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Responsibility for the environment

Paper turns into more paper. Waste paper processing saves energy, water and virgin fiber. With new technologies, even high-quality papers can now be made from recycled paper.

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Responsibility for the environment

Green technologies for a green world. Modern paper making sets standards for eco-friendliness and sustainability with new technologies.

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Responsibility for the environment

A day without paper? Unthinkable. Paper is an essential ingredient of our life and fascinates us day after day.

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Paper for a Sustainable World

Voith is the technological leader for efficient, resource-sparing paper production. Using new processes and concepts, the company is working intensively on the paper production of the future. The ATMOS process for example revolutionizes the production of tissue paper.

Every child knows: recycling waste paper protects the environment. More recycled paper means lower consumption of valuable raw materials such as virgin wood fiber.

And most of all: using recycled paper means that up to seven times less water and energy are used.

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No Old Hat:

Paper Turns into ... Paper

Voith is a pioneer is waste paper preparation. After developing the technology decades ago, the company was the first to make the production of paper from waste paper actually possible. Since then, Voith engineers have continually improved and refined the process.

By now, Voith even has the technology for producing high-grade paper from waste paper. At the moment, the share of recycled fiber as raw material for paper production is at about 50 percent worldwide. If the industry succeeds to increase this share to 70 percent, the rising demand for paper over the forthcoming ten years could be met without using additional virgin fiber. An ambitious plan. But quite realistic with Voith technology.

Sustainably Soft:

High-Quality Tissue Papers from Recycled Fiber

Without tissue papers, our daily life would simply be unthinkable: be it pocket tissues, hygienic papers, napkins or kitchen roll.

With ATMOS, Voith has revolutionized the manufacturing process for these papers. For the first time, premium quality tissue can now be produced from 100 percent recycled paper. Until recently, the maximum percentage was 20. And: machines with ATMOS technology need just 60 percent of the energy of comparable plants and require a quarter less fiber.

ATMOS was developed in inter-continental cooperation between Voith engineers in Brazil and Germany.