Gold East Paper achieves world speed record for woodfree papers on its Voith-supplied PM #3 at its Dagang, China, paper mill

HEIDENHEIM, Germany , September 3, 2008 (press release) – In the middle of August, Gold East Paper achieved a world speed record for woodfree papers on PM 3 at their mill in Dagang, China.

On 16th August 2008, an average speed of 1,770 m/min was achieved in the production of double-coated paper in a basis weight range of 90 g/m² over a period of 29 hours. The operating time efficiency was 87%.

A long history of success continues, as this is already the fifth world speed record in a row on PM 3. The last record, which was set at 1,750 m/min on PM 3 in April 2008, has again been distinctly exceeded. This series of world records shows the great potential that lies in this machine.

PM 3 produces coated fine paper in a basis weight range of 80 - 128 g/m² on a wire width of 10,600 mm. It is an online machine with a SpeedSizer and two DynaCoat coating units. The design of the paper machine is based on the proven One Platform Concept.

The two presses are equipped with QualiFlex press sleeves, with the sleeve in the first press setting its own operating time record. Before and during the record run, Voith Paper Fabrics machine clothing and Voith Paper Rolls roll covers were in use.

For the production line, which went on stream in May 2005, Voith supplied the entire process technology with all machine elements from stock preparation to the winder, based on the Process Line Package.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and one of the leading partners and pioneers for the paper industry. Through steady innovations, Voith Paper is improving the paper production process. More than one third of the world's paper production is manufactured on Voith Paper machines.

Voith sets standards in the paper, energy, mobility and service markets. Formed on January 1, 1867, it has a current workforce of 40,000, sales of EUR 4.2 billion and over 270 locations worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.

Voith is the official partner to the initiative "Germany - The Land of Ideas".

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