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Tissue makers using both virgin and recycled content to make their final products can suffer from highly sticky contaminants which can adhere to the machine fabrics or stay in the sheet causing visible holes, and when these holes are large enough or numerous enough, production breaks on both the tissue machine and in converting begin to occur. Typically at this point the machine must be stopped and the forming fabrics cleaned via a solvent washing step that contributes significant downtime, as well as environmental and operator health and safety impacts. More recently, two new technologies have been developed and accepted by tissue makers that have greatly reduced the negative impact of stickies. Read about them in this article.