A new process line was successfully put into operation at the Miltenberg paper mill and headquarters of Fripa Papierfabrik Albert Friedrich KG at the end of 2014. The goal of the tissue manufacturer was to maintain a modern and efficient system that is equipped with the latest resource-conserving and energy-saving Voith technology. The NipcoFlex T shoe press had special significance here, as it reduces the need for thermal energy by up to 20% due to the high dry content after the press. At the same time it is ideally suited for production of soft paper and thus meets the high quality requirements of Fripa.
The PM 7 is designed for a paper width of 2,700 mm and in the future will produce toilet paper and paper towels from 100% virgin pulp at a working speed of 2,100 m/min. With this production capacity, the Miltenberg PM 7 is currently one of the most capable tissue machines in the world. Voith delivered the entire process line to Fripa: from stock preparation and the approach flow system, the tissue machine, auxiliary equipment and system accessories all the way to automation, electrification and engineering. In addition, extensive services and replacement parts were included in the delivery, such as the entire clothing package which is ideally coordinated with the requirements of shoe press technology.
The centerpiece of the new PM 7 is the EvoDry Y Yankee cylinder with the new NipcoFlex T shoe press technology. Other energy-efficient components include the IntensaPulper and the TwinFlo refiner with Pluralis refiner fillings in stock preparation, the innovative approach flow system with the newly developed IntegraGuard headbox screen, the MasterJet T headbox as well as dryer hoods and air systems perfectly coordinated with the production process.