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Pratt Industries reaches 11 million tons of 100% recycled containerboard production on Voith Paper machines in NY and Georgia

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Pratt Industries reaches 11 million tons of 100% recycled containerboard production on Voith Paper machines in NY and Georgia

October 04, 2013 - 10:53

APPLETON, WI, Oct. 3, 2013 (Press Release) -The Pratt Industries mill on Staten Island passed a major milestone recently, producing its five millionth ton of 100% recycled containerboard. The Pratt Paper PM 12 machine in Conyers, Georgia, a sister machine to the Staten Island machine, has also passed a major milestone. In July, PM 12 produced its six millionth ton of 100% recycled containerboard.

Voith Paper was the supplier of the Staten Island 196" trim gap former machine. The machine, designed in 1997 to produce 710 short tons per day, now produces 1000+ short tons per day (monthly average) of 23 to 40 pounds/1000 sq. ft. of recycled linerboard and corrugating medium at speeds up to 3200 fpm.

The 196" trim Voith Paper machine in Georgia, designed in 1995 to produce 720 short tons per day, today produces 1000+ short tons per day (monthly average) of 23 to 56 pounds/1000 sq. ft. of recycled linerboard and corrugating medium at speeds up to 3400 fpm.

To acknowledge these milestones, Voith presented both mills with a commemorative plaque. According to Allen Bowdler, general manager of Pratt PM 12, "It was a pleasure to be part of the team that achieved the milestone of 6 million tons. This achievement was only made possible through the efforts of all people involved, past and present."

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.