Voith has received an order to supply and build a new board machine to Asia Symbol at its Rugao site, located 180 km north-west of Shanghai, China.

The new machine, designated BM 13, will have the capacity to produce up to 1,000,000 tons of high-quality coated folding boxboard per year in the basis weight range 170 - 400 g/m2. The planned design speed is 1,400 m/min.

"We are absolutely delighted that Asia Symbol has underscored our long-standing and very trusting cooperation with this major order," said Joachim Huber, Sales Manager at Voith Paper. "With the BM 13 in Rugao, we will supply a highly efficient system as a full-line supplier that enables optimized and resource-saving production of folding boxboard. The order is complemented by the latest automation technologies."

Designed as one of the most efficient board machines in the world, the order covers the entire paper production process from BlueLine stock preparation, the wet end process, including water-saving FlowJec chemical dosing technology, to the XcelLine paper machine and two VariFlex Performance winders with a fully automated Flying Splice reel change.

The sustainability and efficiency of the production line are also ensured by a resource-saving TripleNipcoFlex press, EcoHood dryer section hood, ropeless threading system in the dryer section and contactless qDry Pro coating colour drying including HelioX high performance infrared emitters. In addition, the scope of supply includes basic engineering as well as erection and commissioning supervision of the line.

The scope of supply also includes a comprehensive fabrics package and a wide range of automation solutions, including OnControl MCS, DCS, Drive Control, OnQuality MD/CD Control, and OnCare Health.

In addition, Voith experts will conduct new virtual reality training with Asia Symbol.

Start-up of the new high-speed line is scheduled for mid-2023.

Voith Paper, part of the Voith Group, is the full-line supplier to the paper industry, providing a wide range of technologies, services, components and products, and offers paper manufacturers solutions from a single source. 

SOURCE: Voith Group

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