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Voith optimizes TM 9 at Packages Limited in Pakistan

Pakistani company Packages Limited, based in Lahore, relies on support by Voith to achieve its goal of an environmentally friendly and energy efficient tissue production. In order to further lower energy consumption in production, the TM 9 tissue machine has been continuously improved.
At the beginning of 2013 Voith installed head insulation on the Yankee cylinder and additionally improved its internal condensate removal system. That now saves 210 kg of steam per hour. As a positive secondary effect, this increased the speed of the TM 9 to 2,000 m/min.

Hyder Ali, CEO of Packages Limited, emphasizes the strong project cooperation: “Voith has been a good partner for us for years. We were very satisfied with the installation of our TM 9 tissue machine. From the beginning the machine produced the highest quality, which has not only strengthened our position in the Pakistani market, but has also driven demand from abroad. We are working on an ongoing basis with Voith on further improvement of the machine and to achieve low energy consumption. We have thus succeeded in operating the TM 9 at this new speed level. We are not resting on this success, but rather are constantly working to achieve even higher goals.”

The tissue machine delivered by Voith was started-up in the summer of 2008. It has a MasterJet T headbox, a suction press roll concept, a 16-ft cast Yankee cylinder and a MasterReel reeler.

Packages Limited is a producer of paper, board and tissue in Pakistan. The company started in 1958 as a joint venture with Swedish packaging producer Akerlund & Rausing. Recently, Packages Limited founded a joint venture in Kasur, Pakistan with Stora Enso. The company employs about 3,000 people and in 2012 posted sales of approx. 185 million euros.

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. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.