Heidenheim, Germany 06 August 2015 -- In April, Heinrich August Schoeller Söhne GmbH & Co. KG commissioned Voith with the supply of a complete process line for the manufacture of corrugating medium and testliner for its Schoellershammer paper mill, based in Düren, Germany.
On the new system, Schoellershammer will produce packaging papers in a basis weight range of 80 to 120 g/m². The annual capacity of the new PM 6 will come in at 250,000 metric tons. This will double the manufacturer's current capacity and will also provide the option to produce a larger share of papers with low basis weights. Demand is driven by producers of corrugated packaging board, with particularly strong growth in lighter paper grades. One of the key drivers is ever-increasing Internet commerce with its direct shipping to end consumers.
The new PM 6 will be designed to a wire width of 6,300 mm and a speed of 1,200 m/min. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2016. Voith's scope of delivery includes the entire production line featuring state-of-the-art technology: The complete stock preparation to produce short and long fiber stock from 100% recovered paper, a DuoFormer Base with a MasterJet Pro G headbox including ModuleJet and a DuoCentri NipcoFlex press to increase surface quality on the face side, as well as a SpeedFlow sizing unit. The dryer section will be equipped with ProRelease+ and DuoStabilizers, ensuring stable web pickup. The scope of delivery further includes a MasterReel winder for master reels with a diameter of 3.8 m and a VariFlex winder.
Voith will also supply the entire automation and clothing package. The order is rounded out with a five-year contract comprising services, fabrics and screen baskets.
Key points for Schoellershammer in selecting its supplier were Voith's reference projects in the field of sophisticated, light packaging papers, the supply of the entire manufacturing line and the overall concept, which takes the energy efficiency of the process into account.
The Schoellershammer paper mill, of Heinrich August Schoeller Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, was founded in 1784. Today, the mill produces approx. 230,000 metric tons/a corrugated board base papers on a paper machine with a width of 5,000 mm. The company employs 229 staff and has annual sales of some 100 million euros. The new PM 6 will provide employment for 85 staff in Düren, Germany.
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