The recently established partnership between Gambini S.p.A. and Kawanoe Zoki Co., Ltd., the Japanese industry leader in tissue-converting machinery, has already led to great results: for the first time a Japanese tissue producer has chosen Gambini’s TouchMax technology for its embossing needs.
Fuji Satowa was founded in 1922 and is now located in Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture, at the center of Japanese paper industry. They mainly produce toilet paper, using recycled pulp such as pre- and post-consumer waste material. “The key to success in matured bathroom tissue market in Japan is how you can differentiate your products. I see TouchMax.Twin as a powerful measure for the future, for its ability to realize both highly differentiated products and flexible manufacturing. Many machine-makers offer standardized machines; Gambini, by working together with Kawanoe Zoki, is ready to meet our needs for installation into an existing line and adaptation to Japanese standards. I highly appreciate Gambini’s attitude”, says Yoshimasa Satowa, President of Fuji Satowa.
This TouchMax – which marks also the 72nd time a customer of Gambini’s chooses this cutting-edge turret-style family of embossers – will be installed into an existing converting line of Kawanoe Zoki’s, showing how flexible these products are. TouchMax is a patented technology embosser providing extraordinary flexibility during product changeover, thus multiplying the marketing opportunities related to different embossing patterns.
Nowadays it is considered as the new industry benchmark, mainly for its setting-free capabilities: it makes the converting process as efficient and simple as possible, quasi-zeroing the waste and making it a greener choice for converters. It is indeed the most flexible embosser on the market, guaranteeing a consistent high quality of the finished product and a very high level of safety, as the rolls’ configuration can be carried out with no intervening operator.
Its extreme flexibility enables the independent configuration of embossing on both top and bottom webs, so as to get to different final products for different: technical types of embossing, diameters (even with the same amount of paper) and exterior appearances; thus satisfying the demands for differentiation requested by customers and consumers; not to mention the ever increasing needs of optimization and continuity of production. Together Gambini and Kawanoe Zoki strive for further efforts to strengthen their joint service on the Japanese market, as the result of both the companies’ expertise and search for an increasingly efficient local presence.