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Voith Paper upgrades North American roll cover plants

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Published by
Simon Matthis - 23 Nov 2015

Voith Paper 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.

"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.