Voith has received an order from Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha PPM) to supply a complete process line for sack paper. The Segezha Group aims to use the new line to further expand its position as a global market leader for sack paper.
Voith will supply the complete turnkey production line to the customer at its Segezha facility in the Russian republic of Karelia. Segezha PPM will produce sack papers from unbleached sulfate pulp on the new PM 11, which has a wire width of 4,950 mm and design speed of 800 m/min. The machine’s annual capacity is 110,000 metric tons, which will allow Segezha PPM to increase its production output at this site by 40 percent. During signing of the contract, Segezha Group President Sergey Pomelov said that "following the startup of the PM 11, the Segezha Group intends to move up the ranks to become the world's second largest producer of sack papers. We are confident that we can achieve this goal in collaboration with Voith.” The company currently ranks fourth on the international market and second on the European market.
Nikolay Naumov, General Manager of Segezha PPM, who was extremely satisfied with the discussions ahead of the contract signing, added: “I hope that the cooperation between Segezha PPM and Voith during implementation of the project will be just as impressive and exemplary.”
Voith’s scope of supply includes the complete production line with stock preparation, a MasterJet headbox, a single NipcoFlex press, a MasterReel reeler, a VariFlex winder and the entire process know-how. Voith will also supply the complete automation, electrical installations and initial clothing package for the production line.
Segezha PPM was founded in 1939 and currently has an annual production capacity of 280,000 metric tons of pulp and 265,000 metric tons of sack paper. The company is a market leader for sack paper and has been part of the Paper and Packaging Division of the Segezha Group JSF Systema since 2014.