Heidenheim, Germany 09 March 2017 -- A signing ceremony was held on the morning of January 25, 2017 to mark Sun Paper's order of two new XcelLine papermaking production lines from Voith. The orders are for the PM 36 production line with an annual production of 400,000 metric tons of low-grammage highgrade Testliner and the PM 37 production line with an annual production of 300,000 metric tons of high-quality corrugating medium paper.
The event was attended by the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer of Sun Paper, Mr. Ying Guangdong; the Director of the Packaging Paper Division, Mr. Fu Guoling; the President of Voith Paper Asia, Mr. Thomas Holzer; and Dr. Michael Trefz, the Senior Vice President Project Sales. The design speed of the two paper machines is 1200 m/min, with a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel. The two production lines will be built as part of the second phase of the Zoucheng Papermaking Industry Park, with foundation work planned to begin in May 2017 and startup scheduled for July and September 2018. The machines are based on the PM 31 and PM 32 paper machines of 2016. The resulting paper offers low basis weight, high ring crush strength, high strength and good folding resistance. It also saves resources, and reduces packing costs and carbon emissions. These products are already widely used in domestic and overseas medium-quality and premium product packaging markets.
Voith is now deepening the implementation of its new "Papermaking. Next Level" concept of product transformation, in order to improve efficiency, increase production, ensure quality and create more intelligent, costeffective and sustainable industrial processes throughout the entire papermaking chain.
Voith Paper ensures that customers can save costs and achieve sustainable development through new resource-saving technologies. They can therefore achieve their best performance at lower prices through every papermaking step and paper grade, to better meet the challenges of "Industry 4.0". The concept of "Papermaking. Next Level" has opened up a new journey towards intelligent production for manufacturers using Voith technology. When the two production lines ordered by Sun Paper are put into operation, they will enrich its product mix and variety, enhance its core competitiveness and further promote Sun Paper's strategic transformation.
Sun Paper was established in 1982 and is now a multinational papermaking group operating worldwide, specializing in forestry-pulp paper integration and playing a leading role in the Chinese paper industry. With total assets of 29.2 billion yuan and more than 10,000 employees, the annual pulp and paper production capacity of Sun Paper is 5.7 million tons. Sun Paper ranks 312th in China's top 500 enterprises and ranks 48th in the world's top 100 paper-making enterprises.
Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and 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-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers.
For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.