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Researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

(Montreal, Canada, September 2016) Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research.
A team working with UBC mechanical engineering professors Sheldon Green and Srikanth Phani have created what is likely the first complete mathematical model of creping, the crinkling process that helps make tissue paper soft and resilient.
“The new model provides a significantly better understanding of the dynamics of the creping process, allowing manufacturers to tailor the process to a greater degree than before,” said Green. “It’s the most accurate model of creping to date.”
During tissue manufacture, pulp is dried on a chemical-coated rotating drum until it’s 95 per cent dry. It’s then pushed off at very high speeds by a sharp creping blade, creating hundreds of microscopic folds that give tissue its softness, flexibility, tearing resistance and strength.
“With our model, manufacturers can better manipulate the different elements — the chemicals, the pulp, the creping blade angle, the paper speed and so on — to produce the exact product grade they want, from standard grade toilet paper to ultra-premium bathroom rolls,” said Green.
“Previous simulation models were static and didn’t consider the velocity and impact of the dryer,” said Kui Pan, the PhD student who led the mathematical analysis.
The search for the ideal tissue paper is a top concern for the paper industry. Pan’s supervisor, Srikanth Phani, believes their discovery can help paper firms in this quest.
“Canada is a strong player in the billion-dollar global market for tissue products including bathroom rolls, facial tissues, and hygiene products. This new research can contribute to the growth of that industry,” added Phani.
Read more and view video at: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-plumb-secrets-tissue-paper.html (Source: University of British Columbia press release)
Pictured Above: Creping (The creped structure of the tissue paper is achieved when the paper web is scraped away from the drying cylinder using a steel blade)

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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Fell 2.9 Percent in August

(Washington DC, USA, Sept. 22, 2016) The American Forest & Paper Association has released

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Huhtamaki invests in its manufacturing unit in Guangzhou

(Helsinki, Sept. 19, 2016) Huhtamaki supports the profitable growth of its foodservice business in

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Andritz receives follow-up order from Naberezhnye Chelny paper mill, a leading packaging producer in Russia

(Graz, Austria, Sept. 20, 2016) Andritz has received an order from ZAOR “Narodnoye Predpriyatie

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Sonoco ThermoSafe acquires Laminar Medica Group

(USA / UK, Sept. 21, 2016) Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco and a

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Ranpak to reduce the costs-in-the-box with its new Greenline paper line

(Singapore, Sept. 14, 2016) The void filling market is constantly looking for reducing the

linerboard
Linerboard Weights Continue to Drop Sept. 16, 2016

(Alexandria, USA, Sept. 16, 2017) Right weighting of corrugated is happening every day. Some

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Researchers study Aussie gum trees for jet fuel

(Canberra, Australia, 19 September 2016) Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic

packagingOnly
Packaging is the villain again (sigh)

(Brampton, ON., Canada, 18 September 2016) John Mullinder, Executive Director, PPEC - posts on

cellulose
‘A Cellulose-Based Society’ generates three new research projects

(Stockholm, Sweden, 19 September 2016) The ‘Cellulose Fibre materials’, ‘Cellulose for the Future’ and

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Stora Enso Plans Consolidation of Corrugated Packaging Production in Finland

(Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 15, 2016) Stora Enso announced plans to consolidate manufacturing of corrugated

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VTT Researchers Use Nature’s Own Solvents for Preparation of Pure Lignin

(Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 15, 2016) Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from

URB
Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products

(USA, Sept. 15, 2016) Sonoco today announced that it will raise the price for

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Dunapack Packaging to acquire the corrugated business of Camis Ambalaj Sanayi in Turkey

(Germany, Sept. 14, 2016) The Dunapack Packaging Division, through Mosburger GmbH, announced on Sept.

naturally-fresh
Fresh for up to 3 days longer; scientific work shows how corrugated packaging for fruit and vegetables stops bacteria

(USA, Sept. 14, 2016) New scientific work explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic

ecommerce
Caraustar Introduces New On-Demand Packaging Ecommerce Site, Rapid-Pack

(USA, Sept. 13, 2016) Caraustar Consumer Packaging Group has introduced Rapid-Pack.com, a new ecommerce

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KapStone Paper and Packaging to Invest $25 Million in Converting Assets

(Northbrook, Illinois, USA, Sept. 08, 2016) KapStone Paper and Packaging yesterday announced it is

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Valmet to supply key technologies for Cheng Loong’s new board machine

(Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 12, 2016) Valmet will supply Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company

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Romania’s Vrancart eyes €14.7M investment

(Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 09, 2016) Romania’s cardboard maker Vrancart Adjud is aiming to acquire

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Caraustar Industries Acquires Los Angeles Paper Box

(USA, Sept. 6, 2016) Caraustar Consumer Packaging announced that it has acquired Los Angeles

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DS Smith Completes Acquisition of Deku-Pack in Denmark; obtains €3.2M financing to develop Hungarian operations

(London, Sept. 5, 2016) DS Smith said that it has completed the acquisition of

looksbeter
Multimedia: Learn why corrugated looks better and is safer

(USA, Sept. 2016) The benefits of corrugated packaging. Go To: http://bit.ly/27sFc79 And know why corrugated

andritz)FiberGuard
Andritz to deliver recycled paper plant and PM approach to Pro-Gest

(Graz, Austria, August 30, 2016) The paper machine is targeted to produce 550,000 tons

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Hungary’s UgrinPack to expand, modernize plant

(Budapest, August 29, 2016) Hungary-based cardboard packaging maker Dunapack Kft has secured an investment

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Nippon Paper invests in new CNF production facilities

(Tokyo, August 26, 2016) Nippon Paper Industries to install CNF mass production facilities for

biobased
Rottneros leads European project for bio-based packaging

(Sweden, Sept. 01, 2016) Rottneros Packaging AB and Rottneros Bruk AB are participating in

lpoard
Weyerhaeuser completes sale of liquid packaging board business

(USA, Sept. 01, 2016) Weyerhaeuser has 280,000 tons of liquid packaging board capacity at

upm_biofore
R&D: Growing cells in nanocellulose; paper firm UPM delights biomedical researchers with GrowDex nanocellulose gel

(Helsinki, Finland, 29 August 2016) UPM delights biomedical researchers with GrowDex nanocellulose gel. The

cartonboard_production
Greycon (UK) revolutionises cartonboard production

(London, UK, August 30, 2016) In January 2016, Greycon implemented their world renowned system

valmet_PM
VPK Paper starts up PM6 in Belgium after rebuild

(Helsinki, August 30, 2016) Valmet announced that it successfully completed a comprehensive rebuild of

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Fibria Implements New Technology to Help Reduce Water Consumption in Eucalyptus Planting

(Brazil, August 25, 2016) Fibria recently announced a new technology that it developed to

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Innventia starts project on 3D-printed prostheses based on forest raw materials

(Stockholm, Sweden, 18 July 2016) Vinnova has granted funding to Innventia for the AMPOFORM

boxboard
Total U.S. Boxboard Production Down 2.5% in July

(Washington DC, August 18, 2016) The American Forest & Paper Association has released its

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Valmet to supply a moisturizer system to Zhejiang Dongda Paper; will enable improved board quality

(Helsinki, Finland, August 11, 2016) Valmet will supply a moisturizer system to Zhejiang Dongda

main_7
Voith breakthrough with startup of Sun Paper’s new testliner project

(Heidenheim, Germany, July 28, 2016) Sun Paper, one of the leading paper makers in

Green Bay Packaging’s Retail Ready PDQ
Report: Retail Ready Packaging Offers Advantages over Traditional Packaging

(Cleveland, USA, July 20, 2016) Demand for retail ready packaging is forecast to increase

Valmet OptiConcept M containerboard machine
Kotkamills starts up new consumer board machine, BM2, in Finland; capacity 400,000 t/yr of Nordic folding boxboard and recyclable barrier board

(Helsinki, July 22, 2016) Kotkamills’ new consumer board machine, BM2, has started production in

gp_logo
Graphic Packaging Second Quarter 2016 Net Sales Up on Acquisitions

(USA, July 26, 2016) Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), a leading provider of packaging

CNF dispersion fluid
Nippon Paper to build large scale nanofiber production plant

(Tokyo, May 27, 2016) Nippon Paper Industries plans to build a large-scale cellulose nanofiber

CNF dispersion fluid
Nippon Paper to build large scale nanofiber production plant

(Tokyo, May 27, 2016) Nippon Paper Industries plans to build a large-scale cellulose nanofiber

(Image: courtesy DS Smith)
UK-based packaging major DS Smith acquires Creo Retail Marketing

(London, June 23, 2016) DS Smith on June 23 acquired Creo Retail Marketing Ltd

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M&As: Weyerhaeuser to Sell Liquid Packaging Board Business to Nippon Paper Industries for $285 Million

(USA, June 16, 2016) Weyerhaeuser Company [June 16] announced an agreement to sell its

beihai
Capacities: Stora Enso inaugurates its new consumer board mill in China

(Helsinki / Shanghai, June 15, 2016) Stora Enso inaugurates its new consumer board mill

trends
10 top trends of 2016: The Internet World of Packaging

(Brussels, January 2016) The world is one big shopping centre. POS is everywhere. We

trends
10 top trends of 2016: The Internet World of Packaging

(Brussels, January 2016) The world is one big shopping centre. POS is everywhere. We

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