Voith inaugurates multi-million dollar Infinity loom at Appleton, Wisconsin plant

The new loom is over 17 meters wide and operates with a state-of-the art control system to maximize the product quality and efficiency for producing base fabrics for press section positions.

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  • New loom includes state-of-the-art weaving technology
  • Press fabrics created on the Infinity loom allow higher running speeds and produce more product for customers in North America and globally

APPLETON, Wis. (November 20, 2019) – Voith has enhanced its commitment to the North American paper industry with the installation of one of the largest looms of its kind in North America. The multi-million dollar investment will allow the manufacturer to provide perfectly-fit dewatering fabrics for its customers across North America and worldwide markets.

“We officially placed into operation one of the largest looms of its kind in the North American paper industry with a total weaving width just over 17 meters. said Jeff Berg, Vice President Operations, Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems North America, at the inauguration event held at Voith Paper Fabric & Rolls Systems’ facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, on November 13. “Because of the laminated structure of the woven fabric that maintains void volume throughout operation, press fabrics created on the Infinity loom allow higher running speeds and ultimately result in the generation of more product for our customers.”

With this new level of quality and efficiency, the Infinity loom will be used to create a global supply of base cloth material and to support the continued growth of the Board and Packaging market in North America.
Richard Berry, Senior Vice President Sales, Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems North America

The Infinity family of Voith’s press fabrics produced on the Infinity loom include the ToughLine and FineLine series, both of which offer highly uniform, top-quality base fabrics. To learn more about the Voith Infinity Family of press fabrics, please visit voith.com/corp-en/papermaking/infinity.

To learn more about Voith Paper, please see this video:
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Voith 25nov19 2From left to right: Ben Bruns, Executive Vice President, Northern Operations, Boldt; Pamela Leisgang, Plant Operations Manager, Voith Paper FRS North America; Robert Hilbing, Senior Vice President Development, Voith Paper FRS; Michael Rendsburg, Chief Operating Officer, Voith Paper FRS; Benno Morlock, President, Voith Paper FRS; Andreas Endters, President & CEO, Voith Paper; Matthew Ryan, Press Technical Manager, Voith Paper FRS North America; Jan Lindahl, General Manager, Texo Inc.; Jeff Berg, Vice President Operations, Voith Paper FRS North America and Richard Berry, Senior Vice President Sales, Voith Paper FRS North America


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