TRANSFORM WHAT THE YANKEE COATING PROCESS CAN DELIVER
There’s no lack of pressures around tissue production.
As a mill leader, you’re facing:
CONSTANT SUPPLY-CHAIN DISRUPTIONS
Ongoing disruption in the supply chain not only means shortages, but also higher costs for fiber furnish, energy, and water.
Private-label, retail, and online competition continue to grow, as companies fight for big contracts or shelf space.
Technology keeps evolving, with investments in hybrid structured machines and TAD. While these can make bulkier tissue rolls with less paper, many organizations can't justify a massive capital purchase.
To compete in other ways, you may be trying to drive more production or quality via the creping process. But typical approaches to improving one of these goals often results in negative consequences for the other.
Increasing machine speed can lead to breaks or picking.
Refining or the use of softwood content to boost strength can hurt caliper and handfeel.
Extending blade life may lower softness.
Adding a new chemistry, such as a softener, may reduce sheet handling.
Adjusting the crepe ratio to generate more bulk and stretch reduces speed.
These trade-offs between productivity and quality pose real risks.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
OVERSPENDING ON CHEMISTRY
INCREASED MAINTENANCE AND COSTLY DOWNTIME
LOST CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
This situation stems from viewing Yankee coating as independent and isolated from your other efforts.
Instead, when you treat Yankee coating as the enabler of other machine changes, you’ll unlock the performance possibilities of your process in ways that support, rather than compete with, each other.
You’ll achieve this through the ability to predict the types of adaptations your Yankee coating will need to be capable of before you make changes. You’ll also be able to identify the coating package that will expand your operating windows based on the exact process adjustments you’re pursuing. Using this approach, you’ll be positioned to reduce waste, maximize profits, and protect your margins.
To do so, you need to be able to overcome two key concerns.
Select the challenge area below to discover how…
IS MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO YANKEE COATING WORTH THE RISK?
PUSHING FOR QUALITY HURTS THROUGHPUT—AND VICE VERSA
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2. Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging, Andrew Martins, Business News Daily, June 4, 2019