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Fripa Miltenberg Invests in New Tissue Paper Machine
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Heidenheim, Germany 13 November 2013 -- The family-owned company Fripa - Papierfabrik Albert Friedrich KG has commissioned Voith with the delivery of a new production line for its Miltenberg location in Germany. The system is designed 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.

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 paper machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,100 meter per minute and will produce 36,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper annually from pulp with a working width of 2.7 meter. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2014.

In designing the paper 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 technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced. NipcoFlex T is also ideally suited for production of soft paper and thus meets the high quality requirements of Fripa. The new paper machine will be equipped with other energy-efficient components and systems. The order is completed by 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.

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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