Pesmel supplies roll handling system to Domtar’s Ashdown, Arkansas Mill
Domtar Corporation has selected Pesmel to supply a roll handling and wrapping system to its Ashdown, Arkansas, USA, mill. This delivery is part of Domtar’s USD $160 million investment project to convert the A64 paper machine to a high-quality fluff pulp line used in a variety of absorbent applications including baby diapers, feminine hygiene, and adult incontinence products. This conversion is expected to come online by the third quarter 2016 with up to 516,000 metric tons of production per year once the machine is in full operation.
Pesmel’s delivery consists of a fully automated roll handling system with two high-capacity stretch packing lines with robots to handle the packing operations.
Information about Domtar
Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. In 2014, Domtar had sales of USD 5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 10,000 people.
Domtar’s Ashdown mill has three pulp lines and three paper machines. The mill’s annual paper production capacity is 680,000 tons with a pulp production capacity of 700,000 tons. The mill produces uncoated freesheet papers: offset, copy paper, laser form bond and check paper, as well as bleached hardwood and softwood Kraft market pulp.
For further information, please contact:
Kaj Fahllund, Vice President, Pesmel Oy, tel. +358 20 700 626