Voith to Supply Complete Pulping and Wastewater Pre-Treatment System to Graphic Packaging International

  • Voith to install a complete pulping and wastewater pre-treatment system at the Graphic Packaging International facility in Waco, Texas
  • Voith’s tailored process solutions will improve the efficiency and sustainability of the new facility

Graphic Packaging International (GPI), a leading global provider of sustainable consumer packaging, has recently commissioned Voith to supply multiple stock preparation lines, integrated reject handling and the wastewater pre-treatment system for its newest, most advanced coated recycled board (CRB) mill being built in Waco, Texas. With Voith’s tailored process solutions, GPI is expected to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its facility and will ultimately save energy, water and fibres. The installation of the new system and components is targeted for completion in 2025.

“Voith’s proven and innovative pulping technology and wastewater pre-treatment solutions are key to reaching our high product quality targets and improving efficiency and sustainability. Our close partnership is based on trust and the very reliable cooperation we have enjoyed in the past,” said Rusty Miller, Senior Vice President Engineering and Technology at Graphic Packaging.

“We are happy to be partnering with GPI again and are eager to support them with our leading technology in stock preparation for efficient recycling of fibres and separation of contaminants. Our state-of-the-art wastewater pre-treatment system enables GPI to minimize freshwater consumption which is one main focus of the project,” added Michael Hmielewski, Director of Project Sales at Voith.

To learn more about Voith’s innovative solutions for an effective use of water, please visit: https://voith.com/corp-en/industry-solutions/papermaking/papermaking-for-life/water.html

About Graphic Packaging International
Graphic Packaging International, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The company, a leading fibre-based consumer packaging provider, serves the world’s most widely recognized food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies and brands. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and fibre-based foodservice products in the United States and Europe, and holds leading market positions in coated recycled paperboard, coated unbleached kraft paperboard and solid bleached sulfate paperboard. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products are available at https://www.graphicpkg.com.

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, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of EUR4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

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 and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from a single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.