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Voith to supply graphic paper PM 39 and major components for MG PM 40 at Sun Paper's Yanzhou facility in China

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Voith to supply graphic paper PM 39 and major components for MG PM 40 at Sun Paper's Yanzhou facility in China

August 14, 2019 - 05:04
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  • KUNSHAN, China, Aug. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • New record achieved with 10th and 11th order placement
  • Order comprised of PM 39 graphic paper machine and key components for PM 40 MG paper machine
  • Notable accomplishments achieved as a result of the Sun Paper and Voith collaboration

Sun Paper, Voith’s long-term partner in China, recently awarded two new orders to the paper machine pioneer. This sets a new record for cooperation between Voith and Sun Paper with 11 paper machines having now been ordered in total. The new order includes PM 39, a graphic paper machine, and the major components for PM 40, an MG paper machine.

Both machines will be installed at Sun Paper’s Yanzhou facility, where PM 21, 24, 29, 36 and 37 are also located. With a width of 10.5 m and a design speed of 1,800 m/min, PM 39 has an annual capacity of 450,000 metric tons. The scope of supply for PM 40 includes a MasterJet Pro F/B headbox with ModuleJet, a complete press section with a Single NipcoFlex press and an EcoCal Soft calender.

Sun Paper is Voith’s long-term partner, with the deep cooperation between the two companies resulting in a remarkable accomplishment:

  • Both PM 36 and PM 37 started up ahead of schedule
  • PM 37 start-up set a new record for packaging paper machines with 1 hour 57 minutes for stock on wire to paper reel
  • Sun Paper’s first two paper machines to be located outside of China were also supplied by Voith

Guangdong Ying, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer at Sun Paper, emphasizes his company’s trust for Voith: “Voith is the leading company in the papermaking industry, and its XcelLine paper machines have been supplied for many outstanding projects globally. At the same time, Sun Paper has contributed greatly to the development of the Chinese paper industry. In joint cooperation with Voith, our PM 36 and PM 37 had very successful start-ups. We like cooperating with Voith.”

About Sun Paper

Founded in 1982, Shandong Sun Holdings Group is a leading cross-national papermaking group integrating timberland pulping and paper making.

To date, Shandong Sun Paper has RMB29.2 billion total assets and more than 10,000 employees, ranking the 306th among China's top 500 enterprises. It is a leader in Chinese papermaking industry and a top 50 papermaking company in the world. Shandong Sun Paper has six major product lines, namely premium coated packaging paperboard, high-class art paper, high-class cultural and office paper, specialty fiber dissolving pulp, household paper, and industrial paper. Main brands include Golden Sun (a famous brand in China, Huaxia Sun, Brilliant Sun, Weier, Lecopy, Koolprint and Sun Elements.

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. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.