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Voith Paper to Supply Green Bay Packaging with a New Containerboard Machine in Wisconsin

Voith - finished rolls of containerboard The new XcelLine paper machine by Voith, PM 4, will produce testliner and be installed at Green Bay Packaging's location in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

July 25, 2018 - Voith today announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply Green Bay Packaging with a complete packaging paper production line that includes a 300-inch (7.62 meters) wide XcelLine paper machine for the production of testliner.

The new paper machine, PM 4, will have a design speed of 3,940 ft/min (1,200 m/min) and be installed at Green Bay Packaging's location in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Voith Paper's scope of supply also includes an effluent treatment plant, BlueLine stock preparation, WEP, and a VariFlex Performance winder.

The package also includes paper machine clothing, a seven-year Total Roll Management contract for several machines, and Papermaking 4.0 products.

“Partnering with a family-owned company whose North American headquarters is in Appleton, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packaging is advancing its commitment to positively impacting the local economy and becoming a more sustainable producer,” said Will Kress, President and CEO of Green Bay Packaging. “We appreciate Voith's ability to get this advanced paper machine fully operational on a condensed timeline to help meet our customer demands.”

Martin Jauch, President Business Line Projects, Voith Paper North America, added, "Voith is proud of this historic project, and we are eager to continue our strong partnership with Green Bay Packaging.”

On June 12, Green Bay Packaging officially announced a plans to build a $500 million recycled paper mill adjacent to its existing paper mill in Green Bay. The new mill will replace the 71-year old Green Bay Mill on North Quincy Street.

"This is a huge project for us, by far the biggest thing we've ever done in the history of our company," Kress said during the announcement ceremony in June.

Voith noted that the construction of the mill will be handled by Miron Construction Co, Inc., while KSH will supply the engineering.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for September 2018.

Start-up of the new production line is planned for early 2021.

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SOURCE: Voith GmbH