Sustainability is teamwork
Creating added value for the entire industry with innovations
Sustainability is the focus of all our innovations. Innovation projects aim to reduce water consumption, make the best use of fiber and recycle it, and lower the carbon footprint of paper production.
We work closely with customers and numerous international industry initiatives to develop new ways to be more sustainable. These include the 4evergreen Alliance and the cross-sector industry initiative `Model Factory Paper`.
Putting a special focus on sustainability and efficiency in every new research and development process
Pursuing development partnerships along the entire value chain
Pilot plants with maximum flexibility in our technology centers in Heidenheim and Düren (Germany) and in Motomyia (Japan)
Developing disruptive technologies that revolutionize the papermaking process
With the world's most advanced pilot coater
100 million euros per year in the development of sustainable and efficient innovations
The world’s most modern pilot coater
Voith Paper Technology Centers are available to customers worldwide for pilot trials to test systems and equipment before investment decisions are made. In 2021, we inaugurated the world's most modern pilot coater. Up to 18 different barrier options can be tested on this machine.
Voith Paper Technology Centers worldwide provide the maximum flexibility. We help you to improve your products, develop new ones that meet your requirements, and fulfill your customers’ needs even further.
With a visionary design study, we have developed the paper production line of the future. A special focus is on optimizing sustainability.
Innovation driver in strong industry alliances
Research and development of climate-neutral paper production
Development of completely new approaches for paper production, energy generation and resource utilization
Construction of a new research factory building
Association of 17 shareholders in the paper industry
Developing solutions for future paper production
Solutions for the entire industry
4evergreen promotes synergies along the entire value chain between companies committed to low-carbon and recyclable fiber-based packaging.
Develop solutions to current challenges facing society, e.g. resource scarcity, climate change, biodiversity and the circular economy.
According to Eurostat, fiber packaging has the highest recycling rate (82%), higher than other materials such as metal (80%), glass (75%) or plastic (42%).
Teamwork across the value chain - from paper and board producers to packaging manufacturers, food and beverage producers and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors, research organizations and technical universities.
The Cluster Decarbonisation in Industries was founded in November 2021 on the initiative of four institutions based in Cottbus (around 100 km south of Berlin). These initiators are the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG, the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI). The KEI also operates the CDI Coordination Office in Cottbus, which is the central point of contact for Cluster partners.
Paper is the ideal material on the path to greater sustainability.
With our technologies and solutions, we ensure the most sustainable paper production.
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!Take a closer look
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.Read more about this success
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