China: Voith delivers three paper machines to Sun Paper
“We see an increasing demand for our medium-sized machines and offer paper producers in this segment convincing, attractive solutions. Our machine concept is perfectly adjusted to the needs of this market and our customers benefit from resource- and cost-efficient machines with proven technology”, says Andreas Endters, Member of the Management Board of Voith Paper.
Sun Paper is one of the most important paper producers in Asia. With the three new paper machines, Sun Paper is profiting from Voith’s high level of technological expertise in graphic and packaging paper machines. Many years of successfully proven solutions, such as the MasterJet headbox, the Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press and the SpeedSizer film application unit are included in the delivery. The first clothing and the quality control system are also supplied by Voith.
The PM 31 and the PM 32 will be installed at the Sun Paper location in Zoucheng, China. They will produce corrugated medium and testliner in a basis weight range of 90-250 g/m² with a wire width of 7,300 mm and at an operating speed of 1,200 m/min.
Another machine for production of graphic paper is being installed at the location in Yanzhou, China. The PM 29 is designed for a wire width of 8,100 mm and an operating speed of 1,800 m/min. In the future, graphic paper will be produced on it in a basis weight range of 50-120 g/m².
Sun Paper was founded in 1980 and today is one of the largest paper manufacturers in China to be privately owned. With approx. 10,000 employees, the company produces around 3.5 million metric tons of paper annually. Since 2006 the company has been listed on the stock exchange in Shenzhen.