Tissue World Magazine

WEPA’s TM1 has been successfully rebuilt and modernised by Voith to “substantially increase the availability and efficiency” of the tissue machine.

Located in Mainz, Germany, TM1 produces toilet paper from 100% recovered paper in a basis weight range of 15.5 to 18.5g/m2 at a machine speed of
1,750 m/min.

Voith’s delivery to WEPA included all the wear and spare parts and it has also aligned all the rolls in the wet-end section and serviced the steam joint and the gearbox of the Yankee cylinder in the TM 1.

The overhaul and start-up of the felt and fabric stretchers and of both fabric guides were included.

The machine frame of the tissue machine was completely refurbished. This refurbishing also included a replacement of various tension rods for the cantilever frame.

The WEPA Group has 10 locations in five European countries with a total of 17 paper machines and boasts a production capacity of approx. 600,000 metric tonnes.