Heidenheim, Germany 04 April 2017 -- Daio Paper, Japan's leading tissue manufacturer, has ordered from Voith the state-of-the-art tissue production technology. With the new XcelLine tissue machine Daio Paper aims to meet the growing demand for tissue papers in Japan by producing approximately 54,000 metric tons/year of high-quality facial tissues, bathroom tissues, and kitchen papers made from virgin fibers.
The scope of supply includes innovative technologies from Voith for the production of high-quality tissue papers with a reduced use of natural resources. Some of the key technologies are the MasterJet Pro T headbox, CrescentFormer, the NipcoFlex T shoe press, steel Yankee dryer cylinder with deckle insulation, high-efficiency gas fire hood, MasterReel with automatic core shaft return, and full automation for machine operation control: MCS, DCS and QCS. This new environmentally friendly production line will help to achieve Daio Paper's sustainable growth path.
"Voith is honored to be a partner to Daio Paper, one of the fastest-growing companies in the tissue market in Japan, and to take part in this new and exciting project," commented Tetsuhiko Nogami, Sales Director from Voith IHI Paper Technology, Japan.
Daio Paper, founded in 1943, produces approximately 3 million metric tons/year of different paper grades including paperboards, wrapping papers, linerboards, tissue papers, cardboard papers and pulp. Daio Paper Group has approximately 10,000 employees and makes approximately 4 billion euros/year in net sales. The product range comprises a line of household tissue paper items and also includes hygiene products, such as disposable diapers and sanitary napkins. Through its own domestic and international distribution system, the company focuses on meeting its customers' needs and treats all customers as business partners. Daio Paper is honored to be an environmentally friendly paper mill, which will strive to continuously meet its stakeholders' and customers' needs, with a culture of quality, reliability and service.
Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers 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.
For 150 years, Voith's technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.