Voith Signs Contract to Modernize PM 9 at Klabin's Monte Alegre Paper Mill

Klabin's Monte Alegre paper mill in Brazil. The mill produces kraftliner and cartonboard.

May 14, 2014 - Voith said that it has signed a contract with Klabin that involves the modernization of PM 9 at Klabin's Monte Alegre Plant, TelÍmaco Borba, (state of ParanŠ), Brazil.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The project will focus on increasing the machine's board production up to 15% and improving the quality of its products.

Upon completion of the rebuild, PM 9 will be capable of manufacturing up to 440,000 metric tons of board grades per year, including liquid packaging board, used for liquid packaging and folding boxboard, used for various packaging applications such as breakfast cereals, pies and breaded foods.

Currently, PM 9 has an annual capacity of 380,000 tons.

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 www.voithpaper.com.