Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co invested into a new fine paper production line at its mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province of China. According to the announcement, the new production line PM 12 started production on January 29, 2017.
With focus on manufacturing of the top quality fine papers it increases the company’s capability to produce value-added products. The new 9.35 m-wide (wire) machine produces wood free uncoated paper grades in the basis weight of 80 g/m2. The production capacity of the machine is approximately 1,700 tons per day and the design speed 1,800 m/min.
Valmet delivered to Asia Symbol a complete fine paper making line from stock preparation to reel with an approach flow system, white water systems, air systems, and clothing for the whole machine line as well as a winder. A comprehensive automation package comprises Valmet DNA process, machine and drive controls and conditioning monitoring as well as Valmet IQ quality control system and profilers. The delivery will also include wet end analyzers. With these automation solutions, the entire production process and the end product quality can be optimized for maximized business results.
The paper mill in Xin Hui started operation in July 2012.
Earlier U.S. imposed preliminary countervailing duties for uncoated paper from China (incl. Asia Symbol).
About Asia Symbol:
The company is a leading producer of pulp and paper. It has an annual production capacity of 1.8 Mt of pulp, 1.0 Mt of fine paper and 470kt of paperboard. It produces stable fine paper quality grades, which set a reference grade quality for the global and Asian markets. Asia Symbol is part of RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) Group.