TLF ID M019438
This is a video about how facial tissues, kitchen towels and toilet paper are made at Kimberley-Clark's South Australian mill. Mill Manager Scott Wicker describes how the mill takes base wood pulp and turns it into finished products. He outlines the differences between long and short wood pulp fibres and where they are grown and explains every stage of the tissue paper production process. This includes how the pulp is diluted with water, pumped around the mill, made into one-ply tissue, dried at high speed, blended for different product capabilities, wound into rolls, rewound into two- or three-ply rolls, converted into different products, packaged, stacked in pallets, and finally despatched to distribution centres. The video lasts 4:26 min and in the latter part he points to the cutting edge technology used at the mill and the high levels of skill and training required in the workforce.