Voith to supply new MasterJet Pro headbox with EdgeMaster format limiters for Unionpel's PM 1 in San Justo, Argentina

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Voith to supply new MasterJet Pro headbox with EdgeMaster format limiters for Unionpel's PM 1 in San Justo, Argentina

March 21, 2019 - 05:06
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  • SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Benefits include higher quality in paper formation and higher CD profile consistency
  • Voith’s presence in Argentina was beneficial for the sale

Unionpel, one of Argentina's leading packaging paper manufacturers, chose Voith to supply its new MasterJet Pro headbox fitted with EdgeMaster format limiters for its paper machine (PM 1) that operates at its San Justo mill, located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

The new Voith MasterJet Pro headbox allowed the manufacturer to achieve significant improvements in paper web formation, as well as a significant decrease of CD basis weight variations. The erection, commissioning and start-up services were completed as scheduled, and the machine’s commercial production was resumed immediately after startup.

Voith is a strategic supplier for Unionpel, not only because it is acquainted with the paper machine’s critical areas, but also because the German multinational manufacturer operates a subsidiary in Argentina. This local presence has enabled Voith to establish an important partnership with its customers and thereby offer products, services and solutions more quickly and accurately.

Voith MasterJet Pro headbox

 The precision and accuracy of the headbox’s design and manufacture are fundamental requirements, since they determine the quality of the paper web formation and reduce CD profile variations, while also allowing for production increases.

Voith’s MasterJet Pro headboxes offer outstanding dimensional stability thanks to their design with built-in force compensation, which ensures good basis-weight profiles as well as a good web formation. Additionally, Voith MasterJet Pro headboxes incorporate the proven lamella technology that ensures streak-free web formation.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.