Voith successfully started up Asia Symbol's BM 13 at Rugao, China. The state-of-the-art machine is 8.16 m wide with a design speed of 1,400 m/min and an annual capacity of around one million tons. It mainly produces high-quality white folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 170 to 400 gsm.
The full-line solution supplied by Voith for the Rugao BM 13 includes a wide portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions, from BlueLine stock preparation and intelligent XcelLine paper machine to two VariFlex Performance winders with a fully automated Flying Splice reel change. For the plant, Voith and Asia Symbol placed a special focus on sustainable and efficient solutions. In addition to the resource-saving Triple NipcoFlex press, an energy-efficient EcoHood dryer hood, ropeless transfer in the dryer section and contactless qDry Pro drying with the HelioX infrared emitters are installed. Voith also supplied a comprehensive wear parts package and a wide range of automation solutions, including the OnControl MCS, DCS, Drive Control, OnQuality MD/CD Control and the OnCare Health condition monitoring system.
The commissioning of Rugao BM 13 now strengthens Asia Symbol's market position and reinforces its supply chain. The line supports Asia Symbol's goal of reducing CO2 emissions from paper production and promoting the joint development of local upstream and downstream industries. The start-up has laid a solid foundation for future cooperation and development between the two parties, which aim to further deepen their collaboration in the fields of technological innovation and sustainable development.
Asia Symbol is a world leading producer of pulp and paper under the RGE Group. Its main products are BHKP, NBKP, DP, liquid packaging board, high grade ivory board and uncoated wood-free printing and office paper.
The Voith Group is a global technology company.