innovate | 2017-07-03

Driving support

Tim Nevius is headed out to Jacksonville this morning for Voith’s OnCall Mobile service. As a Field Service Engineer, he performs inspections, maintenance and repairs on machines at mills within a 250-mile radius.
innovate | 2017-07-03
Close collaboration at the Voith Paper Innovation Center sparks customer-oriented, cutting-edge product development. Real-world and virtual testing is at the core.
innovate | 2017-07-03
Dr. Dieter Wenninger is President, Products and Services, at Voith Paper and is responsible for growing the global service business. He firmly believes that smart technologies and smart service go hand-in-hand.
transform | 2017-07-03
Sun Paper was rewarded with paper on reel months ahead of schedule. Such breakthroughs are setting standards not only in China, but also on a global scale.
reflect | 2017-07-03
“Papermaking. Next Level” will rely on the precise networking of know-how, processes and communication between machines. Bertram Staudenmaier, CEO of Voith Paper, explains why.
transform | 2017-07-03
What is the new way of working? Fernando Carroquino, Industrial Director at SAICA Paper, outlines his views and vision in discussion with Frank Opletal, Chief Technology Officer, Voith Paper.
transform | 2017-07-03
In his new role as Strategic Technology Manager for Board and Packaging, Johann Moser will combine his expertise in customer service and state-of-the-art paper technology. His goal is to ensure that Voith Paper provides a seamless, cutting-edge solution.
transform | 2017-07-03
The perfect combination of hightech fabrics and equipment is essential to increase productivity, efficiency and runability.
transform | 2017-07-03
Digitization has always been a fundamental component of machine and plant engineering to optimize processes and reduce costs. Voith is leading by example.
reflect | 2017-07-03
How to cut and achieve optimal stabilization of the web edge? With the newly launched EdgeExpert by Voith. It is the cutting-edge standard for sustainability and effi ciency.
transform | 2017-07-03
Online shopping has long been an established habit for today’s consumer, and it is also a valuable tool in business-to-business transactions. With the Voith Paper Webshop, the sourcing process is considerably optimized.
transform | 2017-02-27
Last December, the new PM 6 packaging paper machine went into operation at Schoellershammer in Düren, Germany. It is designed to produce light corrugated base board. Voith supplied the paper machine including stock preparation unit.
innovate | 2017-03-30
With TheWall, Voith has developed a disperser filling that makes it possible to treat fibers more efficiently. The Varel paper and board plant has been using the filling since May 2016.
transform | 2017-04-04
Heidenheim: Digitization has long since become a fundamental component of machine and plant engineering. And Voith is leading by example. Whether for existing or new paper machines.
reflect | 2016-07-27
A very special industry gathering took place in Hamburg at the end of June. Under the banner “Transformance - Papermaking 4.0”, Voith Paper had invited customers from all over the world to come together to discuss the future of the paper industry.
transform | 2016-06-22
The packaging paper manufacturer Smurfit Kappa extensively modernized one of its paper machines in the Dutch city of Roermond. The rebuild of the 40-year-old PM 1 was designed to increase machine speed cost-efficiently.
transform | 2015-12-08
Papermaker Parenco will have its former graphic paper machine at its paper mill in Renkum, the Netherlands, rebuilt by Voith, which will enable it to produce 385,000 metric tons of packaging paper per year. This was previously announced in June 2015.
transform | 2015-12-03
Voith completed the rebuild of Holmen Paper’s PM 53 in Braviken, Sweden, from newsprint to magazine papers and successfully commissioned the modified machine. Since the upgrade, Holmen Paper has been producing its newly developed SC paper.
transform | 2015-10-26
Board and packaging paper manufacturer Modern Karton has started production with its new PM 5 paper machine. The new machine allows the company to substantially increase its annual capacity in corrugating medium and testliner from 630,000 metric tons.
transform | 2015-10-26
Everybody is talking about Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things is the focus for engineers and the media. With its Papermaking 4.0 concept, Voith has ushered in the future for the paper industry and has developed products for the digital factory.
innovate | 2015-10-06
EvoStretch is Voith’s new spreader roll for the paper industry. The roll features a bearing that is offered exclusively by Voith. In this interview, Thomas Holzer and Thomas Weisshappl explain the special features and benefits of the EvoStretch.
transform | 2015-09-11
Industry 4.0, Big Data or the Internet of Things – the networking of processes and communication between machines – are what will shape the future. Digital advances are making it possible, especially a powerful and widely accessible Internet.
transform | 2015-08-19
Screening plays a key role in the preparation of recovered paper, as it not only removes coarse contaminants but also small and very fine impurities. Papermakers expect low fiber losses, low energy consumption and effective removal of stickies...
innovate | 2015-07-06
Compared with cast iron cylinders, steel cylinders offer impressive features like higher thermal conductivity and greater material strength. These and other benefits mean that it makes good sense to install steel cylinders when upgrading dryer...
innovate | 2015-06-19
The main functions of a dispersing system are to dewater and to heat the pulp suspension, to separate and to break down contaminants. For paper makers it is important that the required product quality is achieved with low energy consumption, gentle...
innovate | 2015-06-16
Maintenance of rolls and roll covers was the focus of a recent Voith customer workshop in Laakirchen, Austria. Managers and experts from the paper industry in Austria, Germany and Switzerland took part in the event.
innovate | 2015-06-10
The demand on the suction roll nip of a tissue machine is daunting: it is required to provide the best possible and consistent dewatering, on-spec tissue quality with the lowest CD moisture profile deviation from start-up to felt change, all at the...
reflect | 2015-06-11
Two generations of the Raskin family from California have already made their mark on software and hardware development at Apple and Google. But the family also has another major passion: the development of building blocks.
transform | 2015-06-02
The VariFlex winder from Voith has been developed to be an all-rounder. With two recent installations, it has once again demonstrated its versatility in two paper mills a great distance apart, in Turkey and France. At both locations, the winder was...
reflect | 2015-04-27
Paper has many facets and can also be put to a wide range of fascinating uses. So it is no surprise that young US entrepreneur Alex Henige wants to use paper in his quest to revolutionize the packaging industry.
innovate | 2015-04-07
Nonwovens are found virtually everywhere. They are made from different raw materials and used in a diverse range of applications as insulating materials, filters or sticking plasters. Nonwovens are also used for wet wipes. They have the benefit of...
innovate | 2015-02-19
Paper manufacturer UPM is using Voith’s FlowJec dosing system at its mill in Augsburg. After six months in operation the results are impressive. Fresh water consumption dropped by 350 m3 per day, while the post-dilution stage could be eliminated...
innovate | 2015-04-24
With the DryMax package, Voith offers an integrated approach to problem solving in the dryer section. DryMax packages are tailored specifically towards our customer´s productivity and cost saving target or their need to overcome a specific problem...
transform | 2015-03-17
Voith Meri Environmental Solutions, Inc. is helping to set higher standards for wastewater treatment with the addition of the Effluent Treatment Plant at Lib-erty Paper Incorporated in Becker, Minnesota. After more than two years in operation, the...
transform | 2015-02-03
Voith’s NipcoFlex T shoe press is well on the way to becoming a recipe for success. The latest version was installed for the first time in the UK in 2010. To date, 18 NipcoFlex T shoe presses have been sold in Asia, Europe, North and South America....
reflect | 2015-02-27
Izhar Gafni has built a bicycle out of cardboard that does not use any metal at all but is as stable as a conventional bike. Once he came up with the idea of building a bike entirely out of cardboard he became obsessed with it. Gafni spent more than...
innovate | 2015-02-13
Some weeks ago, Voith has received the order for the 1000 Infinity press felt. The new press felt concept with a laminated structure is well received in paper industry because it provides excellent drainage and maintains resiliency throughout...
reflect | 2014-12-16
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban creates buildings out of cardboard tubes. He builds homes, schools and even churches from this unusual construction material. For more than 20 years he has been undertaking humanitarian work in disaster zones by building...
reflect | 2014-11-21
In Bavaria, the traditional Dirndl dress is not an uncommon sight. Yet if you take a closer look at the Dirndl on display in the Gmund paper mill’s exhibition hall, you will notice that this garment, meticulously created down to the finest detail, is...
innovate | 2014-11-06
Voith has brought a new roll cover onto the market. InForce is the product name of the innovative polyurethane cover for the press. It is a further development of the acclaimed solid G2000 roll cover. Equipped with the proven features of its...
innovate | 2014-10-22
Two innovative technologies are allowing Propapier in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, to optimize their sizer and roll covers and at the same time improve paper quality. As a result, the cost and effort for future maintenance work could also be...
transform | 2014-10-16
In Kaipola, Finland, Voith has been manufacturing roll covers from cotton for four years. What began as a small manufacturing operation for the domestic market in Finnland has quickly developed into an international success story. Paper manufacturers...
innovate | 2014-09-18
A roll cover for calenders that could give paper a high level of gloss but also be highly rugged, was until recently nothing but wishful thinking. However, NanoGloss, the new calender roll cover from Voith, combines both characteristics: it has a high...
innovate | 2014-09-17
Voith has brought a new rotor for its IntensaPulper onto the market, the IPV Rotor. It is in the LowEnergy rotor product line and has been specifically developed for dissolving pulp and all other clean raw materials. The new component has already...
transform | 2014-09-04
An upgrade at Papierfabrik Palm’s Eltmann mill in Germany has transformed its deinking plant into a state-of-the-art facility. The rebuild of the stock preparation unit, which took just six days, was carried out by Voith in the month of April...
reflect | 2014-08-27
Paper is well known for its information and packaging uses, but it can do so much more: paper can promote health and even save lives. Just how this is possible is outlined in the following story.
innovate | 2014-08-12
Voith Gecko OneStep is a unique system for start and end gluing on the winder. 16 gluing machines, with a Voith VariFlex winder using two-drum technology, have been sold in the past three years and also been successfully used in several rebuilds...
reflect | 2014-07-30
Lighter, more environmentally friendly and easy to recycle:The first recyclable paper bottle was developed in California, USA. The carbon footprint of the various paper bottles is up to 67% less than that of conventional glass bottles.
innovate | 2014-07-16
With the NDuraPlate B screen plate for pulpers, Voith has positioned a product on the market that markedly increases pulping efficiency thanks to its special design. A paper manufacturer that has used the NDuraPlate B for nearly two years is impressed...
innovate | 2014-06-11
Two years of development have gone into Voith’s EdgeSaver. The innovative edge cutting technology was designed for multi-layer Fourdrinier paper machines. It optimizes pulp use, improves paper quality and ensures a clean wire edge. The results coming...
transform | 2014-06-25
The Guangxi BM 1, a board machine at Asia Pulp and Paper, has proven its strength for more than a year. It sets new benchmarks in multiple respects: It is equipped with a Triple NipcoFlex press and its annual production capacity is 1,200,000 metric...
reflect | 2014-06-25
Paper made from dung can be a profitable business or an aid to wildlife conservation. In various parts of the world, pre-industrial techniques are being used to produce paper from the droppings of large herbivores. It all started in 2001 in Thailand,...
innovate | 2014-06-11
The new FlowJec dosing system from Voith has been in use at Smurfit Kappa Zülpich Papier for nearly three years. Measurements during this period confirm the capability of the system. It was demonstrated that the number of breaks decreased on average...
innovate | 2014-05-26
Voith has updated its screening machine product portfolio. Voith’s new IntegraScreen product is a machine type with modularized components for all applications in stock preparation and broke screening and features improved fiber recovery in the final...
transform | 2014-06-04
The Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper Company in the Chinese province of Henan has had a successful first year of operation from its two identical production lines for tissue paper. The systems both have a special feature – their Voith NipcoFlex T shoe presses...
transform | 2014-05-20
Every paper manufacturer wishes that its new system will achieve good performance after a successful startup. This happened exactly when Bohui Paper’s BM 3 was commissioned. The board machine’s starting curve and efficiency were very good...
innovate | 2014-05-15
Seamed press fabrics matched the operational performance of continuous press fabrics long ago and in addition have a decisive advantage: they can be installed on the paper machine much more easily and reliably than continuous felts. As they were not...
innovate | 2014-05-07
The word Terra is from Latin and means “earth” or “land.” At Voith, Terra is the name for a line of roll and cylinder coatings that are extraordinarily wear and corrosion resistant. Practical experience has shown that the running times of Voith Terra...
transform | 2014-04-15
Pulping drums pulp the recovered paper, which plays a valuable role in paper manufacturing and remove coarse contaminants from the pulp. In the course of this process, a minimum of paper fibers and a maximum of contaminants should be discharged...
reflect | 2014-04-22
A house made of newspaper: In the spring of 1922, Elis F. Stenman, a Swede who had migrated to the USA, decided to build a summerhouse in the vicinity of Boston. After he had the basic frame, floor and roof made of wood he came up with the idea of...
innovate | 2014-04-07
The first dryer fabrics from the new CleanWeave product family have proven themselves in their industrial applications. In the past year, Voith has launched two dryer fabrics under the Evaporite product line. Practical experience has since shown that...
innovate | 2014-04-04
A key factor for paper quality is the refining of the pulp, but not every raw material should be measured by the same yardstick – or rather, by the same refiner filling. Against this background, Voith has developed an entire product line of refiner...
transform | 2014-03-14
Last year saw Wausau Paper start up a new tissue machine with the resource-saving ATMOS technology at its plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The new double width machine is designed for an annual production of 70,000 metric tons of paper and can produce...
innovate | 2014-03-14
Voith recently launched two innovative products for suction rolls on the market: the HydroSeal sealing strip system and TrackLight, an end deckle positioning system. Even as it was being launched on the market, TrackLight was already impressing...
transform | 2014-03-13
At Hadera Paper, a DuoFormer D II with a short pre-dewatering section has proved itself over several months with excellent results. The Voith former was installed as part of a rebuild and has noticeably improved the sheet forming with a shorter...
reflect | 2014-03-17
Just under two years ago, the pilot tissue machine at the Voith Paper Innovation Center in São Paulo was put into operation. The machine had been completely renewed in a large rebuild and is now available again to the customers of Voith Paper for tests.

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