The pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Symbol commissioned Voith to supply the BM 13 board machine for the Rugao site in China. The efficient, state-of-the-art production line will achieve an annual production volume of up to 1 million tons of high-quality coated folding boxboard in the basis weight range 170 – 400 g/m2. The planned design speed is 1,400 m/min. Start-up of the new high-speed line is scheduled for mid-2023.
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.
Furthermore, Voith will supply 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 the customer.
Asia Symbol is a world leading producer of pulp and paper.