Voith’s XcelLine paper machines won the third German Sustainability Award (DNP), presented last Thursday in Düsseldorf, in the Design competition, Vision category.
“We are overwhelmed that our paper machines prevailed among the many competitors,” says Dr. Michael Trefz, President Projects, Voith Paper. “The award underlines our innovative solutions that contribute significantly to a sustainable transformation in the paper industry.”
The decisive factor for the DNP jury was the contribution to achieving the climate targets of the 2030 Agenda. The XcelLine paper machines convinced across the board with their highly efficient design and the resulting resource savings. The award in the Vision category is also based on the design study ‘Papermaking Vision’, which Voith presented in 2021 and which shows the future of the papermaking process. The concept is already being integrated step by step in customer projects and optimises performance as well as design, safety, ease of operation and maintenance, and quality.