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Improved performance for Voith press felts thanks to PeakElement technology

  • Shorter startup time
  • Energy savings
  • Improved machine efficiency
Integrated into the felt structure the PeakElement elastomer component ensures that the felt achieves the optimum saturation in the nip as quickly as possible.
Heidenheim, Germany: PeakElement, the elastomer component available for all Voith press felt designs, improves the efficiency of machines for all paper grades. The new material reduces startup time and has shown to reduce energy consumption.

The elastomer component is integrated into the felt structure and ensures that the felt achieves the optimum saturation in the nip as quickly as possible. This is necessary to obtain the ideal hydraulic pressure in the press nip and enable appropriate dewatering. As press felts with PeakElement technology compress up to 15% more than standard felts, the functional saturation is achieved within a much shorter period. As a result, the startup time for the paper machine is noticeably reduced and the actual production speed is reached sooner.

The rebound capacity of the press felt is also crucial for performance over the entire service life. The elastomer component prevents a lasting deformation of the material – even after over two million revolutions. This means that the flow of water is guaranteed and the machine efficiency is continuously maintained.

PeakElement technology has already proven effective in numerous paper machines producing all grades of paper. Along with the shorter startup times and lower energy consumption, paper manufacturers have also opted to switch to PeakElement technology because of the higher production volume it offers.

Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving 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 for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs around 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales and operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the largest family owned companies in Europe.*

*Without the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.


Matthias Herms

Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

Global Market Communication Manager


t +49 7321 37 2749