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Schoellershammer to Install New Voith Line for Corrugated Board Base Papers

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Heinrich August Schoeller Söhne GmbH & Co. has commissioned Voith (Germany) to supply a complete process line for the production of corrugating medium and testliner for its Schoellershammer paper mill, based in Düren, Germany. With the new system, Schoellershammer will produce packaging papers in a basis weight range of 80 to 120 gsm. 

The new PM 6 will have an annual production capacity 250,000 metric tons. This will double the mill’s current capacity and will also provide the option to produce a larger share of papers with low basis weights. Demand is driven by producers of corrugated packaging board, with particularly strong growth in lighter paper grades. One of the key drivers is ever-increasing Internet commerce with its direct shipping to end consumers.
The new PM 6 will be designed with a wire width of 6,300 mm and a speed of 1,200 m/min. Startup is scheduled for the end of 2016. 

Voith’s scope of delivery includes the entire production line featuring state-of-the-art technology: The complete stock preparation system for production of short and long fiber stock from 100% recovered paper, will contain a DuoFormer Base with a MasterJet Pro G headbox, including ModuleJet and a DuoCentri NipcoFlex press to increase surface quality on the face side, as well as a SpeedFlow sizing unit. The dryer section will be equipped with ProRelease+ and DuoStabilizers, ensuring stable web pickup. The scope of delivery further includes a MasterReel winder for master reels with a diameter of 3.8 meters and a VariFlex winder.

Voith will also supply the entire automation and clothing package. The order is rounded out with a five-year contract including services, fabrics, and screen baskets.
The Schoellershammer mill was founded in 1784. Today, it produces approximately. 230,000 metric tpy of corrugated board base papers on a machine with a width of 5,000 mm. The company employs 229 people and has annual sales of some EUR 100 million. The new PM 6 will provide employment for 85 in Düren.

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