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Voith to Supply Control Technology to Yueyang Paper
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Heidenheim, Germany, 15 December 2008 -- Yueyang Paper, one of the 10 largest paper and cardboard manufacturers in China, has contracted with Voith to supply the quality control system for two Voith paper machines it ordered at the beginning of 2008.

The to paper machines, PM 9 and PM 10, are scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2009. The machines are expected to each produce 200,000 tons of paper annually. Each machine is fitted with two OnQ scanners, which are equipped with sensors for basis weight, moisture, thickness, and total ash content. Voith quality control technology will help Yueyang to improve upon the guarantees made on its paper machines, a move considered by customers to be a key advantage.

Yueyang Paper is part of the Tiger Forest & Paper Group, which has 20 locations in China. After the start-up of PM 9 and PM 10, the capacity of the group will be 1,350,000 tons per year.

Voith Paper is a division of Voith. Through continuous innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the papermaking process, with a focus on development of resource-saving products to reduce energy, water, and fiber consumption.

Established on 01 January 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 40,000 employees, EUR 4.2 billion (approximately USD 5.3 billion) in sales, and more than 270 locations worldwide serving the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets.

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