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Voith Continues to Ensure Safety for SCA
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Heidenheim, Germany 11 November 2013 -- SCA 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.

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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