Voith receives major order for rebuild to state-of-the-art packaging paper mill

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  • Customized package from stock preparation to winder
  • The rebuilt paper machine will produce packaging papers with high efficiency
  • Use of latest technologies and focus on sustainability

HEIDENHEIM, GERMANY. A global packaging and paper manufacturer has commissioned Voith to rebuild its production line into a state-of-the-art production facility for recycled packaging papers. Commissioning of the rebuilt production line is scheduled for 2025.

Leading full-line supplier Voith will deliver a customized solution that includes a resource-saving BlueLine stock preparation system, the rebuild of the existing machine into an efficient XcelLine paper machine, as well as comprehensive service agreements and a fabrics package. The project also involves the technologically complex rebuild of the existing winder for processing packaging papers.

''We are extremely proud to have received this significant rebuild order. This order not only confirms our leading position in the industry, but also underlines our customers' appreciation for our technological solutions. The customer will benefit from few interfaces and our full-line approach. We will continue to use our innovative power to exceed our customers' expectations and move the industry forward.'' - Martin Jauch, Senior Vice President Global Rebuilds at Voith

The customized package covers the entire process from stock preparation to winder. The Voith solution meets the specific requirements and optimizes the use of resources through highly efficient production. Thus, the BlueLine stock preparation line will enable consistent and high stock quality with optimized fiber yield and low energy consumption. The heart of the system is an IntensaPulper with TwinPulp detrashing system for efficient and fast pulping. Another highlight is Voith's InfiltraDiscfilter with patented, bagless FloWing technology for optimum dewatering. In addition, an extensive reject sludge-water system from Voith's subsidiary Meri will be installed.

The paper machine will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including a MasterJet Pro headbox, a proven DuoFormer CB shoe-blade former, a DuoCentri NipcoFlex press, a SpeedSizer AT for uniform film application, and a MasterReel for high-performance reeling. The technologically complex conversion of the existing winder to a VariFlex Performance will significantly increase the efficiency and productivity of the entire line.

In addition to a comprehensive service and fabrics package, Voith will supply and install the OnControl automation technology (DCS & MCS) for control and visualization of the production processes. Furthermore, the OnQuality Quality Control System (QCS) including ModuleJet, ModuleSteam and ModulePro actuators and scanners for basis weight and moisture as well as the OnView information system will be installed. These will stabilize and optimize product quality and the production process.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

About Voith Paper

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, and products on the market, and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and supports customers in significantly reducing their carbon footprint. With its comprehensive automation products and leading digitization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art, digital technologies to increase the availability and efficiency of their systems in all areas of the production process.

Source: Voith