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A signing ceremony was held on the morning of January 25, 2017 to mark Sun Paper’s order of two new XcelLine papermaking production lines from Voith. The orders are for the PM 36 production line with an annual production of 400,000 metric tons of low-grammage high-grade Testliner and the PM 37 production line with an annual production of 300,000 metric tons of high-quality corrugating medium paper.

The event was attended by the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer of Sun Paper, Mr. Ying Guangdong; the Director of the Packaging Paper Division, Mr. Fu Guoling; the President of Voith Paper Asia, Mr. Thomas Holzer; and Dr. Michael Trefz, the Senior Vice President Project Sales. The design speed of the two paper machines is 1200 m/min, with a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel. The two production lines will be built as part of the second phase of the Zoucheng Papermaking Industry Park, with foundation work planned to begin in May 2017 and startup scheduled for July and September 2018. The machines are based on the PM 31 and PM 32 paper machines of 2016. The resulting paper offers low basis weight, high ring crush strength, high strength and good  folding resistance. It also saves resources, and reduces packing costs and carbon emissions. These products are already widely used in domestic and overseas medium-quality and premium product packaging markets.

Voith is now deepening the implementation of its new "Papermaking. Next Level" concept of product transformation, in order to improve efficiency, increase production, ensure quality and create more intelligent, cost-effective and sustainable industrial processes throughout the entire papermaking chain.

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Front row f.l.t.r.: The signing ceremony, with Dr. Michael Trefz, Senior Vice President Project Sales Voith Paper; Mr. Thomas Holzer, President of Voith Paper Asia; Mr. Ying Guangdong, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer; and Mr. Fu Guoling, Director of Packaging Paper Division at Sun Paper

Voith Paper ensures that customers can save costs and achieve sustainable development through new resource-saving technologies. They can therefore achieve their best performance at lower prices through every papermaking step and paper grade, to better meet the challenges of "Industry 4.0". The concept of "Papermaking. Next Level" has opened up a new journey towards intelligent production for manufacturers using Voith technology. When the two production lines ordered by Sun Paper are put into operation, they will enrich its product mix and variety, enhance its core competitiveness and further promote Sun Paper’s strategic transformation.

Sun Paper was established in 1982 and is now a multinational papermaking group operating worldwide, specializing in forestry-pulp-paper integration and playing a leading role in the Chinese paper industry. With total assets of 29.2 billion yuan and more than 10,000 employees, the annual pulp and paper production capacity of Sun Paper is 5.7 million tons. Sun Paper ranks 312th in China's top 500 enterprises and ranks 48th in the world's top 100 paper-making enterprises.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.

About the company
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 €4.3 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.

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BillerudKorsnäs has awarded Voith with another two orders. One is for the rebuild of the existing PM7 in Skärblacka, Sweden, and the other one is for the relocation of PM7 of BillerudKorsnäs from Tervasaari, Finland to Sweden. The relocated production line will become the PM10 at the Skärblacka mill.

voith logo 2013Voith will equip the PM7 in Skärblacka with a film press unit for surface treatment of the MG papers. The scope of supply for the PM7 also includes a steam-heated hot air dryer for contactless drying following the surface treatment as well as a drying-hood in the new after-dryer section.

The relocation of the production line for MG paper from Tervasaari to Skärblacka will be project managed by Voith, which will also be responsible for the entire logistics, the basic and detail engineering and the disassembly, installation and commissioning of the production line. Under the contract, Voith will carry out a safety audit on the existing machine, prepare a master plan for preserving and repairing parts to be moved and refurbish corroded components. Voith will also deliver a new soft calander and steam box for PM10.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.

About the company
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 €4.3 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.

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WebDetect-nx reliably protects against machine damage; Voith pre-sents dependable web break detection with innovative multi-light sensor measuring process 

• Unnecessary machine downtimes avoided
• Intelligent signal processing via microchip
• Simple operation courtesy of Papermaking 4.0

With WebDetect-nx, Voith has developed a new solution that identifies web breaks in paper production in a more reliable and fail-safe manner. It is based on an innovative measuring process in which a multi-light sensor measures different light sources in the visible and infrared light frequency range and interprets the measurements simultaneously at high speed. This prevents potential impairment of the measuring result to allow reliable detection of faults. This results in fewer false positives and therefore less production downtime as well as a lower risk of machine damage due to undetected breaks.

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With WebDetect-nx, Voith has developed a new solution that identifies web breaks in paper production in a more reliable and fail-safe manner.

WebDetect-nx solves the typical problems associated with previous web break detectors based on infrared light and standard sensors. For example, if the contrast between paper web and dryer fabric or basis weight is too low or the moisture content of the paper too high, older methods tend to trigger false positives. This in turn leads to frequent production downtime or even damage to the paper machine.

The new solution from Voith prevents false positives due to a much more precise identification of web breaks. The greater accuracy is based on an innovative measuring principle, in which light beams of varying wavelengths are projected onto the web simultaneously. The spectroscopic process takes account of the special optical characteristics of the paper web and dryer fabric. The system measures the reflectivity and processes the measurement using a microchip. It also compensates for extraneous light effects, filters the signal, accurately calculates trigger thresholds and adjusts them continuously. Thanks to the chip-supported processing, the measuring signal is more accurate, which leads to fewer breaks and the downtimes associated with them.

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The spectroscopic process takes account of the special optical characteristics of the paper web and dryer fabric.

"Errors in break detection often cause unnecessary interruptions in paper production and can even lead to machine damage – in either case these downtimes cost paper manufacturers time and money," says Peter Biener, Product Manager at Voith. "WebDetect-nx allows much more accurate and therefore more reliable detection. It also simplifies operation and maintenance of the system thanks to the digital interfaces. As a result, paper manufacturers can achieve higher and more efficient paper production."

Simple operation courtesy of Papermaking 4.0

WebDetect-nx features interfaces like Profibus, Modbus-TCP or Standard I/O for simple access via the process control system, on which measuring processes can be visualized and the break sensors controlled interactively. Using programmable logic controller (PLC) function modules, the WebDetect-nx from Voith can be easily integrated into the Machine Control System (MCS) and therefore operated fully automatically. The technology is one of Voith's innovations from its Papermaking 4.0 concept that allows papermakers to take a significant step towards the Smart Factory. During startup, customers can also set specific parameters conveniently via the system's user interface. A suitable interface is also available for this process. Only the sensor measuring head requires mechanical adjustment.

WebDetect-nx also features an improved purging air system, which ensures that the sensor optics stay clean longer and rarely need maintenance. Moreover, the diagnostics system automatically notifies the need for maintenance and thus ensures more efficient servicing intervals.

Voith offers WebDetect-nx as a complete package; automation experts from Voith take care of system integration, engineering and documentation of all hardware and software components, and also commission the system.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.
About the company
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 €4.3 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.
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BillerudKorsnäs has awarded Voith with a fully equipped XcelLine board machine. The machine with a design speed of 1.200 m/min producing liquid packaging board, carton board, food service board and white kraft liner will be one of the largest board machines of its kind.

voith logo 2016Start-up of this new production line with a wire width of 8.800 mm will be first quarter 2019 and it will be installed at the existing site of BillerudKorsnäs in Gruvön, Sweden. The XcelLine machine offers fast and easy start-up, excellent value for money, pioneering technologies, ease of use and integrated solutions. The new board machine in Gruvön will become one of the most efficient and largest production lines for board grades.

The scope of delivery includes a three-ply wire section including a Duo DII hybrid former, equipped with two state of the art DuoShake units, a Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press with SolarPress roll cover and drying section equipped with EvoDry steel cylinders as well as multiple coating and calendering stations and a VariFlex L winding unit.

A core part of the delivery will be the Papermaking 4.0 features OnEfficiency Forming and OnCare which will give full online control of all process data. With the OnEfficiency Forming, dewatering, retention and flocculation are stabilized and coordinated at the same time. The OnCare package ensures efficient maintenance of the entire paper machine. Beside the delivery Voith will provide a new level of training for the operators and the maintenance teams.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.

About the company
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 €4.3 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.

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The papermaking sector of the German energy company Voith Group has introduced a "Papermaking, Next level" strategy to make its papermaking process in China more environmentally friendly, according to a company executive.

voith logo 2016"The strategy aims to increase the efficiency, productivity and quality of the entire paper production process, so as to bring about a more intelligent, cost-effective and sustainable process environment," said Dr. Gregor Wiche, the product & services president of Voith Paper Asia.

China is making positive changes in the papermaking industry to adopt clean and energy-saving technologies to strengthen environmental management. Stricter laws have pushed the industry towards being more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, according to Wiche.

"The past decade has seen China's papermaking equipment technology growing by leaps and bounds. About one-third [of] equipment can reach the world-class levels.

"Although digitization has a huge impact on papermaking in China, domestic paper industry has been actively developing and adopting advanced clean production and energy saving technology and equipment," said Wiche.

Voith Paper has nearly 2,000 employees and 13 branches in the Asia Pacific region. From the year 2006 to 2016, Voith has installed 54 sets of new paper machines in China. The production capacity is up to 1.72 billion tons.

The papermaking base in Kunshan, Zhejiang province, has become the world's largest papermaking machinery production base of Voith. During the past 5 years, Voith Paper has invested over 2 billion euros in the Kunshan base.

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The family-owned company Gomà-Camps has commissioned Voith with the delivery of the new production line for its Ejea de los Caballeros location in Spain. The production line is designed to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper. Gomà-Camps is thus continuing its successful strategy as a leading service-oriented provider of high-quality tissue in the south-western Europe markets.

The Chairman of the Board Gomà-Camps Group, Jordi Gomà-Camps Llorens, elaborates on their decision: “After in-depth evaluation of the concepts and technologies available, we decided in favor of a solution from Voith. The TM7 will perfectly harmonize our integration rate and offer even greater quality and flexibility. “
The tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 meter per minute and will annually produce 35,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 2.8 meter. Start-up is scheduled for early 2018.

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f.l.t.r. CEO Gomà-Camps Group, Maties Gomà-Camps / Bernhard Kohl, Voith Paper, Vice President Sales Projects EMEA/ Chairman of the Board Gomà-Camps Group, Jordi Gomà-Camps Llorens / Marcus Schwier, Voith Paper, Vice President Sales Tissue EMEA

“The new TM7 proves the symbiosis of innovation and quality perfectly, “ explains General Director Gomà-Camps Consumer, J.I. Gonzalez. “We felt the tissue dedication and perfect partnership with Voith in this important project to us. This passion guarantees the success of the project.”

In designing the entire tissue production process, low energy consumption benchmark values are achieved due to the use of the BlueLine product family, focusing also on lowest fresh water and waste water values. The IntensaPulper and the TwinFlow refiner ensure perfect fiber treatment at a high level of short fiber usage. Furthermore, the NipcoFlex T shoe press was a key factor in choosing Voith. With this technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced and the NipcoFlex T is ideally suited for the production of premium super soft tissue and thus meets the high quality requirements of Gomà-Camps.

The new tissue production line will be equipped with further energy-efficient, operator friendly components and systems, like the MasterJet T headbox, EvoDry T steel Yankee and the EcoHood T. In addition, the effluent plant and the fabrics package as well as QualiFlex press sleeves, the full automation system including the innovative ComCore platform are delivered by Voith. The entire service package consisting of supervision, start-up, installation and optimization complete the delivery.

Gomà-Camps is a family business group founded more than 250 years ago and present on the international market. The Gomà-Camps Group’s mission is to manufacture, process and trade tissue paper and other similar products that provide value added for their customers, shareholders, Gomà-Camps employees, and their social environment.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.

About the company
Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith today has about 20,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.

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Under the name "XcelLine", Voith has improved and refined its paper machines for all paper grades. The machines from the XcelLine offer fast and easy start-up, excellent value for money, pioneering technologies, ease of use and integrated solutions.

Quality and reliability have always been the outstanding hallmarks of Voith paper machines. As an experienced system vendor, partner to the paper industry and technology leader, Voith has been shaping global paper production for more than 150 years and offers the most extensive range of products and services on the market. The new generation of paper machines stands for "Xcellent Performance" and offers paper manufacturers decisive advantages: optimized individual components, combined with improved interfaces and process flows, result in a significant reduction in project and start-up times.

With its product and service innovations, Voith supports paper manufacturers on their journey into the digital environment. Papermaking 4.0 harnesses ideally matched products, technologies and services to machine performance and in this way ensures more profitable paper production. As a full-line supplier with the largest range of services, components and products on the market, Voith offers paper manufacturers comprehensive expert advice and solutions from a single source. The interaction of Voith BlueLine stock preparation and the new XcelLine paper machines ensures top-class paper production especially in respect of paper quality and machine efficiency.

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In recent months, successful start-ups have already been realized with XcelLine paper machines, for example with the installation of two packaging paper machines, Zoucheng PM31 and PM32, for Sun Paper. Just a few hours after start-up the PM31 was producing several hundred tons of marketable paper. Since then it has been running smoothly and stably at a high production level. One month later the PM32 was also successfully commissioned.

One example of a successful XcelLine tissue machine is the Cheng Loong TM16 in Taiwan. It is particularly energy-efficient, as the Yankee dryer hood is heated with steam instead of gas, while the combination with the NipcoFlex T shoe press reduces running costs. With an operating speed of 2,001 m/min the TM 16 is regarded as the world's fastest tissue machine with steam-heated Yankee dryer hood.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate 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.

About the company
Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith today has about 20,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.

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The PM 2 of Parenco in Renkum, Netherlands, was successfully started up just 14 months after contract signing. After a short optimization phase the customer signed the official take-over document. This rebuild increases the mill's capacity by approximately 385,000 metric tons annually.

voith logo 2013“We are very pleased that the take- over has been signed. In the next months, we will proof that Parenco has arrived as a new supplier in the packaging paper industry” says Geert Wassens, CEO of Parenco. The conversion from newsprint to packaging paper grades will help to position Parenco as a highly competitive supplier in the packaging paper market, and broadens its paper making activities. Since 2012, Parenco is an independent company under the ownership of H2. Beside the converted PM 2, Parenco operates also the PM 1 in Renkum, which produces magazine paper (SCB) for the European market.

Just after start-up the rebuilt PM 2 already proved that the produced paper quality reaches the market demands on all points.

With a wire width of 8.4 m the paper machine was equipped with a new two-layer MasterJet Pro M2 headbox, a DuoFormer D II, a DuoCentri NipcoFlex press, a SpeedFlow sizing unit and a new CombiDuoRun after dryer section. The PM 2 produces Testliner and Fluting in a basis weight range of 70-160 g/m².

Voith did not only rebuild the paper machine itself: Within the Process Line Package scope, Voith as general contractor also adjusted and rebuilt all adjacent processes and utilities. This also included a new OCC stock preparation and the Wet End Process. Based on the results of a pre-engineering, the scope of supply also covered all necessary adaptions on the steam, water and power supply as well as civil works.

About Voith Paper

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.

About the company

Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.

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CMPC has signed a contract with Voith Paper for the supply of a complete VTM 4 double-width tissue machine, which will be installed in the new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.

2016 09 22 073412The scope of supply covers the entire machine and provides energy-efficient technologies, including equipment for the approach flow system, MasterJet T headbox, CrescentFormer, NipcoFlex T shoe press, MasterReel reeler with automatic spool change, DCS (Distributed Control System), MCS (Machine Control System) and QCS (Quality Control System) automation systems, as well as the machine's whole start up process.

The project will be supplied in the PLP (Process Line Package) mode, in which Voith is responsible for contracting and managing the supply of all the equipment and services necessary for the operation of the machine.

The machine, which is designed to produce 55,000 metric tons per year and operate at a speed of 2,000 meters per minute, is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2017.

“Voith Paper’s business strategy in South America, which is focused on developing solutions and technologies that add value to the customer's business, has contributed for the company to be chosen as CMPC's partner in this strategic expansion project for the construction of the new tissue mill in Peru", says Flávio Silva, President of Voith Paper South America.

About Voith Paper
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.

About the company
Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.

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Voith signed a contract in June 2016 with Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited to provide it with two tissue machines in Dongguan. The move is not only a continuation of the previous successful cooperation between Lee & Man and Voith, but also a consolidation of Voith's strong position in the global tissue machine market.

voith logo 2016The location for the TM11 and TM12 is in Dongguan, China. The start-up of these two tissue machines is expected to take place respectively in September and July of 2017. Lee & Man ordered its TM3, TM9 and TM10 machines from Voith, and the start-up of TM9 and TM10 will take place respectively in March and May of 2017. From March through to September in 2017, four tissue machines from Voith will start up in a row in Lee & Man’s mill, at the pace of one machine every other two months. This exciting scenario is built upon great customer trust, which Voith has earned over many years of high quality performance.

The TM11 and TM12 machines have a working width of 5,600 mm, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and a maximum operating speed of 2,000 m/min. Each of these two tissue machines will produce 60,000 tons of household paper from virgin fiber annually. The scope of supply includes stock preparation, approach, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5 meter steel Yankee dryer which can enhance drying efficiency by optimizing the heat transfer and a high-performance steam hood to guarantee paper quality with a lower energy consumption. Moreover, the technically mature Voith automation package including DCS, MCS and QCS forms an integral part of the order.

Voith has always been committed to meet the requirements of the paper industry for lower energy and water consumption, less fiber usage and higher system availability. The signing of this contract has once again highlighted the strong regard for Voith’s innovative technology in the tissue paper industry.

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual sales volume in 2015 was up to 525 million tons. The company currently has five factories in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.

About Voith Paper
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.

About the company
Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.

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