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Voith to supply light-weight packaging paper PM5 to Modern Karton in Corlu, Turkey

Wed, Dec 19, 2012
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Dec. 20, 2012 (Press Release) -The paper manufacturer Modern Karton has commissioned Voith to supply its new PM 5 for light-weight packaging paper for its plant in Corlu, Turkey. The delivery includes the entire process line.

Voith's references - especially in the area of special light-weight packaging paper - and its commitment to sustainability were decisive points for Mod-ern Karton in the selection of a supplier. The paper manufacturer has al-ready worked successfully with Voith in the past. Now Modern Karton wants to further expand its market-leading position in Turkey.

The PM 5 will be a particularly sustainable machine, especially as it con-sumes little fresh water. Using the technology supplied by Voith ensures that consumption of resources is kept as low as possible. For example, due to installation of the innovative FlowJec dosing system in the approach flow system of the PM 5, it is possible to exactly coordinate the use of chemicals. In addition, the OnV EnergyProfiler software localizes and visu-alizes all the energy consumption in the paper production. Modern Karton itself will set up a power plant on the mill premises to utilize the residual materials from the manufacturing process and generate energy.

The PM 5 is expected to start-up by the middle of 2015 at a speed of 1,500 m/min. It will have a wire width of 8,180 mm and produce around 400,000 metric tons of packaging paper with a basis weight of 70 to 160 g/m².

The Turkish company Modern Karton is part of the Eren Group and is one of the largest manufacturers of board and packaging paper in Europe. At its Corlu location, 120 km west of Istanbul, 600,000 tons of packaging paper are currently produced annually on two machines, both for the domestic market as well as for the export market. This represents approx. 40% of Turkey's total production capacity.

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 re-source-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 coun-tries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned com-panies in Europe.

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