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Tissue Converting

Tissue paper is produced on large, heavy reels. These are converted, through unwinding, cutting and rewinding, to form smaller paper rolls. For example, standard-size toilet rolls are produced through this process.

Tissue paper is typically produced on a paper machine at around one mile per minute. Jumbo rolls weighing about five tons are produced. These rolls are loaded onto converting machines which unwind the rolled paper, slit the web to the required diameter, then rewind onto cardboard tubing to form the finished product.

Tissue paper is, by design, easy to tear, so the process web need to be monitored for breaks. An automated inspection system will handle the high process speeds, alerting operators to any defects that would result in process problems or substandard product.
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