The Business Area Tissue stands for innovative converting and packaging machines for hygiene tissue products.
Processing wood into tissue paper is a complex technological procedure. However, using complex machines to transform big jumbo reels of tissue paper into the form of high-quality napkins or toilet tissue is real high tech. The machines perform many work steps to manufacture the finished product. They unwind, print, emboss, rewind, fold, cut, wrap and bundle within seconds and fully automatically. K?rber Tissue supplies the machines that do all this.
A trendsetter for hygiene tissue paper
Continuous innovation and a systematic orientation to customer requirements make this Business Area the technology and market leader in its industry. K?rber Tissue offers customized solutions for markets all over the world. That’s because the requirements placed on hygiene tissue paper vary greatly between different countries. Some people like it soft, while others prefer a bit more texture. Some prefer tissue paper from a roll, others like it folded. Still others like to have it colored or scented. The machines from K?rber Tissue provide the right products to fulfill every requirement. That’s not a matter of chance: About seven percent of sales are invested in research and development. Which is one reason why the Business Area holds more than 1,000 international patents.
The following brands are part of the Business Area Tissue:
- Fabio Perini is the leading supplier of converting machines and services in the tissue industry.
- MTC is the technology leader for folded hygiene tissue paper, such as facial, hand towel and napkins.
- Casmatic supplies packaging machines.
- Engraving Solutions offers finished product innovation and embossing rolls.
- Sheer is the specialist for hygiene tissue products and packaging on the Asian market and the very entry level segment
Lucca, Italy: The Tissue Valley
Founded in 1966 as Fabio Perini and acquired by K?rber in 1993, the Business Area Tissue employs experts at eight production locations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The sector’s hotspot is Lucca, Italy, which is also known as “Tissue Valley.” This is where K?rber Tissue opened its Tomorrow Lab in the summer of 2018. In this innovation hub, specialists are exploring the opportunities offered by digitization, in line with the concept of Industry 4.0. “Our goal is to reshape the future of the industry so that we can grow together with our customers,” says CDO Antonio Mosca, who is responsible for digitization at the Business Area.
The Tomorrow Lab is a unique establishment: an open innovation hub for sharing knowledge and collaborating with suppliers, young companies (start-ups), universities, and institutions.
Digital Tissue? as an innovation driver
K?rber Tissue made a quantum leap in 2015 when it launched “Constellation?” an intelligent production machine and line that offers previously unknown possibilities for customization. This production line from Fabio Perini independently analyzes all process and production parameters, sends the data to a computer, and provides adjustments during ongoing operations. The entire production line is managed from one control room. The result is hygiene tissue product of a consistently high quality. It even has a name of its own: Digital Tissue?.