Voith builds two paper machines for banknotes in Mysore, India
21 September 2017
Voith supplied two complete production lines to Mysore – Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd., in Southern India, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The scope of supply included the water mark wire workshop, cotton, stock and broke preparation and two paper machines as well as the entire finishing unit with two rewinders, three cross-cutters and fully automated packaging lines.
The two paper machines have an annual capacity of up to 12,000 metric tons of banknote paper for the local market. To house the production facilities new facility were erected adjacent to the banknote printing works. Among other things the new lines will produce the base paper for the new 500 and 2,000 rupee banknotes.
Thanks to the two machines in Mysore, India can now produce in its own country a substantial part of its requirement for around 28,000 metric tons of banknote paper per year. As the customer in Mysore did not have any previous experience in producing banknote paper, the necessary expertise was transferred by Voith through appropriate training and long-term support on site. This included the preparation of the embossing stamps for the watermark, the necessary chemical formulations, as well as the operation of the entire plant, up to the packaging of the banknote sheets. Today the Bank Note Paper Mill India runs the entire system very successfully and completely independent.
Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers.