Bio-based SolarFlow Green Suction Press Roll Cover Ensures more Sustainable Paper Production

  • First suction press roll cover certified according to DIN CERTCO for bio-based products
  • Another successful step in the development of sustainable products as part of the Papermaking for Life programme
  • The cover enables more resource-friendly production
  • Optimal drainage and functional reliability

With SolarFlow Green, Voith is setting yet another standard for paper manufacturing products made of renewable raw materials. The suction press roll cover is certified according to the internationally recognised DIN CERTCO standard for bio-based products. The cover combines all the advantages of the proven SolarFlow technology while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint. This innovation is in line with Voith’s long-standing commitment and ambitious goals to promote sustainability in both paper manufacturing and its own production.

SolarFlow Green is a premium polyurethane roll cover and boasts a maximum void volume that remains constant over a long operating period.

The polyurethane material with its biobased component also gives the press roll cover a high degree of stability that can withstand extreme nip conditions. This enables not only fast machine speeds with a high dry content but also low energy consumption at the same time.

“With SolarFlow Green, we are the first manufacturer with the ability to offer our customers a suction press roll cover made of biobased materials that has been certified by DIN CERTCO. We look forward to working together with our customers to make paper production even more sustainable and resource-friendly in the future,” said Dr. Christina Bauer, Global Product Manager for Press Roll Covers at Voith

Papermaking for Life sustainability programme
The sustainability of our own activities is a main emphasis of the Papermaking for Life sustainability programme. As part of our innovation and development offensive, Voith Paper is introducing a wide range of technologies and initiatives that will lead to more efficient and sustainable processes in paper production. The key focus is on the areas of water, energy, and fibre savings, digitisation, innovations, and partnerships as levers for more sustainable production. 

DIN CERTCO is the certification company of the TÜV Rhineland Group and the certification body for issuing the DIN mark and other certification marks. The internationally recognised “DIN-Geprüft biobased” (“DIN-tested biobased”) label confirms that renewable raw materials are used in the production of a product.