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.

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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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Nova Papers increases the OEE by 50% with eco-sustainable products and excellent value for money

"Our aim was complex: on the one hand we wanted to preserve our environmentally responsible values to differentiate ourselves on the shelf, on the other we had to consider costs. By relying on Körber’s integrated solutions, we were able to meet both of these requirements.”

The global pandemic has profoundly impacted the tissue market on a global level and, even in the South African market, retail tissue recorded a value increase of 8% in 2020, compared to 3% growth in 2019. (* Euromonitor data).

To meet this need, Nova Papers, one of the biggest tissue production companies in South Africa characterized by a strong eco-sustainable vocation, needed to increase its efficiency and productivity, dedicating an entire line to the creation of products that respect the environment, but which still have an excellent quality-price ratio.

The strategic answer to these requirements was Perini MySincro with Aquabond technology. Nova Papers comments: "Our aim was complex: on the one hand we wanted to preserve our environmentally responsible values to differentiate ourselves on the shelf, on the other we had to consider costs. By relying on Körber’s integrated solutions, we were able to meet both of these requirements.”

Sandro Magnani, Sales Manager for the Business Area Tissue, adds: “Perini MySincro is the best solution for producers who want both high quality and technology at an excellent price. MyPerini Converting lines align Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and best Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by getting products to market efficiently. Pre-configured and ready to run, these machines are world-class performers with streamlined, optimally priced tissue manufacturing process customization."

Perini MySincro manufactures toilet and kitchen rolls with diameters up to 160mm at a maximum speed of 450m/min and 30 log/min output. Based on our Sincro exchange phase system, this line is equipped with a laminator-embosser featuring 409mm diameter steel rolls to deliver high quality glued products.

The line is also equipped with Cantilever which allows you to change the format of the cliché roll in 10 minutes. This is extremely important for customers who have two paper formats; the standard version requires 2 to 3 hours of downtime.

Nova Papers concludes: "The new line has allowed us to increase our converting capacity by + 50% and thanks to Aquabond we have managed not only to improve the final product, making it more eco-sustainable for the consumer, but we have also saved on raw materials such as glue ".

Aquabond is sustainable and efficient water-laminating solution. The chemical adhesives that are normally used, in fact, are based on vinyl and nonrenewable raw materials. By eliminating them from the production cycle through Aquabond it is possible to pursue the philosophy of eco-sustainability, one of the key points of Nova Paper's development.

Aquabond also impacts the line’s efficiency and the manufacturer's costs, eliminating those for the glue in embossing.

This type of embossing eliminates the problem of adhesion and winding of the paper on steel rollers. The anilox and the cliché rolls, the doctor blade unit, and the embosser remain clean, and continuous stops to the entire line to carry out cleaning and lubrication of the rollers are avoided. All this has led to a productivity advantage quantifiable in 5 percentage points of machine efficiency.


NOVA PAPERS (PTY) LTD is a family owned and operated business which was established in 1994 as a small scale toilet paper converting operation.
Over the years we have evolved with the market and have extended our offering to satisfy the needs of all consumers in the paper industry, both in and away from home.
The Riverside team still applies many of those family values to our work ethic to ensure that high levels of integrity and accountability are maintained in all we do.

We are located in New Centre, Johannesburg. We offer quality products through our “Nova®” and “Supra Deluxe” name brands.

To provide the public and business sectors with the best possible quality paper products for home or out of home use. We aim to achieve this through the constant development and acquisition of new machinery and processes, the expansion of our product line and the adherence to our core values.

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