Heidenheim, Germany, 05 August 2011 -- Grupak Hidalgo S.A. de C.V. has selected Voith Fiber & Environmental Solutions to supply a complete old corrugated container (OCC) recovered fiber system, designed to process 600 metric tons/day, for their new mill site in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. The startup of the OCC system is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
Voith's scope of supply includes a new pulper that provides superior defibering capabilities while consuming less power than competitive pulpers. Also included is Voith's pulp detrashing system, complete coarse cleaning and screening systems, fine cleaning technology, and fine slotted screening with C-bar slotted baskets and MF power-saving rotors. Voith-Meri will supply the pulper feed system, including a wire cutting machine, reject press, and other reject handling equipment.
Key to Grupak's supplier selection was the fact Voith's system is guaranteed to achieve high quality pulp with less fiber loss and lower energy consumption. Grupak verified the technology through mill visits in Spain, where Voith has successful installations.
Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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. Voith serves customers in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials, and transportation and automotive industries. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates EUR 5.2 billion in sales annually, operates in about 50 countries around the world, and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.