Two PM start up sets records for Shangdong Sun Paper and Voith

Founded in 1982, Shandong Sun Paper is a leader in the papermaking industry in China. It ranks among China’s Fortune 500 companies and is one of the world’s 30 largest paper manufacturers.

Recently, Sun Paper’s two state-of-the-art paper machines PM2 and PM3 were successfully commissioned at the Nanning, China site within one month. PM3 successfully passed the tests in only three weeks and achieved a record-breaking start-up time of only one hour from stock on wire to the first saleable paper roll. With the start-up of the two state-of-the-art XcelLine machines from Voith, Sun Paper consolidates its position in the global paper industry and sets another milestone in the long-standing cooperation between the two companies. The exceptional performance is the result of many years of trust and close cooperation between the Sun Paper and Voith teams. The daily exchange of knowledge and thorough project preparation led to significantly reduced downtimes during project implementation.

The PM 2 and PM 3 machines in Nanning have a wire width of 7.3 m and has achieved a design speed of 1,200 m/min. PM 2 produces paper with a basis weight of 140-250 gsm and an annual capacity of around 520,000 tons. PM 3 produces paper with a basis weight between 100-160 gsm and has an annual capacity of around 480,000 tons. As the full-line supplier, Voith supplied all components from headbox to reel, including industry-leading automatic control systems and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, such as MCS, QCS and OnCare.Health.


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