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Voith Receives Japanese Energy Conserving Award for Coating Product

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Voith Paper (Germany) reports that its Japan-based Voith IHI Paper Technology Co. has received the "Energy Conserving Machinery Award 2011" from the Japanese Minister of the Natural Resources and Energy Agency for its DF Coat product. The prize is awarded annually by the Japan Machinery Federation (JMF), a national organization representing Japan's machine and engineering industry. With the award, JMF honors products that save energy in industrial machines.

In 2011 JMF selected 13 products that are especially energy-conserving, among them the DF Coat from Voith. The selection committee assessed the actual energy savings data of each nominated product by visiting end users and analyzing performance during operation. With current projects, DF Coat saves approximately 80% in energy compared with the predecessor model.

DF Coat is a standard unit from Voith for direct coating of the paper web. Development of the product started more than 20 years ago in Japan. With the coating method (curtain coating) used with DF Coat, the paper sheet undergoes no mechanical stress, resulting in outstanding running characteristics. Compared with other coaters, a better coverage of the paper web and a higher dry content are achieved. This reduces costs for the paper manufacturer and increases paper quality, Voith notes.


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