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Record commissioning: Voith and Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper successfully start up highly efficient PM 6 packaging paper machine in only six months

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On August 13, Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper successfully started up its highly efficient XcelLine packaging paper machine at the Guanghan site. The leading full-line supplier Voith delivered the entire line. The project set a new record for the fastest start-up of such a paper machine. Only six months passed from installation to successful start-up – two months ahead of schedule. The commissioning of the BlueLine OCC stock preparation system and the XcelLine paper machine took just four and five weeks, respectively.

“Many thanks for the hard work and technical innovation of both teams! The very good performance of PM 6 is the excellent result of the continuous efforts and close cooperation of both teams,” says Yang Lichang, Project Manager Huaqiao Fenghuang in Sichuan. At the same time, the high performance reflects the outstanding efficiency of the Voith paper machines. The successful startup will further increase Huaqiao Fenghuang's production capacity and create a solid foundation for our future development.”

PM 6 has a width of 7.92 meters and a design speed of 1,400 meters per minute. It mainly produces high-quality packaging paper in the range of 90 to 170 gsm and has an annual production capacity of about 400,000 tons. The associated BlueLine OCC stock preparation line has an impressive capacity of 2,200 tons per day and is currently the largest OCC line in the Asian market.

Voith not only supplied the intelligent XcelLine paper machine and BlueLine OCC stock preparation line, but also leading control systems such as MCS, QCS, DCS, QMS and OnCare.Health. These advanced solutions enable full automation of the production process, ensuring stable product quality, a reliable process, and lower operating and maintenance costs. In addition, PM 6 uses Voith's latest industrial design, which combines the outstanding performance of the XcelLine paper machine with a high level of industrial aesthetics.

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“The successful start-up of PM 6 exemplifies the strong technical competence and professional qualifications of both teams, and it also demonstrates the benefits of full-line delivery from Voith,” says Carlos Lin, Senior Vice President Order Processing and Operations at Voith Paper Asia-Pacific. “The full-line delivery reduces integration and coordination efforts for the customer, lowers operational risk and ensures product quality, all of which increase product competitiveness."

“Voith is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly papermaking through innovative technologies that significantly reduce the consumption of fibers, energy and water,” confirms Kurt Yu, President at Voith Paper Asia-Pacific. "PM 6 symbolizes the shared passion and commitment of both teams to the paper industry. Voith's goal is to work with its customers to drive environmentally friendly development of the paper industry with reduced carbon emissions."

The excellent start-up performance is the result of the joint efforts of both teams. Voith's teams in China and Germany worked closely together to respond quickly to customer requirements. Early partial deliveries, shortening of installation and run-in phases, and other measures ensured that customer expectations were met in the best possible way. At the same time, the Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper team demonstrated outstanding implementation strength and professional competence.

About Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang
Huaqiao Fenghuang Group is a diversified multinational enterprise with various industries. It is a large cross-border enterprise mainly engaged in six economic sectors: modern agriculture, industrial manufacturing, real estate, trade, finance, and international investment and trade activities. Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper Co, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group and the largest coated paper manufacturer in Sichuan. Its main products are coated papers, high quality, light weight and environmentally friendly paperboard, corrugated base papers and other products. The production capacity is one million tons per year. Through continuous technical research and development, quality and service improvement, the company has become a supplier of high-quality, efficient and environmentally friendly packaging materials.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.

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