Heidenheim, Germany 13 May 2014 -- With the aim of increasing its board production up to 15% and improving the quality of its products, the largest Brazilian packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, Klabin, has signed a contract with Voith to modernize its PM 9.
With the rebuild, the machine installed in the city of Telêmaco Borba (state of Paraná), Brazil, will be capable of manufacturing up to 440,000 metric tons of board paper per year, including liquid packaging board, used for packaging liquid and paste-like foodstuffs (such as milk, juice, cream, etc.) – and folding box board, used for various packaging applications such as breakfast cereals, pies and breaded foods.
Originally designed for producing 350,000 metric tons per year, the machine has undergone frequent optimizations since its start-up in 2007, and is currently capable of producing 380,000 tons.
The machine, one of the most modern packaging paper machines in the Americas and which complies with stringent safety norms, will undergo yet another modernization in record time. In order to be able to implement the project, Voith will be required to deliver cutting edge technology, in addition to efficient manufacturing and project management.
Klabin is the largest Brazilian paper manufacturer and exporter. It produces paper, packaging board, corrugated packaging board, industrial bags, as well as logs. Established in 1899, the company currently operates 15 industrial plants in Brazil, as well as one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Papers (board paper and kraft paper) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.