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Smart Solutions for integrating the processes of the tissue value chain presented at Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018

During Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018, Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 disclosed new digital solutions to implement the “ideal smart factory” resulting from the cooperation of three market leading companies.

The conference has been hosted since 1983 by Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp & paper industries. This year Valmet has involved Fabio Perini, leading company in the converting & packaging industry, and Elettric80, specialized in creating automated solutions for FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) as partners for the event.

It has been three days of sharing ideas, technologies and market trends with the key tissue players and producers from all over the world.

From left: Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology, Valmet -  William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL – Kent Nika, Valmet and Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEOFrom left: Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology, Valmet - William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL – Kent Nika, Valmet and Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEO

The event theme, T-Evolution – Transforming Tissue Together, focused on the transformation of the business environment and how Industrial Internet and digitization are leveraging new strategies and solutions to satisfy the Customers.

Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 are three individual companies, part of a unique value chain. They work as separate entities but can at the same time be integrated into one System. They are individually strong, worldwide established companies, but can make the difference within a tissue factory meeting the customers’ needs.

“To continue to develop this industry we have identified and created new solutions with a more holistic approach. This is a proof that working together with our partners and utilizing the data from end to end can bring greater value for both the tissue industry and the development of new sustainable solutions” says Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology at Valmet.

“The complexity of the market - Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEO, comments – calls for cooperation between companies like ours in supplying customers with solutions enabling them to go beyond their business objectives: improve overall equipment efficiency, maximize production output, look after environment sustainability, focus on safety and optimize overall cost, as well as a general and transversal efficiency, attainable only through integration”.

"Elettric80 has totally changed the way of designing tissue factories, offering one of the most efficient and safe solutions available around the world that is able to respond quickly to customers’ needs and to changes in the market - says William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL-. The solutions by Elettric80 cover the entire value chain because they enhance the reliability and safety of the entire plant as well as of the entire business life cycle. The results are a significant increase in factory efficiency, total traceability of handled products, significantly reducing spaces, maximum safety and cost-effectiveness. We work in close partnership with our customers around the world to solve the logistical challenges of the tissue industry; we do not offer our customers a single product, but solutions that are tailor-made, scalable, modular and efficient.

Valmet, Fabio Perini, Elettric80: how process integration happens

Product optimization, throughout machine digitization, starts right at the beginning of our ecosystem. The journey of the fibres from pulp to a dried tissue sheet is long and every step of the journey is important.

Through the Valmet Advantage NTT machine all the parameters used to transform the fibers into a tissue web and the characteristics of the dried paper, are collected and controlled for immediate corrective actions. The wet end system is measured and controlled by a variation of different Valmet Analysers. Every centimetre of produced tissue is monitored for quality, by the Valmet DNA system, carrying all information on the jumbo roll’s excellence and flaws: chemicals used, softness and eventual damages.

The Advanced Balance Control system (ABC) provides optimal and automatic balance control of hood and air system for any production range, boosts productivity while minimizing energy consumption, allows remote control of the parameters and enables a direct connection to Valmet experts for remote diagnostics on the drying process.

When Jumbo rolls are stored and ready to be transformed on the conversion lines, an Elettric80 LGV Elephant system machine collects the right reel from the warehouse and takes it towards the Fabio Perini converting line. Elettric80’s Smart Decision Maker - the “decision making” logic that oversees all the logistic operations and material movements inside the factory- reads and collects all the information transmitted by Valmet.

The main systems by Elettric80 and BEMA, the second company specialising in the manufacture of products that perfectly complete the Elettric80 value chain, designed according to the tissue customer’s needs are: a wide range of LASER GUIDED VEHICLES (LGVs); WOODPECKER pallet control system; DRAGON palletizer; SILKWORM stretch wrapper; ROBOTIC LABELLER and SMART STORE warehouses. SMART BOX is a unique, sturdy, modular and extremely efficient solution. Within a 12m x 7.5m space, it combines palletizing, stretch wrapping and labelling in a flexible and compact layout. SMART BOX offers multiple advantages such as high efficiency, reduced accumulations, low maintenance costs constant over time.

The reel is automatically loaded on the new Fabio Perini Smart Unwinder (chuckless and crankless) with intelligent features, that allow to optimize manpower and prevent injuries.

The next step is embossing: the Fabio Perini CATALYST smart embosser can change both steel rolls in just 10 minutes, without an overhead crane, thanks to its exclusive technology. Saving time helps to improve production and optimize cost, confirming that “Less is more”. The Active Exchange System allows adding or removing the steel rolls from the warehouse while the machine is running, granting flexibility and versatility.

The Fabio Perini 179AX LOG SAW is able to change the Log Saw blade automatically, with no operator access inside the machine, thanks to its 5-slot warehouse feeding an automatic system that is able to change the worn blade in less than 3 minutes.

More than 80% of machine downtime saving and 100% Reduction of Operator Intervention, during changeover procedures, can be attained thanks to the Fabio Perini A6T Wrapper with the Trolley One Touch.

Throughout the whole production cycle, a factory is an assembly of complementary processes performed by different machines, each performing very unique activities. We may say that a factory, in many ways, is like an orchestra, each machine being like a musician creating its own sound, and all the coordinated sounds resulting in music.

The whole process is managed centrally by a single software platform developed by Elettric80, named SM.I.LE80 (Smart Integrated Logistics), which ensures a "direct link" between systems and production processes, and the optimal and effective management of all internal and external plant operations: from incoming raw materials to complete warehousing and shipping management.

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  • About

    Valmet AB is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

    Elettric80 & BEMA were established in the 1980s and 1990s respectively, in Viano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. The two companies have introduced a new concept within the factories: the total integration of products and services, which causes a shift in focus from “line efficiency” to “factory efficiency”, thus offering the market quality and prompt deliveries. At present, Elettric80 and BEMA have a unique know-how, which is exclusive both software- and hardware-wise. They have installed more than 1,700 robotic systems and 4,300 Laser Guided Vehicles worldwide. Beyond their headquarters in Viano, Elettric80 & BEMA have set up branches in Australia, Brazil, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the USA to provide their customers with service and support, not only remotely (24/7), but also on-site, guaranteeing constant efficiency over time.

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Complete turnkey tissue converting and packaging lines at competitive price and faster delivery times

  • For customers looking for complete line solutions, without much need of customization
  • Most cost-effective solution in the market with the right balance between technology, quality and price
  • Reduced lead time for production & installation

Fabio Perini presents to prospects and clients in Latin America its new family of products for converting and packaging of tissue paper: easy operation, high performance, technological excellence and reliability are the strongest points of MYPERINI family for manufacturers looking for production at speeds in the range of 450 to 800 m/min.

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“These are standard lines, factory pre-configured aimed to be a smart solution. Simpler, though not less effective, with reduced delivery times”, said Dineo Silverio, Regional President. “With any of the MYPERINI lines, our clients have the flexibility to produce 1, 2 or 3 ply products, and make embossed and laminated rolls for retail or private label market.”, adds Claudio Muñoz, Americas Marketing Director.

MYPERINI lines are offered in several versions, all of them combining high technology, quality and safety. For converting, the family is comprised of 3 versions suitable for different production needs: an entry level line, the MySincro (450 m/min); a mid-level, the MyLine (550 m/min) and a high level, the MyTime (800 m/min). All the lines feature the possibility of completing the system by including the MyPack offer for packaging up to 200 packs/min and 20 bundles/min.

Fabio Perini is the undisputed global leader in the supply of equipment and services for tissue converting and packaging, and the only one with full-scale capabilities in South America. The ideal commercial partner for those looking for innovation, growth and distinctiveness.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

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Converting & packaging, rolls & folded tissue, embossing: the innovative solutions from the 3 companies that will be present for the first time together at the American exhibition.

Fabio Perini, MTC and Engraving Solutions, companies that belong to the Business Area Tissue of the international technologies provider Körber Group, present themselves at Tissue World Miami with their latest innovative solutions dedicated to converting and packaging machines of tissue rolls, folded towels and embossing rollers.

2018 03 20 122132“Tissue World Miami is one of the most important trade fairs in the tissue industry that brings together the main players of the sector. It is a key meeting place for us with our American customers”, emphasizes Oswaldo Cruz, Member of the Board of the Business Area Körber Tissue and CEO of Fabio Perini S.p.A.. and –“Thanks to the newest member of our Business Area, MTC, who is a globally leading provider of solutions for folded and interfolded products, we now present ourselves with a complete technology portfolio dedicated to tissue that is unique in the market. With Fabio Perini we are a point of reference in converting and packaging, while with Engraving Solutions we provide innovative products and systems for the embossing”.

To illustrate the strength of this combined portfolio for customers, MTC also presents itself at Tissue World Miami with the corporate image of Körber Tissue.

“ Cruz continues: “We always put our customers at the center of our way of working: understanding their needs, offering innovative technology solutions and a focus on acting in the proximity of our customers with services offerings also playing a key part are just some our joint values which are now also emphasized by using the same look and feel.” same values that”.

For over 50 years Fabio Perini has been a point of reference for all players in the tissue industry due to the high rate of innovation and technology of its lines and integrated systems for the transformation and packaging of tissue for a wide range of products: toilet rolls, kitchen towels, industrial rolls.

MTC is globally leading in the development, production and commercialization of folding and interfolding machines for tissue products.

Engraving Solutions, founded in 2003, provides complete solutions for the construction of embossing rolls to maximize the benefit of the finished product.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

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Stefan Kirschke was named the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Körber AG, effective December 14, 2017.

Stefan Kirschke succeeds Harald Vogelsang as Group CFO. Vogelsang left the Group on December 14, 2017, by mutual agreement. The Supervisory Board of Körber AG formally adopted this change at its meeting on December 14, 2017.

The Supervisory Board of Körber AG thus fulfilled Vogelsang’s request for a premature release from his current contract, due to personal reasons.

Stefan KirschkeStefan KirschkeRichard Bauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Körber AG: “We are pleased that with Stefan Kirschke we were able to appoint an experienced internal finance expert to quickly fill this extremely important role within the Group. Mr. Kirschke was substantially involved in the realignment and the strong growth of the Business Area Körber Tissue in recent years. Thanks to his extensive expertise and his detailed knowledge and many years of reliable collaboration with all Business Areas, in his new role he will successfully continue the growth course of the Group together with the other members of the Group Executive Board. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Mr. Vogelsang for the work he has done.”

Over the last few years, Stefan Kirschke has held various leadership positions within the Körber Group. Most recently he served as CFO in the Business Area Körber Tissue. Prior to joining Körber, Kirschke worked at the auditing firm Ernst & Young and held various management positions in the field of strategic brand consulting. Stefan Kirschke has a degree in Business Management from the University of Münster.

Successor to Stefan Kirschke in the role of CEO of the Business Area Körber Tissue will be Oswaldo Cruz. Cruz joined Fabio Perini Brazil in 1994 as a Sales Manager, and was appointed as Managing Director there in 2007.

Dineo Silverio, currently Head of Sales and Customer Service with Fabio Perini Brazil, was already appointed as the successor to Oswaldo Cruz as Managing Director of the company with effect on January 1, 2018.

Together with Oswaldo Cruz, Markus Fröhlich (CFO) and Dr. Luca Frasnetti (CTO and COO as dual responsibility) will form the new management team for the Business Area Körber Tissue.

Oswaldo CruzOswaldo CruzMarkus Fröhlich currently serves as Director of Administration & Controlling at Fabio Perini. After earning his Master of Engineering Management degree, he began his career at Kugler-Womako, a company in the group’s former paper division. In 2011, Fröhlich became an investment controller at the former Körber Process Solutions. During this time, he also took part in the Körber Finance Program. As part of this program, he worked on projects at Fabio Perini Brazil before moving to Fabio Perini in Lucca in 2015.

Dr. Luca Frasnetti currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Fabio Perini in Lucca. He holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and has been with the Körber Group since 2014. Earlier in his career, he served as a Global Electronic Technology Leader at Whirlpool Italy and most recently as Head of Technology and R&D at the Italian subsidiary of the Candy Hoover Group.

“I’m really pleased that our long-term succession and development planning has enabled us to appoint internal experts to fill these critical positions in the Business Area Körber Tissue. With their know-how and deep understanding of this special market, we are in the best possible position for additional growth in this business division. I wish the new management team every conceivable success!” said Stefan Kirschke.

About Körber Tissue

The Business Area Körber Tissue, which includes the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC, is synonymous with innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels. Cutting-edge offerings and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area the technology and market leader in the sector.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities.

At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools,

Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and in the near future Digital Solutions.

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In perfect Industry 4.0 spirit, Fabio Perini S.p.A. presents the new Smart Machine 179AX: a log saw with 4 infeed lanes, unique in its kind, that allows fast & automatic blade replacement in total safety and without the need for operator intervention.

The machine is equipped with a 5-slot warehouse feeding an automatic change system of the worn blade in less than 3 minutes.

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The blade change operation can be started up through a button from the OP or from remote control through All In One, if the log saw is part of a line equipped with this Smart Application.

The blades can be loaded in the warehouse without stopping the machine.

Additionally, the speed of the 179AX has been increased up to 270 cuts per minute and all adjustments for product change have been rendered automatic and can be stored in recipes, reducing operator intervention.

The quality of the cut has been optimized: the new grinding wheels geometry yields a higher quality of the blade edge, requiring fewer interventions for sharpening and thus guaranteeing greater blade life.

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Reliability and ergonomics have also been enhanced by using timing belts instead of chains for pusher movement and by larger internal spaces that facilitate access for maintenance and cleaning.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

DIGITAL TISSUE™

Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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Monday, 16 October 2017 08:52

New Management Team for Körber Tissue

Stefan Kirschke will take over as CEO of Körber Tissue, a Business Area of the international technology group Körber. In his new role, he will execute the functions of CEO and CFO as dual responsibility and will lead the Business Area together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil. Kirschke succeeds Stefano Di Santo, who will become CEO of the newly established Körber Digital Unit, which is part of the Group's digital transformation process.

Stefan KirschkeStefan KirschkeStefan Kirschke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and joined Körber in 1995. Since 2012, he has been CFO of Fabio Perini S.p.A., the leading company of the Business Area Körber Tissue, fostering the Business Area’s growth alongside with Stefano Di Santo. Together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director at Fabio Perini Ltda., Brazil, he will form the Business Area Management team from January 1, 2018. In addition to his role within the Business Area Management team, Oswaldo Cruz will succeed Alessandro De Matteis as Managing Director of the company MTC, part of the Business Area Körber Tissue, as of April 1, 2018. Cruz joined Fabio Perini as Sales Executive in 1994 and became Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil in 2007.

"I am very happy that with Stefan Kirschke I hand over to an experienced colleague who is dedicated to the further growth of Körber Tissue. We have worked very closely together over the last years and I am sure that together with his team he will guarantee the continued success of the Business Area”, emphasizes Di Santo.

“I am excited about the opportunity to further shape the Business Area – especially in light of the impact of digitization and further internationalization in our market. In addition I am very much looking forward to welcoming Oswaldo Cruz in Lucca soon”, says Stefan Kirschke. “We surely won a manager with comprehensive know-how and years of experience for this important position. Together with Oswaldo, I will be focusing on making the most of our core competencies in order to continuously offer our customers cutting-edge products and solutions as well as first class services.”

Following Oswaldo Cruz, Dineo Silverio, currently Director Sales and Customer Service at Fabio Perini Brazil, will succeed Oswaldo Cruz as the company’s Managing Director as of January 1, 2018.

Based on his experience in successfully initiating the digital transformation within the Business Area Körber Tissue, Stefano Di Santo will continue his career within the Körber Group and seize the opportunity to establish Körber Digital. Körber Digital is a new Unit, which will drive the further digital development of the Group while at the same time working on new digital business models for the diverse markets the Group operates in.

About Körber Tissue

The Business Area Körber Tissue, which includes the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC, is synonymous with innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels. Cutting-edge offerings and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area the technology and market leader in the sector.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly- specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and in the near future Digital Solutions.

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Fabio Perini S.p.A. offers MyPerini, a range of complete Converting and Packaging lines suitable for every production demand at a highly competitive price. MyPerini lines are characterized by the best consolidated, leading-edge technologies and include Fabio Perini S.p.A. patented systems.

Designed to meet most production demands, they are the perfect balance to optimize TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and attain the best OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

MyPerini lines are proposed in several versions and in the 2800-mm format.

Fruit of the high technological level of Fabio Perini S.p.A., they include the consolidated “Sincro” transfer system and, based on the model and version, the patented winding system with active Punzoncini and the Catalyst technology for the embosser.

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As for Converting, the MyPerini family is comprised of 3 versions suitable for different production needs: MySincro, MyLine and Mytime.

All the lines feature the possibility of completing the system by including the MyPack offer for packaging up to 200 packs/min and 20 bundles/min.

Choosing a MyPerini solution means having not only a quick answer in terms of delivery and startup, but also an optimal one thanks to the balanced configuration, reduced line space and ease of use by the operator. Additionally, MyPerini is a guarantee of a long-lasting solution due to its consolidated technology, to the technical updates in the course of time and to the high level of post-sales service that have always characterized Fabio Perini S.p.A.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

DIGITAL TISSUE™

Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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In the era of Industry 4.0, technology, digitalization, connectivity and integration of systems and people are foundational elements for consistent and growing performance. This type of evolution also closely concerns the Tissue field, where the ability to manage and drive the entire production process of the whole supply chain becomes the true added value. Being able to define and design a complete line to manufacture a finished product means totally understanding customers’ production demands.

Fabio Perini S.p.A. is the only company in the world capable of creating complete lines integrating converting and packaging, hence creating the product and the process together with the Customer in order to optimize the quality of the finished product. An extraordinary value for customers, who find the production solutions for their Business 4.0 in one unique partner.

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Fabio Perini S.p.A. has defined this new way of seeing its customers’ factory using a very precise term: Digital Tissue™.

The new way to interpret Factory 4.0 has led Fabio Perini S.p.A. to define new technological solutions to manage the machines, the lines and business processes. All this will aid in having a smart factory capable of collecting, interpreting and sharing data with the purpose of maximizing the production efficiency of the individual machines, of the complete line and the efficiency of the production sites even further. Fabio Perini S.p.A. customers can already count on products and services developed pursuant to this approach and others will follow, keeping the focus on increasing performance and optimizing operational costs.

Fabio Perini S.p.A. is not new to the ability of reading and seizing market and technological trends. In the 1980s, it revolutionized the world of converting with the Sincro technology and has continued along the road to research and development, attaining the highest expression of innovation in 2015 with Constellation, thus projecting itself into the era of Industry 4.0.

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The concept of Digital Tissue™ is the guiding principle behind the most recent innovations, too, such as Constellation, Catalyst, All In One and Weareable: product already used by Fabio Perini customers worldwide as concrete answers to the demands of converting, packaging and service. And this is just the beginning of the process of innovations that are clearly visible in the eyes of the final consumers.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

DIGITAL TISSUE™

Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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The worldwide tissue market continues to undergo changes. Consumer preferences, economic uncertainty and improved technology offer more questions than answers. Tissue manufacturers have an increasing amount of data available to make decisions. “The challenge is collecting and measuring that data and turning it into actionable decisions. As a result, many wonder about future success.” says Dario Giannini, Fabio Perini S.p.A. Business Development Manager.

Manufacturers must continue to win customer loyalty while maintaining profit margins. “This requires concise, usable information. Old methods do not work. Industry 4.0 is here, opening a new realm of data-driven decision-making.” Asserts Nicola Scaramuzza, Fabio Perini S.p.A. Global Marketing Director.

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New Data-driven Service Available

Fabio Perini, a global leader in tissue converting, recently introduced PIVOT: the company's answer to data based tissue solutions. It is a breakthrough initiative providing tissue converters data easily understood and collected in a simplified manner. “This in-house laboratory helps understand tissue from pulp fibers to finished product. But it is more than a laboratory.” Says Claudio Munoz, Strategic Marketing Manager of Fabio Perini North America.

“PIVOT is an advisory service unlocking data for every aspect of tissue converting. It tracks data for web handling, embossing, winding, log formation and packaging. The result is actionable information on every stage of the tissue converting process. Even interactions between machinery and paper will reveal a path to optimized performance.” Adds Dario Giannini

2017 08 10 103608Tissue converters now have a data resource covering caliper, firmness, absorbency, and strength. PIVOT also collects data on machine parameters such as speed, pressure of rubber rolls and other parameters. This provides a high-level of information helping optimize manufacturing for maximum profitability.

The PIVOT laboratory service began in 2016 at Fabio Perini corporate headquarters in Lucca, Italy. A second lab is now in Green Bay, Wis., the company’s North American headquarters. A third facility in Brazil will open late in 2017 followed by a fourth lab in China in 2018. “The goal is helping customers around the world with easy access to critical data. All data is collected into a centralized, global database, providing customers a powerful resource.” Declares Claudio Munoz

Benefits for Tissue Converters

Besides learning more about a converter's paper, PIVOT also provides data on machinery. This is an added benefit for tissue converters. Too often companies buy machinery without full understanding of the capabilities. PIVOT analyzes data of a company’s tissue samples and the machine. It translates that data into:

  • Recommendations on the best machine configuration for the paper product
  • Suggestions to deliver consistent quality

PIVOT is only two years old, but has already demonstrated value for customers:

  • PIVOT troubleshoots problems and maximizes test duration during checkouts. “A recent checkout revealed an opportunity for product optimization. Data provided by PIVOT measured tissue caliper and tensile strength at different stages of converting. This did reveal the best embossing pattern compatible to use in bulk production of the tissue.” says Dario Giannini
  • Another checkout helped a customer after purchasing new equipment. “The customer wanted to measure characteristics of a certain paper. They were not getting the results expected on the new equipment and hoped PIVOT could help. PIVOT's data identified the best paper to run on the machine and maximize line productivity.” adds Dario Giannini
  • Data from PIVOT helped a customer make an informed buying decision. “The original intent was making products with a larger diameter. Data from PIVOT confirmed the ability to make larger products. It also uncovered more reasons to invest in Constellation technology. It could use a less expensive fiber mix while maintaining strength and faster production.” Concludes Dario Giannini

PIVOT has already provided many concrete answers based upon data. “This is the goal of Industry 4.0” says Nicola Scaramuzza “using that data to drive the manufacturing process. PIVOT’s unique database is both local and global, helping deliver answers tissue converters need. These answers also include direction for better packaging results.”

Data from PIVOT has another use that benefits tissue converters. Fabio Perini engineers use this data to develop better tissue converting technology, such as Constellation.

Total Solution Package for Tissue Converting

A total solution for tissue converting is here: PIVOT, a global database that is the lynchpin in the spirit of Industry 4.0. It harnesses data to support customers in growing their business profitably and sustainably in the years to come. In a highly competitive market, where premiumization is one of the big challenges, it becomes vital to bring the right value on the shelves and PIVOT is the way.

Learn more about PIVOT and Fabio Perini S.p.A. at http://www.fabioperini.com

Published in North American News
Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:42

Augustine named 2017 Tappi Fellow

Peter R. Augustine, President of Fabio Perini North America was named a 2017 TAPPI Fellow. TAPPI, a leading association for the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries honored Augustine with the title in Minneapolis, Minn., during PaperCon. The Fellow designation is given to less than three percent of the association’s membership based upon significant technical or service contributions to the industry and/or TAPPI.

2017 06 01 164334Augustine joined Fabio Perini S.p.A. in 2011 as General Manager for North America and promoted to his current position as President in 2013. He oversees the entire operation for Fabio Perini in North America, including strategic planning, sales and production. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Purdue. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army.

During his tenure with Fabio Perini, the company has introduced several technological innovations for the tissue converting industry. These include ConstellationÔ and its Weareable remote service product. ConstellationÔ changed the tissue converting industry by providing control, quality and production efficiencies previously unavailable in the industry while Weareable offers unsurpassed ability to provide technical service even when on-site service is not available.

“Pete was brought to my attention a few years ago as a strong leader, futuristic thinker and a man of integrity,” said Larry Montague, TAPPI CEO & President. “He has certainly lived up to these descriptions. Our goal was to expand our reach into the tissue arena and eventually have a tissue division. His commitment to developing a strong global strategy for the tissue industry is evident. The name Pete Augustine and Fabio Perini has brought instant validity to the world that shows TAPPI and Fabio Perini are dedicated to tissue.”

Augustine currently serves on the TAPPI Board of Directors as its Vice Chair in addition to his duties as President of Fabio Perini North America.

COMPANY PROFILE

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

www.fabioperini.com

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