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Ilim Group orders world’s largest kraftliner machine

Image copyright Ilim Group
Image copyright Ilim Group
06 Jun 2019 − 

Russian Ilim Group has placed an order with German engineering company Voith for the supply of a 600,000 tpy kraftliner machine. Much of the paper produced on the machine will be destined for the Chinese market.

The machine will be started by the end of 2021 at the new pulp and paperboard mill in Ust-Ilimsk in Siberia, which is the key project of Ilim’s large-scale investment programme aimed to increase production capacities in Siberia and continue business expansion in the growing Chinese market, the company said.

The new machine will have a maximum capacity of 2,150 tpd. Paper web width on the winder will be 9,400 mm. The machine will produce kraftliner with a basis weight ranging from 80 to 175 g/m².

By 2023, Ilim Group plans to increase its exports to China by 60 per cent as a result of the large scale investment programme.

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