Research and development

Research and development (R&D) has traditionally been very important at Voith. As a global company, we conduct research and development internationally. Our R&D facilities around the world are closely networked, and we call upon the creative and entrepreneurial potential of a wide variety of cultures. Because we are close to our international partners and customers, we can react quickly to new requirements.

Our objective is for all new developments to focus on our customers’ needs. Only ideas that will reduce the use of resources, improve your processes, lower your costs, and increase your paper quality go on to become a research and development project.

You can test your paper quality based on your raw materials in our worldwide R&D facilities. A variety of machine concepts can be tested in advance for potential new systems and rebuild plans. Thus, you achieve the maximum security for your investment.

Innovation Center Tissue

Our Innovation Center in São Paulo is equipped with the latest technology, e.g. the NipcoFlex T shoe press and ATMOS, a technology which allows easily switching between standard and premium quality. It consists of a complete pilot machine, a stock preparation unit, a water treatment plant and two analysis laboratories, one wet and one dry.