Voith Paper pilot machine successfully produces paper with stable carbon forming fabric

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Voith Paper pilot machine successfully produces paper with stable carbon forming fabric

November 07, 2010 - 17:01

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Nov. 4, 2010 (Press Release) -Extremely stable and robust carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been used for the first time in the manufacture of a forming fabric and successfully put to work in the Voith Paper pilot paper machine.

Many areas, such as the aerospace industry, already benefit from the extraordinary material characteristics of carbon. It offers very good stability and can withstand high mechanical stresses. Therefore, the machine clothing industry has worked for some time on trying to integrate carbon nanotubes (CNT) into forming fabrics, to reduce strain and increase wear resistance.

When used on the pilot machine, the monofilament thread developed in the Voith Paper Materials Research Center proved to be extremely stable and robust. Voith Paper is thus continuing to work intensively on bringing carbon nanotubes for forming fabrics onto the market. The forming fabric is currently also the world´s largest CNT product to be used in an industrial production application.