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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.
Voith’s shoe press technology – a success since 1984
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.

More information about shoe presses.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.


Julia Bachmeier

Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG Sankt Pöltener Straße 43


t +49 7321 37-3858