Events and news

Six months after its disclosure, Fabio Perini Spa takes stock of Digital Tissue™, the suite of digital solutions for the tissue ecosystem aimed at optimizing the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of the lines: as of today, over one hundred thirty lines all over the world (between Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa) are connected to the Lucca headquarters allowing to constantly control the fact-based production thanks to a “graphic thermometer” which keeps the customer and Fabio Perini engineers up-to-date on the machines’ status in an intuitive way.

 

Peter R. Augustine, President, Fabio Perini North America, has been named as Chair of the Board for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

 

His wide-ranging professional and personal experience naturally aligns with TAPPI’s focus on driving innovation for the paper and packaging industry which, according to TAPPI CEO and President Larry Montague, made Augustine a standout choice for the role.

 

Carbon T is the new wrapper machine of the Casmatic brand developed thanks to the technological know-how of Fabio Perini S.p.A. Energy saving, operational safety and attention to eco-sustainability make Carbon T the new reference point on the market, capable of helping tissue producers optimize the Overall Equipment Effectiveness of the entire line.

 

1. Energy saving and performance improvement

Among the many solutions presented at iT's Tissue 2018, the new Process Control System was launched, which allows measuring on-line the main characteristics of the web and the finished product in a fully automated way and without human intervention. The system can measure the diameter, weight, and firmness of the log as well as the thickness of the tissue during the regular run of the line. Specifically, the thickness measurement, obtained at high speed, is carried out thanks to special sensors placed before and after the embossing station.

Thanks to energy management the company has already saved over 1,530t. CO2, equivalent to saving 729 hectares of forest.

 

Fabio Perini S.p.A has obtained the prestigious ISO 50001 certification for environmental sustainability. This milestone comes after a journey started in 2012 positioning Fabio Perini S.p.A. among the most cutting-edge companies in the converting sector and beyond.

 

Enrico Zino, Head of Fabio Perini Marketing BA Tissue: “Digital Tissue™? Our disruptive technology, to optimize production efficiency and reduce operational costs.

 

Fabio Perini S.p.A took part in the presentations at Tissue World Istanbul, the international conference taking place September 4th to 6th for tissue buyers, suppliers and producers, in the course of which the latest innovations in equipment and production solutions were presented.

 

Market globalization imposes ever more rigorous quality and competitiveness standards on products and services. In the tissue industry, the Audit 360 program is Fabio Perini’s answer for boosting customer performance with greater savings, safety and quality.

Casmatic is the Fabio Perini brand dedicated to packaging solutions that create perfect line integration. Key criteria from customers include: reliability, efficiency, super-fast format change and attention to energy savings.

Digitisation is also key for the product and our goal has been to focus on R&D that enables a complete integrated offer  for the entire tissue roll production line.

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

That happened during Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018, three days of sharing ideas, technologies and market trends with the key tissue players and producers from all over the world.

Industry 4.0 is expected to accelerate over the next 2-3 years transforming manufacturing processes on the way. It will make supply chains and production processes more interconnected, efficient and flexible, allowing for mass-customisation and virtual production.