods, depending on the requirements of the market. This chapter will cover topics such as Absorption capacity & rate, Water holding capacity & tenacity, and the influence of the sheet structure.
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Chapter 8.  Chemistry of Tissue Making

Tissue Sheet Softness – Theory, measurement, and chemical applications which can improve it

Paper Chemistry is a special discipline involving chemistry and chemical engineering. Based on the use of various chemicals and functional additives in the tissue making process, a wide variety of tailor-made properties can be built into the sheet to improve and optimize it. This chapter will discuss the use of chemicals throughout the tissue making and converting process.
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Chapter 9.  Converting of Tissue

Tissue Embossing Developments

Converting mainly involves cutting the jumbo reels which come off the paper machine into smaller rolls and folded products that go to the market. During the high speed and precise process, additional economic value and important functional properties can be added to the tissue products at the same time. This chapter will cover converting processes including rewinding, embossing, printing, cutting and folding.
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Chapter 10. Packaging, Wrapping & Logistics

Packaging and Wrapping play a very important role both for protecting and enhancing the appearance of tissue paper products on their way to the market and the consumer. Advanced engineering, mechanics, robotics and data handling is involved in these critical operations.
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Chapter 11. Automation, Big Data & Process Optimization

Big Data in Tissue Making

The tissue making and converting process is continually being “digitalized” to make use of ever-growing data sources which can help run the process better, save raw materials and resources, and ultimately generate higher profitability. This chapter will look at the numerous diverse ways in which this is being done, and how it will grow in the era of Big Data and Industry 4.0. The key is to turn big data into rich, usable data and act upon it.
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Chapter 12. Quality Control

Quality control used to be done after the product was made. Modern methods of quality control are much more proactive, involving not only online inspection and reporting, but even more advanced “preventative” quality control that is being used by the most advanced companies. This chapter will cover these topics and how they can be applied to tissue making.
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Other Chapters/Sections can and will be easily added to Wiki-Tissue as needed. If you wish to suggest ideas for topics and content, you are welcome to get in touch via the contact function on the site. Contact Us