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Reducing CO2 emissions through lower energy consumption in the paper industry 

The growing global demand for packaging and tissue papers for hygiene products is fuelling a new growth in the forest-fibre and paper industry.

New opportunities in a changing market

Despite the “paperless” digital age, demand for board, tissue and pulp is on the rise. From recyclable packaging to hygiene products or pulp for clothing, many businesses rely on innovation from the paper industry. Not only must you create new products for new markets, as a business in the paper industry you will also need to find ways to reduce your environmental footprint and increase resource efficiency in a highly energy-intensive production process.

Whilst you are searching for novel wood-fibre materials and applications as well as new uses for wood and its components, you will need to update your technology to keep your business competitive. Innovative technologies from MAN Energy Solutions cut energy and water consumption in paper production lines and help you realise the next level of cost optimisation.
M tons
paper and board production expected by 2020
of global demand for paper and board will come from Asia in 2020
reduction of energy-related production costs with TURBAIR® vacuum systems

Energy-efficient vacuum technology by MAN for perfect paper

Vacuum systems play a key role in the paper manufacturing process. With TURBAIR®, MAN Energy Solutions offers vacuum systems developed specifically for your industry. Our systems for the paper industry dewater the paper sheet and press felts, which are also cleaned. Those felts remove moisture from the paper sheet. Vacuum blowers also shift paper between sections of the paper machine. In addition, they help recover water for reuse in the production process. Our TURBAIR® vacuum technology is designed to complete these tasks in a sustainable, energy-efficient, and flexible manner.

TURBAIR® vacuum blowers

TURBAIR®: Developed especially for paper sheet dewatering.


  • Suction flow rates up to 200,000 m³/h
  • Adjustable vacuum levels at various flow rates
  • No water consumption

Decarbonizing with industrial-scale heat pumps

What is the simple alternative to producing heat with fossil fuels? Heat pumps. Find out how our heat pump solutions can make your energy more flexible and efficient, reduce carbon emissions, integrate renewables, lower costs, and much more.

MAN PrimeServ keeps your turbomachinery running

Our service engineers provide preventive maintenance, assist your troubleshooting, and get your facilities up and running in no time – wherever and whenever you need them.

How you benefit:

  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support
  • Bespoke service agreements
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Big energy savings and optimised efficiency with two new TURBAIR® vacuum blowers

Our customer was able to achieve considerable improvements in their paper plant by replacing the existing system with two of our vacuum blowers in the production process. The successful outcome was achieved with minimal downtime.


Process industry

Year completed:2015
Location:Dörpen, Germany
Savings in electrical energy:


Savings in thermal energy:70%
Reduction in water use:

10 m3/h

Customer benefits:
  • Up to 50% energy savings
  • Constant vacuum despite volatile volume flow
  • Heat recovery  of up to 75% of absorbed blower capacity
  • Up to 85% efficiency
  • Low noise emissions
MAN’s scope of work:

2x TURBAIR® Vacuum Blower (1x RC80-4,

1x RT56-1)


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Update your technology to give your business the edge

Could our TURBAIR® vacuum system sit at the heart of your production process, cutting costs and improving your environmental performance? Talk to us to find out more.

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