Tissue paper products provide Essential Hygiene that improves Human Health, Comfort and Lives by helping prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, viruses and disease. Scientific studies and leading global health experts have shown the critical relation between tissue, hygiene and health. Learn More
Tissue Makers and Tissue Paper Products have a GREAT Story to Tell . . .
It’s the TissueStory, centered on 3 key points:
2. Renewable Raw Materials
Renewable, Recycled and CO2 capture are all very important environmental words and concepts today. And the Wood Fibers that Tissue Makers use to make highly-functional tissue paper products are positive in all of these aspects, with most of them coming from managed, sustainable forests. Learn More
3. Technology & Science
Tissue products are not simple commodities. They are actually advanced specialty papers based on Paper Engineering, which involves physical sciences like chemistry and physics, combined with life sciences such as biology and biochemistry, applied to make useful paper products. Learn More
What is TissueStory all about? Watch this very short video, where Hugh O’Brian explains the purpose and objectives.
Wiki-Tissue with the latest Blogs, Information and Knowledge
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Sofidel continues to ‘walk the talk’ with CO2 reducing initiatives
Truly green tissue is getting closer to reality, based on technical advances in energy supply that Sofidel is making..read more
PrimeLineTEX tissue machine and quality exceeds expectations
…. The new Andritz tissue machine PrimeLineTEX concept, for production of textured tissue, enables up to 50% energy savings compared..read more
Technologies to reduce carbon emissions in tissue production
Even though pulp and paper mills are energy-intensive, our industry is one of least CO2-intensive due to the wide use..read more
I Am in Spec . . . but Where Did my Softness Go?
— Solving Tissue Softness Problems with Data Analytics — A perfect storm is a rare combination of events that drastically..read more
Innovative core chuck optimizes unwinding of tissue reels to give both safety and financial advantages
…To simplify the important process of handling parent reels during the unwinding process, Svecom has recently introduced an innovative expandable..read more
COVID/Corona: Tissue is suddenly VERY POPULAR
. . . Tissue Paper Products are suddenly making headlines around the world By Hugh O’Brian Toilet paper and paper..read more
Washington Post: Wash and dry hands to prevent the spread of corona virus, but AVOID USING hot-air dryers
… One more good article about the dangers of hot-air dryers. Even before the tragedy of corona and Covid arrived,..read more
This Is Tissue – And it’s Good for You!
— Although you may not think about it very often, tissue paper products – including paper towels, bathroom tissue, facial..read more
Crepe Blade Vibration Monitoring for Improved Efficiency and Asset Protection
.. ABSTRACT Tissue manufacturers are continually challenged to achieve higher levels of productivity and quality. As a result, operators often..read more
Yankee Surface Chatter – Mechanics, Monitoring and Methods to Minimize Impact
.. ABSTRACT Chatter is one of the most insidious issues that can develop on the Yankee dryer. It is a..read more
Appreciating Tissue Paper Products: Have you ever really thought about them?
— Think, if you will, about the last time you sat down in a restroom and realized there was no..read more
Yankee Dryer System: Critical Asset Protection, Monitoring and Control using Advanced Technology
.. ABSTRACT Reliable Yankee dryer performance is a key contributor to the smooth operation of every tissue machine. This paper..read more
Pro-Active Control of Microbial Growth and Real-Time Optimization of Bio-control Strategies to Improve Machine Efficiency
.. Tissue manufacturing systems present unique challenges to biocontrol efforts. The use of recycled fiber and presence of reducing agents..read more
Good Vibrations: Controlling creping blade vibration for better day-to-day and long-term performance
.. Key Takeaways: • Blade vibration is driven by the doctor set-up and Yankee coating properties • Many upstream factors..read more
USA Today: Hand dryers suck in fecal bacteria and blow it all over your hands, study finds
More and more studies seem to be coming up with the same results. Hand dryers spread bacteria and, most..read more
Andritz starts PrimeLineTIAC pilot machine to catalyze new tissue quality developments
. . . Innovation is clearly the driving force for the recently-opened Andritz tissue pilot plant in Austria. New hybrid..read more
Chrome-free Yankee metallizing reduces potential safety issues
.. Tissue makers generally consider the Yankee dryer to be the most important piece of equipment in a tissue machine..read more
TissueStory profile: Patrick Boateng – Tissue category buyer, Kroger Company
.. Staying Ahead in Today’s Rapidly Shifting Retail Landscape As Senior Buyer for one of the world’s largest supermarket chains,..read more
Retention Aids – A Versatile Tool for Tissue Manufacture
… Retention aids have long been used in graphic and packaging grades of paper and board. Their benefits in terms..read more
eTAD and QRT – New tissue machine designs aim to fill market gaps
.. A series of recent machine developments mean tissue makers now have a wider range of options than ever before..read more
The Effect of Retention Aids on Yankee Coatings
… Retention aids are commonly used in tissue manufacturing to retain fines and get improvements in machine efficiency and costs..read more
Advances in Air Side Drying on Conventional Tissue Machines
.. Drying is sometimes said to be the ‘least understood’ process in papermaking. New tools can help solve old problems,..read more
Market pulp: Tissue has become the biggest global buyer
— Consistent growth over the past 30 years has led the tissue sector to become the single-biggest consumer of market..read more
Even Prince Charles is avoiding washroom air dryers
Scientific studies prove his concerns about bacteria and virus contamination are justified. Worry about negative health effects caused by..read more
Forward Engineering for improved Yankee safety and efficiency
.. By taking a broad view, combined with detailed process knowledge and modern tools, troublesome Yankee problems can usually be..read more
Yankee steam and condensate systems: Solving problems with a simplified, systematic analysis
.. If, as is often stated, the Yankee dryer is the Heart of a tissue machine, then the steam and..read more
Processing Recycle-Based Fibers for Tissue & Towel
… By Keith Meyer and Richard Turnbull, Andritz 1. Introduction There are a variety of ways to produce tissue and..read more
Tissue Embossing Developments
— New patented embossing roll gives higher converting speeds while reducing differences between sides and increasing roll firmness Similar..read more
Through Air Drying (TAD) tissue making technology
— Through Air Drying (TAD) tissue making technology 1. Background Dry-crepe tissue technology, which involves pressing of the sheet when..read more
Tissue Drying Strategies – Factors to Consider to Achieve Yankee/Hood Balance for the Highest Energy Efficiency
Dewatering of the paper sheet on a conventional tissue machine is normally accomplished by using a combination of mechanical..read more
Steel Yankee dryer: Advantages, development and rapid acceptance
This section will mainly cover the Steel Yankee Dryer, which has been rapidly adopted by the industry over the..read more
Crescent Former, or Conventional, Tissue Machine Technology
. . . 1. Aim and purpose of the tissue machine The ultimate aim of any tissue paper machine is..read more
Fiberpack® – Innovative carton recycling that even benefits wheelchair visits on Venice gondolas
Here’s a great example of tissue products, sustainability and the circular economy. In addition to making better use of..read more
Tissue Sheet Softness – Theory, measurement, and chemical applications which can improve it
… By Gary S. Furman, Sr. Corporate Scientist, Global RD&E, Nalco Water 1. Softness vs. Strength Softness and strength..read more
Big Data: Opportunities for Advanced Data Management in Tissue Manufacturing
The rise of big data, meaning the collection and storage of exponentially greater quantities of information, is having positive..read more
Sofidel and Sustainability: Pushing the Boundaries, for Good
The Business Case for Sustainability By Hugh O’Brian Sustainability initiatives in business have risen dramatically in recent years. In..read more
Tissue: A Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability Star
Mr. Suhas Apte, Kimberly-Clark’s previous VP of Global Sustainability, has just published a comprehensive book titled The Sustainability Edge..read more
Hans Rosling, world famous human health statistics expert, dies
Was quoted saying Paper Towels might have helped avoid spread of deadly cholera outbreaks. Tributes from Bill & Melinda Gates,..read more
The Purpose of Tissue Story by Hugh O’Brian
— For many years, or even decades, I have felt that the tissue paper business had a very positive story..read more
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These are the progressive Founding Members who are
supporting this new initiative to Positively Promote Tissue:
Is our future written on paper?
See this great video called “Chasing Paper” by National Geographic Italia.
The video, tracing the history of paper, ends with this fantastic quote:
“Without paper, we wouldn’t be who we are today”
TissueStory, started in mid-2016, is a work in progress to create the
World’s Knowledge Center for the Tissue Paper Products business.
The PURPOSE – To increase pride within the tissue community and
increase appreciation for tissue products outside the community.
The VISION – Via TissueStory website, the aim is to:
• Stimulate Greater Appreciation of the Hygiene & Health benefits of Tissue
• Improve the Environmental Image of the Industry
• Spread KnowHow and Promote the High-Technology aspects of the Science of Tissue Making.
All three of these positive points, Hygiene-Environment-Technology (H-E-T), are important and will be included to tell the complete story.
Target Audience, at this point –
1. The Internal Tissue Community: Tissue makers and Converters
2. The Extended Tissue Value chain: Supplier to mills through to retailers/distributors
3. Other External Stakeholders and Influencers: Academia, Students, NGOs, Journalists
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