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Tissue paper can be traced back to tree fibres. But turning hardwood into soft sheets involves a string of manufacturing processes. Specialized facial tissue making machines adopt industry techniques such as drying and packaging to produce convenient boxes of silky paper.

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Side Load Case Packer For Facial Tissues

Side Load Case Packer For Facial Tissues

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Facial Tissue Box Cartoning Machine

Facial Tissue Box Cartoning Machine

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Energy saving vertical steam dryer for paper pulp

Energy saving vertical steam dryer for paper pulp

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Turn the feedstock into a pulp

The stock material is wood chips or, more frequently, recycled paper. Feed your stock to the pulper, where it will be broken down to its bare elements: the cellulose fibres. Abrasive pulping applies mechanical force, while chemical pulping uses solvents.

The material is then mixed with water to produce the paper pulp. Inject air bubbles to brush the fibers clean of any contaminants.

Remove water from the slurry with mechanical force

The water distributes the fibres evenly in the slurry, but once it’s done its job, the pulp must be dewatered. There are two steps to remove the water, first by applying physical pressure and second by drying.

Pump the slurry through a series of rollers to drain out the water. This technique squeezes out enough surface liquid, but the fibres are still wet.

Spread the fibers into a sheet on a screen belt

The water residue after the first dewatering step is vital to distribute the cellulose into a uniform mass. But it still needs to be spread homogeneously. The wet medium finally starts taking shape on a paper machine.

Pump the pulp onto a drying screen belt and pass it through a second line of rollers. This drives out more water and forms the paper mass into a sheet ready for drying.

Drying solutions are fundamental facial tissue machine machines

Cellulose fibre is a porous material, trapping water in the mass no matter how hard the rollers press. The drying technique is critical to the quality of the final facial tissue product.

Direct heating risks burning the stock, whereas indirect systems are relatively slow. An alternative technology is superheated steam drying, applying steam to release bound water molecules and vaporize them instantly.

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Finish the paper into facial tissue with a converting machine

With the pulp fully dried, the paper is wound into rolls and prepared for finishing. Use a web converting platform to smoothen the paper and remove any creases. A cutting machine shapes the rolls into the final size, so accurate tension control is critical in a converting solution.

This technology is also the key facial tissue making machine if you want to weld multiple plies together, emboss, or coat the paper with lotions or fragrances.

Fold the sheets in a zigzag before loading them in the tissue packing machine

One of the simple conveniences of facial tissue is that there’s always one ready to be picked up from the box. The interleaving technique overlaps the sheets slightly during packaging so that when one is pulled out, it draws the one beneath it.

Pack the interleaved sheets in a plastic sleeve to maintain the compact formation. A tissue cartoning machine then slides the sleeve into the box and seals it closed.

Processing steps involved in facial-tissues making

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