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Domtar Orders Voith BlueLine Recycled Stock Preparation System for Kingsport Mill Conversion Project

Domtar Kingsport mill Domtar plans to convert the paper machine at its Kingsport mill from uncoated free-sheet to containerboard.

Aug. 13, 2020 – Domtar has chosen Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the recently announced conversion of the Kingsport Mill in Kingsport, Tennessee. The system includes Voith’s BlueLine products including water, sludge and reject handling systems which will maximize both efficiency and quality.

“We are confident in Voith’s equipment and expertise as an industry-leading supplier of recycled fiber systems and we are certain their equipment will meet the needs of this new project,” said Bill Edwards, Vice President Paper Manufacturing, Domtar.

The installation of the new system is expected to be complete in 2022.

“Domtar and Voith have a longstanding relationship in many areas and we are happy to be partnering with them as they enter the containerboard market,” said David Buchanan, President, Voith Paper North America. “This system will provide the machinery and technology so that their mill will operate with the highest quality fiber with minimum water and energy consumption. With our system, Domtar will be able to produce an excellent sheet quality for their end customers.”

Domtar on Aug. 7 announced plans to enter the linerboard market with the conversion of the Kingsport mill's uncoated free-sheet paper machine to containerboard. Once in full operation, the mill will produce and market approximately 600,000 tons annually of high-quality recycled linerboard and medium.

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SOURCE: Voith and Domtar