GRAZ, Austria, June 2, 2014 (Press Release) -GAW Paper Coating Systems, USA, has been awarded with the order by Voith for the complete Wet End Chemicals System, Coating Kitchen and Working Stations for the new BM 4 at Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, India (TNPL).
It is already the second major order for GAW at TNPL mill sites - the PM3 (Karur District) including coating kitchen and chemical preparation system from GAW that went into operation in 2010. The customer again chose the expertise from the worldwide operating industrial plant constructor, for their Unit-II.
TNPL was founded in the 1980s by the Government of Tamil Nadu State and has so far mainly produced writing and copy paper and will expand its portfolio with the new board machine. The new Greenfield mill will be erected at a new location (TNPL - Unit II) in Tiruchirappalli District, approximately 100 km from the existing plant. The BM4 will be 3,750 mm wide, with a speed of 600 m/min and will produce about 200,000 tons of coated board varieties (folding boxboard, white lined chipboard, solid bleached sulphate grades). A wide range of raw materials will be used, for example bagasse, wood pulp, deinking pulp, used corrugated containers and thermochemical pulp. The machine will be equipped with Speed Flow Coater, Sizing Application 2g/m2/side, Dyna Coat for Pre-Coat - Application 12 g/m2, Dyna Coat Back Coat - Coating Application 10 g/m2, Sizing Application 2g/m2 and Dyna Coat Top Coat - Application 12 g/m2.
GAW will supply the Coating Colour Kitchen as well as the Wet End Chemicals System and Working Stations. The delivery is scheduled in spring 2015 and the start up will be later that year.