HEIDENHEIM, Germany, April 4, 2013 (Press Release) - With PrintForm IQ, Voith has brought a forming fabric to the market that combines stability and fineness with very high dewatering capacity in the production of high-quality graphic papers. PrintForm IQ is used mainly in paper machines with very stringent quality requirements and/or fast machine speeds.
It is part of the Voith I-Series that is based on a warp ratio of top versus bottom side of three over two, allowing both an even finer paper side and a more stable wear side. The PrintForm IQ ensures improved mechanical retention and very homogeneous sheet formation, while the strong wear side guarantees better CD profiles and good running times.
In addition, the applied high-shaft weaving technology offers a huge number of binding options, such as a binding system that can use discontinuous diagonal patterns. As a result, the fabric's marking tendency can be substantially reduced.
Tests on customers' machines show that PrintForm IQ sets new standards in sheet formation, higher machine cleanliness and consistently uniform profiles.