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Asia Symbol Ruango BM 13
Asia Symbol’s new BM 13 is 8.16 meters wide with a design speed of 1,400 m/min and has the capcity to produce about one million tons of folding boxboard per year.

Voith and Asia Symbol Start-up Boxboard Machine at Rugao Mill in Shanhai, China

Nov. 15, 2023 – Voith announced the successful start-up of Asia Symbol’s BM 13 at Rugao, located 180 km north of Shanghai, China. The state-of-the-art machine is 8.16 meters wide with a design speed of 1,400 m/min and an annual capacity of around one million tons.

BM 13 mainly produces high-quality white folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 170 to 400 gsm.

“Thanks to Voith’s full-line package, the Rugao BM 13 achieves excellent results in terms of product quality, production efficiency, and operating and maintenance costs, which further strengthens our competitive advantage in the market,” said Eric Xu, General Manager Rugao BM 13 of Asia Symbol.

The full-line solution supplied by Voith for the Rugao BM 13 includes a wide portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions, from BlueLine stock preparation and intelligent XcelLine paper machine to two VariFlex Performance winders with a fully automated Flying Splice reel change.

In addition to the resource-saving Triple NipcoFlex press, an energy-efficient EcoHood dryer hood, ropeless transfer in the dryer section and contactless qDry Pro drying with the HelioX infrared emitters are installed.

Voith also supplied a comprehensive wear parts package and a wide range of automation solutions, including the OnControl MCS, DCS, Drive Control, OnQuality MD/CD Control and the OnCare Health condition monitoring system.

Asia Symbol is a leading producer of pulp and paper under the RGE Group. Its main products are BHKP, NBKP, DP, liquid packaging board, high grade ivory board and uncoated wood-free printing and office paper.

Voith Paper, part of the Voith Group, is the full-line supplier to the paper industry, providing a wide range of technologies, services, components and products, and offers paper manufacturers solutions from a single source.