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Fabrics for all paper grades

Forming, press and dryer fabrics

    Our goal is to deliver superior and more competitive fabrics that will help our customers achieve their demanding runability and paper quality targets.

    Voith supplies fabrics for all paper grades and paper machine settings.

    With our deep process and application knowledge, we help reduce downtime and inefficiency. Different applications need different fabrics. Voith has developed a unique product portfolio that contains a wide range of fabric designs you can choose from. Our experienced engineers will support you in selecting the best possible fabric design to meet your challenging demands. They not only understand your needs, but also those of your customers. In this way, we are sure to always look for value-added solutions that will not only meet but often exceed your expectations.

    How can we help you? Talk to your personal expert!

    Product highlights

      Press section – a risky environment

      Safety is a vital issue for all paper mills. When carrying out service work on the machine, employees are exposed to a dangerous environment. We have the solution that eliminates risks. Do you want to perform safe felt measurements on a running paper machine?

      MultiFlex Advance & PrintFlex Advance Press Fabrics*

      Advance to the next level of papermaking with enhanced seamed press fabrics
      • Our best seam in the market
      • Improves sheet quality while conserving valuable resources
      • Reduces installation time
      • Resilient and compaction-resistant through life of fabric

      * These press fabrics are presently only available in North America.

      Our CleanWeave dryer fabric family has expanded with Zircon and ZirconHigh.

      CleanWeave dryer fabrics are designed for best drying efficiency. Zircon and ZirconHigh further meet your needs for both hydrolysis resistance and abrasive conditions.

      These new fabrics, like all CleanWeave designs, combine a tight structure with minimum crossover points to resist the build-up of contaminants inside the fabric and produce high drying efficiency – all in one fabric.

      MultiForm IR is a forming fabric for a wide range of applications

      MultiForm is a forming fabrics specially designed for a wide field of applications: from graphical papers to light-weight board & packaging grades, MultiForm IR suits all. Therefore, customers no longer have to choose between retention or sheet quality and durability – Multiform IR is the total solution.

      Find your perfect fabric

        Forming Fabrics

        Forming fabrics play an essential role in paper and board production.

        Forming fabrics are technical products that significantly influence runability, raw material, energy and overall performance of a paper machine. Our portfolio contains forming fabric designs for the production of all paper grades on all paper machine configurations.

        I-Series forming fabrics family

        The Voith I-Series forming fabrics utilize a completely new warp setup optimizing all areas of fabric performance. The papermaker no longer has to sacrifice one area of performance to optimize another. The I-Series fabrics take the SSB concept to the next level of performance.

        Press Fabrics

        Press fabrics are important components for efficient dewatering.

        A variety of designs is available and customizable for each pressing application. The concept of modularity is crucial for press fabric construction at Voith. Our engineers choose base components from an array of options and tailor batt layers to meet specific customer requirements. Functional characteristics are created with special components like Elastomer, Vector, yarn variations and Spectra, to name a few. The woven layer in the felt can be replaced with special components, giving the fabric new functional features.

        Highly durable press fabrics for steady-state operation

        Infinity is a new generation of laminated felts that incorporates modularity with a completely new way of manufacturing the base cloth and the seam. Infinity delivers clear advantages to the papermaker that target efficient dewatering, better sheet quality, fast startup, reduced chemical use, safety and energy savings. In short: "fit and forget."

        Enrich your press fabrics with PeakElement technology

        Voith’s PeakElement technology is a specially developed elastomeric material that, when integrated into a press fabric, reduces the start-up period while additionally maintaining steady-state performance throughout its operational life. Its versatility is unique, and it is a perfect solution for increasing dewatering performance in the press section of your paper machine.

        Dryer Fabrics

        Dryer fabrics play a major role in the process of drying and paper machine efficiency

        Therefore, Voith has developed a full series of woven and spiral designs to suit all requirements. Optimal material choice and special designs support cleanliness, heat resistance and runability to address our customers’ production goals. To reach better results in drying efficiency, Voith has developed CleanWeave, a new product range of dryer fabrics. CleanWeave dryer fabrics are characterized by strength, durability and hydrolysis resistance throughout the whole fabric life. They are designed to minimize the build-up of contamination within the fabric structure and to manage the extreme conditions found in a dryer section.

        Ever get stuck when joining a dryer fabric?

        To make seaming as easy as possible, Voith now offers a short video explaining how to join a dryer fabric and how to deal with obstacles. It starts with an explanation on how to load and align the fabric correctly. The second part shows the different variants of seam aids Voith provides for customers. At the core of the video is the seaming itself. It includes troubleshooting support for the most common problems encountered when seaming. The last part rounds it up with advice on finishing and housekeeping.




        Fabric Diagnostics

        Easy and safe press fabric measurements thanks to ProTect

        The ProTect system consists of a self-propelled carriage, fixture and any number of traverse beams. It allows the precise measurement of fabric moisture and permeability at various points along the fabric. ProTect can be used with all commercially available manual measurement devices, but without the risk of endangering the maintenance team or service personnel. Thanks to its sophisticated design, all moving parts are predominantly outside the machine. This prevents wear and additional maintenance outlay.

        Forming fabric inspection tool

        Voith forming fabrics are best in class, and now our customers can profit from a unique new service. With the Q-Fit camera, our service engineers can judge the forming fabric wear during machine run even at very high speeds. Avoiding unnecessary downtime, eliminating surprises and gaining higher efficiency are just a few benefits of this new key development for the paper industry.

        Broke Conveyor

        Effective broke transport thanks to our new BrokeGo

        The requirements of a broke conveyor are different from those of a dryer fabric. While the ribbed upper surface is specifically developed to provide efficient broke transport, the smooth underside provides highest wear resistance. Result is a longer service life.


        Tutorial - How to join a new dryer fabric

          First step

          Learn how to load and align the fabric correctly.

          Second step

          This part shows the different variants of seam aids Voith provides for customers.

          Third step

          Learn about seaming and get troubleshooting support for the most common problems encountered when seaming.

          Fourth step

          Get advice on finishing and housekeeping.

          How can we help you?

            Together we will find the perfect fabric for your application. Contact us!

            Forming Section

            Tom Meijer

            Global Product Manager Forming Section


            m +31 6 46355422

            Press Section

            Anne Klaschka

            Global Product Manager Press Fabrics


            m +49 151 44137844

            Dryer Section

            Carl Taylor

            Global Product Manager Dryer Section


            m +44 792 9054331

            Fabric Diagnostics

            Jochen Honold

            Global Product Manager ProTect


            m +49 173 3461780

            Broke Conveyor

            Carl Taylor

            Global Product Manager Dryer Section


            m +44 792 9054331

            Service for fabrics – Part of your business

              Improved performance for your fabrics

              Voith services are committed to extending the life of paper machines and keeping them operating at peak levels. With over 150 years of experience in manufacturing, installing and maintaining paper machine equipment, Voith is your competent service partner.

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