Voith Paper upgrades north American roll cover plants with investments in new equipment and technology
Voith Paper, a long-time leader in roll covers and mechanical roll service for paper machines, has recently made significant investments in its North American roll cover facilities to support the manufacture of new products and ensure roll cover consistency and timely delivery.
Voith Paper has recently made significant investments in its North American roll cover facilities. “We’re continuously seeking to elevate the quality of our products and their performance on our customers’ machines,” said John Fox, President of Voith Paper North America. “To this end, we’ve introduced new technologies, upgraded equipment and made process improvement in all five of our North American roll cover plants.”
Voith Paper’s specific plant investments include:
WebNet bonding technology incorporated into the polyurethane manufacturing process;
Technology installation and upgrades for polyurethane casting in cover manufacturing plants;
Installation of advanced work cells in all mechanical roll service plants.
“By keeping our facilities on the leading edge in terms of technology and efficiency, we are able to improve value add and delivery time for our customers,” Fox said.
Voith’s Neenah roll covers plant continues to be the one-stop roll service center for the Midwest, providing rubber, poly, resin calender, resin press, ceramic/thermal spray cover manufacturing, as well as mechanical roll service. This facility offers a freight advantage to regional customers thanks to its breadth and depth of offerings.
In addition to Neenah, Voith Paper has roll cover plants in Springfield, Ore., West Monroe, La., Austell, Ga., and Hawkesbury, Ontario.
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 of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 39,000 employees, sales of €5.3 billion and locations in more than 50 countries, making it one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.