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Domtar Orders Voith BlueLine Recycled Stock Preparation System for Kingsport Tennessee Mill Conversion Project

Domtar has chosen Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the recently announced conversion of the Kingsport Mill in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The system includes Voith's BlueLine products including water, sludge and reject handling systems which will maximize both efficiency and quality.

The installation of the new system is expected to be complete in 2022.

"Domtar and Voith have a longstanding relationship in many areas and we are happy to be partnering with them as they enter the containerboard market," said David Buchanan, President, Voith Paper North America. "This system will provide the machinery and technology so that their mill will operate with the highest quality fiber with minimum water and energy consumption. With our system, Domtar ( will be able to produce an excellent sheet quality for their end customers."

"We are confident in Voith's equipment and expertise as an industry-leading supplier of recycled fiber systems and we are certain their equipment will meet the needs of this new project."
Bill Edwards, Vice President Paper Manufacturing, Domtar

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group ( is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

About Voith Paper

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company's continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.


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