Voith to supply additional XcelLine paper machines to Sun Paper

1 October 2018 (Last Updated October 1st, 2018 14:41)

German engineering firm Voith has secured a contract to supply an additional two XcelLine paper machines to its partner Sun Paper.

Voith to supply additional XcelLine paper machines to Sun Paper
The signing ceremony for the new paper machine projects at Sun Paper’s new Laos site. Credit: © Voith GmbH.

German engineering firm Voith has secured a contract to supply an additional two XcelLine paper machines to its partner Sun Paper.

So far, Voith supplied seven paper machines to Sun Paper over the past five years and the latest contract brings the total count to nine.

Sun Papers will install the two new packaging grade lines at its new site in Laos. The installation marks the debut for Voith’s new XcelLine paper-machine generation for packaging in the South East Asia region.

The scope of the contract also includes delivery of comprehensive services throughout the paper-machine lifecycle.

The paper machines are designed to run at a speed of 1,200m/min and a width of 6.6m.

“From 2014 to present, Voith is the only supplier for a remarkable total of seven consecutive machines that Sun Paper has purchased – a historic breakthrough.”

In a statement, Voith said: “The order is not only the first packaging machine project in the South East Asian market; it also increases the number of new machines Sun Paper has ordered from Voith to nine lines.

“In addition, from 2014 to present, Voith is the only supplier for a remarkable total of seven consecutive machines that Sun Paper has purchased – a historic breakthrough.”

The company supplies paper-making systems that offer operational stability. The equipment is based on the company’s Papermaking 4.0 system that makes sure it is optimally networked.

Voith Paper is a subsidiary of Voith, a global technology group with more than 19,000 employees and €4.2bn in sales.

Earlier this year, deckle-edged paper manufacturer Gomà Camps Consumer started up Voith’s Tissue XcelLine TM 7 at its Ejea de los Caballeros mill in Spain.