Voith to Supply Fripa Miltenberg in Germany With New Tissue Machine

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

Nov. 13, 2013 (Press Release) - 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.

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.

Voith Paper, a division of the Voith Group, offers new machines for the production of graphic papers, board and packaging grades, specialty or tissue papers. The company also offers rebuilds, and pulp and paper related products and services. For more information, visit www.voithpaper.com.

SOURCE: Voith Paper