Voith To Modernize WestRock Machines in Expansion Project

Voith, a full-line supplier for the paper industry, will modernize paper machines 3 and 4 of WestRock’s paper mill in the city of Três Barras, located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

A partner of WestRock Brazil for more than 40 years, Voith supplied the mill’s original kraftliner paper machines (PMs). The new equipment will increase the machines’ production and efficiency, while also maintaining the customer’s high product quality requirements.

In this project, Voith will work under the PLP (Process Line Package) concept, in addition to supplying the paper machine’s main equipment, it supplies its auxiliary systems. With the PLP concept, Voith has refined a low-risk and cost-effective method to ensure the quick implementation of complex projects. By taking responsibility for the entire project, Voith minimizes the customer’s management efforts, in addition to providing increased transparency for the project’s total costs.

The scope of supply includes a new headbox with Voith’s automatic dilution system (ModuleJet), an extension of the wire and drying sections, an adjustment of the stock preparation’s refining process, as well as all their associated auxiliary systems.

The new components will be mostly manufactured at Voith’s Brazilian headquarters, located in the Jaraguá neighborhood, in São Paulo. All other equipment will be manufactured in Europe and shipped to Brazil.