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Modellfabrik Papier forms group to develop energy-efficient papermaking model


March 26, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Modellfabrik Papier rendering. Photo: WIN.DN

Modellfabrik Papier is forming a society to design a more energy-efficient and future-proof paper production process.

The company, founded in Düren, Germany, is bringing together players from across the paper industry including ABB, paper producers Essity and Schoellershammer, supplier Voith, and research institute Darmstadt Technical University. Modellfabrik is open to other stakeholders participating.

Initially drawing on expertise from Germany, the society’s representatives have joined forces to actively shape the development of the model paper factory.

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The participants aim to fundamentally rethink paper production in whole or in part and identify ways to achieve climate neutral paper production, enabling a transformation that could be replicated globally.

“Automation and digitalization are essential elements for a sustainable future,” says Alexander Fach, technology manager, process industries, ABB.

“As a partner, we will contribute our expertise in these areas to Modellfabrik Papier, turn ideas into new realities and work together with visionaries, engineers and experts to shape the paper industry of tomorrow. We are eager to contribute our domain, analytical and automation expertise to drive the digital transformation of the paper industry.”