Grupo Gondi selects Voith for new XcelLine paper machine

P&PC Staff
April 13, 2018
By P&PC Staff
Apr. 13, 2018 - Grupo Gondi, a paper packaging company in Mexico, has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes.

The new paper machine will be located in a facility in Monterrey in Northern Mexico. Voith will supply the complete BlueLine stock preparation and XcelLine paper machine from wet end process to winder, which is expected to minimize the number of interfaces for the customer and maximize the operating efficiency of the project.
 
From early 2020, the new PM 7 will operate at the new Papel y Empaques Monterrey (PEM) plant. The machine will have a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel and a design speed of 1,200 m/min to produce testliner and corrugated medium with basis weights in the range of 90 to 250 g/m2.
 
“With the new paper machine, Grupo Gondi will strengthen its position in the Mexican market for high-performance light weight recycled containerboard. It will also enhance our integration levels since our converting capacity has risen in recent years as we have expanded converting plants and grown through acquisitions,” said Eduardo Posada, CEO at Grupo Gondi.
 
The scope of supply also includes a Tandem NipcoFlex Press, a TopFormer F, and an EcoCal calender. Moreover, the PM 7 will be equipped with a VariFlex NG winder with an operational speed of 2,500 m/min, with MCS, DCS and QCS completing Voith’s scope of delivery. Voith will supply the project with an extended scope, including detailed engineering for process, automation and electrical engineering.
 
In addition to the paper machine and the BlueLine stock preparation system, MERI, a Voith company, will supply the major sub-systems – material handling, internal water treatment, sludge handling, and reject handling.

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