Heidenheim, Germany 07 July 2014 -- Sun Paper has commissioned Voith with the delivery of three paper machines for production of packaging and graphic paper. The Chinese company is thus relying on Voith’s proven components and modules. This order continues the successful partnership between Sun Paper and Voith.
With a wire width of 7.3 m, the two medium-sized packaging paper machines convince with high efficiency and low investment and operating costs. After some orders for medium-sized machines in the last few months – a board machine for Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, India, among others – Voith can now post another success in the mediumsized segment.
“We see an increasing demand for our medium-sized machines and offer paper producers in this segment convincing, attractive solutions. Our machine concept is perfectly adjusted to the needs of this market and our customers benefit from resource- and cost-efficient machines with proven technology”, says Andreas Endters, Member of the Management Board of Voith Paper.
Sun Paper is one of the most important paper producers in Asia. With the three new paper machines, Sun Paper is profiting from Voith’s high level of technological expertise in graphic and packaging paper machines. Many years of successfully proven solutions, such as the MasterJet headbox, the Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press and the SpeedSizer film application unit are included in the delivery. The first clothing and the quality control system are also supplied by Voith.
The PM 31 and the PM 32 will be installed at the Sun Paper location in Zoucheng, China. They will produce corrugated medium and testliner in a basis weight range of 90-250 g/m² with a wire width of 7,300 mm and at an operating speed of 1,200 m/min.
Another machine for production of graphic paper is being installed at the location in Yanzhou, China. The PM 29 is designed for a wire width of 8,100 mm and an operating speed of 1,800 m/min. In the future, graphic paper will be produced on it in a basis weight range of 50-120 g/m².
Sun Paper was founded in 1980 and today is one of the largest paper manufacturers in China to be privately owned. With approx. 10,000 employees, the company produces around 3.5 million metric tons of paper annually. Since 2006 the company has been listed on the stock exchange in Shenzhen.
Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.