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Voith’s shoe press technology – a 500th sale

The NipcoFlex shoe press technology from Voith is a worldwide market success. Voith has now, for the 500th time, been able to support its customers with this press concept.
The 500th press is part of a Tandem NipcoFlex which will be part of the new board machine that Voith is delivering to the Indian paper manufacturer Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Ltd. The board machine will start up in 2015 and is designed for a wire width of 4,300 mm and a speed of 600 m/min. A very high dewatering capacity is available with the two Tandem NipcoFlex shoe presses. Voith sold the 400th shoe press to the Indian paper manufacturer in 2010, which runs in sum six NipcoFlex shoe presses from Voith.

The first shoe press from Voith was put into operation in 1984. NipcoFlex shoe presses are used both for board and packaging paper as well as for graphic paper and tissue, and also in pulp drying machines. The technology is used in shoe calenders as well.

For example, Voith offers the NipcoFlex T shoe press specifically for tissue production. Compared with conventional press rolls, the dry content obtained with the NipcoFlex T after the press is up to 5% higher. With unchanging paper quality and very uniform dry CD profiles, up to 20% of the thermal energy can be saved.


Julia Bachmeier

Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG Sankt Pöltener Straße 43


t +49 7321 37-3858