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Voith to Provide Complete Board Production Line for Klabin in Brazil
Heidenheim, Germany, 16 May 2006 -- The Brazilian Paper Company Klabin placed an order with Voith Paper for a new production line for board grades, including liquid packaging board (LPB), carrier board, and folding boxboard, which will be installed in the Klabin Monte Alegre mill in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, Brazil.

This is the first project worldwide to focus on board-making equipment mainly designed for producing LPB, grade used for packaging liquids, such as milk and juices. With a wire width of 7300 mm and a design speed of 1000 m/min, the new machine will produce high-grade boards in a basis weight range of 170-390 g/m².

Using advanced technology permits achieving an output of 1100 tons/day to meet the national and international market requirements.

The contract is one of the largest agreements ever signed by Voith Brazil.

The scope of supply comprises the stock preparation system, approach flow system, board machine, winder, roll transport and wrapping systems, ancillary equipment, electrical equipment, plus installation and start-up.

Start-up is scheduled for September 2007.

Klabin is the largest paper and board manufacturer and exporter in Brazil. The company is the leader in production of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, and industrial sacks.

Klabin was the first company in the pulp and paper sector of the Americas to have its forests certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), proving that it operates its business at the highest levels of environmental conservation and socio-economic sustainability.

Voith Paper is a Division of the Voith Group and a leading partner to the paper industry. More than one third of the world's paper production is produced on Voith Paper equipment. With annual sales of EUR 3.5 billion, 30,000 employees and more than 200 locations worldwide, Voith is one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.


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