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2019-11-20

Voith inaugurates multi-million dollar Infinity loom at Appleton, Wisconsin plant

  • New loom includes state-of-the-art weaving technology
  • Press fabrics created on the Infinity loom allow higher running speeds and produce more product for customers in North America and globally
From left to right: Ben Bruns, Executive Vice President, Northern Operations, Boldt; Pamela Leisgang, Plant Operations Manager, Voith Paper FRS North America; Robert Hilbing, Senior Vice President Development, Voith Paper FRS; Michael Rendsburg, Chief Operating Officer, Voith Paper FRS; Benno Morlock, President, Voith Paper FRS; Andreas Endters, President & CEO, Voith Paper; Matthew Ryan, Press Technical Manager, Voith Paper FRS North America; Jan Lindahl, General Manager, Texo Inc.; Jeff Berg, Vice President Operations, Voith Paper FRS North America and Richard Berry, Senior Vice President Sales, Voith Paper FRS North America

APPLETON, Wis. (November 20, 2019) – Voith has enhanced its commitment to the North American paper industry with the installation of one of the largest looms of its kind in North America. The multi-million dollar investment will allow the manufacturer to provide perfectly-fit dewatering fabrics for its customers across North America and worldwide markets.

“We officially placed into operation one of the largest looms of its kind in the North American paper industry with a total weaving width just over 17 meters. said Jeff Berg, Vice President Operations, Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems North America, at the inauguration event held at Voith Paper Fabric & Rolls Systems’ facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, on November 13. “Because of the laminated structure of the woven fabric that maintains void volume throughout operation, press fabrics created on the Infinity loom allow higher running speeds and ultimately result in the generation of more product for our customers.”

Sheryl Zapcic

Director, Corporate & Market Communications, North America

 

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With this new level of quality and efficiency, the Infinity loom will be used to create a global supply of base cloth material and to support the continued growth of the Board and Packaging market in North America.
Richard Berry, Senior Vice President Sales, Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems North America

The Infinity family of Voith’s press fabrics produced on the Infinity loom include the ToughLine and FineLine series, both of which offer highly uniform, top-quality base fabrics. To learn more about the Voith Infinity Family of press fabrics, please visit voith.com/corp-en/papermaking/infinity.

To learn more about Voith Paper, please see this video:
youtube.com/watch?v=YOnmOTESJ6s.

The new loom is over 17 meters wide and operates with a state-of-the art control system to maximize the product quality and efficiency for producing base fabrics for press section positions.

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About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

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About Voith Paper

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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