Baoding, China, 08 September 2011 -- /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. (AMEX: ONP), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in northern China, today announced that the company has successfully completed the construction and installation of paper manufacturing equipment at its new 360,000 tons/year corrugating medium paper production facility.
Since completion of construction and installation of equipment, the company has been carrying out limited testing procedures with its current power supply system on separate sections of its new production line, and in recruiting and training new employees. Meanwhile, Orient Paper is coordinating with the local government and electricity department to activate the company's new power station, which will be the primary source of power supply for the new corrugating paper production line. The company expects the new power station to be activated and the commercial production of the production line to be officially launched in the near term.
"With the completion of construction and installation of the paper manufacturing equipments, we are now making progress on testing procedures. We also expect to conduct complete trial runs after our new power station is activated," said Zhenyong Liu, chairman and chief executive officer of Orient Paper. "We have been working towards expanding our capacity over the past few years. We believe at our new facility, we will produce high-quality products that will further strengthen our market reputation and increase our market share."
Orient Paper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shengde Holdings, Inc., controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd., and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd (HBOP). Founded in 1996, HBOP produces and distributes corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper, and other paper and packaging-related products in China. The company uses recycled paper as its primary raw material. Baoding Shengde, founded in June 2009 and located in Baoding, produces and distributes digital photo paper. As one of the largest paper producers in Hebei Province, China, HBOP is strategically located near to Beijing, where the majority of publishing houses are based. Orient Paper is led by an experienced management team committed to diversifying the company's product offering and delivering tailored services to its customers. For more information, visit http://www.orientpaperinc.com.