Heidenheim, Germany 29 June 2017 -- At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time. Thanks to the great cooperation between Lee & Man and the Voith onsite team, it took only 30 minutes from "stock on wire" to "paper on reel". From the very first parent roll produced the tissue was of saleable quality. All the components and parts of the TM 10 are perfectly matched and integrated with each other. This state-of-the-art integration ensured a remarkable start-up performance and will continue to deliver excellent results for our customer over the entire lifecycle of the XcelLine tissue machine.
With a wire width of 5,600 mm, the TM 10 is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of household tissue annually from virgin fiber. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5-meter steel Yankee dryer cylinder to enhance drying efficiency through optimized heat transfer, and a high-performance steam-heated hood to provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption. Moreover, the Voith automation package with DCS, MCS and QCS also formed an integral part of the order.
Just one week earlier, in the same factory, the Lee & Man TM 9 supplied by Voith Paper successfully reached its operating speed of up to 1,905 m/min within only 14 days. Voith achieved start-up of the TM 9 and TM 10 in two days form the satisfied customer. Jiangxi is an important tissue production base for the Lee & Man Group, which covers the East Coast market in China. As a strong partner to Lee & Man, Voith helps to set the right course and offers ideal solutions for raising quality and efficiency to the next level.
Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world's leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company's annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tons. The company currently has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.
Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
For 150 years, Voith's technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.