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Domtar Signs Agreement With Voith for Kingsport Mill Conversion to Containerboard

Voith will provide Domtar with equipment and technical services to convert the paper machine at its Kingsport, Tennessee.

November 2, 2020

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The mill’s conversion to is expected to be complete in 2022.

Domtar Corporation has signed an agreement with Voith to provide equipment and technical services to convert the paper machine at its Kingsport, Tennessee, mill to produce recycled containerboard including high-performance lightweight packaging grades, as well as industry standard grades.

In addition to being a full-line supplier to the paper industry, Voith is also recognized as a leader in the containerboard machinery business. The company will play an important part in Domtar’s entry into the containerboard market by helping build one of the most modern recycled containerboard machines in the world, able to set industry benchmarks in recycled containerboard strength and convertibility. In August, Domtar also signed an agreement with Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the Kingsport Mill including water, sludge and reject handling systems which will maximize both efficiency and quality.

Once complete, the Kingsport Mill will become North America’s premier lightweight containerboard facility – able to produce and market about 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually. That level of capacity will make Kingsport the second-largest recycled containerboard mill in North America.

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