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.
The 11 companies behind the project are A.Celli Paper, E80 Group, Körber, Futura Converting, Gambini, Omet, PCMC, Pulsar Engineering, Recard, IMA TMC and Toscotec.
A.Celli 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. A.Celli Paper offers Digital Solutions to optimize production and maintenance processes, by developing advanced DCS controls, innovative industrial automation applications and integrated automatic warehouse solutions.
E80 Group 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. E80 Group 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 S.p.A. is the technological leader in converting machinery for consumer and AFH tissue, setting new technological standards for the sector.
Futura owes this position to a culture of innovation, promoting the continuous development of new solutions based on constant analysis of customer needs.
This approach has led Futura to invest considerable resources in R&D, including the dedicated FuturaLab facility. It also motivated the acquisition of Plusline, to create a radical new force for integrating converting and packaging in a single process, from parent reel to shelf-ready pack.
Futura covers the global market with lines developed at its production site in Lucca, in the heart of Italy’s tissue valley, with worldwide support guaranteed through its two operating centers, Futura North America and Futura Latin America, and service points in China, Japan and Australia.
Gambini S.p.A. is located in the Lucca valley, Italy, the cradle of tissue making and house of most of the Italian tissue paper production. Since 2011 the subsidiary Gambini America Inc. has been opened in Greenbay, WI, USA. Gambini specialized in single units and complete converting lines for the production of toilet paper, kitchen towel and industrial rolls. Gambini designs and implements flexible, sustainable and innovative solutions: advanced-technology machines for converting and producing tissue paper products for personal care and hygiene for the international markets. Gambini’smachines have been chosen by several customers including multi-national companies, based on their technological value and ability to increase production flexibility.
More than 180 single units have been retrofitted into existing lines and more than 155 complete lines have been installed worldwide!
IMA 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.
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.
With a century of experience in machine design, manufacturing and service, Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) offers its customers a unique global proposal for standard and customized solutions covering the entire tissue and nonwovens converting process.
The PCMC offer includes the production of machinery for toilet rolls, kitchen towels, table napkins and industrial rolls; solutions for packaging, multi-substrate flexographic printing and printing systems for the flexible packaging industry; and through its Northern Engraving brand, also the manufacture and engraving of embossing rolls.
PCMC has production sites in Europe and in the United States and since 2005 the company is part of the group Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.
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.
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.