Largest paper machine in the world, APP on Hainan Island, runs with Voith CarboTec rolls

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Largest paper machine in the world, APP on Hainan Island, runs with Voith CarboTec rolls

July 07, 2011 - 10:58

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 (Press Release) -Hainan PM 2, the largest paper machine in the world, is running since May 2010 with CarboTec rolls of Voith Paper. Amongst others, CarboRun CS rolls are included in the scope of supply and are used for the so-called Center Supported Rolls (CSR). They have a positive influence on the fabric performance. PM 2 is located on Hainan Island in the South China Sea and producing high-quality multi coated fine paper.

Voith CarboTec rolls are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, known as CFRP. The carbon fiber material in this application can exploit its benefits: low weight, low energy consumption and low vibration tendency leading to high stability and no susceptibility to corrosion. CFRP rolls were developed in order to guarantee optimal reliability and excellent vibration resistance. In general, CFRP shows its full potential on fast machines as vibration is minimized. Compared to steel rolls CF rolls are 40% lighter, reducing loads on the framing, which in turn, has a positive effect on the vibration level.

With the Hainan PM 2 installation, Voith CarboTec rolls prove their benefits in one of world's most demanding applications and score twice: with a long service life and a safe operation.

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.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates € 5.2 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.