Chinese papermaker Huawon commissions Voith XcelLine PM 16 at Ma'anshan site to produce décor base paper for domestic and international markets; Voith supplied BlueLine stock preparation system for virgin fiber, WEP, headbox, DuoShake DG and calender

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June 28, 2023 (press release) –

  • The leading full-line supplier Voith successfully started up Huawon's PM 16 at the Ma'anshan site in mid-June
  • Huawon's President Dou Zhengliang praises the reliable quality of the Voith system and emphasizes the successful cooperation
  • PM 16 is equipped with highly efficient Voith solutions and produces high-quality décor paper for premium customers at home and abroad

MA'ANSHAN/HEIDENHEIM. In mid-June, the leading full-line supplier Voith successfully commissioned the XcelLine PM 16 for Chinese paper manufacturer Huawon at the Ma'anshan site in Anhui Province. With the PM 16, Huawon will produce high-quality, environmentally friendly décor base paper and thus strengthen its market position at home and abroad.

The solutions supplied by Voith include key components for the BlueLine stock preparation system for virgin fiber, WEP, headbox, DuoShake DG and calender. The PM 16 already represents Huawon's fifth follow-up order with Voith. Through the internal exchange of experience, valuable knowledge from the past could be transferred, further optimizing the design of the new paper machine and raising it to a higher level.

Dou Zhengliang, Chairman of Huawon, expressed his satisfaction with the successful start-up of PM 16.

During the project, the Voith-Huawon team demonstrated deep mutual trust and shared expertise. Despite the challenges to global supply chains, the two companies coordinated flexibly and completed all tasks with dedication to enable the project to progress smoothly.

Despite market challenges, Huawon continued to develop against the trend in 2022, achieving sales volume of 227,400 tons of decorative paper, up 12.3 percent year over year. Huawon's operating profit reached RMB 3,436 billion, a year-over-year increase of 16.88 percent. Huawon has several production lines of décor paper with international leading standard. The company attaches great importance to technological progress. Its products are sold in all parts of the world and have successfully reached the global top field for décor paper. Adhering to the guiding principles of "professionalism, focus, consistency and development," Huawon is steadily moving towards greater goals.

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