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Voith to supply Domtar with equipment for Kingsport containerboard conversion


October 28, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Domtar Corp. is contracting Voith to provide equipment and technical services to convert the paper machine at its Kingsport, Tennessee mill to produce recycled containerboard including high-performance lightweight packaging grades, as well as industry-standard grades.

The company will play a role in Domtar’s entry to the containerboard market by helping to build one of the most modern recycled containerboard machines in the world.

In August, Domtar also signed an agreement with Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the Kingsport Mill including water, sludge and reject handling systems, which will maximize both efficiency and quality.

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The mill’s conversion is expected to be complete in 2022. Once complete, the Kingsport Mill will be able to produce and market about 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually.

That level of capacity will make Kingsport the second-largest recycled containerboard machine in North America.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Voith as we repurpose our Kingsport Mill to enter the containerboard market,” says John Williams, Domtar president and CEO.