Voith successfully starts up NipcoFlex press rebuild for Jianhui Paper's PM 3 in Duangong, China

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Voith successfully starts up NipcoFlex press rebuild for Jianhui Paper's PM 3 in Duangong, China

February 27, 2019 - 05:16
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  • KUNSHAN, China, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • 19th NipcoFlex press rebuild successfully started up in Duangong, China
  • 20th NipcoFlex press rebuild already in execution
  • NipcoFlex improves paper quality and increases machine capacity, while lowering energy consumption and maintenance costs, compared to conventional presses
  • Over 30 million euros saved annually

The startup of the Jianhui PM 3 on January 3, 2019, marked the 19th successful NipcoFlex press rebuild by Voith in China in the past two years. Consistent with past performance, the new press is showing excellent results from the beginning. All NipcoFlex rebuilds have improved customer performance substantially. Voith’s 20th NipcoFlex rebuild in China is already in execution, and the customer is looking forward to the benefits.

Earlier in December 2018, a successful startup of NipcoFlex for Jinzhou Paper was reported. The Jinzhou Paper PM 3 NipcoFlex and headbox rebuild project achieved an increase in machine productivity by more than 10%. Thanks to close cooperation between Voith, Huazhang Technology and Jinzhou Paper, all installation and commissioning work was completed within 30 days and paper on reel was achieved within six hours.

The NipcoFlex press success story is far-reaching, and NipcoFlex presses have consistently exceeded customer expectations. With the NipcoFlex press, Voith helps papermakers significantly reduce web breaks, enhance machine efficiency, improve paper dryness and lower steam consumption by around 10%. Long-term partnerships have been built on the execution of NipcoFlex rebuilds. Among others, Wanlida and Lee & Man have repeatedly ordered NipcoFlex rebuilds due to excellent results.

Voith NipcoFlex press technology is a well-recognized, leading press concept in the paper market. It delivers high reliability and performance paired with short shutdown times and smooth startups. These advantages – as well as a significant efficiency increase through higher paper quality, lower energy consumption, increased machine capacity and low maintenance costs – are the benefits that papermakers are seeking and are the reasons why they continue to buy from Voith.

With simple and reliable design, NipcoFlex is tailored for:

  • Easier maintenance
  • Faster installation, shorter shutdown time
  • Extended sleeve life time
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Fewer sheet breaks
  • Higher efficiency
  • Better dewatering
  • Diversified pressure curve for different paper grades

Moving forward, Voith will continue to introduce new and innovative technologies and solutions to help its customers improve their efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability. The company will continuously focus on creating value-add and leading in market development.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers as a reliable partner tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness.