The location for the new PM is Zhumadian in China, situated approximately 900 km south-west of Peking.
The new paper machine, Baiyun PM 8, with a wire width of 5,850 mm, is designed for a maximum speed of 1,400 m/min. The PM 8 will in future produce papers in a basis weight range from 60 to 120 g/m² with an output of max. 800 t/day. The annual production capacity of the machine is more than 200,000 t. The stock model for the production line is planned to be 15% straw pulp.
The scope of supply covers a MasterJet F headbox with ModuleJet dilution water control, a forming section with DuoFormer D, a Tandem-NipcoFlex Press, a TopDuoRun pre-dryer section, a SpeedSizer AT, a CombiDuoRun after-dryer section, a 1x2 EcoSoft calender, a MasterReel and a VariFit winder. The engineering work required for the project as well as machine clothing, roll covers and SkyLine doctor blades are also included in the scope of supply.
Moreover, the paper mill Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper decided on a Voith Automation package. This includes C&I, hydraulic, pneumatic and machine-oriented control. Furthermore, a quality management system as well as a machine and technology monitoring system, a camera and an information system are an integral part of the order.
The decisive factors for the award of the order were the excellent Voith reference machines in China as well as the overall technological concept of the plant. The start-up of PM 8 is expected to take place in April 2011.
Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper Co. Limited was formed in 1999 and has been part of the Henan Investment Group (HIG) since 2003. In addition to Baiyun Paper, the paper sector of HIG also includes the Puyang Longfeng and Jiaozuo Runfeng paper mills. The Baiyun Paper Mill will produce 100,000 t/year of copy paper and 50,000 t/year of straw pulp.
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Contract signing ceremony in China for Baiyun PM 8. 1st row from left to right: Wang Guoying, Vice President, CNTIC; Zheng Jian, Board Chairman, Baiyun Paper and Thomas Koller, Executive Vice President Systems Business Asia, Voith Paper.