Domtar orders Metso Paper roll wrapping and handling system

Published July 27, 2005 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Domtar Inc. has ordered a new high capacity Roll Wrapping and Handling line from Metso Paper for their mill in Ashdown, Arkansas. The new system will start up by August 2006.

The fully automated roll wrapping and handling system includes a modularized high capacity StreamLine kraft roll wrapper with four industrial robots. The new conveyor system collects rolls from paper machines 61 and 62 and brings them to the new wrapper. After rolls are wrapped and marked, they are moved to the warehouse and upended to storage conveyors to be picked up by clamp trucks. This system will be delivered after full-scale workshop tests, with full "plug and play" features.

The order also includes all installation supervision, start-up assistance, training and spare parts.

Domtar is the third largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. It is also a leading manufacturer of business papers, commercial printing and publication papers, and technical and specialty papers. Domtar manages, according to internationally recognized standards, 18 million acres of forest land in Canada and the United States, and produces lumber and other wood products. Domtar has 10,600 employees across North America. The company also has a 50% investment in Norampac Inc., the largest Canadian producer of containerboard.

For more information please contact:

Luigi Marchica Account Sales Manager Paper Machines +1 770 263-1587