In August, the Chinese paper manufacturer Shanying Suzhou Paper commissioned Voith to supply two XcelLine paper machines with comprehensive digitalization and automation solutions as well as services and spare parts packages for its new site in Zhongying, Anhui Province, in eastern China.
With a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a wire width of 9.3m, the two PM 71 and PM 72 will produce corrugating medium with basis weights between 50 and 120 gsm. The total production capacity of the corrugating medium machines is 812,000 tons per year.
“The Voith-supplied PM 22 is running stably since its start-up at Shanying Huazhong. The product quality is superior, the consumption of water and energy are far lower than the industry standard, and the production exceeds design capacity,” says Wu Ming Wu, Chairman and CEO, Shanying International. “At the same time, the BlueLine stock preparation lines for PM 21 and PM 22 at Huazhong reached the design capacity shortly after start-up, and the energy consumption is lower than the conventional lines. For the Suzhou project, we are pursuing further deeper partnership with Voith. We are building these two wide packaging machines into new benchmarks and cooperation models in the industry.”
“Shanying Paper is an important customer for Voith. The orders from Shanying Suzhou Paper will strengthen our leading position in APAC and confirm our full-line offering,” says Kurt Yu, President, Voith Paper Asia. “Our solutions save significant amount of energy and raw materials while optimizing production output. With our optimized XcelLine performance and reference management experience, we will ensure a great success of this project.”