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Voith rebuilds and modernizes WEPA's tissue machine TM 1 in Mainz, Germany

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Voith rebuilds and modernizes WEPA's tissue machine TM 1 in Mainz, Germany

June 17, 2013 - 03:14
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany, June 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Voith successfully rebuilt and modernized the TM 1 of WEPA at the location in Mainz, Germany. These measures were completed in a very short period of only seven days. The customer's aim of quickly yet substantially increasing the availability and efficiency of its tissue machine was thus fulfilled.

Voith's delivery to WEPA included all the wear and spare parts, and it aligned all the rolls in the wet end section and serviced the steam joint and the gearbox of the Yankee cylinder in the TM 1. Furthermore, the overhaul and start-up of the felt and fabric stretchers and of both fabric guides were included. The machine frame of the tissue machine was completely refurbished. This refurbishing also included a replacement of various tension rods for the cantilever frame.

The TM 1 in Mainz produces toilet paper from 100% recovered paper in a basis weight range of 15.5 to 18.5 g/m² at a machine speed of 1,750 m/min. The WEPA Group has 10 locations in five European countries with a total of 17 paper machines and boasts a production capacity of approx. 600,000 metric tons.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.