VP2 in Reservoir, Victoria, is the oldest paper machine in the Visy group, commencing operation in 1983. It produces paper grades ranging from 150 gsm liners and medium through to 400 gsm filler boards. VP2 specialises in high strength mediums and liners as well as black linerboard for Visy Board and supplies core board and packaging grades for the domestic market.
VP3 is situated in Smithfield, NSW, and was commissioned in 1986. VP3 is a triple wire fourdrinier machine with a shoe press. It has a maximum speed of 820 mpm. VP3 produces grades ranging between 130-230 gsm.
VP4 is located on Visy Paper's 50 hectare site at Coolaroo, Victoria. This machine is a triple wire fourdrinier, producing mainly plasterboard liner for the building industry along with white and brown liner grades. VP4 houses Australia's first high technology deinking plant commissioned in 1992 which processes waste magazine, office waste and newsprint to produce 100% recycled white liner grades of paper. This provides a very stable low cost alternative to bleached pulp. Upgraded in 1994 and 2005, VP4 is a highly versatile machine with a capacity of 140,000 tons per year.
VP5 also located at the Coolaroo site and commenced operation in December 1989. Built originally to produce 150 tonnes per day, it now produces twice that amount. VP5 is also the group's major producers of coating base sheet and testliner for export.
VP6 is situated in Smithfield, NSW and was commissioned in 1988. VP6 underwent a major rebuild in 1994 to include a gap former, flexonip and rewinder upgrade. Today it produces high quality 100% recycled grades ranging between 95-150 gsm.
VP8 is located on Gibson Island in Brisbane, Queensland. VP8 commenced operations in 1996 and produces the widest range of products of all Visy Paper machines. One of the world's most technologically advanced paper recycling mills, VP8 was the winner of the 1997 Engineering Excellence Award.