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Does the Through Air Drying Tissue Process Really Use More Energy?

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Bruce Janda, Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence, Fisher International

Tissue machine energy consumption triggers a frequent topic of debate, especially between European and North American tissue engineers. There is general agreement about the tactics and best practices to operate any given machine, but the strategic questions of process and product design rarely achieve consensus.

The large percentage of advanced tissue processes in North America tends to elicit negative comments when considered regarding energy costs and carbon footprint, but North American consumers seem to crave the performance of advanced tissue products.

The most common advanced tissue process is TAD (Through Air Drying), and it is well known for the increased energy demand per ton. Newer advanced tissue making processes that also create a structured sheet have been introduced such as ATMOS, NTT, eTAD, and QRT with the expectation that they will reduce energy demand per ton.

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