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Specialty Paper Machines

Special production technologies for special papers

Specialty Paper Machines

The range of use of specialty papers

    It takes a very special kind of expertise to manufacture specialty papers for items like bank notes or thermal receipts. This is why for each specialty paper our production technologies are tailored to the specific application.

    Paper machines not only produce volume grades such as newsprint, they also provide paper for tea bags and gasoline filters, bottle labels, wallpaper and décor coverings for furniture as well as backing paper for vinyl wallpapers.

    Fascinating and versatile

    A quick look in your wallet will suffice to give you an idea of the versatility of specialty papers: The fuel receipt is printed on thermal paper, the banknotes consist of special banknote and security paper, and without the photographic-based paper your family photo would look only half as good. Cigarette papers, decor papers and labels are also categorized as specialty papers. Although specialty papers only account for five percent of worldwide paper consumption, they achieve much greater added value compared with mass-produced papers.

    Expert know-how for specialty paper production

    The challenges involved in the manufacture of specialty papers are diverse. Because they are generally only produced in small production lots of up to a ton, the requirements for the paper machines are stringent. Voith is heavily involved in the production of specialty papers and for decades has been developing new technologies and products to enable its more efficient and higher quality manufacture. We supply products and technologies for all grades of specialty papers. The high quality level and consistency of quality of coated and uncoated specialty papers is always a key consideration. This is why our production technologies for each specialty paper are tailored to every specific case.

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            Optimization

            Optimization

            For the optimization of your paper machine, Voith provides a comprehensive product program to fully utilize the economic potential of your production line. All components serve to increase quality and/or output at low operating costs per ton of salable materials.

            • Cleaning

            Cleaning

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Cleaning
            Wear-resistant Cones for HD Cleaner

            H-Cone, E-Cone and IndiCone are wear-resistant cones for reliable and efficient use with high stock consistencies.

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            • Constant Part Screening

            Constant Part Screening

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Constant Part Screening
            C-bar Insert

            The new screen basket C-bar Insert combines maximum stability with short downtimes and low investment and maintenance costs. It can be used in cages from Voith and other manufacturers.

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            • Headbox

            Headbox

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Headbox
            EdgeExpert

            The unique edge trim concept EdgeExpert defines the web edge in the stock jet as it exits from the headbox, resulting in fiber savings and increased edge stability.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Headbox
            FlowJec

            With FlowJec, Voith has developed today’s most efficient dosing system for sustainable and resource-conserving dosing of all chemicals and additives in the paper manufacturing process.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Headbox
            Pulsation damper

            The pulsation damper is upstream of the headbox and guides the stock suspension from the feed to machine-wide distribution. It dampens high-frequency disturbances from screens and pumps.

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            • Forming section

            Forming section

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            Dandy roll

            The dandy roll improves quality on Fourdrinier wire machines up to 1,000 m/min. The key feature is the patented self-supporting honeycomb with a large open surface.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            dBlocker

            The dBlocker absorbs extremely high sound levels and reduces paper machine noise. This has a positive impact on the concentration levels and performance of the personnel.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            DuoCleaner Excell

            DuoCleaner Excell is an efficient cleaning system for consistent and uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            EdgeCurler

            Using the EdgeCurler wire edge lifter prevents the stock suspension from bleeding at the wire. The result is a clean paper edge and wire edge.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            EdgeExpert

            The unique edge trim concept EdgeExpert defines the web edge in the stock jet as it exits from the headbox, resulting in fiber savings and increased edge stability.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            EdgeMaster

            EdgeMaster is a variably adjustable extension of the headbox format plate. In the Fourdrinier wire and the hybrid former, it provides for uniform distribution of the stock suspension up to the edge.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            EdgeModule

            With the EdgeModule edge feeding system, the volume flow of the suspension in the edge area of the headbox can be set. The result is a precise suspension edge.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            Fabric run-off alarm

            The fabric run-off alarm from Voith ensures that the fabrics or press felts in case of a failure of the fabric run control cause no damage.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            FloatBearing

            The FloatBearing hydrodynamic bearing reduces the friction between the metallic surfaces of a shaking unit even at low machine speeds thereby minimizing wear.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            FlowJec

            With FlowJec, Voith has developed today’s most efficient dosing system for sustainable and resource-conserving dosing of all chemicals and additives in the paper manufacturing process.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            HDU control system upgrade

            The HDU control system upgrade includes replacement of the pendulum sensor and pneumatic controls in older belt-guiding systems. Clothing wear can thus be reduced.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            HDU Guide

            The HDU Guide is a fabric and felt run controller that ensures directional stability of the clothing over a long period. It serves to noticeably reduce edge wear.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            HydroPack

            HydroPack is a pressure supply unit with a speed-controlled piston pump. A perfect cutting jet uninterrupted by air bubbles ensures good web pickup at the pick-up roll.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            HydroSquirt

            The HydroSquirt allows a good, reproducible cutting result before the paper web is fed into the press section. This is possible due to precise setting of the water jet.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            InsiderJet

            The InsiderJet is a high-pressure cleaning pipe that cleans the suction roll from the inside out. Clean holes result in optimal dewatering and minimal downtime.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            JetCleaner

            The JetCleaner creates ideal dewatering conditions through uniform cleaning and drying of the forming fabric. Breaks in the press and dryer section are prevented.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Forming section
            Tensioning devices and guides

            The tensioning devices and guides from Voith ensure smooth operation of the machine at all times.

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            • Press section

            Press section

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            Bubble Sucker

            The bubble sucker in the press section provides for a stable web run and reduces or eliminates blistering of the paper web before its entry into the press nip.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            Cleaning roll

            With the switch-on of a vacuum, the paper web can tear after immersion of the pick-up suction rolls and be guided with the felt into the press nip. This can lead to paper shreds flying about. Damage to the felt or contamination of the protective wall can then result.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            dBlocker

            The dBlocker absorbs extremely high sound levels and reduces paper machine noise. This has a positive impact on the concentration levels and performance of the personnel.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            DuoCleaner Excell

            DuoCleaner Excell is an efficient cleaning system for consistent and uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            Fabric run-off alarm

            The fabric run-off alarm from Voith ensures that the fabrics or press felts in case of a failure of the fabric run control cause no damage.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            FilmLube

            FilmLube ensures uniform Uhle box lubrication at all times; thereby achieving even press felt conditioning, water savings and improved paper quality.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            FlexDoc

            The FlexDoc water scraper ensures optimal and targeted dewatering in the press sleeve. Cleanliness in the press section is thus increased, and the total storage volume in the nip is utilized.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            HDU control system upgrade

            The HDU control system upgrade includes replacement of the pendulum sensor and pneumatic controls in older belt-guiding systems. Clothing wear can thus be reduced.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            HDU Guide

            The HDU Guide is a fabric and felt run controller that ensures directional stability of the clothing over a long period. It serves to noticeably reduce edge wear.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            HydroPack

            HydroPack is a pressure supply unit with a speed-controlled piston pump. A perfect cutting jet uninterrupted by air bubbles ensures good web pickup at the pick-up roll.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            HydroSeal

            HydroSeal is the first to provide the option of dispensing with the conventional lubricating shower regardless of type of suction roll or manufacturer.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            InsiderJet

            The InsiderJet is a high-pressure cleaning pipe that cleans the suction roll from the inside out. Clean holes result in optimal dewatering and minimal downtime.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            Tensioning devices and guides

            The tensioning devices and guides from Voith ensure smooth operation of the machine at all times.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Press section
            VibroSoft

            VibroSoft is a hydrodynamic vibration damper that reduces vibrations for profile rolls and floating rolls, resulting in extended service life of felts, roll covers and doctors.

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            • Dryer section

            Dryer section

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            Conversion of dryer section to partial drive

            Productivity can be increased by converting the dryer section to a partial drive, while simultaneously reducing maintenance costs.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            DryStar

            The modular DryStar upgrade package offers the possibility of ropeless threading and the certainty of increasing the runnability of the paper machine by stabilizing the web. This means that downtimes due to breaks or rope maintenance can be reduced. Threading times can also be reduced as a result of ropeless threading.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            DuoCleaner Express

            DuoCleaner Express was developed for effective cleaning of dryer fabrics - for good paper quality and efficient machine operation.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            DuoFoil

            In the scope of rebuilds to paper machines with a single-tier dryer, which use suctioned rolls (known as dryer fabric suction rolls, DFSR), the DuoFoil can be installed over the DFSR in order to stabilize the web. With stabilization zones the DuoFoil supports wrinkle-free sheet edges from dryer cylinder to dryer cylinder. The negative pressure in the stabilization zone is created via the "pre-suction" zone in the DFSR. This increases the runnability of the paper machine.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            Fabric run-off alarm

            The fabric run-off alarm from Voith ensures that the fabrics or press felts in case of a failure of the fabric run control cause no damage.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            HDU control system upgrade

            The HDU control system upgrade includes replacement of the pendulum sensor and pneumatic controls in older belt-guiding systems. Clothing wear can thus be reduced.

            read more
            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            HDU Guide

            The HDU Guide is a fabric and felt run controller that ensures directional stability of the clothing over a long period. It serves to noticeably reduce edge wear.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            ProSafe

            With the ProSafe rescue shell, personnel can be rescued from drying cylinders, creping cylinders, Yankee cylinders, boilers and similar containers with small side access openings.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            RollCleaner

            RollCleaner is an online cleaning system for roll surfaces. It cleans the surfaces with a foamed non-woven fabric wheel and “brushes off” stubborn contamination with an action that is gentle on the surface.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            SensoTension DE

            Constantly rising productivity and quality requirements lead to higher demands on fabric and web run and thus also on the dryer fabric tension. Reliable fabric tensioning systems are therefore increasingly gaining significance. Exactly adjustable and constant dryer fabric tension is the most important precondition.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            S-Stabilizer

            The S-Stabilizer stabilizes the web if there is a turbulent web run or edge flutter in the two-tier dryer section. In addition, the frequency of breaks is reduced due to the supported web run.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            SteamJoints

            SteamJoints are steam joints with stationary siphons. They reliably dewater at the lowest differential pressure. Costs can be lowered due to low consumption of fresh steam.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            Tensioning devices and guides

            The tensioning devices and guides from Voith ensure smooth operation of the machine at all times.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            VentiBox

            The VentiBox hot air blow box is used for ventilating one- and two-tier dryer sections. It prevents the edge of the paper web from turning up and provides for better conditioning of the dryer fabric.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            VentiDoc

            The VentiDoc doctor is for ventilating one- and two-tier dryer sections. It combines excellent doctoring with optimal ventilation of the surrounding dryer pocket.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            VentiPipe

            The VentiPipe hot air blow pipe improves ventilation in the fabric loops of the dryer group and removes moisture more efficiently. Hydrolysis on the dryer fabrics is prevented.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Dryer section
            VentiStabilizer

            The VentiStabilizer stabilizes the web if there is an unsteady web run or edge flutter in the two-tier dryer section. Therefore edge flutter and the frequency of breaks are reduced.

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            • Coating & sizing

            Coating & sizing

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Coating & sizing
            IntegratedDryer

            The IntegratedDryer combines infrared and air drying and is used after the coating units. As it recovers heat by means of thermal coupling, it is especially energy saving.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Coating & sizing
            PrevoSystems

            PrevoSystems are fully automated threading systems that ensure the highest level of safety for the operating personnel and short threading times.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Coating & sizing
            qDry Pro

            qDry Pro is a space- and energy-saving drying concept that combines infrared and air drying. The energetically coupled air hood is heated solely by the IR waste heat and thus does not require its own heat source.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Coating & sizing
            SpeedRod M

            SpeedRod M is an optimization in the area of the rod holder on coating units. The system ensures fast, easy and safe replacement of wear parts. As a result, unplanned downtimes can be reduced significantly.

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            • Calender

            Calender

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            CalCatch

            The CalCatch gripping device guarantees safety-compliant operation of super calender movable platforms. The retrofit is possible in the shortest time and without disassembly of the cage.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            CalDoc

            Calender doctor systems guarantee optimal cleaning of roll surfaces. The flexible blade holder allows uniformly low system pressure and prevents streaking.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            CalFrame

            CalFrame involves overhauling the frame in the super calender for uniformly good and reproducible paper quality. Maintenance is simplified due to replaceable wear bars.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            FlexiTherm

            The FlexiTherm heating system improves calendering in the calender for new or modified paper qualities. Optimal cross profiles are generated by means of a uniform roll surface temperature.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            FlexiThermEdge

            The FlexiThermEdge edge heater provides targeted heating of the paper web’s edge. Since the web edges are calendered with additional distributed load, more marketable paper can be produced.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            Flying Splice LS (Low speed)

            Flying Splice LS allows a fully automatic reel change on offline calenders. The time required for the reel change is thus reduced, and the calender capacity can be increased by up to 20%.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            PrevoSystems

            PrevoSystems are fully automated threading systems that ensure the highest level of safety for the operating personnel and short threading times.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            Rebuild concepts for soft calenders

            Soft calenders assume an important function in producing gloss and smoothness. Rebuild solutions increase the efficiency of calenders and improve paper quality.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            RollCleaner

            RollCleaner is an online cleaning system for roll surfaces. It cleans the surfaces with a foamed non-woven fabric wheel and “brushes off” stubborn contamination with an action that is gentle on the surface.

            read more
            Specialty papers | Optimization | Calender
            VibroSoft

            VibroSoft is a hydrodynamic vibration damper that reduces vibrations for profile rolls and floating rolls, resulting in extended service life of felts, roll covers and doctors.

            read more

            • Reeling

            Reeling

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Reeling
            Reel drum design

            The reel drum design is an important element for error-free winding, along with the web draw, line load path and center torque. Having the optimal winding structure facilitates further processing.

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            • Winder

            Winder

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Winder
            Gecko OneStep

            Gecko OneStep is based on the Gecko hot-melt system and is a compact unit that is suitable for retrofitting an automatic roll changing system. With its combined perforation and gluing process, roll change times are noticeably reduced and productivity is increased.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Winder
            Reel drum design

            The reel drum design is an important element for error-free winding, along with the web draw, line load path and center torque. Having the optimal winding structure facilitates further processing.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Winder
            RollerBar

            RollerBar is an innovation for your winder featuring spreader bar technology that enables finer cuts along the entire paper web.

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            • Pulping

            Pulping

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            HelixRotor

            The HelixRotor can achieve a significant increase in the throughput of HC pulpers in the stock preparation phase. As a result the productivity of Voith and non-Voith pulpers increases substantially.

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            • Screening / Fractionation

            Screening / Fractionation

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Screening / Fractionation
            C-bar HerculeX screen basket

            To withstand the enormous flow and pressure conditions in screening, Voith has developed the strongest screen basket on the market – C-bar HerculeX.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Screening / Fractionation
            C-bar Insert

            The new screen basket C-bar Insert combines maximum stability with short downtimes and low investment and maintenance costs. It can be used in cages from Voith and other manufacturers.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Screening / Fractionation
            MultiFoil rotors

            MultiFoil rotors are the ideal combination of the highest screening quality and throughput rates. Innovative blade geometry prevents the spinning of fibers and reduces pulsations.

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            • Washing / Thickening / Dewatering

            Washing / Thickening / Dewatering

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Washing / Thickening / Dewatering
            Upgrade to BaglessPlus sectors

            In converting a disc filter with conventional sectors and filter bags to BaglessPlus sectors, the specific production capacity is increased and the filtrate quality is noticeably improved.

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            • Refining / Deflaking

            Refining / Deflaking

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Refining / Deflaking
            Pluralis Line for refiner from other manufacturers

            Refiner from other manufacturers can be rebuilt to Pluralis fillings after an analysis of their condition and the selection of a suitable Pluralis filling.

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            • Pulping

            Pulping

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            HelixRotor

            The HelixRotor can achieve a significant increase in the throughput of HC pulpers in the stock preparation phase. As a result the productivity of Voith and non-Voith pulpers increases substantially.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            IntensaTechnology

            With IntensaTechnology, Voith offers a rebuild concept for LC pulpers. The results are more efficient pulping with lower specific energy consumption and a higher pulping capacity.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            NDuraPlate B

            With the NDuraPlate B, a screen plate with a new and innovative perforation is available. The kidney bean design of the holes provides significant improvements in yield, efficiency and throughput.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            NDuraPlate D

            The newly developed hole design of the NDuraPlate D results in better performance and longer service life. The high quality NDura material improves robustness and wear resistance.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            NDuraPlate ES ML

            The NDuraPlate ES ML screen plate, made of highly wear-resistant stainless steel, is a multi-layer screen plate system for pulpers in stock preparation. . Its unique perforation improves defibering behavior.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            NDura Rotor for Flat Screen Machines

            The Voith NDura Rotor is a high-quality, wear-protected rotor for all kinds of flat screen machines. It is characterized by its high operational reliability.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Pulping
            Pulper rotor scrapers with replaceable wear shoes

            Pulper rotor scrapers are maintenance friendly, two-part scrapers with replaceable scraping shoes. They can increase the service life of the rotors and efficiency of the pulping process.

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            • Cleaning

            Cleaning

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Cleaning
            HiPlast Black

            The new generation of wear-resistant polymers and the optimized design make the HiPlast Black cleaner cone from Voith an attractive option for use in stock preparation.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Cleaning
            Wear-resistant Cones for HD Cleaner

            H-Cone, E-Cone and IndiCone are wear-resistant cones for reliable and efficient use with high stock consistencies.

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            • Refining / Deflaking

            Refining / Deflaking

            Specialty papers | Optimization | Refining / Deflaking
            Optimization with Pluralis Line

            Energy consumption can be reduced by optimizing existing refining systems after an analysis of their condition and the selection of a suitable Pluralis filling.

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            Specialty papers | Optimization | Refining / Deflaking
            Pluralis Line for refiner from other manufacturers

            Refiner from other manufacturers can be rebuilt to Pluralis fillings after an analysis of their condition and the selection of a suitable Pluralis filling.

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