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logo-voithThe PM 3, supplied by Voith to YFY Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd., has successfully started-up in Yangzhou, China. The YFY PM 3 produces packaging paper with an annual output capacity of 450,000 metric tons and an annual turnover of ca. 145 million €.

  •       Annual output to exceed 450,000 metric tons with turnover of  ca. 145 million €
  •       Saves 20% electricity and 12% water, contributing to sustainable development of China

Voith supplied its sustainable paper-making technology to the YFY PM 3. Compared to traditional paper-making machines, the YFY PM 3 reduces electricity and water consumption by 20% and 12%, respectively, per ton of paper it produces. That has helped the customer to improve its energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. The YFY PM 3 is also the first machine in China to make paper from 100% domestically recovered paper. Chinese paper manufacturers used to rely heavily on imported recovered paper as a raw material.

Voith signed the contract with YFY Paper Mfg. (Yangzhou), a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing Group, in December 2011. In addition, Voith supplied two R2S anaerobic reactors, which have been used on both the YFY PM 2 and PM 3. Such reactors convert dissolved organic contaminants into biogas with a high calorific value, which can then be used for the generation of steam or power to continue contributing to the manufacturing process. The YFY PM 2, also supplied by Voith, went into operation in 2007, producing corrugated medium and linerboard.

With an increasing number of countries formulating regulations to reduce the use of plastics for packaging, there has been a marked rise in demand for packaging paper worldwide. According to market research agency RISI, the total global annual output of board and packaging paper is expected to reach 230 million tons, with Asia Pacific accounting for almost half of this. Voith Paper has supported Chinese paper manufacturers with a number of advanced and environmentally friendly solutions, which are very innovative in terms of the treatment of raw materials, waste, and sewage.

Delivery of the YFY PM 3 is part of Voith Paper’s ongoing efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of the papermaking industry in China. The paper made by the PM 3, which will mainly be used for food packaging, does not contain any virgin wood pulp since it uses domestically recovered paper as a raw material, reducing the consumption of natural resources, energy, as well as operating costs.

Ming Ming Liu, President and CEO of Voith Paper Asia Pacific, said: “China is undoubtedly one of the most important markets for Voith Paper. In particular, we believe our packaging paper machines have a great deal of untapped potential in this country. We are committed to contributing to the sustainable development of China’s papermaking industry by increasing our investment and introducing our industry-leading solutions to win the trust of our customers here.”

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    YFY Paper Mfg. (Yangzhou) Co. Ltd. was established by Yuen Foong Yu in 2004 as a major manufacturing base. Its first and second paper production lines started-up in December 2006 and August 2007, respectively. To meet the fast-growing demand, Yuen Foong Yu invested ca. 147 million € in 2011 to expand its output of packaging paper. YFY PM 3 is part of the company’s plan to build a sustainable papermaking industrial park, at a total cost of ca. 1.2 billion €.

    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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Voith’s TissueFlex XD press fabric for tissue production has very good saturation for maximum dewatering. It is produced with a lower caliper offering faster break-in times allowing the machine to reach higher productivity sooner. At the same time, TissueFlex XD has a resilient structure, so that the key properties of the fabric are maintained over a long period.

Voith TissueFlex XD

Over time, the operating speeds of tissue machines have increased substantially. Press fabrics like TissueFlex XD meet these more demanding requirements. Despite its low thickness the structure of TissueFlex XD remains stable, even at high operating speeds. The tissue manufacturer can expect high runability and increased productivity.

Thinner press fabrics often have the drawback that they quickly drop in performance due to wear, compaction and contamination. But this is not the case with TissueFlex XD: Voith has incorporated a unique non-woven layer that retains the properties of the fabric for a long time and delivers consistent performance. The special needling of the base, batt and non-woven layers also reduces wear and achieves a smooth tissue surface. The combined layers produce an even pressure for efficient drying. TissueFlex XD is a benefit for most tissue applications and can also reduce energy consumption.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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In 2013 Voith was able to support its customers with eight SpeedSizers as rebuild projects in addition to the SpeedSizer installations supplied to new plants. Paper manufacturers worldwide rely on Voith technology for an uniform and flawless application of film in the sizing and coating process along with even CD and MD coat weight profiles. Since the product was launched more than 250 SpeedSizers have already been installed.

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The base of the SpeedSizer applicator unit is made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic). This carbon technology allows consistently stable application profiles, especially when there are changes to operating conditions.

SpeedRod M, the new metering rod bed generation of SpeedSizer, ensures that if a hose change becomes necessary the downtime will only be brief. The wear parts can be replaced quickly outside of the machine. In the case of conventional metering rod beds a period of 90 minutes has to be allowed for hose change. SpeedRod M requires only five minutes hose change time. In addition, easy access to the metering rod fixture provides for better cleaning.

SpeedSizer is the ideal applicator unit on fast-running paper machines for graphic printing paper or packaging paper for various functional coats in the case of specialty paper and for sizing wood-free paper. It is capable of successfully processing very diverse media, from low-viscosity starch solutions to high-viscosity coating colors.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:13

Voith’s ceramic coating convinces Sappi Ehingen

voith logo 2013Since 2008, Sappi Fine Paper Europe has been using the Voith ceramic coating TerraSpeed on its PM 6 in Ehingen. On the top roll of the fourth press, TerraSpeed has been in use for five years. Sappi Ehingen is now giving a very positive feedback: TerraSpeed shows excellent properties in terms of roughness and sheet release and allows low tension settings. All these parameters have not changed since the start-up in November 2008, and roll grinding has not been necessary so far.

Previously, rolls with thermal coatings, however, had to be removed and ground after 15–18 months of operation. Due to the extremely long service life and continuous performance of TerraSpeed, the operating costs have been decreased considerably for Sappi Ehingen: The costs for roll removal and grinding have been saved three times so far. At the same time, the TerraSpeed upgrading costs are not higher than those of previous coatings.

Sappi Fine Paper Europe is the leading producer of high-quality fine papers in Europe. The Sappi mill in Ehingen is situated in the South of Germany and comprises both pulp and paper mill. The PM 6 in Ehingen produces 260,000 t annually of coated woodfree papers in a basis weight range of 70–200g/m².

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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Thanks to the new Voith Pluralis IF refiner fillings for the refining of recycled fibers, the strength properties of the fiber pulp can be improved and the tensile strength of the wet web is increased.

refiner voith ppwThis was also true for the refining application for PM 4 of LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH paper mill in Schwedt, Germany. Replacing a standard refiner filling with the newly developed Pluralis IF in the TwinFlo refiner helped to improve strength development, while freeness increase remained the same, and the availability of the paper machine was increased. The next step is to use Pluralis IF also in the second refiner line.

Pluralis IF is part of the Voith Pluralis Line and was developed for the special requirements in refining recycled fibers. Due to adapted geometries of the bars and grooves, the shortening of the fiber is reduced. This results in higher strength properties of the refined furnish.

The PM 4 in Schwedt annually produces 360,000 metric tons of LWC paper per year from 100% recycled fibers at a production speed of up to 1,800 m/min in a basis weight range of 51 to 70 g/m². The quality is equal to that of primary fiber products with regard to all relevant properties. LEIPA ultraMag papers are environmentally certified and bear the "Blue Angel" ecolabel.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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At the end of October 2013, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens reached an important milestone: a nonwovens fabric from the jointly developed production process successfully passed the official 3rd edition of the INDA and EDANA test, and became certified as "flushable".
 
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“The product certified by INDA/EDANA at the beginning, as well as after 12, 30 and 50 cycles in the tube tester."
 
Flushable wipes are moist wipes that can be disposed of down the toilet, for instance baby cleaning wipes, or cleaning tissues. For the producers, this has been a small but economically interesting market segment up to now, with high demands on the product: On the one hand, the cloths must be strong enough for cleaning; on the other hand they must not clogg the sewage system or the environment after disposal.
 
Voith and Trützschler Nonwovens have been successful in producing wet laid and hydroentangled nonwovens with a high level of wet strength, consisting only of fibers of natural origin that quickly disperse in water, and that are 100% biodegradable.
 
The raw material is exclusively cellulose, the main component is bleached long fiber pulp as used in paper manufacturing. A small percentage of viscose fibers spun from cellulose ensures the strength of the nonwovens. The newly developed production process uses neither binding agents nor bicomponent fibers. For this reason, the cloths quickly disperse in water, and the fiber material is completely biodegradable. Another advantage of the large quantities of long fiber pulp is that they lower production costs significantly.
 
The certificate is an impressive example of the efficiency of the newly developed production process, whose core components are the Voith’s HydroFormer for web formation, and the Trützschler Nonwovens’ AquaJet for web bonding.
 
INDA/EDANA: „Guidelines for Assessing the Flushability of Disposable Nonwoven Products”
In August, the American and European Nonwovens Associations INDA und EDANA published the third edition of the flushability guidelines. The "Guidelines for Assessing the Flushability of Disposable Nonwoven Products" have been developed in cooperation with waste water authorities and the nonwovens industry. They specify seven material tests, thus establishing standardised measurement methods.
To be awarded the "flushable" certificate, a product must pass all the tests. The tests include such properties as flushability and dispersement of the nonwoven product into single fibers, as well as degradation by means of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Just one negative test result makes the "Do not Flush" marking mandatory.

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    About Trützschler
     
    Trützschler, founded in 1888, is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers with about 3,000 employees. The traditional family-owned company specializes in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, nonwovens and man-made fiber industry.
     
    Trützschler Nonwovens is part of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and was created through the merger of the long-established Fleissner, Erko and Bastian companies. Here, manufacturers around the globe can find solutions for the entire nonwovens process chain from bale opening, fiber blending, bonding, finishing and winding, as well as for man-made fiber installations.  
     
    About Voith Paper
     
    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
     
    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.
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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.
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Voith’s winder service offers a convincing all-round solution as it covers all three areas, i.e. mechanics, automation and technology. Often, winder services are carried out by separate service providers because they are each only active in one of these areas.

Thanks to Voith’s all-round service there is less coordination effort involved for the paper manufacturer who would normally have to liaise with a number of service providers. In addition, because Voith offers its services as flexible packages, every paper mill can tailor the scope of supply to its requirements. Ongoing inspection and servicing ensure that the winder is constantly in a perfect technical condition. In the process, potential defects are detected and rectified in good time before they can cause problems.

Voith Winder Service

“The winder service from Voith is offered in three flexible packages.”

Services from Voith are offered in three packages: Basic, Comfort & Premium. Whereas the Basic package comprises all inspections and function checks as well as a consultation, the Comfort package also includes the servicing work and an annual safety check. The Premium package offers in addition all necessary maintenance tasks from planning through to implementation as well as technological advice, spare parts and measures to improve winder efficiency.

The problems that can occur due to inadequate servicing of the winder generally result in reduced production speed due to vibrations. The winding quality is also impaired. But now, with these coordinated service processes by Voith, winders can be inspected, maintained and optimized quickly and easily.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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rolls voithLast year, UPM Chapelle Darblay, France, decided to replace the existing ceramic cover on the center press roll of PM 6 with a TerraSpeed ceramic cover from Voith in order to increase machine speed by reducing the draw after the press roll.

The goal was to lower the draw by at least 10% in that position, going down from 3.6% at a machine speed of 1,500 m/min to slightly above 3.2% machine speed difference just by using a better ceramic surface on the solid center press roll. UPM chose TerraSpeed to achieve that target due to its excellent performance in numerous reference installations.

After more than one year in operation, the production on Chapelle PM 6 confirms that UPM's high expectations have been exceeded. In a very stable running performance, the TerraSpeed cover shows draw values down to 3.0% constantly, leading to a considerably higher production output.

These stable conditions were confirmed by monitoring the surface roughness of the ceramic cover, which almost had not changed at all since the start-up of TerraSpeed in mid 2012. This consistency can be kept due to the excellent properties of the TerraSpeed cover, but also due to the proper doctoring with SkyTerra S blades from Voith, which were designed especially to run on TerraSpeed. 

UPM Paper is the world's leading producer of graphic papers and runs 21 modern and sustainable paper mills in Europe, China and the United States. PM 6 at UPM Chapelle Darblay in France produces 260,000 t of high quality newsprint per year. UPM Paper net sales amounted to € 7.2 billion in 2012, and the business group employs approximately 12,600 people.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:38

Fripa Miltenberg invests in new tissue line from Voith

The family-owned company Fripa - Papierfabrik Albert Friedrich KG has commissioned Voith with the delivery of the new PM 7 production line for its Miltenberg location in Germany. The system is designed as a Process Line Package to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper. Fripa is thus continuing its successful market strategy as a leading service-oriented provider of high-quality tissue paper.

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Representatives from Fripa and Voith at the signing ceremony: Dr. Antti Kaunonen, President Voith Paper EMEA, and Verena Queck-Glimm, Managing Partner Fripa (front, left to right).

The managing partner, Verena Queck-Glimm, elaborates on Fripa’s decision: “After in-depth evaluation of the concepts and technologies available, we decided in favor of a Voith machine. In addition, Voith convinced us with its commitment and the energy-efficient components which are so important for us.”

The PM 7 is based on a VTM 2 tissue machine concept from Voith. It is designed for an operating speed of 2,100 m/min and will produce 36,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper annually from pulp, with a working width of 2,700 mm and in a basis weight range of 15.8 to 17.8 g/m². Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2014.

In designing the production process, particular importance was accorded to low energy consumption and to low water and wastewater values. Among other things, the use of the NipcoFlex T shoe press was a key factor in choosing Voith. With this innovative shoe press technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced due to the high dry content after the press. NipcoFlex T is also ideally suited for production of soft paper and thus meets the high quality requirements of Fripa.

The new PM 7 is equipped with other energy-efficient machines and systems. Among them, for example, are the IntensaPulper and the TwinFlo refiner with Pluralis refiner fillings in the stock preparation, the innovative approach flow system with the newly developed IntegraGuard screen, the MasterJet T headbox, the Voith cast Yankee cylinder and HT hood technology. Also included in the delivery is the quality control system with Voith LSC TecoSens moisture and fiber weight sensor, the entire electrification package and plant ventilation. The order is completed by the basic and detail engineering and extensive maintenance and replacement parts services.

The roots of Fripa go back to 1911. The company offers high-quality tissue paper that meets the constantly growing demands for hygiene in modern society. Fripa is a sought-after partner in the international tissue paper market and is known for its special flexibility and reliability.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    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.

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    Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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voith logo 2013SCA Hygiene Products S.P.A. Lucca, Italy, has chosen the ProTect system from Voith to continue to ensure safety while performing press fabric measurements during paper machine operation. As a leading global hygiene and forest products company SCA develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Occupational safety is very important for SCA as an employer worldwide.

ProTect consists of carriage, fixture and any number of traverse beams and can be operated with all available standard portable measurement devices for press felt measurements. SCA Lucca equipped all its four tissue machines with one traverse beam each and a single measurement carriage can be conveniently used for all four machines. There was only 13 weeks between order and commissioning.

"It is our top priority to secure the safety of our employees”, says Massimo Santolini, Mill Manager, Lucca. “ProTect allows reliable and risk-free press felt measurements at different positions before the press section – especially in areas that are difficult to access. This is why we have chosen this solution from Voith.”

Press felt measurements are essential to guarantee efficient paper production. ProTect is designed to take reliable press felt measurements at various positions in the press section of the paper machine while still ensuring that operating personnel are safe.

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Lotus, Libresse, Tempo and Libero. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 36,000 employees and sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 85bn (EUR 9.8bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

Further information is available on the Voith website at www.voith.com/paper. Voith Paper is also on Twitter and YouTube.

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    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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

    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.

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