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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.

    • Leading technologies for - specialty papers

      Leading technologies for - specialty papers


    Specialty paper machines - How can we help you?


      Reiner Zirn

      Project Sales Speciality & Fiber

      Escher-Wyss-Straße 25 88212 Ravensburg, Germany


      t +49 751 83 3381

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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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              Dryer section

              Dryer Section

              In the dryer section, the remaining water is evaporated by the supply of heat energy. In this case the paper web is led over dryers that are heated from the inside by means of steam. At the end of the drying process, the paper has a residual moisture of approximately 2% to 9 % depending on the grade.

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section
              Drying concepts

              Drying concepts consist of a defined number of steam-heated drying cylinders in direct contact with the wet paper leading to a curl-free paper.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section
              EvoDry Y and EvoDry M

              EvoDry Y Yankee and EvoDry M MG cylinders ensure high dry content, excellent paper surface and perfect softness.

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              • Non-contact drying

              Non-contact drying

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Non-contact drying
              Non-Contact Drying and Guiding

              For decades, Voith has been dedicated to non-contact drying and web guiding, being today's only provider of the entire range of those components.

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              • Optimization


              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Optimization

              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 | Dryer section | Optimization

              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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              • Tail threading

              Tail threading

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Tail threading
              Tail Threading and Cutting

              PrevoSystems from Voith are fully automated threading and cutting systems. They ensure safety, reliable threading processes and short threading times.

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              • Air Systems

              Air Systems

              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Air Systems
              Dew point control system – hood ventilation technology

              The dew point control system hood ventilation technology controls the supply and exhaust air quantities in the dryer section, thus reducing the amount of air and fresh steam required.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Air Systems

              The Voith EcoHood dryer section hood encloses the dryer section in a special housing that still allows access for operation and maintenance at the highest level of safety.

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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | 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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              Specialty papers | Paper machine | Dryer section | Air Systems
              Steam and condensate systems

              Voith has the right steam and condensate system for your production modification, process-engineering adaptation or optimizing the energy use of your system.

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