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Voith MultiFlex Advance and PrintFlex Advance Press Fabrics Enhance Paper Mill Productivity

Appleton, Wisconsin / York, Pennsylvania, USA 02 April 2019 -- Voith has enhanced its line of press fabrics for paper mills with the MultiFlex Advance and the PrintFlex Advance, which offer exceptional dewatering properties. Only available in North America, these press fabrics feature Voith's best seam in the market and are resilient and compaction-resistant through their expected lifetime.

"Mill managers will appreciate the performance of these press fabrics. Aside from their high-quality seam, they achieve a steady-state performance through their expected lifetime, which is a key factor in creating a consistent output. That high level of reliability is the result of engineered design, top-of-the-line materials and careful construction at our press fabrics facility in Appleton, Wisconsin," said David Uitenbroek, product manager, Voith Paper Fabrics & Roll Systems, North America.

The Advance series lowers resource use while improving sheet quality and reducing installation times. Compared to other offerings, these fabrics provide mills with faster break-in periods at lower vacuums and can be tailored to suit specific needs.

Benefits are applicable for two key paper manufacturing categories. MultiFlex Advance is for producers of kraft liner board, medium, corrugated medium, gypsum and white top liner. PrintFlex Advance is for all graphic grade paper production, including uncoated free-sheet paper.

"MultiFlex Advance and PrintFlex Advance deliver on improved productivity, which makes the fabrics a step above others," Uitenbroek said. "Additionally, Voith's expertise and service capabilities contribute to these fabrics being the ideal choice for both graphic paper and board and packaging mills."

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of $5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. For more information, visit www.voith.com.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company's continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.


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