Board Converting News, November 9, 2020

Voith To Supply Domtar For TN Mill Conversion

containerboard machines in the world, able to set industry benchmarks in containerboard strength and convertibility. Domtar also signed an agreement with Voith to pro- vide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the Kingsport Mill, including water, sludge and reject handling systems which will maximize efficiency and quality. The mill’s conversion is expected to be complete in 2022. Once complete, the Kingsport Mill will become one of North America’s premier lightweight containerboard fa- cilities, able to produce and market about 600,000 tons of recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually. That capacity will make Kingsport the second-largest recy- cled containerboard machine in North America. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Voith as we repurpose our Kingsport Mill to enter the contain- erboard market,” said Domtar President & CEO John Wil- liams. “Voith is an ideal partner for this project, able to pro- vide the entire scope of supply from raw material receipt to finished product.” “The Voith team is excited to work with Domtar on this state-of-the-art conversion. We worked closely with their teams to design the needed technical scope to produce the demanding grades they are planning for the machine and the market they are targeting,” said Dr. Michael Trefz, President Voith Paper Division Projects. “Conversion proj- ects like this offer unique challenges and we’re proud that Domtar recognized our capabilities, experience and ex- pertise in supporting this type of project.”

Fort Mill, South Carolina based Domtar Corp. announced it has signed an agreement with Voith to provide equipment and technical services to convert the paper machine at its Kingsport, Tennessee, mill to produce recycled container- board, including high-performance lightweight packaging grades, as well as industry standard grades.

In addition to being a full-line supplier to the paper indus- try, Voith is also recognized as a leader in the contain- erboard machinery business. The company will play an important part in Domtar’s entry into the containerboard market by helping build one of the most modern recycled


November 9, 2020

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