Fiber/Circular economy
Fiber/Circular economy

Papermaking for Life

Let’s rererererererecycle!

We are continuously working on solutions for closed loops in paper production. Closed loops are an important means on the way to CO2 neutrality. With our solutions, paper manufacturers can establish such economic cycles.

Fiber/circular economy
Fiber/circular economy
New recycling fiber streams
Working towards increasing the recycling rate to 90% by 2030 with the help of new recycled fiber streams
Maximizing recyclability with optimal quality
With the help of our optimized product portfolio
Fiber savings
Significant fiber savings with BlueLine stock preparation
Pilot coater  
The world's most modern pilot coater for test trials of barrier papers
Recycling of cellulose fiber
We ensure an optimal recycling process
Development in partnership
Partnerships for the development of fiber-based packaging
Fiber/circular economy
At Voith Paper, we ensure an optimized recycling process. Our BlueLine stock preparation system is market-leading in the industry. In addition, we opened the world's most modern pilot coating machine last year for sustainable packaging papers.
Débora Souza, R&D Engineer Paper Machines Voith Paper

Voith is continuously working on recyclable and sustainable packaging solutions. The Full-line supplier provides customers with the world's most modern pilot coater in its Technology Center. This allows customers to test coating variants for sustainable, fiber-based packaging. Voith is thus setting the course in the market for sustainable packaging solutions.

Pilot plants and trials Voith Paper Technology Center
Case Study
Case Study
Sustainable fiber-based packaging solutions as an alternative to plastic

Together, Koehler and Voith are stepping up to change the world of packaging – and make it more sustainable. Designed for around 100,000 tons per year, production line 8 produces a wide range of specialty paper and paper with functional surfaces for flexible packaging.

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Frequently asked questions


How does Voith optimize recyclability?

In installations worldwide, the optimized BlueLine stock preparation products are proving their worth. Our products enable minimal fiber loss while maintaining high fiber quality. At the same time, we are continuously developing our products and setting new standards in the industry.

Where can I find more information on BlueLine stock preparation?

More detailed information can be found at the following link.

What does the 4evergreen Alliance stand for?

The 4evergreen Alliance is a sustainability initiative of CEPI, of which we are also a member. In the alliance, more than 60 companies along the entire value chain pursue the common goal of increasing the recycling rate of fiber-based packaging to 90% by 2030. 

Our technologies

Voith has developed effective solutions for using and recycling the valuable starting product of primary fiber even more efficiently. Thus, all paper grades can be produced with an ever-larger portion of recycled fibers, without loss of quality. Our goal is to maximize the rate of recycling through new technologies worldwide. The intelligent combination of recycled and primary fibers will allow the growing demand for paper to be met in a resource-conserving and cost-saving way in the future.

Stock preparation

C-bar baskets

C-bar baskets

C-bar screen baskets offer precise, reliable technology for centrifugal and centripetal pressure screens. All kinds of stock can be reliably screened, even with high stock consistencies and rotor loads.
Success Case (Fiber saving)


The flow-optimized machine housing results in constant flow and pressure conditions around the screen basket. The thickening of the reject is decreased due to the additional reject dilution as well as the integration of the reject recirculation into the machine. As a result, fiber losses are reduced.
Success Case (Fiber saving)

Paper Machine



OnEfficiency.DIP optimizes an existing DIP line to create constant DIP quality at minimum cost. The existing flotation is supplemented by additional actuators; new sensors are installed to monitor the quality parameters.
The DIP quality fluctuations created by incoming raw materials or production changes are reduced by dynamic adjustment of the losses at the washing/flotation as well as real-time optimization of the bleaching chemicals dosage.
Success Case (Energy saving) Success Case (Fiber saving)
DuoShake DG

DuoShake DG

The DuoShake Digital Generation shaking unit for the breast roll contributes to a more homogeneous distribution of fibers and an increased orientation of the fibers in cross direction.
Success Case (Fiber saving)

Tissue Machine



Thanks to its novel design, FilmLube ensures uniform lubrication at all times. This results in a more uniform moisture cross profile, improved paper quality and lower water consumption.
Success Case (Water saving)
CleanLine Excell

CleanLine Excell

Voith’s CleanLine Excell is an efficient cleaning system for consistent and uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics.

Paper is the ideal material on the path to greater sustainability.
With our technologies and solutions, we ensure the most sustainable paper production.

Alone, we cannot make the world a better place.
But in strong industrial alliances, we can.

Sustainability Report 2022

In the 13th edition of this annual report, Voith documents the progress made by the company in fiscal year 2022/22 with regard to the implementation of its sustainability strategy and describes future challenges.


With over 300 digital installations to date, we are the world's leading provider of digitalization solutions in paper production. Our customers benefit from this experience in ongoing projects. Let’s make papermaking digital!

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Papermaking vision
Discover the paper production line of the future

In a visionary design study, we are creating the paper production line of the future. The vision takes into account all important aspects for a well-rounded overall concept. The focus is on improved efficiency, sustainability and increased ease of maintenance.

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Voith Paper's XcelLine paper machines won the third German Sustainability Award (DNP) in the Design competition, Vision category.
Winner of prestigious award

Voith Paper's XcelLine paper machines won the third German Sustainability Award (DNP) in the Design competition, Vision category. Already today, Voith's XcelLine paper machines are characterized by significantly reduced energy consumption, increased utilization of the paper fiber's potential, and significantly reduced water consumption. Voith Paper's visionary design study for the paper production of the future strives for CO2-neutral paper production that relies on alternative energy sources and does not require fossil fuels. 

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Would you like to learn more about holistic sustainability in paper production? Talk to our experts.

Holger Humberg

Global Product Management Voith Paper


t +49 7321 37 3209

Peter Eisen

Senior Vice Product Management Digital Voith Paper


Andreas Weis

SVP Global Product Management - Fabric & Roll Systems


t +49 7321 37 6243

Bernd Güldenberg

Senior Vice President R&D Technology Voith Paper


Lada Bemert

Vice President New Business & Research at Voith Paper


t +49 7321 37 7960

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