Press Release

Voith launches newly developed MajorSoft and MegaSoft rubber roll covers for tissue production

By Tue, Jan 15, 2013

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Jan. 16, 2013 (Press Release) -To ensure especially long-lasting and efficient operation, Voith has now launched its newly developed MajorSoft and MegaSoft rubber roll covers for tissue production.

The distinctive feature of these roll covers is their improved multilayer structure. Due to various improvements in production, the bonding force between the individual cover layers is four times as strong as with conven-tional rubber roll covers.

Tests over several years show that MajorSoft is very long-lasting and du-rable and at the same time it improves production efficiency. MegaSoft has an innovative functional layer that consists of a special rubber polymer matrix characterized through better wear resistance and mechanical strength. Grooves and open surfaces of up to 35% are now possible. Re-hardening is reduced, the void volume is increased and there are less ma-terial deformations.

In test runs a tissue machine achieved a production speed increase of 25 m/min, dry content was 1.2% higher and total production increased by 1.3%, all thanks to MegaSoft. The tissue manufacturer can save nearly 180,000 euros annually by using MegaSoft.

MegaSoft or MajorSoft - the cover that is best suited for the respective tissue machine is determined on site by experts from Voith. The decision mainly depends on the condition of the nip and the profile of the Yankee cylinder.

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 re-source-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

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 coun-tries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned com-panies in Europe.

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