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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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      News from the world of paper

        Nextlevel online is the news portal for the paper industry by Voith Paper. We provide up-to-date information about paper manufacturing and paper technology.

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          New DynaLayer from Voith for better coating quality and greater cost efficiency

          With its ease of handling and outstanding coating quality, the DF Coat has evolved into an efficient alternative to conventional coating units. Through several refinements, Voith is extending the range of uses for non-contacting coating application and increasing the economic efficiency of paper producers with the new DynaLayer.

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          Decor paper specialist Ahlstrom-Munksjö modernizes its quality control system with ComCore

          The paper manufacturer Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a premium manufacturer of decor paper. Munksjö merged with the Finnish specialty paper manufacturer Ahlstrom on April 1, 2017. The paper mill now works under the name of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Paper GmbH and operates a total of two paper machines (PM 1 and PM 3) at its site in Unterkochen, Germany. These produce several tons of decor paper per hour. In total, the Unterkochen site produces around 75,000 tons of premium decor paper per year.

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          Services and products for papermaking

            As a system vendor we aim to support our customers throughout the entire value creation process, so we are expanding our service locations worldwide, adapting our range of services to customer needs and also adopting new approaches to service with Papermaking 4.0.

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              Coating & sizing

              Coating & Sizing

              For demanding print results that are brilliant in detail, very closed and smooth surfaces are required. As this cannot be obtained optimally with even highly calendered uncoated papers, the corresponding papers or paper boards are upgraded through a coat application.

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing
              DynaLayer

              DynaLayer, Voith's latest curtain coater, enables excellent application of color with an unprecedented design that works completely without enclosure.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing
              Inclined wire trials

              At the HydroFormer test facility in Düren (Germany), new products can be tested and their production on an inclined wire verified, minimizing the investment risk.

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              • Automation

              Automation

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              OnC LevelSens

              The filling level meters and limit switches in the OnC LevelSens product line are used in all areas of paper manufacturing. Different measurement procedures ensure their versatility.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              OnQ ModuleCoat

              OnQ ModuleCoat is a system for coat weight cross profile control in trailing blade coating machines. It ensures uniform distribution of the coating color in machine cross direction.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              OnQ ModuleIR

              OnQ ModuleIR is an electrically heated infrared system that allows continuous correction of the moisture cross profile, even in narrow zones crosswise to the paper web. The highest product quality is therefore achieved.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              OnQ Profilmatic

              OnQ Profilmatic is a progressive cross profile control software program characterized by high reaction speed and delivering very flat cross profiles.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              OnS FindSet-net

              The digital OnS FindSet-net hand-held terminal is for checking electromotive cross profile actuators. It allows quick and targeted troubleshooting.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Ash Sensor

              The Voith LSC Ash Sensor measures the filler content of the running paper web without touching it. The monochromatic iron 55 source provides the best stability and precise measurement.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Ash Sensor (Total Filler Content)

              The Voith LSC Ash Sensor provides for contactless measurement of the paper web’s filler content, even if the filler composition is unknown.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Ash Sensor (Total Filler Content and Composition)

              The Voith LSC Ash Sensor measures the total filler content and the filler composition of the running paper web without touching it. A monochromatic iron 55 source provides for the highest level of measuring accuracy.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Basis Weight Sensor (Promethium)

              The Voith LSC Basis Weight Sensor with a promethium 147 source measures the weight of the running paper web online and without contact. It is specifically designed for graphic paper and tissue up to 180 g/m².

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Caliper Sensor (Light Touch)

              The Light Touch caliper sensor precisely measures the paper thickness with contact on both sides. The measurement is based on the change in magnetic resistance.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Color Sensor

              LSC Color Sensor measures the color and white content of the paper without touching it, as well as the concentration of fluorescent optical brighteners.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Gloss Sensor

              The Voith LSC Gloss Sensor measures the surface quality of (calendered) paper online. The sensor can be used in an uncomplicated fashion without attaching cables or hoses.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Moisture Sensor (Reflection)

              The Voith LSC infrared moisture sensor facilitates contactless moisture content measurement of the running paper web. It provides a high level of accuracy over a wide grade range, from tissue to board and packaging.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              Voith LSC Moisture Sensor (Transmission)

              The Voith LSC infrared moisture sensor facilitates contactless measurement of the running paper web’s moisture content. It also delivers precise measurement results with uneven formation and moisture.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Automation
              WebDetect -nx

              WebDetect -nx provides an optimized method for detecting web breaks. This method uses four light sources in the visible and infrared ranges to detect a web break using reflection.

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              • Non-contact drying

              Non-contact drying

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              CB-Turn

              The CB-Turn is a contactless web turning system. A homogenous and controlled cushion of air turns the paper web from the coating units into the drying section.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              HCB-Turn

              The HCB-Turn is a combination hot-air drying and non-contact web turning system. It is used after coating units to ensure a stable web run.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              InfraAir

              The InfraAir systems from Voith are contact-less drying systems that transfer thermal energy to the web via radiation, ensuring uniform heating of the web.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              InfraElectric

              InfraElectric is a contactless drying system that is used in pre-drying after coating units. Continuous power control allows precise output control from 0 to 100%.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              InfraMatic

              The InfraMatic infrared drying system corrects the moisture cross profile with gas-heated infrared radiators. It facilitates continuous moisture control by zone on running webs and increases product quality.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              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 | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Non-contact drying
              MCB-Dryer

              Voith MCB dryers are hot air dryers that allow gentle, contactless drying of the paper web with high thermal efficiency.

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              • Optimization

              Optimization

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Optimization
              CleanLine

              Voith’s CleanLine offers a complete range of cleaning systems to cover every section of your paper machine.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Optimization
              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 | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Optimization
              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 | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Optimization
              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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              • Rolls

              Rolls

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Rolls
              EvoCoat B coater backing roll

              The EvoCoat B coater backing roll supports the paper web and guides it past the applicator and coating blade. A stable coating profile can be achieved shortly after startup.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Rolls
              EvoSize

              EvoSize applicator rolls transfer size or coating color onto web of a paper machine. The specific roll design ensures high film quality.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Rolls
              Total Roll Management

              TRM analyzes and optimizes all factors throughout the entire roll system. This comprehensive concept increases the availability of the rolls and reduces the number of shutdowns due to roll problems.

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              • Tail threading

              Tail threading

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Tail threading
              PrevoCut DC

              The PrevoCut DC (Disk Cutter) is a tail cutter installed in the open draw of two-tier dryer sections. It ensures a flawlessly cut tail.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Tail threading
              PrevoCut STC/DTC

              The PrevoCut STC and DTC high-pressure water jet tail cutters cut a flawless threading tail with the aid of a water jet between 600 and 1,300 bar.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Tail threading
              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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              • Air Systems

              Air Systems

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Coating & sizing | Air Systems
              Hoods and machine ventilation technology

              The hood and associated machine ventilation system form the core of each drying section. The dewpoint of the hood has a direct impact on the energy costs for drying.

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