India's Century Pulp and Paper orders 180,000 tonnes/year coated board production line from Voith

HEIDENHEIM, Germany , August 26, 2008 (press release) – Voith Paper has been selected to deliver a premium board production line to Century Pulp and Paper in India. The proposed coated board machine shall be installed at the existing site in Lalkua in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India.

The board machine is designed for the annual production of 180,000 tonnes to produce grades like white lined chipboard, folding boxboard, liquid packaging board and solid bleached board in a basis weight range of 170 – 500 g/m², having a design speed of 700 m/min and a wire width of 4,300 mm.

In order to produce premium quality board, the entire 4-ply machine concept consists of state-of-art-technology from Voith according to the proven 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 consisting of MCS, DCS and QCS. Detailed machine Engineering is also an integral part of Voith’s scope of delivery.

The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the end of 2009.

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. Thanks to continuous innovation, Voith Paper improves the paper production process.

More than one third of the world’s paper production is produced on Voith Paper equipment. Voith was founded on January 1, 1867 and has set new standards in the fields of paper, energy, mobility and service. With annual sales of EUR 4,2 billion, 40,000 employees and more than 270 locations worldwide, Voith is one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.
Voith is an official partner in the “Germany – Country of Ideas” initiative.

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