A world without paper? Unthinkable.
Newspaper or Kitchen Roll - the World's Paper Mills Produce on Voith Machines
Whether graphic, board, packaging, specialty or tissue papers, all conceivable paper grades are being produced on Voith paper machines. Using our unique process knowledge, we develop products that offer economic and environmental advantages.
As pioneer and partner to the paper industry, we help our worldwide customers advance their business objectives. From a single source we offer new facilities, rebuilds, products and services to meet your goals.
Papermaking 4.0: Step by Step to the Digital Future
Industry 4.0, Big Data or the Internet of Things - the networking of processes and communication between machines - will shape the future. Digital advances are making it possible, especially a powerful and widely accessible Internet. Voith has not only ventured a look into the future but is already offering specific solutions that are making “Papermaking 4.0” a reality today.
A Pioneer in Paper Making
Paper making has a long tradition at Voith. The first wood grinder for the production of paper from wood fiber was built by Johann Matthäus Voith in 1859. Today, a large proportion of the world's paper production is performed on Voith paper machines.
Resource-saving paper production
Voith is the technological leader in 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. Many of Voith’s paper machines produce newsprint from 100% recovered paper. 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 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.