After a rebuild of its Whitby, Ont., paper machine with Voith-supplied equipment, Atlantic Packaging Products Limited (APPL) put the machine back into operation on May 24, 2013.
The Whitby machine previously produced newsprint and was shut down indefinitely in March 2010. It has a 6,553 mm (258”) reel trim. The goal of the rebuild was to convert the machine to produce top-quality liner and corrugating medium.
“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.
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.