The company has been known for its creative design development, its expertise in technical construction and the production of embossing rollers, as well as for the assembly of individual machines and highly accurate calendar technologies – thus ensuring a qualitatively compelling and effective processing of tissue products like kitchen towels, toilet paper, napkins and handkerchiefs, in a wide variety of manufacturing processes.
Moreover, as a company that has been pursuing a culture of innovation, a well-positioned Research and Development department can be found as a matter of course.
In addition to SAUERESSIG’s in-house Competence Center and of particular interest for the tissue industry, a new pilot plant has been installed as well.
New pilot plant further expands testing possibilities of tissue products
The SAUERESSIG production site in Mönchengladbach, Germany, has been established in the surfaces market segment for many years. With the installation of the in-house pilot plant, customers gain the opportunity to evaluate the performance of tissue products under realistic operating conditions. With a production speed of up to 650 m/min and equipped with three unwinders, the system impresses with a high degree of efficiency. Embossing technologies, including nested and top-to-top as well as pre-embossing are possible. Gluing of the front and back sheet can be easily implemented thanks to two gluing units. This way, the facility opens the possibility to develop new prototypes with various technical properties and to test unique designs in the tissue segment, before manufacturing the actual production roller. One of the greatest benefits of this proceeding? It lies in opening new market opportunities with low investment risk. The insights gained at in-house tests are promising and might be pioneering for further innovations.
“We are highly pleased that the first successful tests involving tissue applications have taken place – says Andreas Greving, Sales Manager Tissue – and we are looking forward to further developments, test series and Research Programms in the near future“. Renowned customers like WEKO have already recognized the potential and a specialized WEKO unit has been installed to enable tests including the application of fluids.