With the aim of increasing its board production up to 15% and improving the quality of its products, the largest Brazilian packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, Klabin, has signed a contract with Voith to modernize its PM 9.
With the rebuild, the machine installed in the city of Telêmaco Borba (state of Paraná), Brazil, will be capable of manufacturing up to 440,000 metric tons of board paper per year, including liquid packaging board, used for packaging liquid and paste-like foodstuffs (such as milk, juice, cream, etc.) – and folding box board, used for various packaging applications such as breakfast cereals, pies and breaded foods.
Originally designed for producing 350,000 metric tons per year, the machine has undergone frequent optimizations since its start-up in 2007, and is currently capable of producing 380,000 tons.
The machine, one of the most modern packaging paper machines in the Americas and which complies with stringent safety norms, will undergo yet another modernization in record time. In order to be able to implement the project, Voith will be required to deliver cutting edge technology, in addition to efficient manufacturing and project management.