Voith's calender roll cover NanoPearl S reaches run-time record of 958 hours for German paper producer Cordier Spezialpapier

HEIDENHEIM, Germany , September 16, 2008 (press release) – NanoPearl S, the latest calender roll cover from Voith Paper, reached a run-time record of 958 hrs at Cordier Spezialpapier in Schleipen, Germany. Previous applied roll covers had only reached a maximum of 550 hrs. A total runtime of more than 1000 hrs is expected.

Markus Hinkel, Mill Manager at Cordier Schleipen, is thrilled with the performance of NanoPearl:  “The application of NanoPearl is an overall success. The increase in lifetime exceeded our expectations. The paper bulk was good over the entire lifecycle and the smoothness of the paper could be increased. No profile problems appeared within the critical area of the sheet edge.”

The NanoPearl series has a unique filler system with extremely fine and homogeneously distributed particles. The average particle size of 10-20 mm is a breakthrough within the industrial application of nano technology, and leads to considerable improvements of mechanic and thermal properties of the elastic calender covers.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and one of the leading partners and pioneers for the paper industry. Through steady innovations, Voith Paper is improving the paper production process. More than one third of the world's paper production is manufactured on Voith Paper machines.

Voith sets standards in the paper, energy, mobility and service markets. Formed on January 1, 1867, it has a current workforce of 40,000, sales of EUR 4.2 billion and over 270 locations worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.

Voith is the official partner to the initiative "Germany - The Land of Ideas".

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