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Voith Paper to Supply Board Production Line to Century Pulp and Paper in India
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Heidenheim, Germany, 26 August 2008 -- Voith Paper has been selected to deliver a premium board production line to Century Pulp and Paper in India. The proposed coated board machine will be installed at the existing site in Lalkua in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, with start-up of the production line scheduled for the end of 2009.

The 180,000 metric tons/year board machine is designed to produce grades such as white lined chipboard, folding boxboard, liquid packaging board, and solid bleached board in a basis weight range of 170–500 g/m². The machine will have a design speed of 700 m/min and a wire width of 4300 mm.

To produce premium quality board, the entire four-ply machine concept consists of state-of-art-technology based on Voith's One Platform Concept. Voith Paper Fiber Systems is responsible for the delivery of the complete stock preparation system, including three refining lines, two virgin fiber pulping systems, and a complete mixed waste stock preparation line. Voith Paper Automation tops off the delivery by supplying a complete integrated control package. Detailed machine engineering is also an integral part of Voith’s scope of delivery.

Century Pulp and Paper, a division of Century Textile and Industries Ltd., belongs to the B.K. Birla Group and is a major player in the Indian paper industry. The company produces premium paper grades from a raw material mix of wood, bagasse, and recycled deinked pulp. The proposed board machine is part of the company’s expansion program.

Voith Paper is a Division of the Voith Group and a leading partner and a pioneer to the paper industry. More than one third of the world’s paper production is produced on Voith Paper equipment. Voith was founded on 01 January 1867, and is one of the large family-owned companies in Europe. The company had annual sales of EUR 4.2 billion, 40,000 employees, and more than 270 locations worldwide.


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