B&B Triplewall Containers chooses Voith BlueLine OCC stock preparation

Transformative project in Tamil Nadu for quality pulp with LCO

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Voith and BB Triplewall sign the agreement for the new OCC Blueline Pulp processing project Photo Voith

Renowned Indian board producer B&B Triplewall Containers in Tamil Nadu has chosen to partner with Voith with the order of a BlueLine OCC stock preparation and advanced approach flow system for its Krishnagiri PM 1 line. With a capacity of 250 tons per day, the new stock preparation line will consistently supply high-quality OCC pulp for the production of stable containerboard. In addition, the full-line supplier Voith will provide engineering for the process and plant, as well as automation, and will supervise construction. The rebuilt plant is scheduled to start up before the end of 2022.

B&B Triplewall is among India’s biggest cardboard manufacturers, producing boxes and boards with the highest quality and wide variety. It is a family-owned company and a well-known packaging box manufacturer in the southern part of India. The current project is for a packaging paper manufacturing plant in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.

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Manish Bothra, director of B&B Triplewall Containers, affirms the company’s investment, “We are delighted to have Voith as our partner for this transformative diversification project for us. We are impressed by Voith’s know-how and experience in this field and the great feedback we have received from Voith’s many successful references in India. In addition to the superior technological base, one of the key factors in our decision was the local Voith Paper India team with its knowledge and on-site services.”

With the new order, Voith strengthens its market position in India, with several recent successes and orders making for a high order backlog. Ashis Talukdar, head of Engineering, Voith Paper India, explains, “The good and close cooperation between the teams and the strong focus of B&B Triplewall Container’s management team to opt for the best quality products and systems were key factors that gave Voith another success story for its BlueLine OCC stock preparation system in India.”

“Voith is proud to work with B&B Triplewall Containers,” says Supratim Pan, Sales and Application manager at Voith Paper. “B&B Triplewall Containers sets standards in the papermaking field and is committed to project success, paving the way for a long-term partnership. Our BlueLine stock preparation system with proven and sustainable solutions will ensure the highest customer value and lowest total cost of ownership.”

Sustainable fiber and pulp processing at lowest cost of ownership

As part of the BlueLine stock preparation system, Voith will supply several innovative products developed for the most sustainable and efficient papermaking possible from a single source. Voith TwinPulp technology with the IntensaPulper offers maximum efficiency and minimizes fiber losses with the lowest energy input. InduraHiClean high consistency cleaners help remove heavy contaminants as well as smaller particles such as sand or stones in a safe way to protect the downstream machines in the process line for reliable and sustainable operation.

The screening system, consisting of the new generation IntegraScreen, FiberSorter, and IntegraCombiSorter with KS Cleaner, offers the highest possible screening efficiency with the lowest fiber losses. Very high efficiency and operational reliability in combination with low energy consumption are also offered by the InduraHiClean system, which is equipped with optimized backflushing technology from Voith. The IntegraScreen fine screening system with best-in-class C-bar screen baskets ensures maximum stickies removal and operational reliability with low energy consumption.

Other highlights of the system include the particularly reliable EFK thickener, which is almost maintenance-free throughout its service life. Low-intensity refining with Voith’s successful TwinFlo refiner and Pluralis refiner segments provides optimum results in fiber preparation for packaging paper. The two-layer approach flow system, consisting of the proven ComMix, HydroMix, and IntegraGuard screens, will contribute to consistent quality with high operational reliability.

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