Voith to Deliver New Coated Board Machine to India's TNPL

The new BM 4 will produce coated board varieties such as folding box board, white lined chipboard and solid bleached sulphate grades

March 20, 2014 - Voith announced that it will supply Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) a new board machine which will expand TNPL's product mix.

The new machine, BM 4, will be installed at TNPL's new paper mill in Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu, India.

"With the BM 4, we now want to produce coated board with the highest surface quality and deliver it to our customers," said Mr. A. Velliangiri, Dy. Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers. "We are happy with Voith being partner for this Greenfield project. We are very satisfied with the course of the project so far and look forward to further collaboration."

According to Voith, BM 4 is designed to produce coated board varieties such as folding box board, white lined chipboard and solid bleached sulphate grades in a basis weight range of 180 450 g/m, on a wire width of 4,300 mm and at a speed of 600 m/min.

A wide range of raw materials will be used — bagasse and wood pulp, DIP, Old Corrugated Containers and TMP (thermo-mechanical pulp), Voith added.

Included in the delivery is the approach flow system, broke treatment, the entire board machine with a DuoFormer D for the best formation and dewatering performance in the four-layer wire section and a Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press.

A SpeedFlow film press, a hot hard nip EcoCal calender and a complete coating section and coating color kitchen are available for surface finishing the board. The machine is also equipped with a MasterReel winding system and a VariFlex winder.

In addition, the scope of delivery includes complete automation, machine clothing, auxiliary sections and services relating to assembly monitoring, start-up and training.

Start-up of BM 4 is scheduled for the end of 2015.

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited is an Indian paper manufacturer headquartered at Chennai, which was founded in the 1980s by the Government of the Tamil Nadu state. Curerently, the company primarily produces writing and copy paper and exports around 20% of its products.

Voith 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. To learn more, please visit www.voith.com/paper.