Voith announced that it has received an order from Shandong Huatai Paper to rebuild and modernize PM 11 located in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The project will convert PM 11's production from newsprint to high-quality graphic paper.

After the rebuild, the production line will have a significantly increased annual capacity of 520,000 tons at a design speed of 1,800 m/min.

"We are very pleased that Shandong Huatai Paper has chosen us again," says Hanson Zhao, Vice President Sales and Application Asia at Voith. "After the paper machine rebuild, the system will be one of the most powerful of its kind in the world."

Wei Lijun, Vice General Manager at Shandong Huatai Paper, noted, "With the rebuild of PM 11, we are aiming for a stronger positioning in the segment of high-quality graphic paper."

The scope of Voith's supply includes a new MasterJet Pro G headbox to improve paper quality while enabling significant savings in energy costs, an upgrade of the forming section similar to the DuoFormer concept to achieve optimum formation and higher throughput, and new ProRelease+ HighEnd boxes in the pre-dryer section for improved web stability at high speeds.

In addition, a SpeedSizer AT with its smooth film application will ensure even and high-quality paper profiles, and in the after-dryer section, the efficient CombiDuoRun drying concept will be installed.

The scope of supply also includes new automation solutions to efficiently upgrade the existing control systems.

Start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is expected in 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. To learn more, visit: www.voith.com.

SOURCE: Voith Group

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