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 more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
PrintTech-S M is a 1.5-layer dryer fabric that is used in graphic paper machines. Due to its outstanding sheet support and runnability, web draw and sheet breaks are reduced.
PrintTech-S M has a higher number of contact points to improve sheet control. Conventional dryer fabrics contact the sheet using the machine direction (MD) yarns. PrintTech-S M utilizes both MD and cross direction (CMD) yarns to increase fabric contact points for improved sheet control and improve runnability.
The paper side fabric structure of PrintTech-S M incorporates additional contaminant resistant materials which also provide a smooth topography to resist the build up of contaminants to maintain the permeability effective evaporation from the sheet. PrintTech-S M has a higher degree of dimensional stability and CMD bending stiffness which interacts well with the sheet control systems.
PrintTech-S M is produced with SynStron materials which have a modulus 20% higher than conventional yarns used in dryer fabrics. This is responsible for noticeably less abrasion, a high level of seam strength and resistance to chemicals which all contribute to extending the operating life of the PrintTech-S M dryer fabric.
Optimum conditioning of the dryer fabric is an important prerequisite for good paper quality and efficient machine operation. In ongoing production the fabric properties must be maintained through maximum cleaning performance. High runnability of the paper machine necessitates both highly reliable dryer fabric conditioning and a minimum of maintenance for cleaning equipment.