Graphic Packaging International selects Voith to supply OCC system for new CRB machine

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  • Voith to install a BlueLine stock preparation system at the Graphic Packaging International facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Order also includes system for water, sludge and reject handling

APPLETON, Wis. (Feb. 11, 2020) – Graphic Packaging International has selected Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for its new Coated Recycled Board (CRB) machine being built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The system will feature Voith’s BlueLine products and a water, sludge and reject handling system.

“We have worked with Voith in the past on recycled fiber systems and we are confident their system will also meet the needs of this new project,” said Rusty Miller, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Graphic Packaging International. 

The installation of the new systems is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

“We are happy to be partnering with Graphic Packaging International again, and we are eager to help them get their new machine on line,” said David Buchanan, President, Voith Paper North America. “This is our fifth complete OCC order in North America recently, and our goal continues to be about successfully delivering these systems to our customers while also achieving a high-level of customer satisfaction.”

To learn more about Voith’s BlueLine stock preparation system, please visit
voith.com/corp-en/components-papermaking/blueline.


About Graphic Packaging International

Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and paper-based foodservice products in the United States, and holds leading market positions in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. The Company's customers include many of the world's most widely-recognized companies and brands. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company's website at https://www.graphicpkg.com.


Source: Voith