Stock preparation equipment to be used at Pratt Industries’ new Ohio mill.

Construction is well underway on a massive containerboard mill in Ohio that will consume recovered material.

Pratt Industries, which makes 100 percent recycled fiber cardboard, is building the mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Equipment supplier Voith Paper recently announced it was installing a stock preparation system at the plant. The custom-designed system will be capable of processing up to 425,000 tons per year of recycled fiber. It includes equipment for automatic wire cutting, reject compacting, sludge handling, water clarification and effluent treatment.

Resource Recycling reported in December the plant will consume mixed paper, OCC and double-lined kraft paper.

The Voith equipment is similar to the stock preparation system installed at Pratt’s mill in Valparaiso, Ind. That $260 million facility opened in 2016.

The Wapakoneta mill is scheduled to begin operations during the second half of 2019.

Pratt Industries’ U.S. operations are headquartered in Conyers, Ga.

Photo courtesy of Voith Paper.

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