Gold East Paper sets world speed record for woodfree paper on Voith-supplied PM No. 3 at its Dagang, China, paper mill, marks machine's sixth straight world record

HEIDENHEIM, Germany , May 12, 2010 (press release) – At the beginning of April, Gold East Paper at the Dagang location, China, set another world speed record for woodfree papers on PM 3 which was supplied by Voith Paper.

On 8 April 2010, an average speed of 1,800 m/min was reached during the production of double-coated fine paper at a basis weight of 90 g/m² over a period of 25 hours. The operating time efficiency was 91 %.

The impressive success series of PM 3 continues with this world record: This is already the sixth world speed record in a row. The last record which could be achieved on PM 3 at 1,770 m/min in August 2008 was exceeded again, and the threshold of 1,800 m/min was broken for the first time. This series of world records shows the large potential which this paper machine has.

PM 3 produces coated fine paper in a basis-weight range of 80 - 128 g/m² on a wire width of 10,600 mm. The on-line machine is equipped with a SpeedSizer and two DynaCoat coating units. The machine concept of the paper machine has been designed based on the proven One Platform Concept. The Tandem NipcoFlex press is equipped with QualiFlex press sleeves in both positions. One sleeve in the first press had set a running time record of its own with 329 million nip passes. During the world record run Dagang PM 3 was running with forming fabrics and press felts as well as roll covers from Voith Paper.(

For the plant which was started up in May 2005, Voith Paper supplied the entire process technology with all machine elements from stock preparation to winder.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer 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.

Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith currently has 39,000 employees, € 5 billion in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe. 

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