Film: 9699

Industry + Work | 1960 | Sound | Colour


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Tissue production 1960's

The Eiffel Tower. A truck comes out full of Kleenex. A Japanese lady goes down the escalator in a shop. A pile of Kleenex. "England was our first overseas market from 1927….." An old English house with a pond in front with swans. A factory near London where 1400 people work. Inside the Kleenex factory : a huge roll of tissue is hanging from the ceiling being stretched onto a conveyor belt. Their sales are $30,000 million each year. Sales were interrupted during World War 2 , but increased again once it was over. Women in white uniforms collect the tissue packs from the conveyor belt. There are carton boxes running on the line. A boat in the port ready to export its products. A view of Sydney Harbour. A truck transporting the Kleenex to the south coast of Australia. APCEL. There are planks of timber from the native Eucalyptus tree. Large sheets of paper are stretched out on a machine. One Man smoothes them out, while another operates the machine. Women with rolls of bathroom tissue or toilet rolls for the domestic market. A red truck loaded up departs to make its deliveries. Napkin production line. There are three women operators and dozens of others in a room with sawing machines. Outside, two men are inspecting a proposed sight for a new factory , expanding the Australian market further.
Deer, hyena, lioness - examples of the wildlife in South Africa. At Cape Town Bay, there are people outside wearing straw hats. A statue of two men overlooking a huge modern building in Johannesburg, where a tissue factory employs local 450 people.
Two people are seen drinking beer in Germany. Views from Bavaria overlooking the Rhine River, and shot of a Renaissance Castle. In a factory producing colour napkins, towels and tissues, there are 430 people employed.
View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In a nearby town, they are (converting machines in the French branch weaving tissues), packing with a surprise gift of a plastic fish. It is an automated process, where the mill produces four coloured napkins, packs them in fancy wrapping for the French market , showing g large rolls of patterned paper. Japan is the new market for Kimberly-Clark. A Japanese woman in traditional kimono is in the supermarket, in the street, the factory. They are co-operating with Jujo local paper manufacturers , planning to expand within the Tokyo area. Japanese women are seen packing the tissues from a conveyor belt. There are 50 people employed in this factory.
We see a view of Mount Mayan in the Republic of Luzaan, situated in the Philippines. In an outdoor market , there are many Philippino's walking towards the camera. In the factory here, there's 200 people employed- most of them locals. They show us the unique rainbow tissue packing machine. There are plans to build a new mill.
A muzerin tower of a mosque ,Damascus , Syria we see the tissue factory. A view from above of the city. Views from Colombia's Rio Kuko Valley city where a small factory supplies tissues to the local market. There is a woman sticking boxes. Caracas at night . We see a the factories during the day. Inside the workers are standing by the conveyer belt. A boat in the Panama Canal. Shots of people dancing in a club. Materials are imported here to enable the manufacturing of these napkins and tissues, all by seven employees.
A view of Porto Rico. We see the tissue factory where women are packing.
In Singapore, women are working. A shot of the street, the market, a large building, a family in the country side washing their children. A view of the harbour, where there is a man walking from a boat over a plank of wood , carrying a bag on his shoulders. There are tourists about.
Mexico City at night. Shots of a big Kimberly- Clark factory, which produces 65 tonnes per day. We see people counting these large sheets of paper. Kimberly- Clark sells its products in over 100 countries around the world.

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