Voith has launched the TissueFlex XD, which it said is a reliable press fabric for tissue manufacture that offers maximum dewatering capacity.
It is produced with a lower caliper offering faster break-in times which Voith said allows the machine to reach higher productivity sooner. TissueFlex XD has a resilient structure so the key properties of the fabric can be maintained over a long period.
The company added that as tissue machine operating speeds have increased substantially over time, press fabrics such as TissueFlex XD can now meet these more demanding requirements.
It said: “Despite its low thickness the structure of TissueFlex XD remains stable, even at high operating speeds. The tissue manufacturer can expect high runability and increased productivity.
“Thinner press fabrics often have the drawback that they quickly drop in performance due to wear, compaction and contamination. But this is not the case with TissueFlex XD: Voith has incorporated a unique non-woven layer that retains the properties of the fabric for a long time and delivers consistent performance.”
The special needling of the base, batt and non-woven layers also reduces wear and achieves a smooth tissue surface.
The combined layers produce an even pressure for efficient drying.