Start-up of two XcelLine packaging paper machines for Sun Paper set record

  • Two XcelLine paper machines PM 36 and PM 37 successfully started up in record time at Zoucheng site of Sun Paper
  • All four paper machines are exclusively provided by Voith and contribute to an annual capacity of 1.6 million tons
  • With the professionalism and high level of commitment, the project team has ensured the success of the project
Zoucheng PM 36 and PM 37 successfully started up in the past two months
HEIDENHEIM, Germany. In the past months, two XcelLine paper machines PM 36 and PM 37 successfully started up at Zoucheng site of Honghe Paper, subsidiary of China’s leading papermaking group Sun Paper. The start-up of PM 37 has set up a new record: it only took two hours from Stock on Wire to Paper on Reel.

The two paper machines PM 36 and PM 37 started up in the past two months and both machines are fully meeting Sun Paper’s expectations. PM 36 produces low-grammage high-grade testliner and PM 37 produces high-quality corrugating medium. Both machines have an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons. Together with the already running Voith XcelLine packaging paper machines PM 31 and PM 32, Honghe Paper will achieve an overall annual production capacity of 1.6 million tons.

It is of great challenge to complete the installation and commissioning of two paper machines in such a tight time period. However, with the professionalism and high level of commitment, the project team has ensured the success of the project. Voith has carried its extensive competence and expertise in paper machines to achieve excellent machine performance.

The long-term partnership with Sun Paper also laid a strong foundation for mutual trust and cooperation. By now, Sun Paper has contracted with Voith for in total nine paper machines. The repeat purchase of this high amount set up a new milestone in paper machinery sales.
Working hand in hand: Glen Wang, Commissioning Engineer PM 37 Leader, Voith Group; Stanley Wang, Project Manager, Voith Group; Chengquan Xia, Production Manager, Sun Paper; Joe Qiao, Commissioning Engineer PM 36 Leader, Voith Group (from left to right)
About Voith
Voith is a global technology group. With its wide range of plants, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 19,000 employees and earns 4.2 billion euros in sales. It has locations in over 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

The Division Paper is the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process.

About Sun Paper
Founded in 1982, Shandong Sun Paper Co., Ltd is a leading company in China’s paper industry. It is listed as the world’s Top 40 papermaking companies, and the Top 500 Chinese companies. In 2006, it was successfully listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The Group’s annual pulp and paper production capacity is more than 7.5 million tons, and its employees are more than 10,000. Sun Paper has the world’s most advanced pulp and paper production lines, and the products cover all ranges, including cultural paper, packaging, office paper, industrial paper, food paper, etc.


Katja Stutzmiller

Global Market Communication Manager


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