The COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on the tissue industry. Since the pandemic has reached all continents, consumers around the world have been faced with empty store shelves when looking for toilet paper.我们可以诚实地说,卫生纸已经成为这种流行病的象征。

The global paper and pulp industry already faced enormous challenges before the pandemic: digitalization is continuously decreasing the demand of newsprint papers as well as printing and writing papers. Political decisions in many countries are influencing the global trade, unstable situation at the market leads unstable raw material prices which forces structural changes in paper industry.


While overall demand is stable at best, there are still several sectors and regions showing solid growth. In this expert blog, I want to focus on one of the most successful:卫生用纸产品

This rapidly expanding industry sector is responding fast to rising demand for tissue paper (toilet rolls and kitchen towels), particularly in developing countries with growing incomes and an expanding middle class.

Rising global tissue production


  • China became the world’s No 1 tissue producer in 2012, overtaking the USA, which is now No 2.
  • 中国的组织和毛巾生产红红火火,并预计将增长到16.5一些万mtpy在2019年(对全球产量的1/3)。
  • 随着中国经济的增长,其人均消费组织也应该上升(目前只有不到三分之一的美国公司)。为了达到生产平价与美国将需要额外的2000卫生纸线 - 一个激动人心的机会。
  • 在欧洲,土耳其是最大的卫生纸生产商之一(每年超过100万吨),类似于许多西欧国家eventhough人均消费甚至没有比较西欧的一半。土耳其卫生纸厂容量的增长比任何其他欧洲国家更快(超过自2008年以来增加一倍)。
  • In Western Europe average tissue consumption is 17 kg per capita per year. Eastern Europe uses 6 kg per capita per year – so there is clearly room for growth, with Turkey and Russia expected to see strong increases in consumption.
  • 在北美,组织市场的需求增长,在1996年以来组织新增生产能力的1.8%的复合年增长率自2013年以来表现出的1.5%的复合年增长率。


While production growth is most dramatic in developing countries, demand continues to rise even in wealthier regions, with solid opportunities for industry expansion in many markets. But just like for every other business, the key to success is profitability. Production technology has a key role to play here. Producing products on tissue converting lines is a demanding process, involving tube winding of the board cores using power transmission belts or folder gluer belts. This is an area where Habasit offers expert input.



The application conditions are extremely demanding: sticky glue, lots of dust, heavy loads, and high speeds. The tubes are typically made of recycled board, whose surfaces inevitably lead to belt abrasion. As a result, to satisfy the demands of the process, the belts must offer:

  • 摩擦的恒定系数无玻璃窗
  • 高耐磨性
  • 尺寸稳定性好
  • 良好的弯曲疲劳性能和应付扭曲的能力







  • 寿命更长
  • 易于安装 - 有需要维修少50%的时间
  • 节能由于更好的纵向灵活性
  • 更低的生命周期成本,导致USD 4900每年每管卷绕机(每行四到六个管卷绕机)的储蓄,计算基于所述带的延长的寿命和降低的机器停工时间成本(但在计算中不包括生产损失)。



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费利克斯·罗尔is a Senior Product Manager at Habasit and has been with the company for more than 30 years. He specializes in the Printing, Paper and Yarn Processing industry, with fluency in German, English and French.