Personal hygiene firm Essity has announced an exclusive partnership with technology company Voith to explore ways to produce tissue sustainably.
The partners aim to develop a new tissue-making process that will reduce CO2 emissions and cut energy consumption by up to 40% and water consumption by up to 95%.
Magnus Groth, president and CEO of Essity stated, “Sustainability is integrated into Essity’s strategy for long-term profitable growth.
“We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The partnership with Voith is yet another concrete example of this.”
The initiative incorporates Essity's expertise in the tissue industry and Voith’s know-how as a technology provider.
The partners have conducted test runs on a laboratory scale, and the concept is now being transferred to a dynamic process.
A pilot phase will be launched later this year before being implemented industrially, Essity noted.
“As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of being able to realise CO2-neutral paper production by 2030,” added Andreas Endters, president and CEO of Voith Paper.
“The fact that we have developed this new process is an important milestone in the industry and demonstrates our high level of innovation. We are very pleased to have found a suitable partner in Essity, who shares our objective of climate-neutral paper production,” Endters said.
In January, the Swedish hygiene products maker reported bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, supported by increases in its product prices, and said it would raise rates further in 2023 and expected the hikes to offset costs.
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