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Voith boosts its tissue business in China with 2 PMs to YinGe Paper

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Voith boosts its tissue business in China with 2 PMs to YinGe Paper

September 21, 2010 - 12:21
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Sept. 21, 2010 (Press Release) -Voith Paper announced that signed the contract to provide two tissue machines for Henan Luohe YinGe Paper. Both machines are equiped with 2-layer MasterJet II T headbox, Crescent former and the new Voith shoe press, named NipcoFlex T. The design speed is 2,000 m/min and the wire width is 5,600 mm. Each of the two machines can achieve annual production of 60,000 tonnes and are expected to start up in 2011.

Voith Paper's NipcoFlex is widely accepted by the market due to the lower energy consumption it provides and the excellent bulkiness of the paper. This technology is not only applied to B&P and graphics machines but also to tissue machines. To date, there are a total of 15 shoe press references on tissue machines worldwide.

China has the potential to become the most prestigious market for tissue consumption. According to February's ZhongMu Finance Report, the domestic tissue consumption will be around 6 million tonnes and the average annual growth rate will be 9.46%. Even taking into account the global financial crisis that impacted on related industries in China, the average growth rate is considered to be 6%. It is forecasted that the domestic demand for tissue paper will be up to 8.03 million tonnes which is a huge market for tissue manufacturers. The YinGe Group has a very positive forecast for the Chinese tissue market and has decided to invest in tissue production.

YinGe Group is a recognized domestic brand. It owns over 10 subsidiary enterprises with 3.6 billion CNY capital and more than 7,000 employees. Meanwhile, it is among China's top 100 growing enterprises and the China Fortune 500.

"As a pioneer and partner of the paper industry, Voith Paper is dedicated to providing tailor-made, whole-process and one-stop service to meet various customers' requirements," Ms. Mingming Liu, President of Voith Paper Asia, commented on this order. "We are looking forward to providing the state-of-the-art products and services to YinGe Paper and working together to boost the tissue industry in China."

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 is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith currently has 39,000 employees, € 5 billion in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe.