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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2009/07/01 - Voith Paper: Voith Paper Fabrics' international team of experts is carrying out tests on future felt technologies in the Paper Technology Center (PTC), Heidenheim, Germany
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Single NipcoFlex Press - Press concept inextricably linked with clothing
Voith Paper Fabrics' international team of experts is carrying out tests on future felt technologies in the Paper Technology Center (PTC), Heidenheim, Germany. The goal is to adapt the clothing in such a way that it perfectly fits the demands of the Single NipcoFlex press.
At speeds over 1600 m/min the new generation of clothing for Single NipcoFlex presses (SNFP) was superior. The technical limit is still out of sight. With the combination of the Voith SNFP and felts from Voith Paper Fabrics a speed of 2092 m/min was already achieved in 2007.
In contrast to other press concepts the SNFP felts are not adapted to the press concepts afterwards, but they are continuously developed together with the press. The press concept is inextricably linked with its clothing.
Felts for an SNFP must fulfil contradictory demands: highest dewatering while guaranteeing high quality surface structure of the paper - with just a single nip.
The most important feature of the PTC in Heidenheim is modularity that makes it possible to test and evaluate different machine concepts on the basis of the most advanced technology under real production conditions.
A team of specialists is involved during the clothing tests at the PTC. They cover the whole range of press technology, to be able to consider and evaluate all aspects. Felt designers from the USA, Germany and Sweden, specialists in press technique, paper technology and basic researchers work hand in hand towards the final performance tests of all new designs on the pilot paper machine.
Voith employees work today on customer wishes of tomorrow - higher and higher efficiency while having best process stability and the best paper quality.
Voith Paper (voithpaper.com) is a Division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and a pioneer in the paper industry. Thanks to continuous innovation, Voith Paper optimizes the paper production process, focusing on the development of resource-saving products to reduce the consumption of energy, water and fibers.
More than one third of the world's paper production is manufactured on Voith Paper machines. Voith sets standards in the paper, energy, mobility and service markets. Formed on January 1, 1867, it has a current workforce of 43,000, sales of EUR 4.9 billion and over 270 locations worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.
Voith is the official partner to the initiative "Germany - The Land of Ideas".
Felt designers, specialists from basic research, press and paper technologists constitutes together with development engineers the international development team.