India's Century Pulp & Paper orders 90,000 ton/year paper machine

SAN FRANCISCO , March 23, 2006 () – Voith Paper announced on May 13 that Century Pulp & Paper's operation in Lalkua, India, has ordered a 90,000 tonnes/year paper machine for the production of writing and printing papers.

Voith said that the PM 4, which produces paper at a speed of nearly 833 m/min (2.730 fpm), is scheduled for start-up in January 2007.

For the PM4, the used virgin fiber is mainly indigenous bagasse, a waste product from the production of sugar from sugar cane, according to Voith. Only 10% of imported pulp is used.

Century Pulp & Paper is one of the largest paper producing companies in India, according to Voith.


Editor's Note -- An original press release from Voith Paper is below:


Voith Paper: Major order from India

HELSINKI, May. 13, 2005 -- At the end of March 2005, Century Pulp & Paper in Lalkua, located at the south foothills of the Himalaya at the Nepalese border, ordered a complete paper machine for the production of writing and printing papers.

The PM 4 with a width of 6 m (240 inches) and a length of around 100 m is to produce approximately 90.000 t p.a. at a speed of nearly 833 m/min (2.730 fpm).

The used virgin fibre is mainly indigenous bagasse, a waste product from the production of sugar from sugar cane. Only 10 % of imported pulp is used.

Century Pulp & Paper is one of the largest paper producing companies in India. Start-up of the production unit is scheduled for January 2007.

Voith is the world’s market leader in integrated pulp and paper mills for the paper production on the basis of bagasse. Already 10 years ago, Voith Paper delivered a similar unit to India.

Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and one of the leading partners to the paper industry. More than one third of the world´s paper production is produced on Voith Paper machines. Voith sets standards in paper technology, power transmissionengineering, power generation, and industrial services. Voith was founded on January 1st, 1867. With annual sales of approximately € 3.3 billion, 24,000 employees and 200 locations worldwide, Voith is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.

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