Successful Tissue production requires an understanding of basic engineering principles and product requirements for the intended customers and consumers. Unlike more standard commodity paper grades, engineering principals specific to Tissue are often overlooked as they are not well documented in references or College programs. Tissue products are generally a branded consumer product and process knowledge is confidential to specific companies.
The trend toward private label tissue products and many new smaller tissue producers in most global regions created a void in understanding of process principles for safe and productive operations. Large brand tissue producers downsized their technical resources. Much of the existing knowledge is retiring in North America.
TAPPI is committed to organizing and sharing these skills to new generations. InnovaSpec, LLC is a partner in this effort with TAPPI to develop training and testing programs that fill this void.
Here is the InnovaSpec, LLC reference library assembled to support this effort. If you have suggestions for references that are missing, please leave a comment with details on the literature.