Essity teams with technology company on sustainable tissue production

The agreement calls for the two organisations to collaborate on a new tissue-making process.

Hygiene and health company Essity has entered an exclusive partnership with the global technology company, Voith.

The agreement calls for the two organisations to collaborate on a new tissue-making process, with the goal of reducing energy consumption by up to 40 per cent and water consumption by up to 95 per cent.

“Sustainability is integrated into Essity’s strategy for long-term profitable growth,” said Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.

“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 process has been successfully tested on a laboratory scale and is now being evaluated on a larger, trial basis.

Andreas Endters, president and CEO of Voith Paper, said the company has set the ambitious goal of being able to realize CO2-neutral paper production by 2030.

“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.”

Earlier this month, Essity announced it was the first company in the cleaning industry to manufacture tissue in a carbon dioxide (CO2) emission-free production process.

The company’s production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany, replaced natural gas with renewable hydrogen in its tissue production process.

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