Founding Members.

iT’s Tissue was established in 2013 by 12 companies, world leaders in tissue technology, seeking to offer the market a nonconventional platform to get acquainted firsthand with technological innovations and have a unique and out-of-the-ordinary experience.

These are the 12 companies behind the project: ACelli Paper, Electric80, Fabio Perini and MTC (now joined under the Körber brand), Futura Converting, Gambini, Omet, PCMC, Pulsar Engineering, Recard, TMC and Toscotec.

ACelli Paper

ACelli Paper S.p.A. is specialized in technologically advanced system solutions for complete turnkey plants, in the manufacture and rebuilding of tissue Paper Machines with a daily production capacity from 30 to 260 tons, rewinders for tissue flat papers and cardboard, and flexible packaging  and roll handling system. ACelli Paper offers Digital Solutions to optimize production and maintenance processes, by developing advanced DCS controls, innovative industrial automation applications and integrated automatic warehouse solutions.


Elettric80 was established in the 1980s in Viano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. The company is  specialized in the implementation of flexible and modular, integrated and automated solutions, designed for high-volume consumer products manufacturers. Elettric80 provides solutions for production planning and control, storage and shipping activities, with a significant increase in factory efficiency, and ensuring the total traceability of handled products. The whole process is managed centrally by a single software platform, named SM.I.LE80 (Smart Integrated Logistics), which ensures a “direct link” between systems and production processes, from incoming raw materials to complete warehousing and shipping management.

Futura Converting

Futura Converting creates and delivers innovative technology solutions in converting that enable its customers to improve their integrated performance, achieving concrete results and significant competitive advantages.


Gambini is a leading Italian company in tissue converting headquartered in Lucca (Italy) and with a Sales & Service facility in Green Bay, WI (USA). Since 1870, Gambini has continually renewed and innovated, driven by a passion to imagine results even before achieving them. Today, Gambini researches, designs and manufactures technologically advanced machinery and converting lines for the production of hygiene and personal care tissue products suitable for both the Consumer and Professional markets.
Gambini’s Flex Lines ensure the highest level of flexibility and performance during the production process while obtaining results never before achieved thanks also to its revolutionary embossing systems combining AirMill technology with TouchMax.


At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain – from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance, while optimizing their total cost of ownership.


OMET is a leading manufacturer of a complete range of paper converting machines for the high production of napkins in paper, tissue and nonwoven materials as well as other products like dispenser napkins or place mats, and high quality of paper hand towels, interfolded toilet paper and facial tissue, in-line from roll to finished product. Printing units, flexo or inkjet digital, can be added in-line to the production machine.


Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has been specializing for 100 years in converting machine: a global company with a strong shared culture. We can offer effective solutions in various fields, not only on converting but also on packaging, on flexographic prints, in embossing, from rolls to bent, both consumer and industrial.
PCMC has manufacturing operations in Italy (Lucca), USA (Green Bay – WI), England (Plymouth), and sales/service offices in Germany, Japan, China, Mexico and Brazil, employing more than 1,000 people worldwide.
PCMC is part of the Barry-Wehmiller group, (MO), USA: 108 companies that together provide complementary skills

Pulsar Engineering

Founded in 1989, Pulsar is specialized in solutions and technologies applied to products conveying. Since 1990, it has been focusing on the tissue converting industry, where it is now recognized as the specialist in the design and manufacture of conveying systems for tissue products. During its evolution, Pulsar has developed a range of applications with the aim of becoming a global provider of services for the tissue converting industry.


Recard specializes in the design and production of custom plants and machinery in the tissue industry, using only Italian and European products of the highest quality. Founded in 1962, the company has reached industrial production levels while still retaining the precious core values of an artisanal workshop. This is a philosophy that guarantees maximum production efficiency while never losing sight of the individual customer’s needs. The result is a partnership that goes beyond the mere sale of a piece of equipment.


TMC S.p.A. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of primary and secondary packaging of tissue and nonwoven Products. The company’s strong focus on customers coupled with a commitment to innovation translates into groundbreaking and flexible high performance machines, always correlated by superb customer service.


Since its foundation in 1948, Toscotec specializes in the design and manufacture of turnkey projects, complete machines, plant rebuilds and single equipment for the tissue and paper & board industries. Headquartered in Lucca, with affiliates and service centres in China and North America, Toscotec provides state-of-the-art technology and customized solutions to leading paper producers around the world. Our technology aims at maximum production efficiency, reduced consumptions and operating costs, finished products of the highest quality and respect for the environment.