GREEN BAY, WI and YORK, PA, April 27, 2017 (Press Release) -With an ideal combination of FormMax, PressMax and DryMax, Voith achieves a higher level of performance for the paper machine in the paper production process. In the former, press or dryer section, the Voith products combine perfectly with one another as AdvancedPRODUCTs to lower operating costs, increase productivity, improve quality and provide a safer workplace for operators.
Working with the Green Bay Packaging mill team, the FormMax approach has resulted in more uniform drainage, more level dry line on the wire, sheet breaks are halved, chemical cleaning and hazards are significantly reduced and the paper strength target is achieved using a lower basis weight in the forming section.
This FormMax solution includes the DuoShake to optimize fiber orientation through high-frequency shaking of the breast roll and to achieve good formation and a low tensile strength ratio. In addition, the DuoCleaner Excell traversing cleaning system on both wires is significantly more effective than high pressure showers. It gives more uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming fabrics. The Voith I-Series forming fabric will be installed later this year as part of continued optimization.
Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of $4.7 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.