Voith and Essity develop groundbreaking concept for sustainable paper production
- Voith and Essity are working on a breakthrough concept for the entire papermaking process
- The concept enables a CO2 neutral paper production, as well as to reduce fresh water consumption by up to 95% and energy consumption by up to 40%
- Successful laboratory-scale test runs have already taken place; now the results are being transferred to a pilot line
Following successful trials on a laboratory scale, the research results obtained will now be transferred to a pilot line at the Voith Heidenheim site, Germany. This new set-up will enable testing under conditions close to production.
Papermaking for Life sustainability program
As part of the innovation and development initiative "Papermaking for Life," Voith Paper presents versatile technologies and solutions that lead to more efficient and sustainable processes in papermaking. The emphasis is on water, energy and fiber savings as well as digitalization, innovations and partnerships as levers for more sustainable production. Another focus is on Voith's own activities at its locations worldwide. Learn more about Voith Paper's innovations in the area of sustainability: voith.com/Papermaking-for-Life.
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. The company is dedicated to improving well-being through its products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Actimove, JOBST, Knix, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Modibodi, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, TOM Organic, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees. Net sales in 2022 amounted to approximately SEK 156bn (EUR 15bn). The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.
Funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) has announced that it will provide state funding for the project due to its contribution to the decarbonization of the paper industry. Accordingly, the new pilot line will be driven forward as part of the BMWK program "Decarbonization in Industry" and the EU fund "NextGenerationEU". The aim of the program is to sustainably reduce process-related greenhouse gas emissions and take on a pioneering role in the industrial environment. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of Voith/Essity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them. Further information on the grant can be found here.
About the company
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, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.read more
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, and products on the market, and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from a single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and supports customers in significantly reducing their carbon footprint. With its comprehensive automation products and leading digitization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art, digital technologies to increase the availability and efficiency of their systems in all areas of the production process.