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Precision makes top performance possible

The best showers are those after you've sweat.

5-7 days before

Initial check: clean all parts, test and measure chassis, check shock absorbers for suitable function and measure engine performance indicators.

2-3 days before

Packing and loading of equipment and cars, quad for the trailer, tool trailer, spare parts, including shocks and tyres, a large tent for the team and compressed air bottles for the lift.

1 day before race

Erection of tent and floor, equipment setup, viewing of the track by the pilot and engineer, first pilot discussions and crew chief meeting.

1-2 hours before the race

Driver warm-up, driver discussion and mental preparation for the race.

The race

Hoping, praying, worrying, rooting, crossing fingers, readying the champagne.


Discussions with crew chief and engineer, preparation of the car for the next race on the following day.

Roll by roll to premium paper

Process standardisation and consistency

We make everything but standard paper. With Felix Schoeller, customers know they’re getting nothing less than the best, and the most unique. Standardised processes help ensure quality consistency, and periodic audits at every stage of production along with certifications keep us on track.

We employ standardised processes at many production stages, including:

  • Papermaking
  • Extrusion coating
  • Coating
  • Cutting, converting and packing

Often, if the project renders it necessary,  we’ll involve customers in individual production stages. The Felix Schoeller Group produces virtually nearly all intermediate products itself. Our facilities feature four pilot production lines that run paper, extrusion and coating tests with new raw material and coatings regularly. We designed them specifically to meet our own requirements.

Manufacturing philosophy

Our personnel are dedicated to continuously improving each process and workflow. They believe in lean management and never cease at striving to avoid the seven wastes. They employ the far-reaching lean management methods and standards, while working closely with their colleagues to increase efficiency continuously.

Four weeks before

  • Rough planning of production sequences
  • Ordering of raw materials: pulp, titanium, dyes, packaging materials, etc.

A week before

  • Finalising production schedules
  • Scheduling personnel
  • Ordering/allocating materials
  • Scheduling changeovers, downtime

A day before

  • Making materials accessible in preparation for changeover


  • Cleaning of the equipment and makeready
  • Begin of new run

During the run

  • Uninterrupted online quality monitoring
    Basis weight, moisture content, colour, ash content
  • Every reeling drum change: 
    visual inspection in lab to determine smoothness, basis weight, wet strength, extrusion

After the run

  • Analysis