Republic Paperboard Company, LLC and Voith Innovate Curtain Coater Process to Launch Republic’s Coated Gypsum Linerboard Production

Republic Paperboard (republicpaperboard.com) recently installed and commissioned a new curtain coater system, which was built by Voith and will allow Republic to produce coated Gypsum Linerboard for the first time.

To achieve its goal to produce coated Gypsum Linerboard, the mill needed a new DF Coat curtain coater system that could efficiently apply a specialty finish. Voith’s solution for Republic is a new innovation that, instead of using expensive white fiber to get the needed color and finish, now uses a fiber base and applies a coating for color and finish.

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