Atlantic Packaging Products Rebuilt Paper Machine Producing Liner and Corrugated Medium

Oct. 3, 2013 (Press Release) - After a rebuild of its Whitby, Ontario, paper machine with Voith-supplied equipment, Atlantic Packaging Products Limited (APPL) put the machine back into operation on May 24. The machine previously produced newsprint and was shut down indefinitely in March 2010. The goal of the rebuild was to convert the machine to produce top-quality liner and corrugating medium.

MACHINE REBUILD. The first parent roll comes off the rebuilt paper machine at Atlantic Packaging Products' Whitby Mill in Ontario, Canada.

The Whitby machine has a 6,553 mm (258") reel trim.

The rebuild concept was based on state-of-the-art technology and included modifications of the main dryer section, including steam and condensate system and hood modifications. New tail threading equipment and UTM pulper were also included, along with the relocation of an existing calender and reel.

Rebuilding the stock preparation line from ONP use to OCC use was also part of the project.

"This rebuild was a success thanks to Atlantic Packaging's extensive experience in containerboard production, Voith's machine and process technologies expertise, and excellent cooperation between the two parties, said Sammy Di Re, Regional Sales Manager of Voith Paper.

Voith Paper, a division of the Voith Group, offers new machines for the production of graphic papers, board and packaging grades, specialty or tissue papers. The company also offers rebuilds, and pulp and paper related products and services. For additional information, visit