Innovation meets expertise in every piece of Kӧrber converting, packaging, and folding equipment, for the tissue business. Industry-leading technologies and the support teams to maximize their efficiencies, help our partners keep pace with emerging trends, overcome challenges, and redefine the future of tissue with effective, efficient solutions that do the same.

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The virtual line supervisor that guarantees consistent quality and performance in tissue production.

Warm-up Contactless

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Discover the latest innovation for converting and packaging developed by Körber Tissue.

Latest innovations

Latest innovations

Discover the latest innovation for converting and packaging developed by Körber Tissue.



Whether upgrading equipment or adding rolled tissue products to your line to meet demand, the partnership you choose is as important as the machinery. Körber is the trusted name in tissue manufacturing innovation. Our rewinders/winders, log saws, and advanced, custom technologies are designed to solve even the toughest production challenges while enhancing operational efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

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Fold napkins and interfold products continue to gain global popularity and dominate brand expansion. Trusted suppliers are finding it practical and profitable to add Körber converting and packaging equipment that makes it possible to offer folded product services that meet current and anticipated needs.

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Customer Service

Customer Service

Helping our partners succeed doesn’t end at the production line. We proactively lean into training, technical support, data analysis, spare parts provision, and other value-added services that make our equipment, technologies, and relationships more effective and efficient.

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Digital solutions

Digital solutions

Smart services and technical solutions combine the potential of Big Data with our field-proven technical expertise to help our partners realize maximum productivity and profitability. Our industry-leading technologies are reshaping the business models behind how tissue manufacturers go to market.

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Customer Product Development

Customer Product Development

Kӧrber is dedicated to helping our partners strategically develop innovative products that disrupt existing channels, open new markets, and create competitive differentiation. Our tissue expertise and forward-thinking technologies in design, analysis, prototyping, and embossing address current challenges and prepare our partners for sustained future success.

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Palletizing solutions

Palletizing Solutions

Palletizing systems improve manufacturing production lines, by readying goods for transport and delivery.

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New and revolutionary Körber Warm-up Contactless redefines hot embossing and its benefits for tissue manufacturers

Tissue manufacturers are under unprecedented pressure. Pulp price volatility and the skilled labor shortage remain primary concerns. However, the increased emphasis on sustainability, product differentiation and global competition cannot be ignored. Increased pulp prices are likely the norm for the foreseeable future. Tissue manufacturers and converters are placed squarely in the middle of the supply-and-demand struggle. Questions about costs and profitability are inevitable.

In response, source rolls of less expensive fiber are being used to help control costs. Hot embossing is heavily relied upon to deliver toilet paper and paper towel rolls of increased firmness and volume while simultaneously preserving tissue quality. Doing so helps tissue manufacturers deliver to customer quality expectations and remain competitive in the global marketplace. Customers are particular about the tissue products they use and a shift in quality could cause dissatisfaction. Loyal brand advocates may leave and take their dollars — and tissue manufacturers’ margins — with them. There are also the issues of product differentiation and sustainability. Tissue tensile strength, softness and absorbency are at the heart of successful outcomes in these increasingly important and competitive areas. The challenges are many, as are the opportunities for innovation. Finding a broad-based solution that addresses these pain points requires advanced tissue technologies and the expertise it takes to apply them.

The disadvantages of hot liquid embossing systems

Conventional hot embossing methods rely on hot oil or pressurized water to heat each embossing roll in its entirety. The piping networks needed to circulate the heating liquids are expensive and complex, require roll modifications and excessive downtime for installation, and can be dangerous in the event of failure. Long heating and cooldown times and high thermal dissipation also contribute to low overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

While oil and pressurized water hot embossing systems work, they also limit the ability to efficiently respond to shifts in market demand for certain product differentiators. As a result, tissue manufacturers could miss opportunities and lose competitive advantage. Tissue manufacturers have been left to make do with liquid hot embossing systems. However, compromise is no longer an adequate strategy during turbulent times in the industry. It’s an unenviable position for tissue manufacturers. It’s also the impetus behind the embossing breakthrough developed by Körber engineers.

Warm-up Contactless: A real market revolution by Körber

New Körber Warm-up Contactless is the first patent-pending hot embossing system to use induction heating — a proven method in other sectors such as automotive, but barely used in the tissue industry. Unlike liquid hot embossing systems, induction heating heats the embossing rolls from the outside with no need for physical contact with the rolls themselves. It’s what makes Warm-up Contactless effective in offering tissue manufacturers:

  • CAPEX Control: Easy retrofitting on existing embossing units without having to replace or modify the existing rolls;
  • Efficiency: Shortens roll heating time through concentrating heat at roll tips instead of the entire roll, resulting in 60% less energy consumption;
  • Flexibility: Freedom from piping, modified embossing rolls, and internal heating elements mean faster roll changeovers and greater opportunities for expanding product mix;
  • Simplicity: Easy, quick installation, more efficient than traditional liquid hot embossing systems — no complicated piping and power heater systems to house and maintain;
  • Safety: Strong reduction of safety risk due to the elimination of high temperature liquids.

The Warm-up Contactless system design is more streamlined compared to complex and fragmented configurations where paper is first moistened and then dried. Moreover, tissue manufacturers can use less expensive fiber to achieve up to 20% greater roll volume! These results are impressive in their own right, but they can be further augmented when the Warm-up Contactless technology is installed on a Perini Constellation line to maximize rewinding efficiency. Körber Warm-up Contactless is yet another example of how Körber leans into innovation to help tissue manufacturers consistently control costs, quality and outcomes.

Article written by Stefano Palazzesi, Product Manager, Körber Business Area Tissue for Paper Technology International 2023. Please find the article published on Tissue for Paper Technology International 2023 at this link.

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