Heidenheim, Germany 10 August 2016 -- Voith signed a contract in June 2016 with Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited to provide it with two tissue machines in Dongguan. The move is not only a continuation of the previous successful cooperation between Lee & Man and Voith, but also a consolidation of Voith's strong position in the global tissue machine market.
The location for the TM 11 and TM 12 is in Dongguan, China. The startup of these two tissue machines is expected to take place respectively in September and July of 2017. Lee & Man ordered its TM 3, TM 9 and TM 10 machines from Voith, and the startup of TM 9 and TM 10 will take place respectively in March and May of 2017. From March through to September in 2017, four tissue machines from Voith will start up in a row in Lee & Man's mill, at the pace of one machine every other two months. This exciting scenario is built upon great customer trust, which Voith has earned over many years of high-quality performance.
The TM 11 and TM 12 machines have a working width of 5,600 mm, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and a maximum operating speed of 2,000 m/min. Each of these two tissue machines will produce 60,000 tons of household paper from virgin fiber annually. The scope of supply includes stock preparation, approach, 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 which can enhance drying efficiency by optimizing the heat transfer and a high-performance steam hood to guarantee paper quality with a lower energy consumption. Moreover, the technically mature Voith automation package including DCS, MCS and QCS forms an integral part of the order.
Voith has always been committed to meeting the requirements of the papermaking industry for lower energy and water consumption, less fiber usage and higher system availability. The signing of this contract has once again highlighted the strong regard for Voith's innovative technology in the tissue paper industry.
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 sales volume in 2015 was up to 525 million tons. The company currently has five factories 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-conserving 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.
Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs around 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales and operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the largest family owned companies in Europe.*