Fabrics for all paper grades

Forming, press and dryer fabrics

    Our goal is to deliver superior and more competitive fabrics that will help our customers to achieve their demanding runability and paper quality targets.

    Voith supplies fabrics for all paper grades and paper machine settings.

    Voith supplies fabrics for all paper grades and paper machine settings.

    With our deep process and application knowledge, we help reduce downtime and inefficiency. Different applications need different fabrics. Voith has developed a unique product portfolio that contains a wide range of fabric designs you can choose from. Our experienced engineers will support you in selecting the best possible fabric design to meet your challenging demands. They not only understand your needs, but also those of your customers. In this way, we are sure to always look for value-added solutions that will not only meet but often exceed your expectations.
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    Product news: SmoothLite

      SmoothLite from Voith is a polyurethane belt that has a fully embedded base weave with ideal characteristics for papermaking.

      High-performance transfer belt

      Our SmoothLite is a polyurethane belt that has a fully embedded base weave with ideal characteristics. Different process steps, knowledge of fabric technology, polyurethane casting and paper machine know-how are necessary to make SmoothLite an exceptional product.
      Due to the width and length of the transfer belt, changing the belt used to be very challenging. With the Voith SmoothLite transfer belt, installation is much easier. This advantage, combined with the high quality and outstanding continuous performance over the entire expected running time, convinced us.
      Luo Yunlong, Director of paper machine, Hainan PM2 China

      ProTect NG: New generation of safe press fabric measurements

        ProTect NG

        Is the safety of your employees important to you?

        Voith has the right measuring device for press fabric measurements under paper machine operation. It is unimaginable what can happen during a felt bursts, while an employee is conducting a press fabric measurement with a handheld device.
        • Improved press felt diagnostic capabilities
        • Precise fabric parameters measurement
        • Independent and self-sufficient
        • Installation flexibility
        Free feasibility check watch the protect video DATASHEET

        Efficiency Add-Ons for press fabrics

          Paper smoothness and best printability with +Pro

          In addition to these advantages, you also benefit from...
          • Uniform pressing
          • Higher dryness
          • Reduced break frequency
          • Wear resistance

          Up to a faster startup with +Up

          • With +Up, your tissue machine starts up an average 50% faster than with standard felts.
          • The Efficiency Add-On +Up generates benefits of up to 100,000 €/year in additional production volume.
          • It is 100% compatible with all felts in tissue, for example, Infinity, TissueFlex and Evolution.

          Maximum dewatering with +Peak

          The +Peak technology is a specially developed elastomer material. Used in press fabric, it reduces the start-up period while maintaining steady-state performance throughout its operational life. This unique Voith product is a perfect solution for increasing dewatering performance in the press section of your paper machine.
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            Product highlights

              Our CleanWeave dryer fabric family has expanded with Zircon and ZirconHigh.

              CleanWeave dryer fabrics are designed for best drying efficiency. Zircon and ZirconHigh further meet your needs for both hydrolysis resistance and abrasive conditions.

              These new fabrics, like all CleanWeave designs, combine a tight structure with minimum crossover points to resist the build-up of contaminants inside the fabric and produce high drying efficiency – all in one fabric.

              Read the datasheet

              MultiFlex Advance & PrintFlex Advance Press Fabrics*

              Advance to the next level of papermaking with enhanced seamed press fabrics
              • Our best seam in the market
              • Improves sheet quality while conserving valuable resources
              • Reduces installation time
              • Resilient and compaction-resistant through life of fabric


              * These press fabrics are presently only available in North America.

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              MultiForm IR is a forming fabric for a wide range of applications

              MultiForm is a forming fabrics specially designed for a wide field of applications: from graphical papers to light-weight board & packaging grades, MultiForm IR suits all. Therefore, customers no longer have to choose between retention or sheet quality and durability – Multiform IR is the total solution.
              Read the datasheet

              Find your perfect fabric

                Forming Fabrics

                Forming fabrics play an essential role in paper and board production.

                Forming fabrics are technical products that significantly influence runability, raw material, energy and overall performance of a paper machine. Our portfolio contains forming fabric designs for the production of all paper grades on all paper machine configurations.

                I-Series forming fabrics family

                The Voith I-Series forming fabrics utilize a completely new warp setup optimizing all areas of fabric performance. The papermaker no longer has to sacrifice one area of performance to optimize another. The I-Series fabrics take the SSB concept to the next level of performance.

                MultiForm IC²

                MultiForm IC² is a fabric with unique product properties and new yarn shapes.

                With the square bottom warp yarn the wear side of the design will open itself, which allows to increase the weft count. MultiForm IC² sets the new standard for B&P. This improves many product properties for example the life potential.

                Uwe Koeckritz
                The square shape of the bottom warp of the new MultiForm IC² creates a design which allows increased bottom weft counts at given permeability. With this modification we improve fabric stability, increase abrasion volume and contact area. It provides best fabric life and optimum drainage capacity in combination with maximum sheet support for best retention and a smooth surface for good printability.
                In combination with the high impact resistant and dirt repellent top side yarns this fabric will improve runability and provide best performance.
                Dr. Uwe Köckritz, Senior R&D Manager Forming

                Press Fabrics

                Press fabrics are important components for efficient dewatering.

                A variety of designs is available and customizable for each pressing application. The concept of modularity is crucial for press fabric construction at Voith. Our engineers choose base components from an array of options and tailor batt layers to meet specific customer requirements. Functional characteristics are created with special components like Elastomer, Vector, yarn variations and Spectra, to name a few. The woven layer in the felt can be replaced with special components, giving the fabric new functional features.

                Highly durable press fabrics for steady-state operation

                Infinity is a new generation of laminated felts that incorporates modularity with a completely new way of manufacturing the base cloth and the seam. Infinity delivers clear advantages to the papermaker that target efficient dewatering, better sheet quality, fast startup, reduced chemical use, safety and energy savings. In short: "fit and forget."
                Visit our Infinity family page

                Dryer Fabrics

                Dryer fabrics play a major role in the process of drying and paper machine efficiency

                Therefore, Voith has developed a full series of woven and spiral designs to suit all requirements. Optimal material choice and special designs support cleanliness, heat resistance and runability to address our customers’ production goals. To reach better results in drying efficiency, Voith has developed CleanWeave, a new product range of dryer fabrics. CleanWeave dryer fabrics are characterized by strength, durability and hydrolysis resistance throughout the whole fabric life. They are designed to minimize the build-up of contamination within the fabric structure and to manage the extreme conditions found in a dryer section.

                Ever get stuck when joining a dryer fabric?

                To make seaming as easy as possible, Voith now offers a short video explaining how to join a dryer fabric and how to deal with obstacles. It starts with an explanation on how to load and align the fabric correctly. The second part shows the different variants of seam aids Voith provides for customers. At the core of the video is the seaming itself. It includes troubleshooting support for the most common problems encountered when seaming. The last part rounds it up with advice on finishing and housekeeping.
                • Maximum dryer productivity
CleanWeave is a perfect match for CleanLine Extract 4D

                  Maximum dryer productivity CleanWeave is a perfect match for CleanLine Extract 4D


                Fabric Diagnostics

                Forming fabric inspection tool

                Voith forming fabrics are best in class, and now our customers can profit from a unique new service. With the Q-Fit camera, our service engineers can judge the forming fabric wear during machine run even at very high speeds. Avoiding unnecessary downtime, eliminating surprises and gaining higher efficiency are just a few benefits of this new key development for the paper industry.
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                Broke Conveyor

                Effective broke transport thanks to our new BrokeGo

                The requirements of a broke conveyor are different from those of a dryer fabric. While the ribbed upper surface is specifically developed to provide efficient broke transport, the smooth underside provides highest wear resistance. Result is a longer service life.


                How can we help you?

                  Together we will find the perfect fabric for your application. Contact us!

                  Forming Section

                  Tom Meijer

                  Global Product Manager Forming Section


                  m +31 6 46355422

                  Press Section

                  Anne Klaschka

                  Global Product Manager Press Fabrics


                  m +49 151 44137844

                  Dryer Section

                  Carl Taylor

                  Global Product Manager Dryer Section


                  m +44 792 9054331

                  Fabric Diagnostics

                  Torben Beckmann

                  Global Product Manager MRS


                  m +49 151 18890425

                  Broke Conveyor

                  Carl Taylor

                  Global Product Manager Dryer Section


                  m +44 792 9054331

                  Service for fabrics – Part of your business

                    Improved performance for your fabrics

                    Voith services are committed to extending the life of paper machines and keeping them operating at peak levels. With over 150 years of experience in manufacturing, installing and maintaining paper machine equipment, Voith is your competent service partner.

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