Essity Begins Tissue Production From Alternative Fibers


Hygiene and health company Essity is presenting a breakthrough in sustainable tissue production and is beginning production based on pulp from wheat straw. The plant in Mannheim, Germany, is the first of its kind in Europe, and the first on a large-scale tissue production in the world.

Essity Invests in World's First Tissue Machine Running on Geothermal Steam


Essity is investing in enhanced efficiency in the company´s site in Kawerau, New Zealand, including the world’s first tissue machine running a fully geothermal steam drying process. Together with a reduction in pulp consumption, reduced waste and elimination of the burning of natural gas on the machine, the improvements will contribute to a reduction of carbon emissions by 23 percent from the Kawerau site.

Essity and McDonald's Are Closing the Loop for Paper Cups in Germany

Beverage, milkshake and ice cream cups will be re-used to make professional hygiene paper under Essity’s leading Tork brand.

Hygiene and health company Essity and McDonald’s are writing circular history with a recycling project that turns used paper cups into a new resource. Starting in 2020, the project consisting of a team from Essity, logistics partner HAVI, and McDonald’s Deutschland LLC, has piloted different opportunities to give paper cup waste a new life.

The pilot showed that Essity can successfully use the paper cups, after they have been shredded, as material for some of their mills and turn them into Tork branded toilet paper.

Essity Earns Leadership in Sustainability Award for Water Use & Quality from American Forest & Paper Association

Press Release

NEENAH, Wis., October 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, is proud to announce that it has received the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020-2021 Leadership in Sustainability Award for Water from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).

Tork Finds 82% of Food Processing Production Managers Have Experienced Production Delays From Non-compliance With Hygiene Protocols

Tork offers solutions specifically designed for food processing to meet and address the rigorous standards of industry governance, while providing the high productivity and efficiency demanded by production managers.

There is little room for error when it comes to hygiene in a food processing environment.

Tork Launches Biobased Cleaning Cloth to Help Companies Meet Sustainability Goals Without Compromising Performance

Tork, an Essity brand, extends its industrial cleaning offering with new products and packaging, including the new Tork Biobased Heavy-Duty Cleaning Cloth, to strengthen customers’ businesses through sustainable hygiene management.
Press Release

Today, meeting hygiene expectations is critical and businesses are demanding products that help them meet sustainability goals while increasing productivity. With products like the new Tork Biobased Heavy-Duty Cleaning Cloth®, customers can do both. The cloth is made from 99% biobased fibers, plant-based and sustainably sourced, allowing customers to benefit from improved absorption, durability, linting and solvent consumption while reducing their environmental impact.

Tork and the Green Bay Packers Team up to “Tackle Hygiene With Every Catch”

In partnership with the Green Bay Packers, Tork has launched the “Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch" campaign to promote hand hygiene and give back to the community through local charities.

As fans returned to Lambeau Field for the home opener, the Green Bay Packers are teaming up with Tork ® , an Essity brand and the global leader in professional hygiene, to keep fans healthy and give back to the Green Bay and Milwaukee communities. The “Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch” campaign kicked off this week and will continue through the first five games of the Packers’ season, and it’s no coincidence that the campaign finishes up just ahead of Global Handwashing Day on October 15th.

Tork: On a Mission to Take Back Paper Hand Towels


Paper hand towels remain the most hygienic method of drying hands. Yet, they remain an untapped resource when it comes to recycling and recovering paper.

In fact, less than 1% of paper hand towels are recovered for recycling currently. The wet-strength composition required for paper hand towels to do their job necessitates a separate dissolving process to remove the wet-strong agent before the paper fibers can be recycled. This extra and separate step apart from other paper types makes recycling paper hand towels a difficult  proposition.


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