Los Angeles. When the 86th Academy Awards® - the world's most prestigious awards in film - are being presented in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on 2 March 2014, a tiny part of Voith will be in the show. All eyes will be fixed eagerly on the golden envelopes containing the secret of the prize winners. And the paper for these glamorous wrappers originates from a paper machine made by Voith.
"Gmund Treasury” is the name of the paper out of which the Oscar envelopes are made. It is produced on paper machine PM 407 by the Gmund paper mill which is situated in the small town with the same name on Lake Tegernsee in Germany. PM 407 has been used starting in 1979 for the production of high-quality paper by the papermakers in Gmund. The machine was originally built by Voith for Züricher Papierfabrik. After a rebuild, it was moved to Lake Tegernsee, from where it will make its contribution to the Academy Awards Oscar also in the future.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost more than 43,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.